Believe it or not, the basement is a space that can add decorative value to your home. Maybe your basement is a game room, a man cave, or a home theater. Regardless, one of the most important basement aesthetic considerations is wall decor. Decorating the basement may seem like a bit of a daunting task, but don’t fret. There are plenty of ways to decorate it.
Wall decor is by far one of the greatest ways to make your basement feel more homey and comfortable. With so much to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect pieces for the room.
You’re now probably starting to dream of ways to decorate and furnish your basement space. To help you out, we compiled a list of 21 wall decor ideas for your basement. So, let’s get to it!
1. Billiards Display And Storage
If you’re lucky enough to place a pool table in your basement, it’s an awesome idea to install wall storage for the pool table cue sticks, chalk, and ball rack. This keeps them easily accessible while also contributing to the overall aesthetic in the room.
Mahogany Cue Rack
2. Movie And Entertainment Room
An expansive basement is ideal for designing a cozy movie and entertainment room. Find furniture with plenty of seating and position it around a large TV or projector screen to enjoy the full cinematic feel. The wall art used around the room helps the overall aesthetic of the room and sets the tone.
3. Hobby Centric Room
Do you have a hobby or other favorite leisure activity? If so, consider dedicating a portion of your basement to the activity. Design the space precisely to match your needs. This room has all the storage and space you could need for sewing. Floating shelves and shadow box shelves are the way to go.
Shadowbox Wall Shelves
4. Cozy Nook
Create a cozy nook that will have people scrambling to the basement. The round mirror does a great job of brightening up the room and making it appear larger. The floating wooden shelf above the couch gives you the perfect space for displaying pictures.
5. Mirror, Mirror
Don’t shy away from using multiple mirrors in the same room. They don’t even have to match! Using a couple of mirrors does a lot to increase the interest in the room while also opening up the space.
6. Gallery Wall
Gallery walls incorporate a variety of artwork into the wall design. Let a consistent theme run throughout the art or let the pieces stand alone. It’s an easy way to let your personality and style shine through your favored pieces. Try out frames with different sizes, colors, and styles.
7. Built-In Bookshelf
An excellent way to fully take advantage of your wall is by installing a built-in bookshelf. The shelf can serve as additional storage and display room for your decorative pieces. The floor to ceiling style of this bookshelf takes the design to the next level. Make sure you have the shelf styled well considering your guests won’t be able to miss it.
8. Basement Bar
There’s nothing quite like a unique basement bar in your own home. Fill the walls with natural wood floating shelves and stock them with beautiful glassware fit for all kinds of beverages. The slice of whiskey barrel on the wall adds the finishing touch to the room.
9. Industrial Aesthetic
Exposed brick, natural wood, and bold displays come together to create a stunning display. These wooden counters can be utilized for a variety of activities. The floating shelves and tall cabinets create cohesion in the room and allow for plenty of display items.
10. Musical Display
Display your musical instruments with style! Not only do the hanging instruments add style to the room but it also makes it easy to grab the instruments and start playing. It’s a two in one bonus. The wood-paneled accent wall adds a cozy factor, too.
11. Multi-Purpose Space
If your basement is massive, you should definitely take advantage of all the opportunities it provides. A pool table, a stocked bar, and a full workout room fit in this space! What a dream. The decor on the wall, while minimal, support the clean-cut look in the room.
12. Movie Posters
One of the best ways to complete a basement movie room is definitely with the help of some hanging vintage movie posters. Individual lights spotlight each poster. No matter what the style of the room is, movie posters are always a great idea.
Vintage King Kong Movie Poster
13. Expressive Collection
Express yourself and let your personality shine through the items and art you choose to hang on your wall. Position a collection of photos, shelves, plants, and other items in a neat gallery-style display. Whatever you decide to hang, make sure the pieces look harmonious together.
14. Glass Art
Glass art brings with it a very unique look. Colors, textures, and patterns come together for a beautiful display. You can either hang individual blown glass plates or hang them in a collection to make even more of a visual impact.
15. Entertainment Center
Turn your basement into a bright, light-colored room where everyone will want to hang out. The entertainment center takes the spotlight. An accent wall frames the TV, which is then framed by two built-in bookshelves. Fill the built-in shelves with decorations and books.
16. Transformed Bedroom
Create space for an extra bedroom in your basement! It will be convenient to have more sleeping space. The walls are adorned with modern canvas artwork that pulls in the colors used throughout the room. You can either purchase your own or let your creativity flow and make them yourself!
17. Wooden Wall Art
Undoubtedly wooden furniture and decor supply a nice, warm feeling. Its organic texture and color bring its own interest to the interior design. Wood is very versatile, and you can create a plethora of designs and objects out of it.
18 Inch x 24 Inch Wooden Wall Art
18. Plentiful Prints
If you want to make a bold statement with your basement wall decor, try out a design like this one. The multitude of frames covers nearly every square inch of the walls, each one filled with an intriguing image. Use the same style frame or change it up.
19. Subway Tiles And Modern Art
Use subway tiles as an accent wall in your basement. The tiles look excellent behind the clean-cut cabinets and floating shelves. The modern canvas art does a wonderful job of drawing attention to itself, creating a focal point in the room.
20. Picture Trio
A large picture trio like this one wonderfully fills up space along an expansive wall. The three pictures form one large picture together, and having them in three segments diversifies the look in the room. The floating shelf underneath the pictures adds extra room for displays.
21. When Pigs Fly
Make the saying “when pigs fly” a reality with these quirky guys. Your walls will squeal with joy when these piggy friends join them. The three different colors and multiple poses add enough dissimilarity to make it a truly remarkable decorative wall display.
Ceramic Flying Pig Decor
Let us know in the comment section below how you plan on decorating your basement walls! Before you go, make sure to check out these other great home decor guides: