For the last 8 months we've been working on finishing our basement and now the time has come.... to pick paint, carpet and all those frills. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!! (kari runs screaming from the house)
I have no idea where to even start. No one ever uses basement pictures to inspire people in their pain choices & design! Our house is built in 1920 and is a craftsman. The upstairs has lots of period details & we used earthy colors like brown, green, orange, cream & blue/gray. Now we have this entire basement & I am so out of ideas.
It has no personality - just sheetrock. Two bedrooms will be for the kids, plus a family/rec room, a hallway & the kids bath. I don't know if I really want lots of different colors on the walls down there (maybe just 2 different ones) and I know I don't want to many dark colors because its already sort of dark. We can pretty much start from scratch on the kids rooms, both kids need new bedding & don't really have color themes.
Hmm....just writing this out is giving me ideas actually.... I think i just need a couple neutral base colors that I can accent with brighter colors.
Lately I've loved how everyone (or just orange poppy and The Nines in Portland) has been using aqua. And I've always been madly in love with my friend's red/light blue combination. hmmm.....
sigh. So all you folks out there with ideas stuffed into your brains, do you have any for me? Links to any cool sites? Anything awesome that you love and probably won't use? Inspire me! I guess I better start spending time on design blogs & get my bum in gear.