Sports-Inspired Basement

See how designer Val Thwing makes over a basement 'zoned' for fun.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionA vibrant color scheme of tennis-court teal and true blue livens up the spacious basement.
The pole was painted with chalkboard paint so the kids can keep score. Personalized sports-ball murals with each child's name were painted first on the white walls, then covered with brown paper once it was time to apply the blue and teal paint. Tip: Roll the paint away from the edge of the paper to prevent it from seeping underneath.

bean bags — JC Penney
Krylon Chalkboard Paint (green) — Home Depot
Sportcraft Good Volleyball/Badminton Combo Set — Dick’s Sporting Goods
fabric — JoAnn Fabrics
Ingo dining table, Norrebo side table, Billy bookcases — Ikea