Our comfy and rustic Christmas basement tour

December 07, 2020

Red metal Christmas house candle

Hello there! I'm joining in with a few of my blog friends to share one of our favorite rooms dressed up for the holidays! If you are new to TDC, welcome and if you are coming back, thank you! πŸ˜ƒ You can see more from each of the ladies joining in at the end of this post. 

I was super into decorating our basement for Christmas this year! I've painted the walls in here a cozy dark gray, and I kept going with that comfy vibe with the decorations. 

We have a huge, SUPER comfy sectional down here that's the centerpiece of the space: 
Traditional red gingham Christmas decor

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Do you think we have enough pillows? I'm not sure. 

I mentioned those faux leather pillow covers in my favorite things post this year -- I got them for our family room and loved them so much I got a couple more for down here as well. They look so good for the cooler months especially. (I'll link those and everything else at the end of the post.)

This room was the perfect spot for my DIY Santa hat cones
Three Santa hat craft cones

That cute craft went nuts all those years ago when I made them. They still look great ELEVEN (whoa) years later!

I shared the tree last week -- it's my favorite one in the house. I especially love the adorable berry and popcorn garland: 

Christmas tree dark gray walls

I have BIG plans for that side of the room -- I've known what I want to do since before we moved in. Just need to find the time... and money. ;) 

That cute reindeer and Santa garland was from Michael's and I thought the map was the perfect spot to hang it!: 
Large wall map with reindeer garland

Here's a better look at our stairs down to the basement: 
Gallery art wall down stairs

You can see more about that gallery wall here and the inexpensive wood planked wall here

This is our view as we walk down the stairs: 
Table on wall with sconce

That bamboo table was a second hand find that I fixed up -- we used to use it as a bar cart. It may turn back into that eventually. 

I plan a to add some more details to these walls next year, but the dark gray has really made a big difference in here. We love it!: 
Dark gray walls Christmas family room

That giant IKEA map art is one of my favorite finds ever. Unfortunately they don't see this one anymore, but they still have this version. (I'll include a couple other options below as well.):
Red, white and black Christmas pillows on sofa

The nine prints on the wall are all Disney art. They have a retro look that I love: 
Large gray sectional with chaise

If you missed those adorable fluffy trees on the table you can see how I made those here

We spend most of our evenings down here from November to March. It's our little cocoon away from the world!: 
Basement family room with dark gray walls and sectional

I'm so very thankful for this spot, especially this year. I hope you enjoyed it as well. :)

Here's more info on some of the items and you can click on the photos to get to links as well: 

House on coffee table is from Walmart but I sprayed it red :) 
Rug is from HomeGoods (years ago)
Drapes are Sanela from IKEA
Similar felt garland options here and here and here

Be sure to check out these talented bloggers and their beautiful spaces. I can't wait to see their tours!: 

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  1. The Santa garland over the map is PERFECT! And I adore all your pillows. Such a cozy spot!!!

  2. Your Santa cones are bringing me back, SO dang cute! Love all of your touches of Christmas, Sarah! πŸ˜πŸŽ„✨

  3. Looks so cozy and inviting! You have great taste!

  4. Not sure if my comment went through. Sorry if it’s a duplicate. Just want to know the materials you used on the super cute red Santa belt trees. Thank you!

    1. No problem, I link to that project up in the post! It has the whole tutorial and list of items. 😊

  5. Do you have a source for the garland on the coffee table by the red house? (the string of balls)

    1. I don't remember where I got these, but I added some similar options to the end of the post for you!


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