Friday, December 14, 2018

Our cozy Christmas basement tour


Hey hey! Happy weekend!! Do you have any fun plans? I'm hosting girlfriends for our annual holiday party and can't wait to have our home full of good people, music and food!

Today I'm continuing my Christmas tours with our basement family room. This room is just awesome -- it's a BIG space and this basement has taller ceilings than our last one. Our Christmas tree no longer scratches the ceiling. ;)

As with the family room and kitchen tours, I'll share the photos and keep the "talking" to a minimum. I'll link to items and projects under the images. If I miss anything, let me know!

I moved our World Market table (one of my favorite pieces) down here a few months ago and it's PERFECT in this spot:
World Market Everette long console table


I also switched a couple small tables in the house awhile back and they look SO much better in their new spots. You can see what used to sit in this spot here -- and this one fits so much better at the bottom of our stairs:
Small console table vignette


Holiday music garland on stairs

 One of my favorite details down here are the stair railings that match the ones upstairs:
Wood railings and handrail basement steps



We got this tree at Walmart years back and it's held up great. Get this -- I didn't even take this one down to store it. We scooted it into the storage area and left it up and completely decorated. 👏
Flocked Walmart tree gray and white ornaments

I mean...that's about the best thing ever! I am buying a stand up tree cover this year though. :)

I have BIG plans for that TV wall...someday. It's a large wall that is calling out for some built ins:
Basement family room with sectional

When these light bulbs go out I plan to replace them with the daylight bulbs I love. I prefer them in areas where we don't have a ton of natural light. 

You can read all about the sectional here. It's held up wonderfully -- although we don't sit on it every day. But it's gotten a lot of use over the past year:
Slide under computer table on sofa

I get asked about that table that slides under the sofa a lot -- it's so convenient! You can find it here (affiliate) -- just be sure to measure the height of your chair and/or the arms because it doesn't fit over the arms on most of the furniture we have. 

I LOVE having the window in here -- the IKEA drapes (Sanela version) block the light completely if we are watching movies or TV during the day: 
Large L shape sectional in family room

Large Lazboy sectional with chaise

Other than the tree, I didn't decorate for the holidays down here last year since we had just been in the house for a couple months. It was so fun to add some holiday touches in this space! 
Brass tray on coffee table

Large gray sectional with chaise

You can find most of the sources for everything in this room in this post -- be sure to check that out if you're curious about anything. If you have any questions, please ask away!

Thanks for all your kind comments on the spaces so far! I've had a blast decorating our "new" house this year...we fall more in love with our home every day. 

I'll be back next week -- have a fun and safe weekend! 



11 comments:

  1. It looks so cozy! Where did you get the galvanized house lantern on the hall table?

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  2. Can I just stay in your basement? Haha, it looks so good! I love it! ❤️❤️

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
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  3. Such a great lower level you have. Lots of light and a large window. It's just as cozy as your upstairs family area and it decorates just as well. I liked your other house but can see why you chose this one also. Looking forward to your "new" projects in 2019 as inspiration for my own. I need to get busy .....

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  4. Your basement room looks so great! Where did you find the gold tray and the little house sitting in the tray?

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    1. Both from Target! The little house was in the dollar section this year. :)

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  5. I'm so confused between this space and the space you did for your so with sports a bit back??? Where are they both? Just a lot of "family rooms" it seems like.

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    1. I think that was in her old house...they moved to a new house over a year ago.

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    2. Yep, our basement has a "game room" as well -- our basement is big and we love it!

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  6. Where is the 'born & raised' sign from? I love it!

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  7. Your family room/basement is the coziest ever!!!! What an amazing space, I'm sure your son and his friends love having their own space to hang out in!

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