ideas for wood-panelled basement
I have a little-used basement room that is entirely covered in that cheezy 70's woodgrain panel.
With only one casement window and fairly low ceiling it's all rather dark. The large room is used as a guest room (without a good fire escape, it's not suitable as a bedroom) and for the treadmill.
I was going to either play up the "rumpus-room" retro feel but now I wonder if painting the panelling wouldn't be the way to go here.
Can anyone offer some advice, links or pictures of how such a room can be transformed with paint?
The floor is a mellow, solid pine with many dings and gouges in it. For some reason I rather like it but now I'm envisioning a bright area rug on it.