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October Tip of the Month: "Don't Decorate to Death"

Halloween is just around the corner, which means it's time to get your home in the spirit of "spooky season." Whether you're hosting a costume party, or simply want to create a festive atmosphere, decorating for Halloween can be a fun endeavor for the whole family. However, it can be easy for your household to become more chaotic and less chic with too many decorations. In this blog post, I'll share my favorite tips, ideas, and products to help you transform your space into a haunted haven.

1. Create an Enticing Entrance Set the tone for your Halloween decor right from the entrance by hanging a reusable Halloween garland or autumnal wreath on your front door. You can also place hay bales, mums, and pumpkins from your local pumpkin patch cascading down the steps to welcome your guests. Don't forget to paint a few pumpkins or carve jack-o-lanterns to add a touch of all-natural spookiness!

Photo by Finding Lovely

2. Haunted House Atmosphere Less is more! To create a "haunted house" element, lean into dim lighting to set the tone. You can also opt to utilize beeswax taper candles, which have the added bonus of naturally purifying your air (and saving on your electricity bill!). Consider sticking paper bats around your home - we suggest clumping them around a window or your fireplace mantle to give the illusion that they're flying into the house. Additionally, we are loving this years trend of painting spooky ghosts on thrift store paintings!

Photo from Martha Stewart

3. Bring out BOO-tiful Centerpieces Elevate your Halloween table decor with hauntingly beautiful centerpieces. Pull out your favorite antiques from grandma (candlesticks, compote bowls. etc.) that you've been dying to use. You can choose to layer them with a neutral table runner, baby pumpkins, and your favorite festive candies. You can also create a spooky floral arrangement using dark-colored flowers like black roses or deep purple dahlias.

Photo by CB2

4. Ghoulish Garden Delights Extend your Halloween decor to the outdoors by creating a haunted garden. Hang handmade ghosts from tree branches or line your patio with homemade tin can luminaries. Get your kids involved in the process! You can even make a home-made scare crow using hand-me-downs.

Photo by Jolly Mom

With these sustainable yet stylish Halloween decorating tips in mind, you'll be able to create a memorable yet manageable atmosphere for the holiday.

To add some finishing touches, some of my favorite finds this season are...

Remember to have fun and let your creativity take a front seat.

Happy Halloween decorating! 🎃👻🕷️


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