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How to Make the Shift from Fall to Halloween Decor

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‘TIS THE TIME OF YEAR WHEN GHOSTS, GOBLINS AND OTHER GOOFY CHARACTERS ARE RIGHT IN STYLE!  SEE HOW EASY IT CAN BE TO SHIFT FROM FALL TO HALLOWEEN DECOR WITH MY BEST TIPS!

When it comes time to make the transition from Fall to Halloween decor, do you find yourself wishing there was an easier way?  Say no more, I hear you!  Without any kids at home, I find that sometimes the seasons are likely to pass right by me.  I get busy doing other things and then suddenly, with the exception of Christmas, of course, I’ve missed my opportunity to have some fun with seasonal items.  So this year I was very deliberate about how to make the shift from Fall to Halloween decor.

 

 

 

Where to Start with Halloween Decor

Because Thanksgiving in Canada happens before Halloween, I want to be able to make the shift quickly and without much hassle.  I’ll only have my Halloween decor up for about two to three weeks before it makes way for more wintery scenes.  So with that in mind, when setting out my decor for Fall, I chose items that I thought would transition easily into Halloween town.  I especially love how versatile pumpkins can be.  After all, when creating a Halloween display, not all your pumpkins need to be Jack-O-Lanterns.  If you create a grouping that features one or two scary faces, the rest of the pumpkins can be plain.  It still looks super cute!

Add in some specifically Halloween-type decor, such as witches, spiders, ghosts, etc.  I don’t tend to overdo this stuff, because it’s really not my style and as I said, we don’t have small kids.  My sister, on the other hand, has four kids at home and her home becomes a haunted spectacle for the season!

 

 

Choose a Halloween theme and stick with it

What do I mean when I say “choose a theme”?  Basically, keep it simple.  I like pumpkins, I like owls, I like cats.  These are the items that I’ll choose to focus on and then throw in a few little random pieces for fun.  

I also make sure that I’m not overdoing it.  I’ve restyled my favourite Fall Tiered Tray to include some cute little Halloween items, flipped over my Quick & Easy DIY Reversible Wall Sign to the Halloween side and used a cute printable quote that you can download for FREE from my Member Vault

My absolutely favourite Tiered Tray is this one from Felt Creative Home Goods on Amazon.  I love their products!

And be sure to check out my review of my Tiered Tray here:

 

Generally speaking, my Halloween theme is a cute and cozy farmhouse vibe.  I don’t like scary stuff (haha, big baby alert) so I don’t use it in my decorating!  I also don’t like a ton of decorations, except at Christmas, so I keep it simple and clean.  If filling your entire house with seasonal decorations is your jam – GO FOR IT!  Embrace it and love it!  Given that we just moved into our new home, I still don’t have everything where I like it, so adding seasonal flourishes feels more chaotic than creative. 

We will be having a quiet Halloween night this year, so no need to go crazy.  And I haven’t even thought about outside decor yet!  I’ll get to that in time for Christmas!

 

Take pictures for future reference

Do you know how sometimes you end up with the PERFECT setup?  And then next year, when you go to recreate said perfect setup, you can’t get it right?  Yeah, me too.  Take lots of pictures!  I like to create different folders in my photo library to save seasonal inspirations, my own included.  Every once in a while, I will amaze myself with something I love and then I totally forget how I did it.  I hate that!  So I’ve started snapping pictures of everything so that I can replicate it if I want.

 

 

 

Have fun with your Halloween Decor!

Above all else, Halloween decorating should be fun!  Make sure that you enjoy the decorations you come up with.  And remember – if Halloween isn’t really your thing, you don’t need to go overboard.  I would never say that Halloween is my favourite holiday, but I do like to add a little fun to my usual decor to keep things fresh.

After all, making the shift from Fall to Halloween decor can be super fun AND super stylish at the same time!

 


 

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