Basement Wall Ideas

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Just because many basement walls are concrete and bland doesn't mean yours need to be. Whether you plan to use your basement for storage, hanging out or living in, adding elements to enhance the basement's walls will make the space infinitely more desirable and inviting. From a simple paint job to more creative whiteboards and cork boards, there's no shortage of ideas for sprucing up your basement walls.

Build Shelving

  • No matter how large or spacious, most houses could use more storage space. As time goes by, clothing, books and other belongings pile up, and finding new places to store them can be challenging. Instead of shoving all these valuable items in unorganized boxes, constructing shelving on your basement walls can be a convenient way to add storage space to your home. Not only will this give your storage an uncluttered and organized feel, but it will also make items easier to access, which means you'll be more likely to use them in the future.

Magnetic Walls

  • Painting basement walls with magnetic paint is a fun and easy way to spruce up the area while also giving it a unique and personal touch. Once your basement wall is magnetized you can use it for a multitude of purposes, from sticking up souvenir magnets to posting reminders, from hanging certificates to playing magnetic darts. Magnetic walls are especially good for use in den and rec rooms, where you can use magnetic letters to create words, sentences and hours of fun.

Projector Screen

  • Basements are often good areas to watch movies. Instead of buying a large-screen TV, you can turn one of your basement walls into a movie screen. All you have to do is paint the wall bright white or cover it with a large projector screen, and, with an accompanying projector, you have your own home movie theater. Throw in a couple of couches or some cushy, comfy chairs and your previously dark and dingy basement can be a gathering place for movies lovers of all sorts.

Make a Mural

  • If you don't find inspiration in painting your basement walls one color, paint a mural on them instead. If you have the means to hire a professional artist to paint the mural, then you're sure to be happy with the results. If you have an artistic bent, you can paint the mural yourself or ask a friend with experience painting large areas to help you. Murals are a great way to display your personal tastes and creative instincts in an original way, and what better place than a basement wall to bring your ideas to life.

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