Most basements have very few or no windows, but they have a great deal of space. When finding basement lighting ideas, you should consider the use of lots of lights. Adding an overhead light and a few floor lamps usually isn’t going to be enough. You need to add general lighting and also add extra light to some key areas to make the basement feel more livable. Then, decorative lighting can create a more finished look. In order to cut down on the cost of the lighting, add wall sensors to make sure lights go off when you leave the room.