I finally have a bonus room! Okay, it’s not actually finished. We still need trim on the top and bottom of the walls, a tv and console, closet doors, shelves installed in my office nook, a total makeover of the stairs, and doors to close the room off from the storage side of the basement. See, not really done. But the fact that it’s semi-liveable has me in the mood to add it to my fall home tour and decorate it anyway!
Like I said, I don’t really have much decor in this room yet, so I kind of just pulled things from storage and around the house to fill in the space for fall.
The natural light in here is atrocious. I literally have one 12×24 inch window in this whole room – and that’s being generous. I don’t think it’s actually that big! Anyway, I had to get creative with photographing the room. It’s definitely a bit of trial and error, but with the help of an external flash, low shutter speed, and remote, I was able to get enough light to get some decent shots.
I wanted to hang something on the wall, but didn’t want to spend any money, so I stretched out my vintage carpenter’s ruler and hung it up. I took a walk with the kids and had them pick up leaves on the sidewalk since we don’t have any mature trees in our own yard! Then I hung the leaves from the ruler with a few vintage clothespins. The only bad part is that the leaves curl up after a couple days. But that just gives us an excuse to go for more walks and pick up more pretty leaves!
Thanks so much for stopping by my fall home tour! I hope you enjoyed it!
And you can catch up if you are just joining in. Here is a list of the fabulous ladies participating this year!