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