I’ve mentioned before I don’t go too crazy for Halloween and Thanksgiving, but I do like adding something a little festive. Especially now that we have George — we want this to be an exciting time for him too! He’s at an age where he is pointing and smiling, and he loves the pumpkins and the butterflies that we’ve added around the house. We have this whole routine where we light up the Jack-o-lanterns each morning together. He gets very excited about it. I can only imagine what Christmas will be like!
If you’re like me, and want to decorate but don’t want to overdo it, here’s how we decorate for Halloween — and still keep it chic.
4 TIPS WE ALWAYS FOLLOW
Stick with a color palette. We already decorate with neutrals and pops of black, which makes it easy for Halloween, but I’ve seen it done really well with brighter colors or rustic. The best decor typically has a theme. So I always try to remember that when shopping for decorations. We clearly stick to black and white.
Add decals or fun creatures to the walls. We had a lot of fun with this last year with our tiny bats, but I really love the butterflies this year. It’s different and still sets the mood. We used painters tape for the walls and these mounting squares for the larger bats on our exterior brick.
Get the whole family involved. Obviously George is too young to really care, but we bought him some cute Halloween books (Spooky Pookie and B is for Boo are a couple of our favorites). But when he’s bigger, it would be fun to have a little nook or spot in his room that he “decorates” and feels proud of.
Play up what you already have. If you don’t want to go all out (like me) remember that accessories can go a long way. I look at what I have and see how I can play it up. I set out a few candles (plain glass votives or white pillar candles in various heights), skulls, and white mini pumpkins. I add them to areas around the house like the coffee table, entry table and inside a large bowl. If you buy the tiny bats or black butterflies add a few around the house. We put some on various mirrors and picture frames and it makes it feel festive, without feeling like too much.