I forgot to post pictures of our finished basement, which has been converted to a playroom. I love my basement now. It's so nice and refreshing to walk down the stairs and actually see drywall up, paint, recessed lighting, a ceiling and flooring. I'm starting to enjoy doing my laundry. And most importantly, my kids love it. This is where all their toys are located. Where they can run around and be crazy. And make a mess. Lucas and Stella both have their own little play area, and I love to see their imagination expand. Our contractor built a huge closet for me, so I can store jewelry packaging material, gift wrapping supplies, craft projects, books and large toys.
Because it's a basement, I wanted to make it colorful, bright and light so it didn't feel like a dungeon, and it would be inviting for the children to play. I bought colorful, striped rugs that were on sale at Pottery Barn. The bookshelves, TV stand and sofa bed are from Ikea. I didn't want a lot of furniture down there because it would restrict the children's play area. I also bought the cable picture gallery system at Ikea. Stella loves this because she can display her artwork. We are also going to change it out with the holidays. In the future, I'll get some prints to hang on the wall.