Fall Decor in the Basement + New Layout!

Well, I did a thing this weekend. I convinced my husband to help me swap the sofas in the living room with the sectional in the basement. We basically flip-flopped the two spaces. And even though I almost broke my back in the process, I am SOOO happy we did it. Both rooms seems to flow a lot better now (especially the living room, which I’ll share soon!) and I’m honestly kicking myself for not trying this sooner. I’ve actually wanted to put the sectional upstairs for a long time now, so it’s really cool to finally see both of these spaces with new layouts. Today I wanted to share how the basement looks! I also added in a few pops of fall decor.

Such a fun change, right?! And I have to say, it really feels like this is a better layout for our basement. The two sofas work here perfectly, and I am LOVING having the sectional in the upstairs living room.

The whole time we were swapping out these sofas I kept thinking of all the times I’d re-arrange my bedroom when I was a kid. I used to LOVE changing the layout of my room, even when I was just in elementary school. And I’d even beg my mom to let me re-arrange our living room or re-decorate the mantle. Funny how those things we enjoyed when we were kids seem to stick with us forever, huh?

Thanks so much for hanging out on the blog today. I hope this post gives you an idea or two for your own home. And I’d love to hear what you think of this new setup. xoxo

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  • Sheri Ghee
    September 13, 2021

    Love the change! I have always loved to move my furniture around too!!

    • Sarah
      > Sheri Ghee
      September 13, 2021

      Thanks Sheri, moving things around is always so fun. It’s kinda like therapy for me!

  • Tammy Ganci
    September 13, 2021

    Hi, I love this switch!!!! It’s amazing!!!! Can you share where you purchased the little black stool next to the window by the big table and also where you purchased the ladder to hang quilts on? I am going from store to store trying to find those items.
    Have a blessed week
    Love your blog friend,

    p.s. Yep its me lolol haven’t been on in awhile been busy with early retirement and doing a re-decorating renovation on my shore house that we decided to move into full time!!!! Living our best life at the the Jersey shore.

    • Sarah
      > Tammy Ganci
      September 13, 2021

      Oh Tammy, it’s so good to hear from you!! So glad you are happy and healthy in Jersey, your place sounds amazing!! And congrats on your early retirement. I’m sure it is much deserved.

      The little black stool is from Target, here’s the link for that: https://rstyle.me/+TrddyOj3D1ZtOe54DJhfOQ

      And the ladder is from QVC, but it’s sold out!

      • Tammy Ganci
        > Sarah
        September 14, 2021

        Thank you Sarah,
        talk soon.

        Have a blessed week,
        Love your blog friend

  • Sue Lukens
    September 14, 2021

    I absolutely LOVE your style of decorating, Sarah! I am soooo ready to purchase new living room furniture. I painted our walls white and want to purchase neutral furniture. Would you please share where you purchased your couch and love seat? Thank you! Sue

  • Cynthia Phillips
    September 14, 2021

    I love this new layout. It looks so cozy and comfy.

    • Sarah
      > Cynthia Phillips
      September 14, 2021

      Thank you Cynthia!

  • Jody
    September 14, 2021

    I want to know how to have a tv that shows art on the wall!
    Love your new basement. It’s a big space and the sofas fill it well (though I totally liked the other look too!)

    • Sarah
      > Jody
      September 14, 2021

      Hi Jody! So upstairs we have a Samsung Frame TV, which will actually display artwork. It’s super cool! But I didn’t want to spend the money on another one for the basement, so I just find a cool National Geographic show and pause it on a pretty scene to make it look like art for a while!! haha kinda a fun little trick.

  • Diana Kalliaras
    September 16, 2021

    Sarah I love your design style. May I ask about your built in cabinets with the X on the door, the brand and the paint color. Great layout and are complimented by the shiplap.

  • Debra Edmondson
    September 17, 2021

    LOVE everything about your home. Basement is perfect.
    Where did you find the square pillow on the floor.

  • Jody Jackson
    September 19, 2021

    Aw, Sarah you always inspire me. I look forward to see what you’ve done and how you’ve arranged this or that and how you decorate. I LOVE it!! And I usually don’t buy anything unless I see it here first. Lol. Thanks again for your posts and I am so glad I found you. God bless you.

    • Sarah
      > Jody Jackson
      September 23, 2021

      haha you’re so sweet Jody!! Thank you. I appreciate you being here so much! xoxo