Jun 11, 2018 By Thomasville
At first glance, you may not see your basement as the most promising part of your home. It can be hard to see the potential in a group of dark underground rooms. But for those homeowners willing to put in a little work and exercise a little bit of vision, the basement can actually become a favorite space in the home. Basements can be relaxing and luxurious when they’re designed and decorated properly and adding the right furniture can get you most of the way there. Here are a couple of items that you might want to consider when you’re ready to create your underground escape.
There’s something about a basement that’s just perfect for lounging around with your friends and family. And while you could lounge on a regular old couch, it just feels better to be lazy on a sectional sofa. The L-shape of a sectional naturally divides space, facilitating better conversation while creating a cozy and comfortable spot. Many people are even creating simple but impressive home theater spaces with nothing more than a large flat screen TV and a comfortable sectional. After all, is there anything better than relaxing with a good movie or a big game on the weekend?
To take your basement sectional to the next level, consider adding an ottoman. With an ottoman, your basement becomes a place to literally kick up your feet, take a load off, and relax. An ottoman is the perfect basement-friendly alternative to a more formal coffee table. Depending on the style and material—they come in leather or upholstery—they can really add a fun, casual feeling to a TV area.
A lot of people prefer to maintain a more formal look-and-feel, even in their basements. For those homeowners, the thought of creating a TV-viewing area brings to mind visions of messy cables and cluttered electronic devices. But buying the right media cabinet can solve all of those problems while adding an air of quality and luxury. A good media cabinet will provide enough space for all of your electronics while not distracting from the primary purpose of a space.
Of course, there’s more to do in a basement than just watch TV. Basements have always been the perfect place to add a game table or other specialty furniture item. Before you do, be sure to consider the person or group of people that will use the item. A pool table might be great for a couple with no kids, while ping-pong or table soccer might be better for a young family. And, if you’re not quite ready to turn your basement into an arcade or pool hall, consider adding a simple round table to your basement that can provide a place to enjoy board games and snacks.
You may not think of your basement as the highlight of your home, but with the right design, you can turn your dark dungeon into a pleasant place to be. There are a few furniture items that seem to be the perfect fit for the basement. Add them to your basement and it might just end up being your favorite place to be.