DIY Basement Furniture Ideas

Need ideas for how to furnish your basement to match your needs? Looking for a comfy couch? Or is a daybed more your style? Check out our top, best, and newest projects or have a look at our slideshows and videos on basement furniture. Join the discussion on our popular discussions page or ask a question. We're sure to have an answer.

Tips for Furnishing a Basement

Use mirrors

Mirrors can create the illusion of more space, especially when hung on walls. Don’t overdo it, as too many can become overwhelming.

Create storage space

Select storage units that run from floor to ceiling. Choose items that have extra storage space, such as hidden compartments and drawers.

Choose light colors

A way to brighten up your basement is by using lightly colored furniture. Go for neutral, white, or pale tones.

Avoid clutter

You want to be practical with the space you have in your basement. Don’t be tempted to buy unnecessary furniture.

Create a guest room

Use furniture such as beds and closets to turn your basement into a guest room or additional bedroom.

Top Projects for Basement Furniture

We've collected the top DIY basement furniture projects for your enjoyment!

Popular Slideshows for Basement Furniture

Browse our basement furniture slideshows and find inspiration for your next project.

Basement Furniture Videos

Check out our DIY video tutorials to get ideas for your basement furniture.

Apothecary Chest From Plain Dresser

Turn a plain Jane dresser into an apothecary chest. Once all your friends know that you made it, they will want one too!

DIY - Turn Old Drawers Into Shelves!

If you have any old or slightly damaged drawers this is a great solution! Check out the YouTube video or follow the instructions below!Don't forget to check out other videos and projects on my YouTube channel||

DIY Paint Stick Table

This is a great day project that really is a great addition to any room!


Hey everyone!Karen and I weren't quite done with our house yet, and one of the things we needed was a comfortable couch. Before building this we had no place to sit at all since we had just moved in. Let me show you how we went about building it. The process is simple. First you buy pillows or square sponges as well as a glue gun and some pallets. Also pick up the type of material you want to cover the sponges for the cusion.

New Basement Furniture Projects

In search of new DIY basement furniture projects to inspire you? We have them here.

Browse Basement Furniture Projects

Beverage Cart Made From a Metal Utility Cart!
Repurposed Piano with many options for functionality
Amazing Dresser to Shelf Conversion DIY Upcycle Project
My "Shipwreck" Water Lily Pond
Pallet Coffee Table With Metal Hairpin Legs: DIY
Turn a Vintage Milk Can Into a Stylish Stool
Five Gallon Bucket Patio Table
Upcycling a Vintage Hutch Into 2 New Pieces
Tired Old Sofa Turned Into a Blissful Place to Be Tired!
Free DIY Train Table
I Made a Sofa Out of a Fold-up Cot.
Cable Spool Project
From Sewing Machine Cabinet to Charming Vanity
Repurposed Dresser Into Patio Entertaining Island
50s Bike Turned Into a Priceless Credenza!
Changing Table to Bar Cart
Painting A Stool With A Mackenzie-Childs Look
How To Use Contact Paper and Mod Podge on Wicker
You want a fancy French daybed? Well, lets make one!
Sofa "Baseboard" Hides Ugly Cords & Mechanics
Upcycled Chair Benches
How to Paint a Couch
Two Upcycled Projects From One Old Ladder
Miniature Dollhouse Leather Couch Tutorial
DIY Couch/Wall Spacers
DIY Litter Box Hider
Restore an Old Trunk
Repurposed Door Hall Tree
Cat Litter Bucket Re Use
Repurposed Entertainment Center (for Slimy Critter Fanatics)
Kitchen Island From Wall Cabinet
Steamer Trunk Handle Repair
Clawfoot tub to Chaise Lounge
Material Of The Week: Milk Crates
DIY Outdoor Pallet Table - (First Woodworking Attempt)
Upcycled Door & Beams Turned Irish Pub Style Bar!
1 Pallet + 1 4x4 Post = Coffee Table
DIY Crate Stools for Toy Storage
Fainting Couch Revival
Distressed Paris Grey Bar Stools
Upcycled End Table From a Wooden Tray and Wire Basket
How to Build a Shiplap Headboard
7 Ways to DIY a Pool Noodle
Turn an Inexpensive Wire Basket Into a Gorgeous DIY Table
Entertainment Center Becomes a Great Upcycled Entryway Bench!
DIY Pallet Bookshelf for Kids
DIY Cable Spool Ottoman Stool
Repurposing Vintage Milk Can to a Side Table
Repurposed TV Hutch Top Now a Gorgeous Farmhouse Style Cabinet
Elegant Bedroom Bunny Hutch From Dresser
Kitchen Cabinet Turned Roll-away Cart/Moveable Island
Peek-a-Boo Changing Table
Kitchen Island Made From Old Dresser
Faux Mantel From an Old China Hutch
Giving an Old Bunk Bed Ladder New Life
China Hutch Repurposed Into a Flat Screen TV Stand
Repurposed Dresser to Bench