Christmas in the Basement

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Enjoy a fun holiday tour featuring Christmas in the basement – lot’s of festive inspiration! 

It’s Christmas home tour time- are ya excited?! Once again, I’ve teamed up with the lovely Marty from A Stroll Thru Life along with 29 other talented bloggers to share our holiday home décor with you. This is one of my favorite tours to be in! And I’m always so grateful to be included with such a talented group of ladies. So if you are hopping over from Designing Vibes, welcome! 

If this is your first time visiting here, let me introduce myself. I’m Laura and I live in Colorado with my husband and my two boys. I’ve been writing here at Inspiration for moms for almost 12 years now. (Shock! I can’t believe it’s been that long.) And today I’m so happy to share with you our holiday home tour. 

For this tour, we are heading right inside to our basement. 🙂 I’m super, super excited to share this room with you because just until a few months ago, our basement was really an unused area of our home. But I did some minor remodeling and a lot of painting and redesigning to create a space we now use daily. If you’d like to read about the whole before and after transformation, click HERE

So after having said all of that, let me show how this space looks now with simple Christmas touches.

Basement Christmas Lounge Area 

Before, this of the room had an old kitchen table that was piled high with miscellaneous stuff. But now it’s a cozy lounge area with great seating. And it’s where we have been enjoying all the classic Christmas movies. I’ve already watched Christmas Vacation about 5 times down here. Heck, I was even playing it while I was decorating this whole room! 🙂

This little corner back by the couch was the perfect place for our skinny flocked Christmas tree. I hadn’t planned on decorating with red at all this year. But when I started pulling out my Christmas decorations, I just nonchalantly tossed a red pillow on the couch. One look and I has hooked! So right then I decided I would decorate the basement with black, white and red.

So for the tree, I decorated it with some black and white ornaments. And then for a little pop of red, I used several pretty red berry twigs.

More Christmas in the Basement Decorations Throughout

To the left of the tree is where our long three-person desk sits. Remember me talking about the movie Christmas Vacation? Well, I had to have a little fun with our light box. Every time I hear Eddie say this line in the movie, I have to laugh. Every time! 

Here’s a better view of the desk area. For Christmas I added a few white ceramic house to the wall shelves and some mine trees. And just to add some red to that area, I placed a pair of lanterns at the end of the long desk. 

Over in the game and art area, I placed the mini houses Advent calendar that I made. It was such a fun Advent calendar to build and my boys have been loving it. If you missed the tutorial on how to make it – you can find step-by-step by clicking HERE.

And to think this area of the room was just storing boxes. UGH! But now we have such a great place to draw, craft, play board games and read books. It’s so crazy that it took us this long to utilize this space BUT I’m so glad we finally are! 

BASEMENT SOURCES: side chairs | leather ottomans | wood bowl | wall sconces | red and gray plaid pillows | faux fur pillow | gray throw | rug | leather swivel office chairs | flocked christmas tree | tree collar | desk lamps | art table | windowpane ottomans | red metal lanterns

I hope you enjoyed this holiday home tour of our basement. Don’t forget to pin this for later!

Actually, most of our home is decorated now for the holidays. Our living room also has a very simple holiday décor feel. No pops of red, but still very twinkly. 🙂

If you’d like to see the complete tour of our living room, you can find that tour by clicking HERE.

Our kitchen and dining room are also pretty festive right now…

If you’d like to see the complete tour of our kitchen and dining room tour, you can find that tour by clicking HERE.

The next stop on the tour is Sarah at Grace In My Space, so please go tell her ‘hi’ and check out her home tour! And don’t forget to visit all the Christmas tours happening this week linked below….

More Christmas Home Tours For You To Enjoy

Monday December 7th

A Stroll Thru LifeWorthington Court Clean and Scentsible StoneGablePink Peppermint DesignDecor To Adore 

Tuesday December 8th

Modern GlamIt All Started With PaintTown and Country LivingHymns and VersesMaking It In The MountainsLife On Cedar Lane 

Wednesday December 9th

Designing VibesInspiration For MomsGrace In My SpaceThe Wood Grain CottageWhispering Pines Homestead | Remodelando la Casa

Thursday December 10th

CitrineLivingOur Southern HomeSouthern State Of MindDuke Manor Farm   White Arrows HomeThrifty and Chic 

Friday December 11th

11 Magnolia Lane Follow The Yellow Brick Home Delightful OrderSouthern HospitalityCassie Bustamante


  1. Laura- what a cozy space to spend time with your kids and hubby in. That advent calendar….so creative and cute! As always your home is so pretty. Enjoy the holidays!

  2. What a great family space, Laura! It’s not a surprise that you all have been down there nonstop. It looks so cozy! It’s always a pleasure to tour with you—Merry (early) Christmas!

  3. Laura, I love your home. The touches of red and that wonderful Advent center is fabulous. So happy to be on tour with you.

  4. Your basement is fabulous. I love how pretty it looks with some red for your Christmas decor. Love your special touches around the desk area and that Advent House is fabulous. I loved seeing the other areas of your home too, you always create such warm and inviting spaces each season. Thanks so much for joining the Christmas home tour, I love being invited into your home.

  5. Laura, what an awesome space you’ve created here! You’re giving me great ideas for my basement which is, sadly, unfinished and big mess at the moment. The black and red holiday decor is right down my alley, love it!!

    1. Oh lady, thank you! I’m sure you can turn your base into a spectacular space – no doubt. Merry Christmas friend! 🙂

  6. Wow, Laura! I am so incredibly envious of this awesome space you have. My next home will definitely have a finished basement. Beautiful tour!

  7. Your newly renovated basement is so perfectly warm & cozy! I especially adore the red, white & black decorating theme!

    🙂 Linda

  8. Laura — love the basement tour and the pops of color and all the great details that you have inspired us with! Keep it up! Also, quick question — does the lightbox you noted above come with the letters to create the messages or do you have to buy them separately – and if so where? THANKS and Happy New Year in 2021!

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