For the vast majority of the year, my decorating style at home is pretty simple. I love the rustic farmhouse style. It just suits my personality, because you can decorate with not a lot of stuff and still have a lot of character in your home. Now, come fall, I really bring out the decor for Halloween. Today, I’m sharing our simply Halloween decor.
Our house is nowhere near completely decorated yet. I’ll be talking more about that later, when Cozy, Minimalist Home is released. But, long story short, I am an advocate for decorating at your own pace.
Occasionally, I get a little self conscious that we haven’t purchased new couches yet (we have a cat who thinks they’re scratching posts), that our foyer is a little sparse (I haven’t found the perfect church pew bench yet), or that our dining room is the only room close to being ‘done.’ Despite all that, we still have parties and we still have people over. It’s fun, and no one really cares about my decorating style when it comes down to having a get together.
Now, when it comes to…. basically, the last quarter of the year, I love decorating. My style significantly changes during the holiday season, and I essentially have too much decor to even put out. Now, some people could walk in and still think it looks sparse. But, for me, this is a lot.
And it’s fun! Will has commented the past two years about how I really love decorating at this time of year, and it’s true. It just gets me excited to all the holidays to come!
So, without further rambling, here is our simple Halloween decor for 2018.
We’ll start with the dining room. I wanted to find some matte black candles for all the candle holders we have, but I couldn’t find any that I like. We found some of this cool netting at Target that I draped over the larger mirror on the china cabinet. A few pieces like the orange sugar skull candle and the poison bottle were really simple yet pack a punch. I basically just replaced items that were previously there with simple Halloween pieces.
In our living room, we have these awesome cabinets on both sides of the fireplace. They house our movie collection, but the tops serve is the perfect place for decor. This side of the fireplace has pretty much been designated as the kids’ side. This is where the seasonal books are housed, along with any seasonal Legos that we have. These small Halloween town pieces are from Michael’s years ago. We randomly went to Michael’s after Halloween one year and these were 90% off. At the time, I didn’t have a lot of Halloween decor, so the deal was very exciting.
Like I said before, our foyer is nowhere near being finished. But a few well-placed decor items on the one table we do have really warms it up.
When you go through the foyer into the living room, this is what faces you. I switched out just a few items for Halloween pieces.
I always look at the dollar spot for decor pieces that are simple and durable. These haunted houses are really cool. I added some led votive candles to turn on at night.
The kitchen stays pretty simple. Since I took these pictures, I switched out the flowers for a seasonal bunch at Harris Teeter. The count down blocks will be here for a while, because the blocks have different holidays you can count down. The candy corn dish usually has candy in it, but well … kids.
How do you decorate for Halloween? Do you like to go all out or keep it simple? If you have pictures, I’d love to see them!