Mini Halloween Home Tour and Blog Hop

I wouldn’t say that I’m a big Halloween person, but since I’ve had kids any excuse to be a bit festive around our house gets my creativity going. So when we saw a fake black cat in the craft store that my lil’ lady immediately named Penny and started dancing around with, I just had to get it. The fact that it was 70% off coupled with the fact that it will most likely be the only cat she will ever own were the clinchers.

That happened, and then literally the next day I was invited to join in with some other amazing bloggers to show you how we decorate for Halloween in our homes. So I guess it was fate.

That means that today you get to peek around my house and see my easy Halloween decorations, and then head on into 14 more homes to see their spooktacular decorations. (Sorry…I had to.)

simple halloween decorations

I didn’t go all out, but switching out just a few pieces of my fall decor and sprinkling in more Halloween decorations did the trick and my kids love it. Especially Penny.

halloween etched votives

As you walk in the door the first sign of anything spooky are the etched ghost votives that I made a few weeks ago. I love how they look when the candles are lit and they are perfect on my entry table.

halloween photo display

Besides the entry table, I really kept our Halloween decorations confined to the rooms we spend the most time in. Our living room and the kitchen, which are essentially one big room here. As you enter the living room, I hung this Halloween photo display (which will be posted soon.)  I love looking at the photos we’ve taken of my (really cute) kids in past halloween costumes and hunting for pumpkins. My little girl loves to see these kinds of pictures of herself.

simple halloween mantle

And since we don’t have a mantle, I treat the shelf above our TV as if it is one and I switched out a few items from my Fall Mantle to make it a bit more Halloweeney. There is the famous Penny!

easy halloween mantle

By adding the cat, switching out the fall printable for a framed Halloween themed paper napkin and adding a few cob webs, it became instantly more spooky.

inexpensive halloween decoractions

I also added a paper napkin inside a frame on my side table in the same room to pull some Halloween flavor to that side of the room.

halloween throw pillows

Finally, I added to my new orange Zippered Throw Pillows that I had in my fall decor by borrowing some black and white houndstooth throw pillows that are normally up in our loft space. The black and white with the orange is perfect for Halloween and didn’t cost me anything! My kind of decor!

halloween decorations

Last, I switched out a few things on the open shelves in my kitchen from purely fall decorations to Halloween specific ones, but kept the pumpkins that were there in my fall home tour.

easy halloween decor

All in all I think I only have about 6 Halloween decorations, but by pairing them with my fall decor and borrowing a few things from around my house that go along with the Halloween color scheme I was able to get a festive look going for my family to enjoy on a very low budget.

What do you think? Do you go all out for Halloween, or keep it pretty simple?

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Ok. I’m going to have to kick you out of my house now, not because you are bothering me, but because there is so much more to see from some of my friends from around the net! They are eager to have you snoop around their space and let them know what you think too!

Enjoy!

15 Spook-tacular Halloween House ToursHouse by Hoff / View From the Fridge / Blue I Style / Persia Lou / Little House of Four / Chic California / Southern State of Mind

15 Spook-tacular Halloween House Tours collage 2

Tiny Sidekick / The Happy Housie / The Dolen Diaries / Place of My Taste / Town and Country Living / Everyday Enchanting / Three Little Greenwoods / My Creative Days

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About Corey

Corey is the creative behind Hey There, Home where she shares easy-to-follow and beautiful home decor and entertaining ideas. Her mission? To make home decor accessible to everyone, even if you don't consider yourself crafty, and to empower people to decorate their homes in a way that they can actually be lived in, not just looked at.

19 thoughts on “Mini Halloween Home Tour and Blog Hop

  1. Sara Rees says:

    Lovely tour and great home! Thank you for sharing it with us – I love the black cat it looks really awesome!

    1. Corey Willis says:

      Thanks Sara! Glad you enjoyed and thanks for stopping by!

  2. Your sprinkles of halloween cuteness are perfect! Hugs.

  3. This is such a cute Halloween update to your home! I love those ghost votives. I usually don’t go all out for Halloween but this year I actually managed to pick up an actual pumpkin and pot of mums–and it’s so great to see how cute and festive my porch looks now!

    1. Funny how just a few things can really get things feeling festive huh? My problem is that I wouldn’t have anywhere to store all of my decorations if I went all out for every holiday.

    1. Thanks Tasha! That is exactly what I was going for 🙂

  4. I like your Halloween decor. I do not do very much of the “spooky” stuff. We live in the Arizona desert, land of all that slithers and plenty of creepy crawlies, so why would I add any more — even the fake kind! I do have a real kitty named Abby. She’s about ten years old, so not really a kitty anymore, but she still has the sweet little face that she did when we got her. Yes, we are some of those crazy cat people who think of our pet as our baby! I mean seriously, she is creamy white with big blue eyes and loves to cuddle — what’s not to love?

  5. My kids will also only ever own pretend cats, too (#dogpeople)! Great tour! We are right there with you on the simple Halloween decor!! Happy Saturday!

  6. Great tour, Corey! I love that eye-ball paper in the frame…so cute!

  7. My favorite part of the whole post is when you said that you had to buy Penny because it was the only cat your kids would ever own. Amen to THAT! Haha… And I love that you framed napkins! So clever!

    1. Hahaha! I am soooooo NOT a cat person, but more than that, I’m NOT a litter box person!

  8. Aw, this looks so great, and is the perfect line between nothing and going toooo all out. I don’t really own any Halloween decor, but I can see why it would be fun to have when one has kids around!

  9. Hi! Your Halloween decor looks great! I better get crafting and add some Halloween flair to my home for my kids!

  10. Awwww, Corey this is SO much fun!!! I’m not much of a Halloween person either, but I think Carson is going to bring a ton of fun to it through these next few years!

  11. I love your friendly Halloween decorations. It looks like a fun place to be on Halloween! Happy Halloween!

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