Help, hubby wants a more rustic vibe for this downstairs area
We just got this home real cheap as an investment. We are enjoying it as a weekend home for now. We don't have a lot of money, so we have to do a lot by ourselves and spend smart.
We have focused on the upstairs which is totally coming together little by little. Need to take a more recent picture of that but anyways, the downstairs pictured here, is just strange to me. We have not done a thing to it yet. What ever you see will not be any part of the room except the tables that I got in a thrift store and need to fix some scratches with Old English scratch cover.
Hubby really wants a kind of light cabin like feel. Like ship lap ceilings perhaps in a natural finish or painted. I would LOVE to do something with the brick, but he loves it as is. Ok I can live with it, if I can figure out how to make this nutty paneling work. He loves it and oddly we get a lot of compliments on it, but it is just too much.
I still want it to somehow transition well with our upstairs. Any ideas without me ending up in a huge fight with hubby.
Tip the home is in a forested area of California, it is on a hill and has lots of Oaks and mountains to see around, so making it sort of nature-ish is not all that bad but come on. This is a challenge that I would love to work out, and start on with tax return money possibly.