Halloween is such a fun holiday!

I love seeing kids (and adults) dress up in costumes and pumpkin decorations all around town. While some take it in a spooky direction, Halloween is also an opportunity to be whimsical. Needless to say it is a very creative time of year. After the long summer hiatus from holidays its nice to flex my holiday decorating muscles before gearing up for Christmas.

As with any holiday its easy to go overboard and the result can sometimes be garish. See Exhibit 1 below:

Now if this is your personal style, by all means go for it! Halloween is about having fun after all. For those of us who are feeling a little more restrained, or perhaps share space with others who are less enthusiastic about Halloween, there are some more subtle and minimalistic approaches that nonetheless allow you to get in the Trick or Treat mood.

REPURPOSE WHAT YOU ALREADY OWN: 

Most likely you already have bottles of whine at home. You can wrap the bottle in some butcher paper and paint on it. Its a cheap and easy DIY that you can remove in a pinch or just throw away on November 1.

ADD A FEW SUBTLE TOUCHES TO WHAT IS ALREADY THERE: 

Transform your coffee table set up with a few small pumpkins and a fall-scented candle. Not sure how to set up your coffee table? I wrote about it HERE.

CHANGE UP YOUR COLOR PALETTE:

Orange is a very intense color and can be overwhelming to the eye. There are no hard and fast rules as to what color your Halloween decorations need to be-even if those decorations are pumpkins. Choose colors and textures that go with what you already have at home. If you are in a pinch: black, white, and metallic tend to go with most things.

 For more simple and unique Halloween decor ideas, head over to MY INSTAGRAM.