Popular basement bar designs include contemporary, country and sports. Contemporary-themed bars typically have stainless steel with black accents and feature a minimalist, futuristic look, while country-themed bars feature wooden furniture and accents and a more worn, comfortable look.
Sports-themed bars normally feature sports memorabilia representing specific teams, such as the Chicago Bulls or Pittsburgh Steelers, but general sports lounges featuring jerseys, autographs and general sports items not representing specific teams are also popular. Collector basement bars are also popular and fit with almost any basement decor. Collector bars display the owner's private collection of items such as trophies, maps, oil cans or anything the owner collects.