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If you’ve put off decorating for Halloween because you’re feeling uninspired by your typical, status-quo take on Halloween decor, you are not alone. Getting your home into the Halloween spirit doesn’t have to involve all the kitschy, over-the-top decorations that most people associate with this time of year. When it comes to Halloween, a few touches go a long way. Sometimes sticking to the norm isn’t for everyone. Get into the holiday spirit with our modern, fresh Halloween decorating tips to find some inspiration and break your styling rut!
Opt For Less Traditional Decor
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Pumpkins are a staple in every house when it comes to Halloween. Instead of going with a good ol’ traditional carving, opt for melted crayons or a painted mudcloth pattern to give your pumpkin buddies a cool, tasteful and spooky look.
Embrace Your Personal Style
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If you absolutely hate the idea of decking your house out in the classic orange and black color palette, stay true to your monochrome, minimalist aesthetic instead. If you want to incorporate some leafy greens and wickerware to maintain your boho-eclectic style, DO IT. One of the best things about styling is being able to express yourself and your personal aesthetic to your space.
Let Your Decor Say It All
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Instead of relying on fake cobwebs and skeletons to show your seasonal spirit, use simple statement decor pieces to get the point across without having to overcompensate. Decorative lettering is a great addition to any festive vignette!
Stick To A Simple Color Palette:
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In order to maintain cohesion and not get lost while styling, try to stick to a color palette of your choice. Don’t feel boxed in by traditional Halloween colors. Copper, gold, silver, and wood make great alternatives to the usual orange and black pairing.
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Furniture design has evolved over the years. It’s become more and more creative and expressive. Gone are the days of buying something strictly to buy it. The game has changed and it’s becoming a very fun and fulfilling game. When my husband and I moved into our first apartment 16 years ago, buying furniture was a chore and felt uninspiring. We were two young people trying to skimp pennies at every corner. We didn’t have affordable, cool furniture offered to us. These days your home can look insanely awesome on the tightest budget. It’s such a win win!
Let me introduce you to Greycork. This brilliant brand, proudly based in Providence, RI, offers a line of flat-pack furniture items that take four minutes to assemble…and this is without tools. These pieces cost less than comparable pieces from Ikea, and the design is inspired by some of the greats, like Charles and Ray Eames. Greycork designs high-quality furniture at accessible prices and ships products straight to your door. The greatest thing is that when you need to move, you can un-assemble in minutes and reassemble just as quickly. They have thought of everything! Also, the product itself is made from the highest quality. So you’re not buying just crap. You’re buying quality!
So basically you receive this, which turns into…
Shop Greycork here.
I feel like I am always on the hunt for the perfect dark paint color. I don’t want anything too harsh or too bright. I want something that is moody and dramatic but also serene. Is there such a thing? Why yes there is. Let me introduce you to Graphite (18-18) from Pratt & Lambert. This color could very well be my all-time new favorite color!
I used this color in a friend’s living space. They needed a quick living room makeover without spending a lot of money. We added Pratt & Lambert’s Graphite (18-18) to the main wall. From there we layered art, plants, a beautiful mid-century sideboard that the owner had on hand, accessories and more plants. Everything we used was already owned by the homeowner, so it became the perfect project to showcase that paint can change everything! This particular color really does create warmth and compliments the other colors in the space perfectly. It also compliments warm wood tones and most metals.
Below is the before of the space-
And with the a simple coat of paint…
Pratt & Lambert paint goes on smoothly and evenly. It doesn’t require a lot of coats, and who doesn’t love that?? I used their Accolade Premium paint & primer in one, which is their finest interior paint line to achieve this gorgeous color. This particular color seemed to get prettier and prettier the more it dried, which is another bonus.
Don’t be afraid of dark paint colors! They add so much character to a space. Also, if you have thick, ornate molding, consider painting the molding the same color as the walls. It’s a little detail that can give a lot of life.
Images: Kirsten Grove
This was a fun project that was a success without breaking the bank! Yay!
Rug– World Market, Sofa- Article, Side Table- Article, Black & White Print- Debbie Carlos, Pottery on Vintage Coffee Table- Jennifer Hagler.
I love to fill my own home with art that reflects our style and our taste. You can have a fantastic home but if you choose the wrong art, the house can fall flat. Sometimes it can feel like a pain to find the right prints with the right price tag. If you live in the UK, I have the perfect option for you! Desenio is a poster site that is filled with great prints that are SO affordable! From nature scenes to multi colored abstracts, this site has it all. It also has inspirational quotes, fashion prints, gold and silver prints and so much more. If you love Scandinavian design, you’ll love everything! The other great thing is that they have frames available for purchase that don’t cost an arm and a leg. I filled up my hallway with Desenio prints and frames. The look is exactly what I wanted. Follow them on Instagram and Facebook for updates.
US friends, lets beg and plead that they start shipping to us, K??
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Photography: Hailey Wilson