Christmas Decor in the Basement

I wonder if I’ll ever start a blog post without rambling. Probably not. So here goes—I’m already thinking about New Year’s resolutions. I know it’s way too early and it’s silly to even go there in my mind already, but I LOVE January. Something about the fresh new beginning really motivates me to get my crap together. And I have a lot of crap that needs gettin’ together right now. I feel more unorganized than ever and I’m scattered in every way possible. It’s a problem. But nonetheless here I am, ready to roll into another week in my usual hot mess fashion. And today I’m excited to share a look at my cozy Christmas decor in the basement. I finally got this space finished up and I love how it all came together!

Cozy Christmas Decor

Cozy Christmas Decor in the Basement
Cozy Christmas Decor in the Basement
Cozy Christmas Decor in the Basement
Cozy Christmas Decor in the Basement

It was so much fun to decorate this space for Christmas! I really wanted it to be super cozy and festive. I used my beloved 7.5 foot tree down here along with two other smaller trees. It basically feels like a winter wonderland and I’m not mad about it.

Cozy Christmas Decor in the Basement
Cozy Christmas Decor in the Basement
Cozy Christmas Decor in the Basement
Cozy Christmas Decor in the Basement
Cozy Christmas Decor in the Basement

Now that we have this huge built-in cabinet I’ve realized that I’m not very good at styling shelves. I spent way too long re-arranging this area a zillion times and I’m still not sure I love how it looks now. I always want things to look even on both sides, but then I realize that’s probably the OCD in me. It’s tricky business!

Cozy Christmas Decor in the Basement
Cozy Christmas Decor in the Basement

It still amazes me how this space went from a dark empty hole with concrete floor to a super cozy living space in a matter of a few months. I’m still SO glad we decided to finish this basement right away because now we get to enjoy it for the holidays. This is basically where we hang out every single night, watching Christmas movies and eating popcorn. It’s our little sanctuary!

Thanks a ton for dropping by today. I hope you enjoyed this little tour of our cozy Christmas decor in the basement!

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50 Comments

  1. Megan wrote:

    Hi! I love your farmhouse and the way you’ve decorated! Where did the ottoman in front of the basement couch come from?

    Posted 12.7.20 Reply
  2. Marilyn Gabriel wrote:

    I love those touches of red and green. That’s pretty much how my Christmas decor looks. The cozy warm creams with a bright spot that makes me smile. Have a Blessed Christmas.

    Posted 12.7.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Yes!! Loving the pops of color this year.

      Posted 12.8.20 Reply
  3. I smile every time I see a spot of red. I am loving it.

    Posted 12.7.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Me too, Sally!

      Posted 12.8.20 Reply
  4. Andrea wrote:

    I knew that it would be beautiful! The winter wonderland you’ve created is simply breathtaking!!! I. Love. It.

    Posted 12.7.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thank you so much Andrea!

      Posted 12.8.20 Reply
  5. LizaJane wrote:

    I saw your sneak peek on IG and I’ve been waiting for this reveal!! I absolutely LOVE it!! It really is like a winter wonderland 😍 all of the trees and splashes of color, just so cozy and inviting. Did I say I love it? I really do.

    Posted 12.7.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      haha you are too sweet, thank you Liza Jane!!

      Posted 12.8.20 Reply
  6. LORRI RAUSCHER wrote:

    You made your lower level very comfy and cozy. I dont consider your basement ..a basement because you have those lovely windows that are grade level. They bring in some much lovely light. I have enjoyed seeing your progress. You have made this house truly a home for your family. Be safe and healthy.😊

    Posted 12.7.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      It does feel weird calling this a basement because it doesn’t feel like that at all. I like the idea of calling it a lower level instead 🙂 Thank you for the kind words Lorri, always appreciate you!

      Posted 12.8.20 Reply
  7. Cyndee Phillips wrote:

    Such a cheerful, cozy space. I love the little pops of color and the trees! So beautiful and inspiring!

    Posted 12.7.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thank you so much Cyndee!! xoxo

      Posted 12.8.20 Reply
  8. Sheilah Perry-Rosales wrote:

    Love the pops of red! I have a red couch so I’m all set for Christmas!

    Posted 12.7.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      oh perfect!!

      Posted 12.8.20 Reply
  9. Jmac wrote:

    And yet?? I always think you’re the MOST organized person! You talk about seeking your home and BAM 💥,you’ve packed it up, moved and completely decorated new home in blink of eye!!! And it’s so perfect!!!!
    First time you ordered from arhouse, were you scared to buy sofa you’d never sat on or tried out??

