In today’s post, I am sharing how to incorporate neutral touches of Halloween into a minimal, modern decorating scheme.
If you love to be festive but dread the clutter and expense that often comes along with decorating for each passing holiday, you are totally not alone, sister.
It feels so strange to admit this here ( “here” being my own freakin’ home decor blog), but there is something about seasonal decorating , not to mention the accumulation of the actual pieces, that has started to give me a low-key sense of dread the older I get.
I don’t know if it has to do with the fact that our recent move really brought to light all of my cringeworthy hoarding tendencies or the fact that once I purged all of my accumulated clutter I felt twenty pounds lighter, but this particular fall I just couldn’t psyche myself up to go out and buy all the typical, autumnal sh*t expected of a functioning, decor blogger.
In fact, this year, I was actually not going to decorate for fall or Halloween at all. That is…
until my sweet little six-year-old came home from school last week and chided me for not having spooky decorations in the house.
And so…after pounding back a margarita or three, I begrudgingly stepped up into our sweat lodge of an attic and sifted thru the one remaining box of fall decor I had managed to keep.
While I vowed not to purchase any new Halloween decor (well.. except for a Caramel Pumpkin candle of course), I set out to style all of my “old” pieces in a reinvented type of way.
In addition to the warm, moody glow of candles in my freshly painted “black” living room, I incorporated some cozy warmth and festive Halloween color with a rust-meets-camel toned fur throw and Calcite crystal. For ghoulish measure, I plopped a metallic skull on some stacked coffee table books.
Of course, if the vibe gets too demonic , I also have some sage on hand.
In might be a super subtle touch, but here in my kitchen, for sh*ts and giggles, I perched a faux raven over my pot rack…
Utilizing the plethora of mother nature in my backyard, I scored some free fall stems to style my island.
And while I have had this cute “talking skeleton” bowl for over two years now, my boys still get a thrill every time I pull it out.
As far as frightful styling is concerned, one can never go wrong with removeable bat decals.
Lucky for me, I still had plenty left from years past.
And while I love the graphic effect of the black bats against my white walls, my favorite piece of all is my yogi skeleton, Mr. Namaste.
While seasonal decorating can sometimes feel like just one more thing to add to the never-ending chore list, I must admit, it is fun to let your inner child out to play every now and then.
I hope today’s rant not only gave you permission to make due with what you already have (don’t get caught up in the materialism of Insta-famous influencers), but even more important, I hope I reminded you how important it is to stay in touch with your playful side (ya know.. just in case you don’t have a six-year-old at home forcing you to).
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Now get out there and design some good vibes along with a fabulous life.