A couple hours of reorganizing our storage space (the 30% of unfinished basement) left us with a car-full of items for donation, a few boxes of junk to throw out and a consolidated storage area. The den is now clear of all randomness and after a good scrub down, we are ready to move some furniture around and make this space usable. The downside… we do not have any form of seating to bring in. I don’t want to spend a lot of money (if any) and the stairs + landing into our basement are a bit on the narrow-side, so… my options are even more minuscule. In my dream world I would bring in a modular sectional with clean lines in a neutral color. I could pile up the couch with colorful pillows that would work with the artwork we hung up last night as well. However, in reality, I am not really sure what my options could be.
This past weekend my husband and I put on our scrubbiest of garb and headed to our basement to do some organizing. 70% of our basement is finished and zero percent is used for anything but storage. For owning a ‘smaller’ home, it blows my mind that we under-utilize our basement to such an extent. So, in an attempt to right our wrongs, we are on a quest to get this space in functioning form.
Our main focus this weekend was the den space. When we first moved in 4 1/2 years ago, we changed out all of the lighting and painted the walls with the intention of making this our designated movie-watching area. Sadly, we never put all the pieces together and countless items have migrated to our den in a never-ending holding pattern of chaos. Amongst the home decor items that are currently out of rotation upstairs, we have a few key pieces that would work in a den; my great grandmothers antique hutch, a small white chair, an old coffee table, a 5×6′ rug and a tv that puts us 1 couch away from a functioning movie-watching-zone. However, before we could even think about furniture arrangements, we needed to organize the ‘stuff’ that was cluttering things up.
Does anyone have an idea for my seating dilemma? Or how about a gorgeous couch you would like to give me out of the kindness in your heart? Yeah, I get it, I need to get creative but any suggestions you have I would gladly take.