Are you more inclined to consider your basement a dungeon-like dungeon or a cool place to hang out? Many people use their basements to store old furniture and boxes of who knows what. You’re losing valuable interior space by letting this space go to waste. It could also lower the value of your home. What better place to experiment with your design than a room that is isolated from the rest?
Before you begin remodeling, there are some key factors to consider. Interior designer Christine Markatos Lowe says, “As in any room, it’s important to consider what you will use the space for. Will it be for kids or for adults to entertain? Are you primarily using it at night or during the day? Plumbing will be required for any add-ons, such as a bathroom or wet bar. After determining your goals, you will need to address a few issues. Proper lighting is important in basements, which are often dark or lack windows. Markatos says that recessed lights or low-profile mounts will be essential because of the low ceiling heights. The ceiling can be used as a fifth wall to add wallpaper or paint in a room that would otherwise look gloomy.
Basement Decor Ideas for Christmas:
Decorating for Christmas is one of the best holiday pastimes. Why not dedicate a space to the occasion? You can also decorate your basement when you are ready to hang your favorite holiday decorations. Read on to learn how to transform your basement into a cozy, Christmas-themed retreat. Here are some Christmas decorations for your basement:
Festive Holiday Tree
Layer your rustic Christmas tree. Start by adding some lights and a garland of burlap ribbon. Spread cotton ball stems over the tree. Floral accents can be added, but they should protrude just a few inches above the natural curve of the tree. Pinecones can be used as filler. Use ornament balls in the same color but with different textures and shapes to create an interesting effect. Last, add the ornaments covered in twine as well as the cones filled with foliage.
Add a wooden sign to your basement walls. All symptoms should include the words “home,” family,” or love.
Decorations For Staircases
Your guests will be greeted by beautiful Christmas decorations when they enter your basement and ascend the stairs to the first floor. This is a way to anticipate future discoveries. Hang a wreath on the wall that leads to the basement. You can also add colored balls or tinsel to the railing. You can also place a small Christmas tree if you don’t want to use the ladder. It is important to make sure that your basement is similarly decorated so that the ladder can be placed consistently.
Holiday Dinner Table
If you are holding Christmas dinner or lunch in the basement, then you can make the most out of your space by decorating the table. You could, for example, use white tablecloths and silver stars and go with a Nordic design, using these colors on everything from the tablecloth to the napkins and the other decorations. Red and white is always a classic. You can set everything up for a dinner with good company and a pine cone centerpiece.
Lighting Up Lanterns
Bright red lanterns can be used to light the way for guests. The white pillar candle inside the lantern will make it appear like the snow is glowing at night because the candles blend so well into the snow. You can use these crimson lanterns all year round in your outdoor decor.
Canvases For Walls
Use your favorite memories to create wall art, like those from a recent holiday or vacation. Select several canvas prints to make an impression of a gallery.
Consider incorporating your pets into your basement wall décor. For a simple but adorable decoration, ask them to stamp their paws on canvas.
For a beautiful display, a wooden shelf should be placed along the basement wall. You can also add framed artwork, candles, and plants to the stand.
If you’re looking for a rustic feel, consider alternatives to Santa Claus and snowflakes. These DIY gnome statues will give your cellar a festive and fun Christmas feel. Coordinate the wreath at your entrance with the greenery on the gnome’s beards to create a cohesive look.
Comfortable Winter Display
The basement can be a relaxing place to enjoy your Christmas yard décor. The black-and-white color scheme of these screened-in walls creates a warm farmhouse feel. The wintery feel of the room is enhanced by a wreath with ice skating, a pitcher full of flowers, and the greenery on the chair.
Use a colorful piece of fabric to give your basement walls personality. You can use the material to cover canvases, which can then be hung anywhere you want a bit more color.
Wreath with Embroidery Hoops
To give your basement a festive, cozy feel, line the headboard with fairy lights. Use a variety of embroidery hoops to create a beautiful wall decoration. Attach tiny berries or sprigs to the wood hoops.
This area in your basement could be the perfect place to gather for your holiday celebrations. Keep your holiday décor in the basement for easy setup and removal.