I’m so happy to be joining Tammy from Pink Peppermint Design and five other talented friends in today’s Halloween Home Tour! If you’ve stopped by via April over at House by Hoff, then welcome! That means you’ve already been treated to lots of Halloween fun! Usually I dress my own home up for these home tours, but it seemed more fitting to add some Halloween fun to a home where little children will enjoy it. My daughter Rachel was kind enough to let me add some Halloween flair to her pretty home. Come on inside and take a look around!
Rachel had already gotten a start on some holiday decorating, so we just amped it up a little. We kept in mind that we wanted the feel to be seasonal, fun, and just a tiny bit spooky (given the fact that her children are small, and it didn’t seem wise to give them nightmares!), while still keeping her design aesthetic in mind.
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We decided to achieve the look we were going for by adding lots of black and white, with a few touches of orange thrown in. We used iconic Halloween symbols (skeletons, bats, black birds, etc.) incorporated into her everyday decor. Rachel had already dressed up her front steps for the season with these beautiful mums and pumpkins. I add the dollar store skeleton to add a Halloween vibe.
This table sits in the entryway in Rachel’s home. We added some cobwebs, spiders, and touches of black to add to the fun/spooky feel. The “spooky” banner and bats were made by my daughter with her Cricut – easy and inexpensive! I love that the mirror affords a peek of her black and white chairs from the adjacent library.
SHOP THE ENTRYWAY
When my daughter and her husband bought this home last year, they couldn’t figure out what to do with the tiny little front room. It was too small to be a formal living room, plus they didn’t feel like they needed or wanted a formal living room. So after noodling on it for a while, they came up with the idea of turning it into a library/reading room (Rachel is a huge reader, and she’s instilling the same love of books in her two darling children).
The room gets great light because it’s at the front of the house and has two nice big windows. A carpenter was able to come in and add built in bookshelves that span one whole wall. A couple of comfy chairs, table, and a lamp later, (plus a little table and stools in the other corner for the kids), and this cozy little library/reading room became an important and well-loved room in their home.
How cute is this skeleton garland?
This is the “ode to Harry Potter” shelf. I have two daughters who are huge Harry Potter fans (they grew up with him, so it’s only natural). And while this little corner is always dedicated to Harry, the addition of the Halloween candles and pumpkin makes it fit right in.
SHOP THE LIBRARY
It’s on to the living room, but I love how this shot shows the bats swooping up to the ceiling in the entryway 🙂
We added some lanterns with black jelly beans and licorice salt water taffy to the living room sideboard, and a scary black crow to the box of pumpkins.
We took out Rachel’s pretty floral pillows that are usually on the couch, and filled in the empty space with some black and white ones – buffalo check, white faux fur, and some sweater-knit cozy ones. Some black gauzy fabric from the dollar store drapes across the coffee table.
The round coffee table became the centerpiece of spooky fun in the living room with the addition of a skeleton keeping guard over the glass vases filled with Halloween candy. Don’t you love the little hand sneaking candy? It didn’t take long for that candy to be noticed!
A lone little skeleton snuck his way onto this cute side table, too. Can you spot him?
The main wall in the living room got a little Halloween makeover as well. Cobweb draped map, black gauzy fabric, and a Halloween village fit right into the space.
How cute is this Halloween village? The little cardboard houses are sold at Hobby Lobby. We just spray painted them black and added some parchment paper behind the windows. We put a small battery-operated candle inside each one to light them up, but it was too bright to see them during the day. At night they are nice and spooky!
SHOP THE LIVING ROOM
This hutch is the repository for things fall but not spooky! It is dressed up with a cute paper circle garland, festive pumpkins and a fall plaque, and set off with lots of white dishware.
Even the mudroom entry from the garage takes a little nod to Halloween with the black and white pillow.
SHOP THE LIVING ROOM
Hope you enjoyed my Halloween tour, friends! This tour marks the end of today’s tour loop. But be sure to stop by tomorrow bright and early for day two – starting off with Nina Hendricks Design, and then moving on to two more fun homes. Here’s the entire lineup:
Halloween Home Tour
(That sneaky skeleton – always dipping into the candy dish)
Thanks for stopping by, friends! Hope you make today a good day!