15 Basem*nt Bedroom Ideas That Are So Good You'll Forget You're in a Basem*nt (2024)

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If you have an unused room in your basem*nt, now's the time to make the most of your space. Setting up a bedroom in a basem*nt may not be your first choice if your basem*nt doesn't have natural lighting or space to work with, but you can still create a retreat for yourself or your guests.

With the right design elements and a few tricks, you can make any small basem*nt room feel larger and more inviting.

Below, we share our 15 favorite basem*nt bedroom ideas that will help you make the most of your square footage.

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    A Botanical Accent Wall

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    A basem*nt bedroom typically has low ceilings, but the right color palette and design elements can make the ceiling feel higher and make the room feel larger.

    This botanical accent wall behind the bed makes the wall feel taller and reflects the light coming in from the small adjacent window.

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    A Large Mirror

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    Mirrors give the illusion of a bigger space, so if your basem*nt bedroom is on the smaller side, hang a large mirror parallel to the bed. This makes the room feel larger than it is and reflects any light coming in.

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    A Lived-In Look

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    To give a basem*nt bedroom a cozy, lived-in look, curate decor and furnishings over time. This bedroom features boho-inspired colors, one-of-a-kind wall art, and a gorgeous large paper fan that adds a vintage vibe.

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    A Wall of Curtains

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    Hanging floor-to-ceiling curtains behind the bed gives the illusion that there is space or large windows just beyond, so it helps open up a small space.

    A large houseplant and cozy, neutral bedding and furnishings also help open up a small basem*nt bedroom.

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    Floor-to-Ceiling Storage

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    A basem*nt bedroom is not only a great place for overnight guests, but it’s also an opportunity to create more storage in your home.

    This floor-to-ceiling closet system is sleek and enhances the boho-style chic design style while concealing items you want to store.

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    A Stunning Wood Ceiling

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    A basem*nt bedroom is a great opportunity to try the latest trend you’ve been eyeing without breaking the bank.

    If you’ve been wanting to try that funky paint color or that intricate ceiling design, try it in a basem*nt bedroom before fully committing. We love how cozy this wood ceiling looks in this small bedroom.

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    Cozy Furnishings

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    If your basem*nt doesn’t have any windows, add a variety of lighting like reading lights, lamps, and candles to create a cozy space.

    A light, neutral color palette will make the space feel larger, but add interest through textured furniture and decor.

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    A Place for the Grandkids

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    A spare bedroom in the basem*nt is the perfect place for your sleepovers with grandkids. Even though this room is smaller, the loft beds allow plenty of space for two kids to hang out, be creative, do homework, and sleep.

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    Ceiling Design Element

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    To help draw the eyes up in a low-ceiling room, add a design element from the wall up to the ceiling. This home office and guest bedroom combo features a feather wall decal that goes all the way up the ceiling for a dramatic effect that’s not too overwhelming. A soft color palette helps open up the multipurpose space.

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    Bright White Bedroom

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    A basem*nt bedroom without windows may feel closed in and small, but it can feel open and bright with the right design elements.

    This bedroom features bright white walls to help open up the space, while a darker headboard and textured bedding and flooring add interest to the room.

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    Glam Bedroom

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    A basem*nt bedroom can feel just as glamorous as a traditional one, even if the space is smaller and darker.

    This teen's basem*nt bedroom features gold accents, a sparkly chandelier, and a gallery wall of words of affirmation that create a room that a young teen will love for years to come.

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    A Dreamy Bedroom

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    Creating a dreamy bedroom will help make your guests feel more welcome. This garden decal dresses up a plain white wall in this small yet cozy guest bedroom.

    The rest of the room is decorated minimally to help make the room feel larger.

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    A Teen's Hideaway

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    The teenage years are all about self-expression and having an area to call your own. If you have a spare room in your basem*nt, it’s a great place for your teenager’s bedroom.

    They can paint the walls in their favorite color, and a loft bed gives them space to sleep and do homework even in a small space.

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    A Cheerful Wall Mural

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    Whether your bedroom or your guest bedroom is in the basem*nt, this sunshine yellow accent wall will surely brighten up anyone's day.

    Even though this design takes a small amount of paint, it provides a big visual aesthetic.

    The bedroom's design proves that a monochromatic color palette doesn't have to be boring and dull.

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    Sweet Kid's Bedroom

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    Even though this basem*nt bedroom is small, it has a lot of design impact. The distressed canopy bed and soft pink accents add a vintage chic look, while the bunny decor adds a sweet touch.

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