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Paint, Light, Decor and More: Basement Decorating 101

Posted on January 25, 2019 by KylieMawdsley
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Everything You Need to Decorate a Dark Basement or Family Room

When I look at my analytics, the thing that tells me what a lot of you are searching for on my blog, there are 3 main topics that come up every week…

  • How much wine is too much wine?
  • How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
  • How to decorate/paint a dark basement

So, while I can’t answer the first 2 questions, I can tell you that I am on my 3rd coffee and 1st glass of wine of the day and that just might explain everything.

Now for those dark basements. This is a topic that I have covered extensively in the last few years and if you are new to my blog, you might not be aware of the articles I’ve written covering almost EVERY aspect of decorating a dark basement or family room…

Entryway view from living room before

And rather than having you ENDLESSLY search the web for ideas, I’ve summarized my TOP 5 DARK ROOM BLOG POSTS to help you add some life to that dark room of yours!

Ready Betty?

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Blog Post #1

How to Brighten a Dark Basement: Home Decor

This blog post covers the more decorative end of things. You’d be AMAZED at how reflective items can shift the energy in your space. You’ll read about everything from mirrors and cushions to vases and drapes and a WHOLE lot more!

ideas to lighten a low energy family room or dark basement room with very little natural light

Read about it:  How to Brighten a Dark Room With Sheen

Blog Post #2

4 Ideas: How to Make a Basement Or Family Room Feel Brighter

Turn on the lights! I know, I’m such a smart-ass aleck. But really though, this blog post covers lighting tips and ideas guaranteed to add some life and energy to any dark space!

Ideas for how to make a dark family room or basement look brighter. Decorating, paint and more

Read about it:  4 Ideas: How to Make a Dark Basement / Family Room Feel Brighter

Blog Post #3

The Best Light Paint Colours for a Dark Room or Basement

In this blog post, you’ll not only learn about some beautiful light paint colours, but you’ll also see why you MIGHT want to take a sip of my wine-infused Kool-aid by painting your walls a dark colour – come on, join me on the WILD SIDE!

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Read about it:  The Best Light Paint Colours for a Dark Room or Basement

Blog Post #4

The 7 Best DARK Paint Colours for a Dark Room

There’s NOTHING like a dark paint colour to add personality and ambience to an already dark room. Humour this crazy lil’ ginger and check this blog post out!

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Read about it:  The 7 Best DARK Paint Colours for a Dark Room

And my fave topic…

Blog Post #5

How to Fix a Dark Room – And it Ain’t With Paint!

That’s right…put down your brush and your wine glass and get ready for a good read!

how to make a dark room, basement or family room feel brighter with lighting, paint and decor

Read about it:  How to Fix a Dark Room – And it Ain’t With Paint!

Anything I’ve missed? Let me know, you know I just LOVE to hear myself talk (er…type). I’m always happy to hear ideas for articles!

And did you know that I do affordable Online Consulting?

If you’re looking for some custom-tailored ideas for your home, check out my Online Color and Decorating Packages!

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Chat soon,

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