I get asked to help out on a lot of basements. It always the dilemma of making it feel open and bright but also it’s the basement so not wanting to spend a bazillion dollars would be nice too.
If you don’t a have a huge budget to add a ceiling to your basement I thought this was a such a great alternative. Paint the ceiling blue or any color! This place looks cozy and colorful.
If you do have the budget to really finish things off on the other hand go bold. Full length drapes, soft wall to wall carpet and tons of pot lights make this space feel much less subterranean.