I Love this Idea! Not those colors.... but the curtains to hide crummy walls... ceiling paint idea.. :) basement laundry room - seal floor, paint walls & ceiling white, use curtains to hide ugly unfinished walls. basements are just a fairy tale here in Florida, but I adore this regardless.
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Most basements don't have a lot of long walls. Want a trick for making a wall seem larger? Paint out a door and incorporate it into a gallery wall! If anyone notices the door, it has a secret passage vibe (probably leading to storage or a laundry room), but otherwise it elongates the wall. Adding a piece of furniture that pops against the wall colour helps draw attention away from the door!
People often make the mistake of thinking black makes a space feel small. Black walls actually work as a neutral; they provide a backdrop for your design, and can actually help make a room feel bigger.