Last weekend, I added some simple and easy Halloween decorations to our home. To be honest, I wasn’t sure if I was even going to decorate this year but after seeing a few posts on Instagram and getting some major inspiration, the Halloween bug hit me. Bug? Spider? Whatever. Then, I fought my urge to go to the store and buy everything Halloween related and decided to use what I already had. (post contains affiliate links, see disclosure)
If you saw my Instagram stories I shared the process of decorating my entryway. It is saved to a “Halloween” highlight if you want to check it out. First, I found some twigs I had and added them to my gray vase. Then, I added a creepy crow and a ceramic white pumpkin.
Then using my favorite frame, I added creepy vintage art. I found a few online that are available to download for free. Here is the link to the black and white bearded man, the “vampire”, and the creepy lady. I ultimately decided on the creepy lady for our entryway. It kind of feels like she is always watching us. And I’ve affectionately named her Gladys after the creepy lady painting Phoebe did on Friends.
Next, I added a wood bowl. This is still our drop zone for keys, sunglasses, etc. And now a mask and hand sanitizer before we leave the house. Even during each season and holiday, I try to keep our basic decor and decorate around it. It makes everything much easier and much more functional. Plus, it’s exhausting to constantly have to redecorate. So a few easy Halloween decorations work great.
On the other side is a cluster of candlesticks I have had for years and use every year for Halloween and Christmas. I thought about purchasing these flameless candles to turn on every night for a spooky effect. They are a little pricey but the most realistic that I have seen. Candlesticks are one of my decor must-haves. I firmly believe that with just a few items, you can decorate for almost any season or occasion. Tip: even if the candles are new, light them at least once to darken the wick.
My paper bats also made their appearance as they do almost every year. They are so easy to make and only cost me a pack of black construction paper. I shared the tutorial on how to make them in this post. They are a quick and easy way to instantly decorate for Halloween and can be put up anywhere.
On the other side of the entryway, Mr. Bonejangles says hello and goodbye. And instead of completely redecorating my shelves as I have in the past, I decided to just add a small little pumpkin. Subtle and noticeable, while still completing the Halloween look. I don’t think I need much else than a life-size skeleton.
Even though Halloween is still a few weeks away, this is definitely something I can live with until then. I never want to go overboard with the decorations because I will tire of them pretty quickly. So simple and easy Halloween decorations are best for our home. And now I can be in the spirit while I watch all the scary movie classics.