Looking to make a big impression with small updates to your space? See how blogger Stefanie Schiada transformed this basement storage room into a stylish and comfortable living room featuring pieces exclusive to Hayneedle.
No matter how large or small a home, there never seems to be enough space. So what better way to repurpose a dank storage room than to create a cozy, ski lodge-inspired family room where memories are made for years to come?
In this family’s basement-turned-family room, we used a few key pieces to create zones to define the space and make it easy to enjoy.
This sectional sofa was the perfect centerpiece for the room. Sectionals are great for awkward-shaped rooms for several reasons. First, they seat several people and offer flexible options for those who like to lay down or spread out. Second, they instantly define a seating area without much additional furniture. Last, they tend to be more affordable than 2 facing sofas or several chairs.
To finish off the main seating area, we laid a soft textured rug underfoot and paired it with this mid-century modern-inspired coffee table and industrial end table. This coffee table has a great feature you don’t often see – a drawer! Perfect for hiding those remotes when not in use.
On the other end of the room, we made the most of this picture window, but placing two beautiful wing back chairs facing each other to create a conversation area. This spot is perfect for catching up with a friend or curling up with a great book. The addition of the mid-century tufted ottomans make it easy to relax with your feet up or use as additional seating when the crowd is larger.
In between the two seating areas, we created a small landing spot near the door with this industrial console table. It’s the perfect size to set out snacks, stack mail, or crack open a bottle of wine.
Once the furniture was in place, a few well-placed accessories added the subtle hint of a ski vacation. Starting with this amazing gilded moose antler bowl that becomes a fabulous centerpiece for all seasons – fill with pine cones in winter or fruit in summer and you’re set. Fill these wooden crates with some of nature’s bounty – in this case a stack of aspen logs. Or simply stack the upended crates for an interesting side table. Finally, this aluminum antler wall hanging makes a great conversation piece as well as a functional hat rack.
Now that this space has been repurposed from storage to living, it’s time to enjoy it in style!
– Stefanie Schiada, lifestyle blogger – www.brooklynlimestone.com