Good morning. I’ve been so excited to share this space with you. I’ll do a full reveal one we take photos, but thought it would be fun to share a bit of the process. We are fortunate to have an extra bedroom in our basement. It’s quite large and serves as a guest room when we have visitors in town. I also use it as my workout room so it’s never really wasted space which is something I appreciate. I wanted it to be really warm and cozy but with a nod to our coastal roots. Here is a look at the design board.
bed | lamp | chandelier | basket | pennant | duvet | throw | sheets | lumbar | fur pillow
I ordered the two twin beds as soon as we moved in. For some reason iron beds are difficult to track down right now but this one is very similar. The rug was a very fortunate HomeGoods find and was the inspiration piece for the color palette. It’s incredibly soft underfoot. I love the warm rust and ivories used in this space. There are definitely a lot of patterns but it gives it interest and keeps it feeling cozy. The pretty striped duvet is from Ikea. If you pop into Target, I highly recommend this throw. It’s so pretty in person. We also have two of these in the room and they are incredibly soft ($15).
The basement has 10′ ceilings so it feels really open and spacious. It stays pretty darn cool, even in the summer, so we never turned on the fan. We just replaced it with this traditional chandelier. I also knew that with that big blank wall behind the beds, it was an opportunity to lighten things up and add a feature wall. We had someone install shiplap and he did an amazing job.
We went with vertical shiplap to keep it feeling less farmhouse and more modern. I love it so much. While my husband can do things like this, to have it perfectly done in one day by a professional was wonderful. It would have taken us days and days. We still need to have it painted but will keep it white to match the doors and trim. And what I love most is that just by adding this wall treatment, I love the warm paint color on the walls even more.
Here is a little sneak peek. This doesn’t really do it justice but I wanted to give you an idea of how it’s coming together. Two of my girlfriends stayed in here when they were visiting and so it’s already filled with happy memories. This has quickly become one of my favorite rooms in the house.
I’ll share the entire space soon. So much of the bedding was from Target so if you are on the hunt, now is a good time. And I encourage you to mix and match from all different lines. You’ll have a custom look and a space you love.
And to my friends and family, we are ready for you!
It’s looking good, and so bright in a basement!
Do you have any issues with the beds being squeaky? We have a very similar bed in our guest room but no matter how often we tighten it, it’s squeaky when the person in the bed is moving. I’d love tips if anyone else has had the same issue!
Thank you! Gosh, not yet. I had two friends use it and that wasn’t an issue. Hoping that doesn’t change.
Curious why you chose a set of twin beds instead of a queen or king. What was your thought process? Also, I am curious about the room layout in terms of how you have made it a multi purpose room.
Great question. We do have a guest room with a queen. We thought this space would be used mainly be kids when family friends visit. I’ll share the entire room soon. Because it’s a large rectangle, one end has the beds and the other has some workout pieces that I use daily.
Looks great! I’d love a post on your flooring choices.
Thank you, Krista. To be honest, we really kept what was here. And refinished the wood floors. We went darker as it just seemed to fit the style of our home here.
Jane Flynn says
I can’t get over that the room is in the basement – so bright and the high ceilings help so much.
Looks so good!!!
Thank you, Jane! Definitely one of the reasons we fell in love with the home. The basement definitely gets great light which we so appreciate. It’s been a fun space to work on. Hope you are doing great.
Beautifully done with neutral decor and nice accessories that “pop” ! Great idea to use 2 beds for multiple options in a guest room. Thanks for sharing your tips on your choices.
Thank you, Susan. It’s been a really fun room to pull together and here’s hoping lots of visitors fill it up. Enjoy the weekend.
Looks so cozy! I love it so far and would never believe your bedding is from Target! Your basement has incredible light and ceiling height. I love when you show your projects in process.
Thank you so much! I need to be better about sharing the process. And I’m telling you. . . Target is killing it lately!
Do you have a link for the rug? I love it
Hello! I just stumbled across your blog and love all of it! I’m ordering the jackets for my college age girls and the throws today. Thank you!
Can I ask where did you find your twin beds in the basement? I am installing board and batten in a room and I am shopping beds.
Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving !
So kind. Thank you! We bought those through Wayfair. I think they are sold out but saw similar ones on Home Depot. Happy Thanksgiving.