October has arrived, and the stores are filled with holiday decor! If you haven’t decorated for the season yet, we’ve got some great ideas to help you transform your home into a bewitching Autumn dwelling. From creating a thrilling first impression at the front door to adding tiny fiery details to your kitchen, you’ll find yourself soaking up seasonal wonder when your home environment reflects this enchanting time of year.
Mystify Your Front Porch
Cast a spell over your entire neighborhood with an astonishing front porch display. Start by hanging a fall-themed wreath on your door and string up a few wisps of artificial spider webs in observance of Halloween. Layer your steps with an assortment of pumpkins, hang witch hats on your roofline, and watch your entryway eerily come to life. Add an extra layer of drama by positioning a few fake skeletons or oversized spiders in your display. Get creepy by gluing googly eyes onto pumpkins and other decor—it’ll innocently make passersby feel like they’re being watched!
Design a Boo-tiful Hearth
Create a stunning hearth in your living room by designing a display for your coffee table or nearby credenza. Limit your color palette to a few shades of brown, orange, and black to keep it cohesive and make it feel stylish. Add a few of your favorite scented candles, fill a vase with dark red and purple flowers, and weave in a garland with twinkle lights to complete the look. If you’re feeling extra creative, cut out a few paper bats and attach them to your walls in a swooping, vertical fashion for a spook-tacular statement.
Create a Scream-Worthy Kitchen
Set a sinister tone in the kitchen by curating a creepy composition with Halloween-themed glassware and decor. Add a few glass jars along the length of your countertop and fill them with miniature skulls, eyeballs, or other fake body parts. A maple leaf garland with orange lights will help tie the look together. If you enjoy making charcuterie, you’ll love this coffin-shaped serving platter you can use to display seasonal favorites, like blackberries, figs, olives, and brie.
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