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battery operated sconces designed by Chanel Hunton
battery operated sconcesDesigned by Chanel Hunton
Basement designed by Emily Bourne
BasementDesigned by Emily Bourne
Backbar Signage designed by Christina Robinson
Backbar SignageDesigned by Christina Robinson
Untitled designed by BELLA E
UntitledDesigned by BELLA E
Bonus Room 1.3 designed by Kate Lynn Nemett
Bonus Room 1.3Designed by Kate Lynn Nemett
Untitled designed by Stephanie Loper
UntitledDesigned by Stephanie Loper
Back Bar Scheme designed by Dana Bunker
Back Bar SchemeDesigned by Dana Bunker

Design tips for decorating a industrial style basement

Here’s how to achieve the industrial aesthetic room of your dreams.

What’s the best way to design and decorate a industrial basement?

The basement, often overlooked, holds immense potential to enhance your living space. With the right layout and design, this subterranean level can become a multifunctional area that accommodates storage, leisure, and work or hobby pursuits. From a cozy home theater to a spacious workshop, the possibilities are endless!

Whether you're in the process of a basement remodel or looking to makeover your existing one, here's how to plan your basement design for maximum utility and enjoyment:

  • Paint or Wallpaper: Select a color or pattern that sets the desired mood for the basement and complements the industrial style you want to achieve. We are partial to covering walls, ceilings, and trim in a uniform paint color to create a cohesive look. Or consider an accent wall to serve as a focal point.
  • Space for Pursuits: Define areas for your interests, whether it's a workshop for DIY projects, a studio for arts and crafts, or a home gym. Consider the spatial requirements of your hobbies and how the basement can accommodate them.
  • Storage Solutions: Basements are ideal for storage, but organization is key. Incorporate shelving units, closets, and cabinets to store seasonal items, tools, and equipment. Ensure that your storage solutions are moisture-resistant to protect your belongings.
  • Entertainment Area: If space allows, designate an area for entertainment, such as a home theater, game room, or lounge. Comfortable seating, proper lighting, and acoustic considerations will make this space a favorite spot for family and friends.
  • Utility and Maintenance: Reserve a section for utility purposes, such as laundry, HVAC systems, and water heaters. Ensure easy access for maintenance without compromising the aesthetic and functional aspects of your basement.
  • Decorative Lighting: Combine task, ambient, and accent lighting for a layered lighting scheme. Consider the placement of lighting fixtures to eliminate shadows and evenly light the space. Dimmer switches can adjust the mood.

By carefully planning each section of your basement, you can create a space that not only enhances your home's value but also your quality of life​​. If you need an extra hand in your design process, check out our step-by-step guide on Basement Design.

What materials and home decor should I use to achieve a industrial basement design?

Industrial interior design is inspired by the raw and unfinished look of warehouses and factories. It embraces a mix of exposed steel, rustic wood, and weathered finishes to create a rugged, utilitarian aesthetic.

To achieve an industrial style in your basement, start with neutral or muted tones and layer in natural elements like metal and wood.

The beauty of an industrial space is that you don’t have to start with a white box. Exposed beams, brick walls, ductwork, and electrical pipes are purposeful design elements in an industrial space. Echo these materials in your furniture and decor choices. Vintage and found objects are your friends. Think: Reclaimed wood furniture, metal lockers for storage, and edison bulb light fixtures.

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