Have basement ceiling painted, then add lights. Could do half pained walls to heighten. Also ceiling to floor curtains to heighten.
Crown molding with built in LED uplighting. Oracdecor.com
High style semi flush ceiling lights for standard height ceilings
BASIC IDEA OF OVERALL LOOK: basement need lots of lighting, and lighter color choices brighten the rooms
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Basement layout. Beautiful Homes of Instagram Sumhouse_Sumwear
Such a fan of good lighting!
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Light, Bright & White. Good for a basement
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