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DIY hang out platform lounge and cushions
Just because a basement is underground doesn’t mean it needs to feel dark and damp. In this example, sconces placed high on the back wall give the illusion of higher ceilings. And the tall decorative floor lamp helps the space feel cozy and well thought out.
Another creative way to add lighting to a basement without losing ceiling height is by consigning electrical and plumbing lines to a soffit that runs around the perimeter of the room. You can insert recessed cans into the soffit or affix surface-mounted fixtures to the side. (Both tactics are shown here.) This approach lets you raise the ceiling in the center of the room, which you can then light with floor or task lamps to create a sense of intimacy.