For homeowners with basements, you may find it hard to figure out a cost-effective, yet at the same time, visually attractive route for renovating this space. After all, basements are typically used as extra storage, similar to a garage or attic. But with the right renovations, basements can truly become extra living space and add an immense amount of value to a home in the long run.
It’s important to keep in mind, however, that there are a few disadvantages when it comes to attempting to transform a basement into living space. One of the main downsides being the lack of windows, due to the obvious fact that basements are underground. Without natural lighting, your space will almost always look smaller and more cramped, and could even make guests unwilling to spend a significant amount of time in this area of your home. But, what if there was a way to simulate the look and feel of natural windows, without shelling out a fortune to do so? Is this even a possibility?
The answer is yes. But how is this achieved? It all starts (and ends) with installing decorative light covers in your basement.
What Are Decorative Light Covers?
If your basement happens to have existing fluorescent light fixtures, then you’re already set up for fluorescent light covers. Made up primarily of a light diffusing panel, these innovations in decorative lighting display a wide range of images to create an incredible visual presence in any room in your home, office or even business.
For your basement, there are plenty of options to choose from when it comes to decorative light covers; all of which providing their own set of benefits to make your basement appear larger and more visually distinguished, on top of your existing renovations (walls, flooring and furniture).
If you don’t have existing fluorescent light fixtures in your basement, you shouldn’t be discouraged. Fluorescent lighting is proven to be more affordable than standard lighting, while also being extremely easy to have installed in your home. Not to mention, in doing so, you’ll be able to take advantage of decorative fluorescent light covers, which could add value to your home significantly.
Now that you have an understanding about what decorative light covers are, in order to understand what exactly they can do for your finished basement, let’s explore their best uses for this space in particular.
Best Light Covers For Making Your Basement Appear More Spacious
As mentioned before, whenever you’re thinking of turning a basement into living space, the biggest downsides you’re sure to run into is the space itself appearing smaller due to the lack of real windows and natural lighting. In order to remedy this issue, you can use decorative light covers throughout your finished basement, which will give you the same effect as real windows without the immense cost.
By far the best option to achieve this effect, is by installing our cloud light covers on your basement ceiling. These light covers display gorgeous high definition images of clouds and blue skies, which (when installed on a ceiling) create the exact same effect as a natural skylight. Your guests won’t know the difference, and you’ll be pleased with how much more spacious your space will look.
Another option for achieving a more spacious look, is by installing our tree or landscape light covers on your basement walls. These light covers display images of nature and other plant life, and create a faux window into a peaceful nature-filled setting. You can combine these with furniture items and decor that all fit a cohesive nature-esque theme, to create a peaceful environment for family members and guests to relax and unwind. The possibilities are really endless.
Light Covers For Adding to Your Basement’s Atmosphere
If you’re looking for decor items that fit your basement’s overall theme, nothing could act as a better finishing touch than fluorescent light covers.
For example, if you have a bar in your basement filled with sports memorabilia, you can create custom light covers that display some of your favorite sports superstars and team logos to truly tie the entire space together.
One of the most popular basement additions, as of late, has been a home movie theater. Luckily, decorative light covers are ideal for this space as well. For instance, you can try custom light covers with images of scenes from some of the most well-known motion pictures or even movie posters. If you want a more general theme — for example, a movie theater themed to outer space — then you can install our astronomy light covers, which display images of different star patterns, nebulae and galaxies to transform any room into an out-of-this-world work of art.
Finding Quality Decorative Light Covers
Many homeowners interested in ordering fluorescent light covers for their home find themselves giving up on the endeavor, as it becomes almost impossible for them to find quality light covers that they can easily get shipped to them.
Luckily, you can always count on Octo Lights; we ship anywhere, and provide our customers with the highest quality (and easy to install) fluorescent light covers on the market. Not to mention, our selection of light covers is vast, and we also allow customers to create their own custom light covers. How? You simply go to our website, upload your image (based on our image requirements), upload it and await for a link in order to make your purchase.
To top it all, our light covers are environmentally-friendly, due to the fact that we use UV-resistant, water-based inks when producing all of our products. This is just a small way Octo Lights is proving that quality products don’t have to compromise the environment.
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