7 Basement Bedroom Ideas That Are Far From Basic

Making the most of the space you have at home is incredibly important. And no area has more potential than your basement. It can be a room for playing, screening, or even sleeping. So if you have a lower level you won’t want to miss out on using it to its fullest potential.

Whether you’re creating a subterranean apartment or a place for guests to get some rest, we’ve got basement bedroom ideas to help you keep things simple, stylish, and oh-so-cozy. You may even start snoozing down there yourself.

1. Create a minimalist desert vibe.

Concrete ceiling, white wood half walls, light wood door and floor, white bed, cactus in terra cotta pot. Basement Bedroom Ideas
Image Credit: Adria Goula for Hunker

If your basement is somewhat unfinished, you can add drywall or install siding to create a real room effect. But leave the top third of the wall space and ceiling as-is for an industrial vibe. To keep things feeling desert-themed, add white bedding and succulents like the ones in this tranquil bedroom. The wood floors and door bring in some warmth. And presto, you have instant peace, quiet, and lots of privacy.

2. Keep it unfinished.

Concrete and stone pillars, stone wall, astro turf wall, concrete floors, bed, side chairs, black couch, wood coffee table. Basement Bedroom Ideas
Image Credit: Aw Creative

Work with what you have, even if it’s unfinished. And bring in some pendant lighting, side lamps, and a cozy couch to create a basement bedroom that feels like a chic industrial studio. Peep the astroturf headboard trick that brings a little bit of nature into the concrete space.

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3. Build a bunk.

Plywood bunk bed with drawer storage, plywood paneling, pendant lights and open shelves. Basement Bedroom Ideas
Image Credit: Jakob Skokan and Martin Tuma for Hunker

If your basement bedroom space isn’t so spacious, construct a platform bed that allows for storage, and creates a cozy sleeping nook at the same time. We like using plywood or any unfinished planks for a simple yet chic design.

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4. Lean into a low ceiling.

Wood slat ceiling, linoleum floors, twin beds with metal frames and headboards, yellow night stand, white reading lamps, navy and white and patterned linens. Basement Bedroom Ideas
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If you have low ceilings in your basement, take the high road and use wood slats or paneling to create a cabin-like feel. Twin beds offer more options for sleepovers or out of town guests while wallpaper and a jute rug will get high fives for extra charm.

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5. Keep things slightly offset.

Low platform bed with black and grey linens, black modern sconces black and white large scale photo prints, natural area rug, leather side chair, wooden stool side table, flowers in vase white floors and light wood paneling on walls. Basement Bedroom Ideas
Image Credit: Amber Road Design

If you’re looking to use your entire subterranean space solely for sleeping, keep things open and loose by making your bed a focal point and add some striking sconces for reading. We’re loving the white floors and light walls in this space from Amber Road Design. Plus, the offset neutral rug feels fresh.

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6. Multitask.

Blue and white tile floors, yellow and blue color block curtain, light cane pendant lamp, trio of clocks on wall, green leather day bed, striped bedding. Basement Bedroom Ideas
Image Credit: DahliasDay Interiors

You’ll want places to sit in your basement, too. Consider a daybed that works both as a coach and the perfect place for some shut-eye. DahliasDay Interiors brightens this dark room with some really colorful tile floors, a color-blocked curtain, and a deep green upholstered bed that we didn’t see coming but definitely dig.

7. Always add some art.

Concrete floors and walls in light color, natural wood platform bed with light gray bedding, white reading lamp, plants, contemporary art print, beige area rug. Basement Bedroom Ideas
Image Credit: Urban Outfitters

When it comes to basement bedroom ideas, keep things on the simple side, and you can’t go wrong. Again, if your space isn’t exactly finished, coat your concrete walls with neutral paint, throw down a natural-toned area rug, and bring in some color with a little abstract art above the bed. We’re ready to do some serious reading (or snoozing) in this space.

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