I’m so happy to welcome you into my home! I have had so much fun decorating for Halloween this year!!! I never do quite the same thing from year to year but this time I TOTALLY shook things up!!
I LOVE how the FOYER turned out!!!
The minute I saw this canvas mural on-line I knew I wanted to build the foyer around it!! I don’t really do SCARY Halloween, so for me this was the perfect Haunted House!! I adore the little brother and sister holding hands Trick-Or-Treating together!! For a moment I saw my two little ones five and three years old again! I’m pretty sure I’d have to pay them to get them to hold hands now! Giggle 🙂
Because I have light colored floors and I wanted it to look like my floor led right up to the Haunted House, I ordered a vinyl floor covering from Home Depot and cut it to size (actually, my husband helped me with that – thank you Steve!). It isn’t the exact color but I think it looks great and created the effect I was looking for!
The faux stone walls came from a company called Shindigz. They are a good g0-to website for all things set-up!
This adorable Cat-In-Jack-O-Lantern makes me smile every time I walk by! Growing up I had two cats, Midnight, and Bootsie. This one looks just like Midnight :)!
As I mentioned in my last post on Outdoor Decor, I love to take full opportunity of the space the ceiling (or a light fixture) provides!! I strung a colony of bats (yes that is what you call a group of bats) with fishing line!! Their slight movement lifts your eye up and gives the space such a fun extra pop!
For the Banister, I got grapevine garland, soaked it is water for a few hours (I used big plastic storage filled with water) and then unwound it and attached it with floral wire. I dressed it in simple but colorful fall-leaf garlands and pics. I was deliberate in making sure some of the leaves spilled over the mural so as to soften the transition between the mural and the banister.
On the Foyer Table, I covered it first with Creepy Cloth (I think I used a total of 31 Creepy Cloths throughout the house this year) and it is THE BEST stuff! I got mine at the Dollar Store and it is by far the best-bang-for-your-buck item! I then accessorized it with fun Halloween items! The canvas’ on the wall are light-up so it actually looks like the Jack-0-Lanterns have flickering flames!! Soooo cool!!! I ordered what I thought was 6 stuffed pumpkins, but I guess I misunderstood the minimum and got 18!! I was so glad I did though because they provided the perfect Pumpkin Patch under the table!!
I LOVE this Chenille Spider Web!! You will see as we move through the house that I used them over and over!! I like that they have body and give you credit whether hanging, lying across a table, for being spread across the sofa back!
And… of course we have to provide THE MAMA SPIDER :)!!
Witch’s Hats on the sconces (and lamps… next post) is one application I use every year!!
Is is just SO fun and unexpected!!
The Living Room!
Are there even words for how ADORABLE this room turned out!!!
I always love it when I can tell a story in a space and this one really provided the opportunity! Because I have a player-piano, I put Baby Patch’s at the piano, turned it on, and let it look like he was performing a piano recital for proud Mr. and Mrs. Patch’s!!
I carried the scarecrow theme to the coffee table by setting up Mr. and Mrs. Patch’s refreshments in a
Scarecrow Punch Bowl with Crow Mugs!!
I used real straw to soften the glass top as well as provide a dose of authenticity!!
For The Mantle, I drooped Creepy Cloth as my base and then created “display shelves” using bales of straw! I repeated the leaves from the foyer banister in the mantle and this provided the tie I wanted between the two areas. I then filled up my display areas with items I felt were consistent with the scarecrow look!!
Finally, I extended the look from the mantle to the side tables, just enough, to pull the whole room together!!
I hope you had so much fun visiting as I did setting up for you!!!!
Up next will be the Family Room and the Kitchen!! I can’t wait!!
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