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Aug 15, 2014

Beautiful basements – is there really such a thing? You might be surprised. If you’re feeling prisoner to the damp darkness your basement seems to exude, consider the open and bright room inspirations below. Reclaim the space so often reserved for storage, unused exercise equipment (we’ve all had home gym aspirations), and older children who aren’t ready to leave the nest. Get excited to go downstairs again!

6 Basement Styles We Love

1. Downstairs living room - Create a warm space with rich fabrics, charming shelving, lush carpeting, and inviting furniture. (The fireplace is a nice touch!)

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2. Lower-level guest room - Try turning your basement into an inviting space during the day and at night. Sleeping in the basement does not have to be something you dread! And there's lots to love about using a Murphy bed: it's easy to put away, doesn't take up much space, and is far more comfortable than your average pullout couch.

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3. Endless entertaining - One of the best things about basements is that, when cleared of storage, there's usually lots of room for activities! Turn your basement into a fun place to have friends over or to spend time as a family.

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4. Back to black - Although it's a good idea to keep your basement bright, you don't necessarily need white walls to do this. White accents and lighting will help you achieve the effect you want, while letting you get bold with color.

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5. Modern TV room - Have fun with lighting, seating, and accent pieces. There's a tendency for basements to get stale. Keep yours fresh with earthy tones and plants to evoke life.

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6. Office space - Basements tend to be tucked away from the busyness of the rest of the house, which makes them an ideal spot to put your home office. Make sure to keep things organized and dynamic; create an area that you'll look forward to retreating to and working in. 

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Are you ready to tackle your basement blues, or is there an area of your home that you're more excited to upgrade? Let us know below! And for more home decor inspiration and renovation advice make sure to head to the Marketplace Events home show nearest you. We've got shows coming up across North America, check out what's in your area - US shows and Canadian shows.

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