Modern Basement Family RoomEclectic Family Room, Salt Lake City
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A cluster of smaller storage ottomans used as a coffee table organizes your chaos. Designate an ottoman for toys, blankets, magazines and anything else currently living on the floor. When it comes to cleanup, you can tackle one ottoman at a time or, better yet, assign an ottoman to each of your clutter contributors to clear out weekly.
6. Make it cozy. Don’t skimp on the details just because this is the basement. Treat this space as you would your living room. Lay wallpaper. Hang art. Add a soft rug. Layer with pillows. These little tricks will really help to make this your family’s favorite space.
Things to keep in mind when ordering wallpaper:For budgeting purposes, there are online “wallpaper calculators.” Massie and Ellis use Wallpaper Direct to get a rough estimate.Roll size varies between single and double-bolt sizes.The unit of measurement varies by vendor: square foot, square yard, linear foot, meter, etc.Make sure that the repeat widths and heights work for your wall. For example, a large wall with a small repeat will have the same pattern repeating often and might look too busy, Massie and Ellis say.This is a terrific time to bring in a professional to help you decipher the technical details.Browse wallpaper products in the Houzz Shop
The designers chose a dark blue sectional sofa to ground the space. It’s upholstered in performance velvet that can stand up to spills and stains. Four ottomans can be moved around and serve as extra seating, a coffee table or a foot rest. They also open up to provide storage for books and toys. For the wall behind the sofa, the team chose decorative pieces that light up, because this is one of the darker areas in the basement. “We had a lot of other art pieces in the room already, so we wanted to do something different on this wall,” Krason says. “It also adds something fun at night.” They found the pieces on Etsy, at Pottery Barn Teen and at Restoration Hardware Kids. Henry sofa and most of the throw pillows: West Elm; rug: Rugs USA; ottomans: Overstock