Just in time for Halloween, I’ve finished decorating a few spaces to share. Decorating for Halloween is still pretty new for me since it’s only the second time. Since I’m decorating so close to the holiday and I don’t have a lot of decor, I figured I’d keep my Halloween decorating to three main areas. Our Halloween home tour starts in our entryway, moves to our fireplace mantel in the living room and finishes in our dining room with our floating shelves.
Before we jump into the decorating fun, many of the items I have are from Michael’s, Target, Joann Fabrics and TJ Maxx. If I can link to something, I will but just know that the majority of what I do have is from last year. I look forward to adding to my Halloween decor a little each year.
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HALLOWEEN ENTRYWAY TABLE
For the entryway I knew I wanted to use these bats because they pack a big decor punch for very little money. They really take it up a notch and scream Halloween!
I still wanted to use my trick or treat sign from last year so I just added it to the table to create a layered look. And I took my woven vase from the bookcase and used it in my entryway.
These cloches I got from Target last year and I really love them. I didn’t see them again this year but using a cloche is an easy way to decorate. Just pop a pumpkin or a skull under it and voila!
HALLOWEEN MANTEL DECOR
With the mantel I wanted to keep things super simple. So I used the leftover bats from the package I used in the entryway. Last year I used glitter bats that are so pretty but they require me to add a bunch of Command hooks. That would be fine if it wasn’t the end of October!
The easiest way for me to work with the decor I had for my mantel was to keep it symmetrical. I have two of everything I needed so it worked out perfectly!
Also I wasn’t quite ready to part with my pumpkin patch sign. This way I could style the space for Halloween and hold on to my Fall sign for a couple more weeks.
By the way I don’t know how to get all of the fireplace to be the same finish. Somewhere along the line something got wiped on it and I haven’t been able to make it any better.
HALLOWEEN FLOATING SHELVES
Probably the space I was most excited to decorate are my floating shelves! I got the black metal houses from Target, that I shared on the blog, before I got the shelves. After putting the shelves up I knew they would work perfectly! The houses light up but since I have them higher up I don’t turn them on.
Another fun addition is this decorative gumball machine. I’m glad I was able to grab one from the Target Dollar Spot because they were very popular! Originally I planned to fill it with candy but these mini skulls did the trick!
Originally I planned to just use the sparkly stems in my vase, like I did last year. But I added a couple of these other stems I had to bring in a little pop of orange. Both of these stems I got from Joann Fabrics last year.
HALLOWEEN TIERED TRAY
I quickly pulled together this tiered tray for Halloween and I shared the process in a Reel on Instagram and also on my Tik Tok. Did you know I recently created a Tik Tok? (search Blogs by Aria) I’ve been having fun sharing some decorating and I’m looking forward to doing a lot more during the holidays.
In order to film the styling of the tiered tray I did it on my bookshelf but I’ve since moved the tiered tray to my accent table where I normally have it.
Although I’m not big on Halloween decor, I really like what I was able to do with what I had. The kids really like that I put in the effort even though I’m already ready for Christmas!
Next year I want to focus more on the outdoor spooky decor. Nothing too crazy! Or scary! With this being my second year decorating for Halloween, I think I’ve realized I like to keep it black. Maybe with a small amount of orange but mostly black.
How do you think I did for my second Halloween? I think I did a good job seeing as how I just did all of this within the last week 🙂