Interior Design for a Basement

Working on a basement

A finished basement is typically a large, open area. Having a good interior design plan is essential to giving it a cohesive look. When coming up with a design for a basement, you have a lot of flexibility and options, so it can be a little overwhelming. Today in the Ellecor Interior Design blog, we’ll give you some tips for basement interior design.

Create a Media Room

One of the most popular uses for a basement is creating an amazing media room. A basement is the perfect place to set up a big screen TV, sound system, and comfortable furniture for movie nights and watching the game. Basement media rooms are practical and functional, but they can also be very stylish. Using an open concept design can make the space feel open and airy.

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Include a Mini-Bar

Since there’s so much space available in your basement, it’s common to have a bar and a kitchenette. This is especially useful if you’re planning on using your basement as an entertainment area. The best part about mini-bar design is you can make the space as unique as you are.

You can go elegant, with bistro lighting, granite surfaces, and stainless steel. You can go sporty, with hardwood surfaces, mounted TVs, and pennants from your favorite teams. Or you can go professional, with a wine cooler, a draft beer system, and all the accessories of a real cocktail bar.

Family and Play Area for the Kids (or Teens)

Another good way to utilize a basement is by making it the primary play area and family hangout. This contains most of the kids’ mess downstairs so you can keep the upstairs clean and tidy. With all kinds of organizational built-in options for storage, you can keep your basement area relatively tidy. Family play areas are great for all sorts of fun, such as video game systems, board games, toy boxes, and all the other activities you and your family enjoy. You can even throw in a pool table or foosball table for more entertainment value.

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Fitness Area

If you have extra space in your basement, you can always make a fitness area. This keeps all of your workout equipment downstairs and out of the way. This works best when you have a separate room so you can keep it out of the main design while also giving yourself a quiet enclosed area to focus on your workout.

Choose Ellecor Interior Design

No matter which room in your home you’re looking to design, Ellecor Interior Design can help. We offer a variety of personalized home decor and interior design services. We strive to create beautiful spaces for our clients that perfectly fit their personality and lifestyle. Contact us today for more information.

Design Ideas for a Kid’s Room

Kids Playing in Their Room

Design Ideas for a Kid’s Room

The nice thing about designing a kid’s room is that they typically don’t care too much about the design and decor. Kids just want a fun place where they can play! However, as kids grow up they often become more interested in choosing their own styles. That’s why it’s a good idea to make the design versatile enough to change styles throughout the stages of your child’s life. Today in the Ellecor Interior Design blog, we’ll make some suggestions for designing a kid’s room.

Versatile Furniture

Plan for the future and choose versatile pieces of furniture for your kid’s room. Furniture with timeless style is easier to use throughout many stages of your child’s life. A platform bed, for instance, won’t go out of style. You can always let kids choose their favorite cartoon characters for their comforter and bed set, since these are easily replaced. Versatile furniture can fit your home’s overall aesthetic as well, allowing you the option to repurpose it for other rooms in the future.

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Versatile Colors

Your child might say their favorite color is yellow, but that doesn’t mean you should just paint their room that way. Tomorrow their favorite color might be blue! Pick something neutral like a medium blue or gray tone. You can always paint an accent wall with brighter kid-friendly colors. By using neutral tones and a few well placed pops of bright color, you can create a great kid-friendly space that will be easier to change as they grow up.

Let Them Go Crazy with Toys

The main thing your kid will really care about is the toys in their room. Posters and other wall accessories are easy to change, so let them choose a few of their favorites. It is their room after all, so you want it to feel like their own special space. Don’t forget to add some shelves and extra storage for their toys when they’re done playing.

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Choose Ellecor Interior Design

Ellecor Interior Design specializes in designing rooms that are exactly what our clients are looking for. We learn about your preferences to completely customize the design and personalize it for you. We can do everything from a simple rearrangement to a full home redesign. Contact us today for more information and speak with a member of our staff about getting an estimate.