You can plan this idea well into an abandoned house, use it as an alchemy lab (brewing stand etc) or as decoration.
You can still "beautify" the ground with crumbly stones, grass, mycelium and mushrooms or podsol. Spider webs reinforce the abandonment.
Alternatively, you can also leave out the fakes. This gives a creepy feeling when you enter the basement...
These barrels with the buttons on them are barrels in which you can store wine or other substances imaginary.