11 Ways to Decorate a Basement Rec Room

Batman has never been duly recognized for his interior design finesse but let’s face it, he made the most of the Wayne Manor sub-basement by turning it into an infamous crime-fighting cave.

 

You might not have that much room to spare – and you won’t need it with these show-stopping basement designs from the KB Home stylists.

A Cozy Space

A little room can go a long way with the right design in mind.

1.This cozy space is big on style with a couch, coffee tables, and board games galore.  You can find this floor plan at the Stapleton Villa Collection at Bluff Lake in Aurora, CO (near Denver). 

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2.You don’t need a lot of space to proclaim your devotion to the guitar gods. This music-themed room hits all the right notes with guitars as wall art, a “Good Vibes” pillow, and a very cool mural depicting cassette tapes. Find this fun design in The Villas at Copperleaf in Aurora, CO (near Denver).

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3. Skip the traditional couch and you’ll have more room for a pool table and wet bar. This basement is featured in Panorama at the Meadows in Castle Rock, CO (near Denver).

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Room to Spare

More room equals more options for a basement retreat.

4. If you woke up tomorrow and your neighborhood bar were in your basement, this is what that would look like. The flat screen TV over the bar and the chalkboard daily specials are unique flourishes that carry the theme. You can find this floor plan in The Reserve at Somerset Meadows in Longmont, CO (near Denver).

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5.You’ll have plenty of elbow room at the poker table in this basement game room. And when you’re all played out, there’s a large separate area for vegging in front of the TV. This room is featured in The Estates at Ponderosa Ridge in Aurora, CO (near Denver).

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6. When your family is equally divided between playing pool, lounging, and snacking at the wet bar, you’ve got a room for all three activities. You can find this room at Trailside Patio Homes in Thornton, CO (near Denver).

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7. A couch can work as a room divider when you want distinct sections, like in this basement rec room in the Reunion community in Commerce City, CO (near Denver).

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8. This room is what massive sectional couches dream of. Plus, the high tables lend a way to binge watch while you snack. This floor plan is featured in The Estates at Somerset Meadows in Longmont, CO (near Denver).

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9. A spacious living area and a wet bar with counter seating could almost double as a second great room and kitchen. You can find this floor plan in The Reserve at Trailside in Thornton, CO (near Denver).

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A Room with a Lot of Views

When your basement has a wall full of windows, the sky’s the limit.

10.You’ll forget you’re in a basement with these three large windows. Plus, the animal-inspired décor makes this room far from ordinary. The Estates at Trailside in Thornton, CO (near Denver).

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11. Three close-set windows team up with pendant lighting and recessed can lighting to give you the brightest basement possible. This room at The Reserve at Ponderosa Ridge in Aurora, CO (near Denver), features a wet bar, pool table, and TV viewing area.

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Did one of these photos inspire you? What does your basement rec room look like? Share your ideas with us in the comments section below.

For more design inspiration, please view the styled rooms and floor plan selections available in a KB Home community near you at kbhome.com.


A.J. Bowker is a contributing writer to From House to Home. She has lived on the East Coast, in the Midwest, and is now settled in Southern California. One thing she has learned from living in various parts of the country: home is a state of mind.