[home]: More of Basement Reveal

9.15.2014

Since I've decided to take my time with decor around the house and only purchase pieces I really really really like or that mean something to our family, decorating a space can take a longish time. Our basement has been completed from renovator's point of view for a few months now. But for us it will take a long time indeed to find and bring in pieces where each piece would feel like a found treasure. 

I guess preparing for basement renovation, realizing that storage space is scarce, and giving away mounts of items of nice and good enough decor pieces that we did not madly love, does something to put things into perspective. 

Here is where we took our basement up to this point (described here and here):




Latest decor addition is art I added over small sofa on the long black wall:



We just love how cheerful it looks and how it livens up the space.  I've been planning to add a mirror in this space, and I even found a perfect one at Home Sense during one of the trips, but did not get it at the time, and, basically, never saw it again.


This painting has been hiding in my basement for some 6 or 7 years now even since we painted it with our daughter during one of those family painting sessions... So not only do we like it, it really means something to us. It is vibrant, great focal point against black wall and it happened to be perfect size as well for the space.


Frame is solid wood with wood mat and $5 Goodwill find. 
 

Here is view of TV and fireplace and how we treated the bulkhead using black and white paint. Painting really stands out in the space against all of the black and white.


At some point we were wondering if we should paint the long wall black as well as the one with TV as it could be overpowering - and I love that we went with it. While the black paint on TV wall helps hide the TV, the other wall makes this large space feel cozier.


In dark, or with very limited light, little sparkles just make the whole painting appear that much more special.


Here is how it looks with sconces turned on - I am still unsure if I will be keeping these sconces as I cannot say that I love them as much as I love the white ones on the opposite wall. (second image in the post)



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