Q: My husband and I are moving this month into a basement apartment. It is a great size and an amazing price, but years ago was used as a recording studio. Because of this, the walls of every room except the kitchen and bathroom are covered in blue carpet. Yes, carpet… on the walls.
I'm frankly stumped as to how to make this space feel like home. Because it's in the basement, light is limited, and the blue walls make it even darker. If pulling down the carpet isn't an option, are there any ideas out there on how to brighten this space?
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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and son in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.
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