Basement Refresh


It doesn’t take a lot to completely transform the look of a room. With a few furniture switches and some cozy touches, you can make any space look good.

Our basement is basically the kids’ zone. They watch TV down here and it’s their playroom. They’re pretty well trained in keeping their toys organized and put away, but that requires the proper systems to be in place so that it’s easy for them to do so. So adequate storage is a must.

My 5 year old loves to draw and build Lego, but he’s always spread out all over our dining room table right before dinner and gets upset when he has to remove a half-built creation. So in addition to needing the extra storage, I wanted a desk down here where he can “work” and not have to immediately tidy up.

After moving out the incredibly heavy sideboard, and assembling some new furniture, here’s what I came up with…

The new desk and bookcases are from Target, the artwork is also Target, the arm chair I bought several years ago and the new lamp is a great Amazon find.  

The cabinets below offer the perfect amount of storage for all the kids’ puzzles and games as well as a few bins of Lego. The shelves above give me a fun moment to decorate while a few baskets corral more toys.

I love how it turned out, and I can’t wait to hear what you think, too!

The desk of course, is my son’s favorite addition as he now has a ton of dedicated space for his creations.