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How To Make Halloween Decor Work All Harvest
Dated: October 3 2014
Small touches of fall — apples, small pumpkins and leaves in a vase — are enough for this space. Source: NB Design Group, Inc.
Bring nature indoorsAs the weather cools and people spend more time inside, bring in outdoor touches to represent the season.
A branch placed on a table adds fall flavor to this room.
Source: Alysha Findley.
Incorporate understated spooky elementsThink of items found in an old haunted house — candelabras, mercury metal accessories or mirrors. They increase the spook factor, but as Kelly explains, they are stylish, appealing and last through the end of November.“Keeping Halloween designs understated provides versatility,” Kelly said.
A collection of mirrors and candelabras adds a festive vibe that will work for several seasons. Source: Mine H Design Consultant
Decorate with your foodYour mother may have told you not to play with your food, but it’s perfectly acceptable to decorate with your food — especially around Halloween. Beyond the traditional pumpkin decor, Kelly suggests adding gourds such as butternut squash and even curly-leaved greens, like fennel, to indoor arrangements.“You can include seasonal goodies from your very own yard,” said designer Garrison Hullinger. “Go outside with some clippers and cut branches of changing trees, pluck some gourds or other seasonal veggies you have growing in your garden. Don’t be afraid to pair your awesome garden findings with a beautiful bouquet of flowers from your local grocer.”
A collection of gourds makes a pleasing fall decor centerpiece.
Source: Groundswell Design Group
Go vintageClassic decor may be your best bet and gives a nostalgic rather than cheesy vibe, explains Workman.“I love painted wood boards, like of a harvest moon.” she said. “You can also get big tin letters and spell out ‘Boo,’ and it’s cute, not too hokey — just kind of fun.”Kelly collects vintage children’s Halloween noisemakers and pairs them with old-time candies for a mantle display.
Don’t forget to have funAt times a porch filled with Halloween accessories is the perfect decorating route to take — especially if kids are in the house, says Kelly.“We go all out at our house,” Hullinger said. “We have lights, tombstones, ghosts, bats, you name it! After all, you are making an impression by having guests, trick-or-treaters or family over.”
For Mark Ross, founder of Ross NW Real Estate and professional real estate broker, real estate has always been the career of choice. During his 25+ years in the industry, Mark has gained experience in....
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