How to Setup the Perfect Basement Bedroom
Over the last few years, there’s been a growing trend in Pakistan of having a bedroom in the basement of the house because of rising temperatures. With the evolution of modern architecture and interior design, top architects in Pakistan have created beautiful bedrooms in the basement space for clients. These basements have innovative styles and functional layouts. If you’re looking to setup a bedroom in the basement, have a look at these tips.
Prioritize the Lighting
Every room in the house requires a specific lighting plan based on the structure of the room and its purpose. For instance, the lighting design of a bedroom would vary from that of the kitchen or the lounge. Similarly, when setting up a bedroom in the basement, the first thing you need to focus on is properly setting up the lights. Architectural companies in Pakistan suggest that there should be at least three light sources in a basement bedroom to create the right lighting zones. The first lighting source has to be the ceiling lights. These lights help to provide uniform lighting across the room and are used as a decorative element as well. The second is the work lights. These lights are used to brighten up the functional areas in the room. For example, a lamp on the study table or a string of trail lights around the dressing table mirror. Decorative lights can be used as the third lighting source which includes hanging lights, fairy lights, etc.
Once the lighting for the room is all set, it is now time to work towards the insulation of the room. It not only helps in maintaining the temperature of the room during severe weather conditions but it also helps lock out all the moisture and seepage. In countries like Pakistan where the monsoon season brings in heavy rainfall, ensuring that the walls of the basement are properly insulated to bear any water leakage is extremely important. So before you get busy with the decorations, make sure that the room is safe and has proper insulation. Furthermore, this also help reduce the noise from upstairs, making the room your perfect sanctuary.
Add In a Window Seat
Most of the basement designs in Pakistan incorporate small, high windows that are usually placed closer to the ceiling. The one benefit of having the small, high windows is that you have room to add something lovely like a window seat. It is a trend that not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of the room but also adds in extra seating, a cozy corner for you to sit and enjoy the natural light seeping in. This window seat can be decorated in various ways and be multifunctional as well, depending upon the theme of the bedroom. For example, if you are going for the traditional interior design, a beautiful wooden window seat with a couple of drawers and soft printed cushions on top would do the trick. Just grab a cup of your favorite tea and relax in this beautiful corner.
A Statement Staircase Entrance
We all love to add in some extra effort to make the entrance grand. A simple staircase leading to the basement is basic and boring. When revamping the whole basement to convert it into a beautiful bedroom, don’t ignore the importance of putting in extra effort to opt for a stylish staircase design that compliments the theme of the room while offering extra utilizable space as well. For example, a gorgeous spiral staircase saves on space and adds sophistication to the basement bedroom. Or a glass and steel straight staircase would make the room look modern and the transparent glass gives a wider and open feel to the basement. The spaces underneath these stairs can be easily used as a cozy coffee corner, with an attractive carved wooden table and a little stool.
Soothing Color Palette
When painting the basement bedroom it is important to ensure that those sleeping there feel as relaxed as they do when sleeping in one of the other bedrooms in the house. To make a room feel soothing, nothing works better than a neutral color palette. The simple hues of white, grey, and beige, not only brighten the room and drive away all the darkness of the basement but also make the whole place look clean and open. Don’t try to play with too many colors, especially deep dark ones like red, orange, etc., as they can appear too loud and make the whole place look congested. Keep it simple, keep it neutral.
Add Green Plants
Green and fresh plants can bring life to any room. The idea is to bring the element of nature to the basement bedroom. You can keep it simple by adding some small indoor plants in beautiful pots, placing them closer to the window seat. The natural light from the window and the liveliness of the plants will be a pleasant sight for the eyes. If you want, you can also dedicate a particular corner of the room to plants. Bring in different types of indoor plants and enjoy the element of spring under the ground.
In short, to enjoy the most of the basement bedroom, keep the walls neutral, add in beautiful lights, modern low furniture, and some plants.