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.)
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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?
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!