Head Designer, Styles and Trends
With a passion for design and art in all its forms, Lydia travels the continents to stay on top of all the latest trends. She draws inspiration from them and adapts them to update every living space.
Discover the latest decor trends for the basement, garage, and other multipurpose rooms: colours, storage, lighting, and division of space. Check out our carefully curated inspiration and helpful tips!
The more storage you need, the more you need to plan it before getting started.
Here are my best tips to optimize your space and prevent clutter:
First, you need to think about all the activities for which you’ll use the garage or basement and make a plan that leaves plenty of space to walk around. The key is making sure everything has its place. A few examples:
Install a few shelves near the fridge to create a cold pantry for canned goods and extra nonperishables. Placing food near the door leading into the house is highly convenient.
Think about adding closed cabinets for a clear field of vision and add an easy-to-clean plastic carpet.
Hang instruments on the wall. They’ll be adequately stored, and they’ll also decorate the room!
Add a foam carpet under your fitness machines and accessories for enhanced comfort.
For more inspiration, check out our raw gym.
The problem with most garages and basements is that they don’t have enough light. There are many ways to address this to make the room more inviting and functional:
Garages and basements are mainly functional spaces, but it doesn’t mean they have to be boring! Decorative accents here and there will add some of your personal flair.
Think about adding a few artificial plants as they add some life but don’t need tending to.