Friday, April 1, 2011

Check out this amazing basement/den makeover

I think we can all agree that the photo below is a pretty common, albeit horrible den. Well, Southern Living featured the makeover of this den into a living room/craft area over the holidays. I think it turned out great, and is a great example of efficiently using the space you have.

The before....
The after! (Click on the image for a larger view.) Notice the narrow bookshelves on either side of the fireplace which offer storage that didn't even exist before - a perfect example of making the most of your space. A couch instead of chairs offers more seating and cozies up the room. Large baskets under the console at the back of the chair create storage, and the table acts as a desk when needed. Shelves on the wall create a pretty gallery space.

A pretty wreath hung from the bookshelves.

A corkboard displays invites and cards.

What do you think of this makeover?

via Southern Living


Katie said...

I loved this makeover the minute I saw it in the magazine last year and I still do! It has such great versatile timeless furniture, yet tons of personality in accessories and color!

I could copy this room to a "t" and be completely happy!

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

It's almost impossible to imagine it's the same room. Stunning transformation!


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