I’ve got great tips for Finished Basement Ideas! It’s been a while since I’ve updated our Teen Hangout in our daylight basement and my tip is to keep it simple, inviting and accommodating for several teens. I also like using functional furniture that is simple to clean, stylish, inexpensive and can also be used for sleeping. Decorating a small apartment or basement can have it’s challenges.
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I had my eye on this amazing Better Homes and Gardens Rowen Fold Out Linen Futon for a couple of months!
It was stylish, and was on sale for $299! AND they even delivered it for free. It couldn’t have been easier to order.
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The best part? It folds out into a sleeper, which makes a great finished basement idea for functional living. And look at the detailing! The nailheads, the buttons… I love it!
My son is a senior in high school, so it’s not uncommon that our home is the gathering place for video game playing, monopoly, poker night, movie night or firepit s’mores night with many of his friends. It’s also not uncommon for several crashing for the night.
This is one of our smartest finished basement ideas, because now we’ve got many places for them to crash with two fold out convertible sofas, a recliner, and a fold out floor bed.
Since I was adding a new piece of furniture, I HAD to buy more pillows too. I love all the new spring options.
Nothing I purchased was too expensive, so I don’t have to worry about the wear the tear from teen boys. It’s so easy to have stylish home decor with any of the Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart products, almost all their pillows are always under $10! Finished basement ideas are simple with so many options.
Finished Basement Ideas – Easy Decorating
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- BHG Palm Fronds Green Velvet Flocked Pillow with Decorative Tassels – $8.88
- BHG Boucle Pillow in turquoise – $7.26
- BHG Woven Stripe Decorative Pillow – $8.00
- BHG Rowen Linen Futon in Grey – $299
This fold-out sofa futon is very sturdy and comfortable! It comes delivered to your home in a box that is really narrow and a little longer than the sofa. It took my husband and son about 15 minutes to assemble it and have it set up for use. I’m thinking this fold-out futon sofa will be great for my son in college!
I used to have a coffee table, but since they usually push it out of the way and slide one of the pieces of furniture closer to the TV, I removed it.
I now make sure this teen hangout has plenty of food, drinks, and places to sit or sleep. One of the best-finished basement ideas is having a kitchenette with a microwave and small fridge. I keep a basket full of microwavable popcorn, s’more making supplies, candy jars full of candy and a fridge full of bottled water and soda.
If you know you’ll be hosting several teens, it’s a good idea to plug in a power strip with a few iPhone chargers. Food and keeping their electronics charged… that’s all they really care about.
Finished Basement Ideas for a Teen Hangout
- Microwave & Small Fridge – If you don’t have a small kitchenette, create a space for these items.
- Microwaveable popcorn
- Bottled water and soda
- S’More’s Making Supplies – if you have a firepit, this is a must.
- Jars of Candy – We have about 6 jars I keep filled with a variety of candy.
- Power Strip – because teens are addicted to their phones, they like to keep them charged.
- Board Games – believe it or not, my son and his friends love playing Uno and Monopoly
- Video Game Player and games
- Many options for sitting and sleeping
Whatever your needs are, keep your finished basement ideas simple and functional for several activities.
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