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12 Basement Furniture Ideas for Sprucing Up Your Downstairs Space

In need of basement makeover inspiration? We’ve got 12 basement furniture ideas for revamping any style space.

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12 Basement Furniture Ideas For Sprucing Up Your Downstairs SpaceVIA MERCHANT

A finished basement is a place to relax in comfort with family and friends. Often, it becomes the coolest hangout spot in the house. Too often, however, old furniture from upstairs ends up downstairs after new pieces are purchased. But giving your downstairs space the attention it deserves can help with organizing your basement and make your home feel more spacious.

Whether you’re interested in creating a cozy lounge area, a home bar or game room, a kitchen space or even an additional guest bedroom, we’ve carefully picked basement furniture that will suit any of your basement remodel ideas.

From basement shelving ideas to ideas for game rooms, here are our top basement furniture idea for sprucing up your downstairs space.

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A Well Designed Gaming Chairvia merchant

A Well-Designed Gaming Chair

With a modified wingback silhouette that makes a statement in any man cave space, this luxury gaming chair gives you the functionality you need without sacrificing style. The leather seat has built-in Bluetooth speakers, a volume control panel and a USB port. Most impressive of all, it has a feature that simulates what’s going on in your game, like the vibration of an explosion.

For more game room ideas, check out our lists of the best ping pong tables and best pool tables.

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Versatile Bar & Counter Stools

This set of barstools is excellent for any basement bar, counter or high-top table. Pairing contemporary and industrial appeal, these faux leather seats have an inviting bucket shape and clean-line legs. In terms of design, these stools go with just about any style–they’re sure to be a hit in your space.

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Wide Sideboard

This coastal-inspired sideboard brings character and charm to your basement with glass-paned cabinet doors and a brown wood top. Multifunctional sideboards aren’t exclusive to the dining room, as they can store books, décor and even extra cocktail glasses. Consider using yours as a TV console, as this sideboard easily holds most flat screens up to 60 inches and 75 pounds.

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Simple, Cozy Chaise Sectional

A comfortable couch, like the Newport 2-Piece Sectional, is essential to any lounge space. Choose between a left- or right-facing chaise and style yours with either toss-back or boxed cushions. We love the relaxed look of a toss-back cushion on this piece, which comes in many fabrics and colors. The high-quality craftsmanship is evident in the durable, solid pine frame and the comfortable, plush cushions with zip-off covers make cleaning a breeze.

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Multipurpose Short Stools

Grab a short stool (or two) for your basement–they’re multi-purpose pieces of furniture. Use yours as extra seating, a footrest, or even as an end table. Throw these distressed leather stools behind a couch, next to the coffee table or under a desk, and you’ll be thankful to have them when a few extra people show up to your next shindig.

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Wooden Kitchen Island

We admit this one is a bit out there—but if you’re planning on installing a small kitchenette in the basement, a kitchen island is an excellent addition. Even if you just want a surface top for mixing drinks and prepping snacks, the Grayson Kitchen Island fits into almost any room, with shelving on one side and an overhand for tucked seating on the other. This piece is also equipped with a butcher block countertop and serves as an extra workspace and dining area.

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Storage Ladder

Crafted from rustic teak wood, this four-rung ladder is perfect for blanket storage, hanging accessories and more. A storage ladder is a great way to keep cozy, stylish throws within arm’s reach—and guests don’t have to ask where the blankets are for movie night.

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Sleek Media Console

With its subtly recessed frame, the Danish-inspired Norre Media Console does the impossible: It stands out while blending in—and that’s why we love it as a basement piece. This console is ready to hold your favorite linens, media and books in a simple, streamlined fashion.

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Tiered Bar Console

If you don’t have room for a full bar installation in your basement, this hand-crafted, open-storage bar console is a space-saving option that may work better for you. This bar cart has a playful shape and antique brass frame, and it’s a head-turner in any modern mid-century designed room.

Looking to save a little cash? Here are 12 bar cart deals for the perfect basement bar on a budget.

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Upholstered Armchair

The retro-inspired wood framing of this armchair will accent your modern basement décor like a dream. Subtle contouring to the chair’s frame gracefully draws the eye downward, following the chair’s lines, which are finished in walnut. And thanks to the multiple upholstery offerings, you’re sure to find an option that speaks to you.

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Modern Coffee Table

A well-crafted coffee table can pull the entire look of a room together. This minimalist wood coffee table has a costal feel and dimensional finish that adds character and warmth. It contrasts clean lines and gently rounded edges, so it can be paired with a range of sofa styles.

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Arched Storage Cabinet

The Mason Storage Cabinet is a standout piece that pairs style with storage. Tall with a curved silhouette, the two glass-front doors open to reveal a trio of shelves. Below the shelves are two pull-out storage drawers with wooden drawer glides for easy storage.

Pro tip: Arched shelves look great next to each other with a bench in between.

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Mary Henn
Mary Henn, MFA is an Associate Shopping Editor at Family Handyman. She’s also a national award-winning writer and journalist. Her expertise lies in interior design, home décor, gardening and outdoor trends. When she’s not working on the latest content at FHM, you can find her reading poetry or hiking with her dog, Henry.