Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to decorate for. I just love all the spooky options and have so much fun watching my kids get really into moving things around the house and playing with all the decorations.
This year I went with a very limited color palate – mostly black and white without a trace or orange! If you know me, you know that I always say black and white is my favorite color, so naturally this was the perfect opportunity to go all out.
And don’t worry, I do still have all the orange things, I’ve just strategically placed it it downstairs in the basement playroom. 🙂
And now for the tour!
Our split entry has these tall, empty, white walls that were just screaming for bats. I found this set of plastic precut bats on Amazon and used the small adhesive dots that came with the set.
They really make the stairs special! That, and the white gauze fabric draped along the black handrail.
The living room is where I concentrated most of my decorating efforts. Specifically on my new mid century wall shelves that are just perfect for mixing books with spooky yet playful halloween items.
In order to keep the shelves looking cohesive, I stayed within a very tight color palate of black, white and tan. I shopped my house for books, candles, vases, and cake stands to give some height and interest. It ended up a mix of candles, crows and skeletons, plus a few stacks of books turned backwards to show their white pages.
Faux white pumpkins keep it simple in a large wooden bowl on the fireplace.
In the kitchen I added a few bats to jazz up the white walls (and show off the new mid century light fixture!). Plus an affordable black and white checkered rug, some black mug and of course a few real fairytale pumpkins.
We have had an unseasonably warm September/October this year and our deck was in full swing until just a day or so ago. We are at the point now where it is time to clean and put away the cushions and furniture for the season. But boy, will I miss hanging out on our ‘fall’ deck!
And that wraps up our fall & Halloween home tour!
It’s amazing to see how far we have come in one year in this house. Last year we were frantically working on home improvement projects in order to get the house ready to move into it and I basically didn’t decorate at all. It feels so good to be settled and able to celebrate the season with family, friends and a few faux skeletons. 🙂