    Posted 12.7.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      haha well I’ve got you fooled! I’m not very organized, it’s a weakness of mine 🙂 And yes, it’s a bit nerve racking to order a sofa online but I’ve done it twice now from Arhaus and neither one disappointed me. Their stuff is the BEST. Can’t go wrong!!

      Posted 12.8.20 Reply
    • Ramona Wampler wrote:

      Oh my goodness this is so good! I am loving the pops of green and red so much! And this space is my favorite of all. Even though it’s a basement there is so much light!

      Posted 12.9.20 Reply
  10. Lori wrote:

    So cozy and serene, just love it Sarah! Have a beautiful day💖

    Posted 12.7.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thank you Lori!! xo

      Posted 12.8.20 Reply
  11. Ruth wrote:

    Your basement looks so comfy cozy! That sofa looks amazingly comfortable. I love all the christmas decorations you have…and the shelves look great

    Posted 12.7.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Ohhhh Ruth, YES! That sofa is the most comfortable sofa in the world. Everyone that sits on it comments on how comfy it is!!

      Posted 12.8.20 Reply
  12. Wendy wrote:

    I love the basement decorations!! It looks amazing!! I was wondering where you got the white tub your tree is sitting is? I love it and think it would be perfect for my tree so that my Roomba can vacuum and not suck up my tree skirt!

    Posted 12.7.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      That you Wendy! That tub is actually an antique wash basin I found several years ago. Lucky find!! I’ve used to for my Christmas tree ever since!

      Posted 12.8.20 Reply
  13. Eva Holian wrote:

    What color white did you use on your bookshelves? It’s all so pretty!!

    Posted 12.7.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      I’m not sure exactly what color the bookshelves are…I think the contractor just used an ultra bright white. I’ll have to check!

      Posted 12.8.20 Reply
  14. Patti wrote:

    Could you share your paint colors and the company. Thank you. Your home is absolutely beautiful!

    Posted 12.7.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Sure! The entire house is painted with Alabaster by Sherwin Williams. It’s my favorite white paint color!

      Posted 12.8.20 Reply
  15. Jo wrote:

    Sarah,
    I have enjoyed your
    photos and stories
    for a long time!!

    Beautiful!!

    Posted 12.7.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Ah thank you so much Jo, grateful to have you here! xo

      Posted 12.8.20 Reply
  16. Jessica Allen wrote:

    I love all the pops of red!!!! What a very cozy and inviting space.

    Posted 12.7.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Me too!! Loving red this year. Thank you Jessica!

      Posted 12.8.20 Reply
  17. Dondra wrote:

    Love your room it looks so cozy.

    Posted 12.7.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thank you Dondra!

      Posted 12.8.20 Reply
  18. Kim wrote:

    You have such beautiful taste!
    Where did you get your large ottoman in front of your sectional?

    Posted 12.7.20 Reply
  19. Anna Lancaster wrote:

    It’s beautiful and enjoy.

    Posted 12.7.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thank you Anna! xo

      Posted 12.8.20 Reply
  20. Colleen wrote:

    This room looks so festive! Thank you for the inspiration.!

    Posted 12.7.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thank you Colleen! xo

      Posted 12.8.20 Reply
  21. Jo wrote:

    So beautiful!
    Where did you get the little White House’s? I love them!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    Posted 12.7.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Those are from Target last year actually!

      Posted 12.8.20 Reply
  22. Sandy Mccrea wrote:

    Beautiful…you have a gift. Enjoy your posts

    Posted 12.7.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      you are so kind, thank you Sandy!

      Posted 12.8.20 Reply
  23. Candy wrote:

    Good Evening Sarah
    I finally got to look at your blog. Your basement looks so beautiful. I really love all the trees and greenery.

    Posted 12.7.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thank you Candy! Hope you are having a great week. xoxo

      Posted 12.8.20 Reply
  24. Sharon Neighoff wrote:

    Beautiful!! I love your basement – so clam with all the white, and I love the pops of red and green color. BTW, your shelves look great! Don’t stress over them!!
    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!! Enjoy!

    Posted 12.7.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thank you so much Sharon! Hope you have a blessed Christmas season. xo

      Posted 12.8.20 Reply
  25. Stephanie wrote:

    Hi Sarah,
    Your basement does feel like a winter wonderland with the pops of green and red it is just beautiful and so cozy feeling. Have a blessed Christmas with your family.

    Posted 12.8.20 Reply

Hi, hello! Sarah Joy here. I'm a self-proclaimed home-body + lover of all things cozy. I'm sarcastic, overly caffeinated + usually at Target. This blog is my happy place, where I enjoy sharing fun things like home decor tips, affordable fashion, + life as a mama of three.

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