I really enjoy seasonal decorating, even though I’ve been a bit slow to get going this fall. I feel like so many people push you to buy new things every year, but honestly, I like to keep things simple and use the same things year after year. Once you have some core pieces that aren’t too trendy you’ll be all set! Here are some easy ideas to help give your home a nice fall/halloween update if you’re looking for a place to get started!
Easy Halloween Decorating
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- Faux pumpkins of various sizes and textures- I have a mixture of ceramic and natural material pumpkins that I like to add to my shelves and mantel. Most of mine are from Target, Homegoods, or were thrifted.
- Black taper candles– Swap out your white taper candles for black taper candles! It’s a fun spooky touch that allows you to still use your existing candlestick holders. I found my black taper candle at Homegoods. (Brass tulip candlesticks were a flea market find.)
- Small plastic bats or butterflies– These are such an easy way to make a big impact on a wall or the front of your home! Just be sure to not use the adhesive that comes with them- it can damage walls and is tough to remove. We’ve had bats for years and I reuse them if they’re still in good condition. Painter’s tape works nicely on walls!
- Swap out your Frame TV artwork- I love our Samsung The Frame TV so much, and here’s a full review of it if you’re considering getting one. I downloaded this ~$3 Frame TV art on Etsy and now our TV looks pretty yet a little spooky with the cute little ghosts. Here is another fun ghost option.
- Simple black halloween garland- I have spider garland and bat garland and I drape one over a mirror and I taped one to our mantle.
- Real pumpkins- I like to add some real pumpkins outside by our front door. I used to go all out but this year I only have 2 (so far) that I grabbed at Trader Joe’s.
- Exterior spiders and webs- I bought some big spiders and a giant web in 2020 and the kids LOVE once they’re all set up. I attach them with zip ties to the web and hook a zip tie onto a 3M hook on the windows.
- Simple strand of Halloween lights- We have a strand of purple and orange lights (similar to Christmas lights but in halloween colors) that I wrap around our balcony railing. It’s a super easy way to add some spooky festiveness!
- Bring out fall photos- I don’t like to keep overly seasonal photos on display all year long. Instead, I’ll pull out a few special fall photos of the kids once October rolls around. They love the update and it’s such an easy way to decorate. I do the same thing at Christmastime.
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