A Cozy Corner in the Basement

OMG. OMG. OMG. You guys, I leave for the Silobration in Waco in FIVE DAYS. Well actually, it’s only four days if you don’t count today, but holy cow it’s getting so close. I’m a big ol’ ball of nerves and excitement at this point and I even had a dream about the trip a few nights ago. I played it pretty cool in my dream, so hopefully that’s a good sign that I won’t act like a total weirdo the entire time! Anyway, I can’t wait to share it all with you guys soooooooon. But today I wanted to share a cozy little corner in our basement that I actually don’t think I’ve ever posted about before. In fact, I think I planned to share it, but then I completely forgot. Mom brain, anyone?! Anyway, it’s the space right next to my desk area and it’s kind of an eclectic mix of things I’ve had sitting in storage for a while.

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You might remember this cozy settee–it used to be in our front room for quite a while. Well several months ago we did a little switcheroo in that room, so we moved it down to the basement. I wasn’t sure where to put it, but I think it works pretty well in this corner.

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Remember this wooden crate side table I made earlier this year?! It was such a fun DIY project and I love that we were able to repurpose that old fan crate into a functional side table with all of its vintage charm intact.

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I had fun with the wall decor in this space and decided to create a gallery wall-isa vibe above the settee. I used those framed hymnals that I made a while back and then a pair of wire baskets that have been sitting in storage for at least two years now. I love those baskets because they’re big enough to hold things like books and even faux greenery, so they add a lot of interest to the wall. (And if you’re curious, those are from Hobby Lobby.) And that large chalkboard was a lucky find at an antique store a few years ago.

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It’s nice to have this cozy little seating space next to my desk. You know, just in case I need to curl up and take a nap while I’m working. Kidding! There’s definitely no time for napping around here. But either way, I still love this area and it’s always fun to share new spaces with you guys. I hope that my posts give you an idea or two for your own home. And remember, home decor doesn’t have to be perfect or follow any “rules”. In my opinion, styling your home is a very personal, artistic thing that should be FUN. Don’t get too caught up in the “right” way of doing things and just do what you love, ok?!

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41 Comments

  1. 10.15.18
    glenda LaFont said:

    I so look forward to your posts. Love this one.

  2. 10.15.18
    Tamara N said:

    Looooove this space! The settee is yummy and so inviting.

  3. 10.15.18
    Melissa Filson said:

    Love it! And great advice! I’m so excited for you getting to go to the Silobration!! I entered to win the trip they were giving away but sadly I didn’t win. It would be an absolute dream come true!!! If you need a side kick I’m your girl 😉 We could be weirdos together! Hehe

    • 10.15.18
      Sarah said:

      Oh bummer!! I wish you could go Melissa, you’d be a great side kick! 🙂 #weirdosunite

      • 10.16.18
        Melissa Filson said:

        Maybe just maybe next year!! Can’t wait to see your pics and hear how it goes! Have a great time! 🤩

  4. 10.15.18
    Donna Bergthold said:

    It looks fabulous! I always look forward to your posts! Thanks for sharing!

    • 10.15.18
      Sarah said:

      thank you so much Donna! I sure appreciate your support 🙂

  5. 10.15.18
    Becky said:

    Looks so nice Sarah! I am learning to get the ideas but not follow exactly what a pic shows. Sometimes I feel lost but once I take my time to think and move things around it is so much simpler to get it the way I want. Your ideas always help so much for this newbe! lol Have a great Day sweetie. By the way I love that settee! xoxo

    • 10.15.18
      Sarah said:

      Thank you Becky! You are always so kind and I always appreciate when you drop by. xoxo

  6. 10.15.18
    Peggy Coppernall said:

    Every day I love reading your posts! I was jealous when I saw the end table you made out of the Westinghouse crate. A lot of my family members worked at Westinghouse and I would love to be able to find one of those!

    • 10.15.18
      Sarah said:

      Oh that’s so cool Peggy!! I hope you can come across one of those crates one day. Try eBay!

