Basement lighting can be challenging for homeowners because natural light barely penetrates the basement. Furthermore, basement ceilings are usually low, making it a challenge to determine the best placement for lights.
To help create your basement lighting design and achieve optimal visibility, here are a few tips that you should keep in mind.
Use Bright Colors
Brighten up the room by using bright colors on the walls, rugs and large furniture pieces. Pops of colors here and there will make a big difference and create a fresh, bright environment.
Opt for Reflective Surfaces
Take advantage of surfaces that reflect light because these will help brighten the atmosphere. Some reflective surfaces that you might want to incorporate into your basement are glossy tiles and countertops, glass tabletops, large wall mirrors, metal light fixtures and shiny decorative vases.
Install Light Fixtures
Choose your light fixtures carefully, and place them in strategic locations. You can have more illumination and create more ambience in your basement with layers of task and accent lighting. Recessed lights are especially a good choice because they can be installed on the ceiling without taking up a lot of headroom.
Go With an Open Floor Plan
Take out the walls and go with open floor plan. This will make your basement seem more spacious and brighter, and it would be easier to plan your lighting design.
Raise the Ceiling
A low basement ceiling will make the space feel more cramped and more difficult to illuminate. Consider raising the ceiling of your basement so that there is more space for reflective surfaces and windows.
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