Finding comfort in any space

I’m a huge believer that you can find comfort in any part of your home.  It just has to be filled with things you love and things that make you happy.  A favorite throw, a pillow with a favorite saying, a comfy chair, or even a cute table to put your favorite drink on. Always remember it’s the little things that tend to have the biggest impact on your space.

I have a finished basement, but I was tired of it looking like a “basement.”  So instead of doing a complete expensive overhaul, I updated just a space that went unused and overlooked.  A plug-in eyesore dated fireplace, and a beach theme that occurred only because I had nowhere to put these items.  I wanted to brighten up the space, change the look, and make it more part of my home. I kept thinking, we entertain down here, our teenage kids often “hang out” down here, it should be warm, inviting, and comfy. So off to Target I went.

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I was skeptical at first to use peel and stick wallpaper, but it was inexpensive and again, in the basement, so I went with it.  I grabbed 2 rolls of Devine Color wall covering in textured whitewashed brick and a container  of Devine Color paint in Devine Twig from Target and headed home.

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The project took me about 3 hours from start to finish so it wasn’t that bad at all and a for a grand total of $95 I ended up really liking the new space.  Each roll of wall covering was $35 each @2 and the paint was $25! Overall, the entire family has liked the change, not too much input from 5 teenagers, but my husband was a huge fan and we have sat by the now pretty, fake plug-in fireplace the last couple nights and have finally enjoyed this space. Take a look at the  before, after and some in between photos and tell me what you think!

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HOUSE+LOVE=HOME

xo-meg

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author: meghannspratt

Hi my name is Meg. I have 5 teenage children from my blended marriage. Three are my own and my two stepsons: 17, 16, 15, 14, and 13. In a couple months it turns into 17, 16, 16, 14, 14 so having a home that accommodates these kids, our 3 dogs and 2 cats (quite the menagerie) is very important to me to have a home that consists of calm chaos, crazy chaos, and comfort on a budget. Take a look to see some of my ideas, tips, and design hacks that look great, save money, and make you love your home. As Nate Berkus says, "Your home should tell the story of who you are and be a collection of what you love." I have always loved designing and redesigning things that catch my eye. I hope some of these designs catch yours. xo-meg

5 thoughts on “Finding comfort in any space”

  1. The basement looks amazing. I didn’t recognize that it was your basement. You have the greatest talent for decorating. You should be a designer.

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