Not all of us realize, but it’s possible to make even a dirty unused basement seem homey.
Here are some steps on how to do this:
The How-To of Brightening Up Any Room In or Out of Your Home
Yellow is a magic color. Imagine you have a black paper with a yellow dot on it. doesn’t that paper seem so much more cheerful than it would be just plain black? Add something yellow to the room. You can even put just a plain piece of yellow paper on the wall! Or you might want to go more extreme, and buy yellow tiles or paint the walls yellow. Another “yellow” idea is a smiley face. Smiles always brighten up people-or even rooms, like in this case! whatever you do, the choice is yours.
Make sure you have adequate light in the room. Dim light makes it feel dark and alone.
Flowers always cheer up a room! Make sure to always have a bouquet of flowers and a vase available
Keep some framed photos or painting on the walls. They add a homey touch!
OK, now you want to see what type of room to add what type of brightness to?
Your living room – add a family photo
Your dining room – add a vase of flowers
Bookcase – place some birthday cards and the like on the shelves
Bedroom – read my other article for this