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Simple and Chic Halloween Home Tour

Simple and Chic Halloween Home Tour

With October just around the corner, I thought today would be a great time to share a tour of my home decorated for Halloween. In this post, I am going to share simple and chic ways to incorporate festive touches of fright throughout your modern abode. 

While I couldn’t get my sh*t together in time to share a traditional fall home tour with you this year, I haven’t entirely failed to observe the shift of seasons.
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With the world feeling so heavy and uncertain right now, I needed some relief.

Surprisingly enough, I was actually able to find that relief by adding a few simple touches of Halloween kitsch into my otherwise neutral decor scheme.

boho chic neutral halloween decorating

Sometimes you’ve just got to take a step back and remember not to take decorating (or life for that matter) so freaking seriously.

neutral boho halloween decorating

In fact, it’s quite impressive what a few skeletons, bats, and spiders can do for one’s spirits…

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Amping up the warmth factor, these velvet rust-colored pillows were the perfect pop of color in an otherwise muted space.

(Scroll to the very bottom of this post for decor source links.)

modern neutral halloween and fall decor ideas

In terms of fall florals, you can never go wrong with dried eucalyptus or pampas stems. Not only do they add texture and interest to a space, they also exude major boho vibes. (For more details on my newly transformed living room, click here).

modern chic halloween decor home tour

And with neutral fall decorating, you can never have enough white pumpkins. Adding a bit of autumnal color to the mix, I love how my little Argonite crystal provides the perfect pop of rust against the white and black theme on my coffee table.

Of course, I had to incorporate the “basic” copper mug into my tour somehow (brimming with vodka,  no doubt). Conveniently enough, my rust colored MuuMuu dress not only worked well with the color scheme, but also did a decent job concealing my newly acquired gut. Thanks a lot, 2020. 

modern farmhouse halloween decor home tour

In my dining room, I traded out my tan velvet pillows for a copper-hued variety. Then,  I simply added a few bats on the wall and some dried pampass stems and,  voila….festive Halloween fun.

modern chic fall and halloween decorating inspiration

I was actually pretty excited when I received my package of  decorative bats, because the kit actually came with spiders as well (as photographed in my living room).

My tip when hanging these spooky delights: find a discreet area to test the adhesive- making sure it will not ruin the finish on your walls. Erring on the side of caution, I went with scotch tape and everything has seemed to hold up fine so far.

modern farmhouse halloween decorating ideas

If you have been on the fence about decorating for Halloween, I highly recommend trying it.

Letting my inner child out to play for a while was just what I needed during such crazy times.

For your shopping convenience, included below, are all of the affiliate links for the Halloween decor that I used. Simply click on the product image….

*For your online shopping convenience, I have included affiliate links in this post. That means if you click on one of those links and buy something, I may receive a small commission, but you won’t pay a dime more. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases*

Simple Halloween Decor:

Thank you so much for stopping by this week and putting up with my shenanigans.
Designing Vibes boho chic Halloween home tour

Now get out there and design some good vibes along with a fabulous life.

PS> It would mean the world to this small business of mine, if you could share this post on social media or with a friend. Thank you so much!

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My journey in interior design and home improvement began with transforming my first fixer-upper home, all while managing a budget and raising two young boys. My work, a reflection of my passion for creating beautiful, uplifting spaces, has been recognized by top publications like Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, HGTV, and more. I invite you to explore my site and witness the transformation of my home and the vibes we've designed.Read more...

Mary formerly of the boondocks

Tuesday 29th of September 2020

Only you could make scary so sophisticated!!

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Thursday 1st of October 2020

Thank you so much, Mary! :)

Shannon Hershkowitz

Thursday 24th of September 2020

Your home is beautiful and I really like your style. I don't usually decorate for Halloween, but you inspire me! Thank you for being so down to earth and honest in your blog. Don't let the current woes of the world dampen your spirit. We are in this together and it's got to get better!

Designing Vibes

Saturday 26th of September 2020

Thank you so much for the kind words, Shannon. I hope you have the best time decorating your house for halloween this year. :)


Wednesday 23rd of September 2020

Erica - you are so FUNNY! Your humor makes me smile! Love, love Mr. Skelly!

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Wednesday 23rd of September 2020

That makes me so happy to hear, Penny. I know my humor is not for everyone. By the way, I am totally going to call my little skeleton Mr. Skelly from now on. :) Happy fall!


Wednesday 23rd of September 2020

Erica, your home looks wonderful! I love your style. Just enough accents!

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Wednesday 23rd of September 2020

Thank you so much, Christine. You just put a smile on my face. I hope you are having a good week so far. :)

Mary formerly of the boondocks

Wednesday 23rd of September 2020

Erica you have added just the right amount of fright without going overboard. I usually go nuts because I missed Halloween for so many years. But now I am trying to combine Fall and Halloween in an understated way for me.

Designing Vibes

Wednesday 23rd of September 2020

Thank you so much, Mary. Oh... I can totally see how easy it would be to go overboard with halloween- it's just so much fun, and I guess that's all that matters anyhow...right? :)