Halloween Decorating Entry and Living Room

I am so glad that I decided to skip Fall decorating and go straight to Halloween decorating! I have been having so much fun getting in the Halloween spirit. Although if you follow me on Instagram, some would say maybe a little too much fun.#skeletonfun Today, I am sharing Halloween decorating in the entry and living room. I decided to go with a slightly spooky/creepy theme. I can’t go full on creepy because while I don’t mind freaking other people out, I don’t want to creep myself out. I am jumpy enough as it is, plus I live here. By the way any cobwebs in the photos are 100% legit. I stopped cleaning in September to bring a sense of authenticity to my Halloween decor- except cat puke. I pick that stuff up a.s.a.p.

This year I shopped the house and our yard and only made one small trip to Target. Branches, old books and flat black spray paint were my go to items. I finally feel like I was able to tie all the things I pick up on clearance into a cohesive theme. I hope you enjoy it!

ENTRY

halloween entry

I spray painted the candelabra and faux floral picks black. I also added a spider and crow from past Halloweens.

halloween entry

 

halloween entry

 

halloween entry

I found the black finger in my costume box. The jar is pretty but do you really want to open it? See, a little creepy…

halloween entry

 

halloween entry

LIVING ROOM

halloween living room

I pray painted some sticks black and stuck them in a vintage champagne bucket and added spanish moss. I thought it would be fun to get our old ouija board out. It has been put to good use although not by me.

halloween living room

I added some eyeballs to the plants.

halloween living room

 

halloween living room

I repurposed our old dollar store Christmas village into a haunted village. I spray painted the village black, dry brushed it with silver paint and added a little orange glitter for sparkle. I am so glad I pulled it out of our garage sale box.

halloween haunted village

Across the room I added some black gauze fabric and crows. Yes, there is an eyeball or two in the birdcage.

halloween living room

 

halloween living room

 

halloween living room

 

halloween living room

 

halloween living room

 

halloween living room

 

If the fireplace was telling a story, it would be about a kooky witch who  came home from a hard day of conjuring. She set her cape and hat by the fireplace and settled in with a good book of spells.

halloween mantle

 

halloween mantle

 

halloween mantle

 

halloween mantle

 

halloween mantle

 

halloween mantle

 

halloween mantle

I added more spray painted sticks and flowers.

halloween mantle

 

halloween mantle

I made the spell books using a tutorial I found on POPSUGAR. I think they look spooktacular.

halloween mantle spell books

 

diy spell books

 

halloween mantle

Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me share my entry and living room Halloween decorating. Hopefully I will be sharing the family room and kitchen next. Does it feel like a witch lives here? What can I say? If the broom fits- fly it.

You can see more Halloween inspiration here and here.

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I’m sharing at: My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Knick of Time, The Happy Housie, Craftberry Bush, Love of Home, Boondocks Blog

 

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Love it! Especially those extra little touches -an extra spider here, a mouse there, throw in a few eyeballs…you think if everything. The spell books you made are very cool! Can’t wait to see the other rooms.

  2. So cool !! Love all your ideas !!

  3. Wow, this is one of the best Halloween mantles I’ve seen this year! It looks great!

    Tania

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