Like I mentioned on Monday in my glitter pumpkin wreath post, I’m a little bit of a cheesy person. This is especially true when it comes to the holidays. Give me glitter, ribbon, and every cliche in the book and I will use it to decorate my house. The past two years in our house I’ve only decorated the mantle and the front door for Halloween, but this year I had to do more. So I bring you, my Halloween Home Tour! *que Harry Potter theme song* Per usual I decorated my mantle first. I used a lot of the same pieces from last year, like the pumpkin, Harry Potter books and “Spooky” statue, but I also added some candles, my owl statue and a fun bat and ghost garland. I kept the mirror from my fall mantlescape up because I really love having a mirror up there to bounce the candle light around. And I know I keep saying it but I’m still totally in love with the way we beefed up the mantle and painted it white. It just makes all my decorations “pop” that much more. Of course, I had to add more faux spider webs to amp up the spookiness. I’m not really big into things that are actually scary, so faux spider webs are about as far as I go. In the dining room I reused my BOO wreath from last year, because I love it and had to incorporate it somehow. Our window has a broken seal, hence all the fog, but it doesn’t look too bad as a Halloween backdrop. I kept the window sill simple with a leaf garland and vase full of leaves and hay. Over in the corner of the dining room is Poppy’s Chair, my new Bentwood that I’m obsessed with. I wanted the chair out on display until I can get my new desk and set up an office space for myself, and it works perfectly here in the corner. And since I was on a decorating spree, I had to let Poppy in on the action. Harry Potter is about as scary as I get for Halloween. Jesse and I have been rewatching all the movies this month, and so I really wanted to bring the books out too. I couldn’t resist adding a witch’s hat to the stack of books, too. It looks like Hermione has been doing some light reading in the dining room. Back in the living room, next to the tv, you’ll find my other find from Sweet Clover. I loved this awesome silver branch candle-holder thing and when I first saw it I thought it would be perfect for Christmas. After I started playing with the faux spider webs I also realized that it would work great for Halloween. Creepy houses always have candelabras covered in spider webs, so it works.
I’ve also been working on getting the porch ready for Halloween, but we need to go out to the pumpkin patch and get some pumpkins and mums before I can call that project done. You’ll just have to wait and see! I’m having a girls’ craft night at my house on Wednesday, so I’ve got motivation to get it done before then! I’m hoping the more I decorate my house, the more trick or treaters will come by.
Do you decorate for Halloween? I never thought that I would be that person, but now I’m so glad I am. Do you like actual spooky stuff, or are you more Harry Potter and Nightmare Before Christmas?