  7. 10.15.18
    Vicki said:

    This is such a pretty cozy space, thanks for sharing! I enjoy moving things around in my home to freshen things up! I also love what you said about how decorating should be personal, artistic and fun, and not so much about following “rules”, I totally agree! Hope you have fun on your trip😀

    • 10.15.18
      Sarah said:

      YES!! It’s really like a form of art if you think about it and totally a reflection of what we love! NO right or wrong way to do it in my opinion.

  8. 10.15.18
    Tricia said:

    Love this corner! Where did you find those striped throw pillows? They are perfect!

    • 10.15.18
      Sarah said:

      Those pillows are from Marshalls!!

  9. 10.15.18
    Carol Holtorf said:

    Love the settee. Looking forward to hearing about your trip to Waco.

  10. 10.15.18
    Carol Holtorf said:

    Love the settee. Looking forward to hearing about your trip to Waco.

    • 10.15.18
      Sarah said:

      Thanks Carol, can’t wait to share about the trip!

  11. 10.15.18

    What a great spot. I love the wall collage too.

    • 10.15.18
      Sarah said:

      thank you Marty!! I had fun putting it together.

  12. 10.15.18
    Nikki said:

    What a cozy spot you’ve created, I love it! I hope you have fun in Waco. Another blogger that I love is going, Bre from Rooms For Rent. Have a safe trip and I look forward to hearing all about it.

    • 10.15.18
      Sarah said:

      Oh yes!! I can’t wait to meet Bre, it’s going to be SO much fun!

  13. 10.15.18
    Dianne Gingrich said:

    Love your cozy corner. So welcoming.

    • 10.15.18
      Sarah said:

      Thank you Dianne, so glad you stopped by. xo

  14. 10.15.18
    Maggie DiSanto said:

    love…LOVE! You inspire me! My goal is to copy your decor!!

    • 10.15.18
      Sarah said:

      Ah you are so kind Maggie, I always hope to give you an idea or two for your own home!!

  15. 10.15.18
    Gayle said:

    Looks awesome, love it! And great advice at the end 👍🏽

    • 10.15.18
      Sarah said:

      Thanks Gayle! xo

  16. 10.15.18
    Deedra said:

    Everything looks so good!!! You have such a gift for putting things together and your vintage finds are great! Love your style of decorating!

    • 10.15.18
      Sarah said:

      thank you Deedra, I always appreciate your support! xo

  17. 10.15.18
    Sheilah Perry-Rosales said:

    If only I had you eye for decorating! Love this cozy spot.

    • 10.15.18
      Sarah said:

      Ah thank you Sheilah, but it’s honestly a lot of trial and error! Just turn some music on and move things around until you love it. That’s what I do!

  18. 10.15.18
    kimberly said:

    love this! i’m a fan of chalkboards with wreaths! just perfect. love that settee!

    • 10.15.18
      Sarah said:

      Me too Kimberly! I love the way those two things go together.

  19. 10.16.18

    It’s beautiful, Sarah! I love every detail.

  20. 10.16.18
    Rosa said:

    Looks cozy. Is the settee comfortable for sitting for a long period of time or is it more of a show piece?

    • 10.16.18
      Sarah said:

      That’s a good question Rosa. I wouldn’t say it’s particularly soft like a couch is–it’s definitely more firm. It’s comfortable for a while, but not for a long period of time.

  21. 10.17.18
    Joyce Graham said:

    Ok. …is this a dumb question? Do you use/is it ok to use the beautiful faux greenery for fall or winter decor? Or do you limit it to spring and summer? Thanks. ..and your nest is gorgeous!

    • 10.18.18
      Sarah said:

      I use it all year round Joyce!

  22. 11.13.18
    Melissa said:

    Hey Sarah, I love the look of your school house lamps and was wondering if you think a pair of them would be enough to brighten up a living room that has no overhead lighting.

    • 11.13.18
      Sarah said:

      No, I don’t think they would work very well for that. I’d say a more traditional style lamp would be a better fit!