As you probably already know, I love home decor. I love the way certain pieces in our home can create an inviting and personal space.
What you may not know, is that I am equally as passionate about party decor! Give me an excuse to decorate for a party and I am one happy girl. So, when fall comes around, I start getting creative.
So, let's talk Halloween shall we?
There is something so amazing about this time of year. The cooler weather (hopefully), the coffee and pumpkin spiced desserts, and the fun holidays that are fast approaching.
Let me just say this...Halloween is not just for the kids my friends.
If you want to create SPOOKY yet CLASSY Halloween decor like a boss than keep reading.
There are a few simple rules that when applied correctly can help you create a stunningly spooky home on a super tight budget no less!
Anyway, where was I...
Ok...yes...if you follow these 3 simple steps, you will create memorable Halloween decor that your people will love! So, let's get started.
Step 1: FOCUS.
Typically, people spread their goodies too thin. They have little bits a lot of places, but then it seems to all get lost.
Instead, focus the majority of your lovelies in 3 locations, and you will be creating spooky spaces that WOW!
Ok, so here are the three spaces that I tend to focus.
These don't have to be your three. In fact, take a second to think through where you hang out in your home most.
Where does everyone tend to congregate when you are hosting a party?
To add a side note here, I love to create an inviting entrance for my guests, so even if you simply hang a sign or a wreath, don't forget the front door/porch!
Ok, now that you have your three main spaces...on to step 2.
Step 2: REPURPOSE
Before you go out buying anything please shop around your own house first!
You will be so surprised what you will find in other rooms or closets that can be used. The goal here is to repurpose. Repurpose as much as you can.
You wanna know what I do? I will take down things from my children's walls to put in my decor. Yep. I've done it before and will do it again... no one needs to know. It's our little secret.
My motto is if it ain't nailed down, its up for grabs.
Here are some ideas for items...
Frames, mirrors, signs, large books, apothecary jars filled with moss, candle sticks, gourds, pumpkins, ect.
Small jars, spiders, crows, old keys, small pumpkins, books, owls, moss etc.
This was created using a lot of what I already had and items from the dollar store.
Click the link to get the step by step guide on getting this sophisticated Halloween mantle.
Last, is the food table or wherever you put the majority of your party food.
Mine ends up on an old barn table in my kitchen that I transform for Halloween.
Ok, so now that you have chosen your main Halloween decor spaces, and you've scoured your entire house for fun pieces, we are moving on to the final step...Step 3: ADD DIMENSION
Add dimension to your decor. You want horizontal items, like trays or stack of books. But you also want vertical items like vases, candles, or apothecary jars.
Then once those bigger items are placed together you look for fillers or smaller objects to round out the dimension.
Got it? Good! Now go practice!
What I love to do is just play around. I don't usually get it right on my first or second attempts. I have to play with it..step back...move it around...check Pinterest...move it around again and then all of a sudden it will be like..
I nailed it.
Ok, so let me show you my Edgar Allan Poe inspired dining room.
I went with spooky yet classy.
With a few dollar store items and a bit of creativity you can create a space that will be GREAT for hosting a Halloween dinner party and impress your friends!