10 basement bedroom ideas that you would never know are underground

On the hunt for basement bedroom ideas? Let’s be honest, they aren’t always the easiest of spaces to design or decorate. Basements do get a bit of a bad rap and it’s assumed that they lack natural light, have low ceilings and feel a bit… gloomy. BUT, we’ve found 10 gorgeous basement rooms that will prove that they can in fact be gorgeous, light, inviting spaces that really don’t feel like you are actually underground.

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We’ve got plenty of tips you make your underground bedrooms feel bigger, taller, lighter and just all round more lovely. So just keep on scrolling to get inspired…

  • Find more bedroom ideas (that can all be used in a basement) in our gallery.

1. Plan your lighting as the first step 

What usually takes a basement from a glorified storage space to a lovely cozy bedroom you’d actually not be terrified to sleep in is lighting. Whether that is natural or artificial, you need to make sure there is plenty of it. 

If you are lucky enough to have windows in your basement, chances are they will be positioned at the top of the room, not ideal for bringing

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The 5 Houseplants to Include in Bedroom Interior Design

Sleep experts Dormeo believe everyone deserves a good night’s sleep and are passionate about finding ways to improve the UK’s sleeping habits. In response to UK Houseplant Week (10th-15th January 2021), Dormeo have gathered everything you need to know on houseplants and their effect on sleep.

Search trends for natural remedies, plants and sleep have risen:

  • SEOMonitor shows that searches for ‘home remedies for sleep’ has shot up 85{ac967ad544075fb2f6bcea1234f8d91da186cac15e616dc329e302b7c7326b8c} from this time last year, ‘natural sleep remedies UK’ has seen a 436{ac967ad544075fb2f6bcea1234f8d91da186cac15e616dc329e302b7c7326b8c} rise and ‘plant for good health’ has seen an increase of 133{ac967ad544075fb2f6bcea1234f8d91da186cac15e616dc329e302b7c7326b8c}
  • ‘Bedroom indoor plants’ has risen 84{ac967ad544075fb2f6bcea1234f8d91da186cac15e616dc329e302b7c7326b8c}, and ‘bedside plants’ has shot up 250{ac967ad544075fb2f6bcea1234f8d91da186cac15e616dc329e302b7c7326b8c}

Please find below Dormeo’s top five houseplants you should include in bedroom interior design to help achieve a peaceful night’s sleep:

Lavender- Best houseplants for a deep sleep

The 5 Houseplants to Include in Bedroom Interior Design

With a long history of medicinal use, studies found it not only improves sleep but energy, vibrancy and general wellbeing. Researchers also found that lavender increases ‘slow-wave sleep,’ often referred to as ‘deep sleep’ which plays an important part in memory consolidation and brain restoration. Perfect for helping you achieve a deep sleep, Lavender is proven to lower heart rate, blood pressure and stress levels.

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Creating a serene backdrop for a bedroom

Vani Sayeed’s clients desired a soothing bedroom that would not feel boring. “They reached out because of our shared Indian heritage, and they thought I would understand their sensibility and love of color,” says the Newton-based interior designer, who is also a fine artist. Tapping into their shared heritage, Sayeed choose an Osborne & Little wallpaper that depicts a fanciful, forested Indian mountain range with monkeys, cows, and abundant foliage. “The bedroom faces conservation land with lots of greenery,” Sayeed says. “This classic rural scene helps bring the outside in.”

a bedroom with a fireplace in a living room: Osborne & Little wallpaper that depicts a forested Indian mountain range serves as a serene backdrop for this Lexington bedroom makeover.

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Osborne & Little wallpaper that depicts a forested Indian mountain range serves as a serene backdrop for this Lexington bedroom makeover.

1 Black-stained nightstands from Crate & Barrel are purposely different from the existing sleigh bed. “The streamlined shape contrasts the bed’s curves and although substantial in size, does not feel heavy,” Sayeed says.


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2 The ebonized lattice frame of the convex mirror holds the eye amidst the room’s many circular movements. Sayeed also likes its perspective. “The whole space is reflected in that one little circle,” she says.

3 Sayeed continued the Indian-inspired scheme with medallion motif bedding in the same

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How to Avoid the 5 Worst Bedroom Interior-Design Mistakes

MAKING conference calls from under the covers was once a sick-day anomaly. Now, of course, you can spend a whole workday supine, with your boss none the wiser. But when you blur the borders between desk and duvet, said Brooklyn designer Highlyann Krasnow, “it becomes much more difficult to view the bedroom as a sanctuary.”

The need to compromise our inner sanctums so we can WFH has turned Mik Hollis’s pre-Covid pet peeve—TVs and other screens in the bedroom—into a bête noire. Once the factory whistle blows, the Pasadena, Calif., designer said, “homes need at least one space that is a respite from the ubiquity of screens.”

Some bedroom-decorating missteps were already bad ideas before the pandemic and remain so now. It’s just that we’re in our homes so much more today, we rub up against these errors more frequently. Here, designers tell us the six most vexing bedroom décor goofs they see people make again and again, and what you should do instead.

Fat Furniture

Want a surefire way to make yourself feel like Alice in Wonderland after the “Eat Me” cake has made her balloon? Cram bulky pieces into your bedroom. Bed platforms that jut out and upholstered

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Puffy Collaborates With America’s Up & Coming Interior Designers to Showcase The Best Bedroom Decor Styles

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In collaboration with up-and-coming American interior designers, mattress and bedroom company, Puffy, has gone live with an interior designer showcase of inspiring bedroom decor that will make everyone want to go home and redecorate. With a vision to help every household create a bedroom they truly love (and sleep better in), the showcase aims to encourage homeowners to unleash their decor skills and prioritize comfort in the bedroom.

Puffy has partnered with five interior designers to showcase a variety of bedroom decor styles. From the lineup of interior designers includes:

  • Jenny Zacharewicz
    presents cozy, vintage farmhouse decor from her beautiful country style farmhouse in Northwest Georgia. Jenny’s bedroom decor is entirely bespoke with a signature family feel.

  • Dana Claudat
    presents creative, grounded, and layered feng shui bedroom decor inspired by everyday feng shui principles that will help empower individuals to live more holistically.

Puffy initially broke into the mattress industry with the flagship Puffy Mattress. Since then, the product and development teams expanded Puffy’s range and released an extensive collection of bedroom decor products. Puffy

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