Today I’m joining a very talented group of bloggers as part of the All Things Home Halloween house tour! If you’re ready to get inspired for Halloween decorating this year, you’ll definitely want to follow along to all of the links listed at the bottom of this post over the next few days. I always love getting to peek into the homes of other bloggers during these tours!
I have to admit that every year when I open up the Halloween bins, I always feel like there’s not quite enough “stuff”. Not enough faux pumpkins for me to use until the real ones are ready, not enough garlands, not enough spooky-but-not-tacky decor. Last year, I really cleaned out my bins and tried to leave mostly only things that I love. This year, there wasn’t much left! Of course, when I’m in the stores, I’m finding myself drawn to only the most expensive Halloween decorations this year, and that’s just not happening with a new baby on the way and a nursery to work on! I decided to take it as a challenge and see what I could do with what I had on hand already, and some basic seasonal things, and then make a list and go back to the stores to catch the after Halloween clearance sales a little later on. 🙂 Next year will be great!
So let’s get to it! Let me show you around!
We’ll start in the mud room off of the kitchen. We do have a front door, but everyone comes in this way anyway. The witches brooms and pumpkins (made out of newspaper and tape) that Kennedy and I made together make it feel Halloweeny.
Everything else is just filled in with regular Fall decor. Pumpkins and corn stalks from the garden, some faux leaves stuck to the wall, and cozy plaid blankets.
We really got a whole lot of pumpkins out of the pumpkin patch in our garden this year, so that definitely helped my cause when it came to Fall decorating.
Let’s step into the kitchen now…
These faux leaves were my find of the season this year. They were $1.50 for a pack of 10 and add so much fun atmosphere just by sticking them up on the wall. My DIY haunted house pillow made it out for another year too.
Kennedy’s going to be having a little Halloween party next week for some of her friends so I’ll probably spookify it in here a little more with some spider webs and some torn paper streamers. For now, I like the mix of cheerful Fall decor with just a little bit of Halloween thrown in.
We’ve got our Pottery Barn Kids inspired Halloween countdown calendar back in action for another year too.
I went just a little overboard and decorated the main bathroom too.
Just a little bit!
I gave the room a mini face-lift this Spring, so why not enjoy it?
Kennedy was a big fan of the rat on the toilet paper.
What? You don’t decorate your toilet paper for the season?
On to the living room!
I mostly just stuck pumpkins everywhere, but I did try to get a little scary here and there too.
This hutch really does look like it’s been completely re-decorated for Halloween, doesn’t it? I really just added the creepy cloth across the front, but it makes all the pictures of our ancestors look kinda scary, right?
In the master bedroom, a few pumpkins here and there keep the Halloween mood going.
Even though I didn’t have a huge stash of decor to play with this year, I still had a great time bringing Halloween to our house. If I could, I would decorate every room of the house for the season. Who know? Maybe next year I will!
Hope you enjoyed my little tour! Don’t forget to visit the rest of the bloggers on the All Things Home tour over the next few days!
Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.