Although there's still some weeks before Halloween, I feel that this time around I started to decorate too late. Still I'm proud to say that I managed to finish at least the living room and front of the house. My approach this year was a simple one, recycling accessories from last year and just adding very small details.
To start off, I bought at Amazon some PVC transparent butterflies to add to my door wreath. These were so beautiful, I ended up using them almost everywhere; on the mirror over my mantle, over some plastic skulls to subtle their look, etc.
Another thing I did to make things interesting was to draw over our entryway mirror a shattered effect. This took almost no time and was so fun to play with. While looking at a Google image of shattered glass, I was able to draw something similar over our mirror with the use of some markers (white and black) from Michaels and a Crayola Window Crayons.
|Love the glass dome piece from +HomeGoods which will quickly grab my guests attention to the little mouse inside.|
Plastic large and mini bats are both hanging around our living room but the part that I love the most are the monster hands that seem to come out of the wall above the mantle. These "Creepy Hands with Lanterns" are from Grandin Road and I love how good and almost real they look. I used some "Spanish Moss" from one of our trees to add an eerie look to this area. I also added to this wall some floating bat decals which I found at the one dollar area at Target.
All and all I think that simplicity was the key in this area. Some spooky elements and normal decor was all I needed to add to our living room a creepy/classic look.
Are you planning on decorating for Halloween or just leave your Autumn decor as is?