Hello, and welcome if you’re coming from Shauna’s blog over at The House of Silver Lining! Today, I’ve teamed up with some of my absolute favorite bloggers for a fab fall blog hop where we’re each giving you three tips to add fall touches to your home. Please be sure to visit all of them in the links at the bottom of this post for a full 30 tips! These women are amazing- there’s lots to learn from them all!
I decided to create a Halloween tablescape for you all and narrow in on this particular holiday- hope that’s ok! 🙂 If you don’t already know it, Autumn is my favorite time of year! I’ve always loved Halloween. I can almost still smell the plastic/vinyl from my Cabbage Patch Kids mask I wore in kindergarten. You know what I’m talking about, right? The one where you could barely see or breathe but it was perfectly acceptable back then? 😉 This time of year is just so BEAUTIFUL in Michigan, it’s hard not to love it. Throw in the fact that my first date with my husband was on Halloween and he proposed on Halloween a year later, and the favoritism for this day is a done deal.
Tip 1: Have some FUN!
Ok, let me preface this by saying I respect everyone’s design aesthetic and ways of going about decorating for different holidays. But, I always tend to secretly eye roll to those who want a “classy” Halloween. I get it, I’m not necessarily one for bloody eyeballs and bats either, but COME ON! It’s Halloween! The one time of year it’s ok to get a little tacky and put a smile on your kids’ faces. Go crazy why don’t ya?
For me, that meant starting with a skeleton or two in this space. I found this funny guy at Joann’s and thought he needed to be invited to the party…
And this one was found at the Dollar Store! I simply swapped out another piece of art I had on the wall, and added this one in its place.
When I redesigned our dining room (see makeover HERE) I wanted this gallery wall to have a museum-like quality. I have an art degree, and my college courses were held adjacent to the Toledo Museum of Art in Ohio. Tons of memories there- including my wedding! Anyway, when I brought in the guy on the top row, my kids told me he made the room seem haunted. Lol! I’m putting his scariness to use for the month! I need to make him a mask!
And as another fun little touch to the room, I thought I’d add a crow to our chandelier…
Tip 2: Go GLAM!
Just because Halloween is a casual/fun holiday, doesn’t mean you can’t dress it up a bit. I found this sequined pillow at At Home, and couldn’t resist. Matched my dinnerware from Home Goods perfectly!
I loved adding touches of gold through out the table. From the candlesticks, to the chargers, to the gold rims on the wine goblets. And glittered spiders add some sparkle too!
Who knew pumpkins could be sexy?! Love the metal studs on the black pumpkins in the above shot! The big one is from Home Goods and the small one is from Hobby Lobby.
And one last touch of glam: I hung some inexpensive sheer black fabric ( 40% off of $2.99/yd!) from the ceiling. I am NOT the girl afraid to put holes in her walls. I mean seriously, two small tacks on the upper part of the molding? No one is going to see that! Gooooo fooorrrr itttt.
Tip 3: Be SNEAKY– small bucks can pay off big!
Did you know the majority of this stuff came from the Dollar Spot at Target? These little black trees were $3 each!
A bag of these cute little glittered balls were a fun filler. Also $3 for a bag, and the touches of it mixed with these mini pumpkins packs a punch!
These glittered pumpkins? Also $3 each…
The chargers were on sale for $1 each at Hobby Lobby, and my fave steal? The gold PLASTICWARE. Yes, the spoons, forks, and knives, are a plastic set from At Home, and you can’t even tell by looking at them! Insert all the arms raised emojis!
Couldn’t resist sharing my cute helper for the day:) That countdown sign didn’t make the cut in the dining room, but it usually finds a spot in our kitchen.
So there you have it! Three simple steps to having a little fun this season! I hope you found something here that was helpful, or at least enjoyed looking at the pix:) Now get comfy and visit the rest of these talented peeps! Bree from Z Design at Home is your next stop on the tour!
Erin (Sunny Side Up)
Jen (Decor Gold)
Kris (Driven By Decor)
Randi (Randi Garrett Design)
Shauna (The House Of Silver Lining)
Haneen (that’s me!)
Bree (Z Design At Home)