Monday, October 28, 2013

My Easy Halloween Decorations around the House & Birthday Shout-out!

It's Halloween week and since I'm not sure you all saw my guest post over at LIVING SAVVY , let me share  this with you!

WARNING: I do go crazy decorating during Halloween, but most of this 'craziness' is mainly in our Dining Room, the  rest of the house has only 'subtle' touches here and there. :-)

Here is our Living Room...

Simple pillow switch does the trick
Coffee table
As you can see I  just added a web-inspired black runner underneath my usual coffee table vignette. Switched ups some of my usual brass with this huge ceramic pumpkin and acorn (scored from TJ Maxx years ago), and added my Alexander McQueen Coffee table book and I'm set!

Media Center
The key to decorating for Halloween I think is removing all that is cheery and bright and switching them up with your usual Halloween stuff or at least "Halloween colors". 
Here, I removed most of the family photos, added pumpkins and small ghost candle holders from Walmart and switched up the art to something more dark, and it's set!

Console table
For this area, just placed my black and white Missoni for Target vases, added some glitter skulls & Penguin books, and done!

Scored this guys from last year and the Penguin books are from my collection - just brought out "Dracula" and "Dorian Gray" - perfect for Halloween!

These spiders were from Target last year, left-over from my son's Halloween birthday party, thought they looked cool hugging the posts. :-)

Here I just added the runner, made a lighting switcheroo  by moving my usual floor lamp to the entry and placed my Goodwill Threshold Lamp score. I think the black shade is perfect! I  added some crows  to my grape wood and  my black accessories, and VIOLA! Halloween-ready! Take note of that small rubber snake I added to my boxwood and the rat cut-outs on the stairs.

Here's another glimpse of my 'craziness' for Halloween...

Witches Dining Room

Remember, you don't have to be ALL OUT to enjoy this fun Holiday, little doses of Halloween goodness can go a long way. Just make sure to keep an open mind, and have LOTS OF CANDY!

Hoping for a  Fun and Safe Halloween for you and your family!

Also, I would like to greet my son a very Happy Birthday!!!!!!


  1. Love you beautiful Halloween decor, not screaming and just perfect. Happy Birthday to your son too. Hugs, Marty

  2. Your Halloween skulls are awesome! Everything looks fun!

  3. Awww happy birthday to your handsome boy!!!
    And what a fun mom you are - your home looks so fun and spooky for Halloween!!

  4. Spooky and pretty at the same time! Happy Birthday to your guy.

  5. Looks amazing!

    ~Be Sweet
    Christina at

  6. Oh my gosh, what a fun house! Love the spider webs on the lucite chairs!

  7. I bet your son loves all of the Halloween decor! Happiest of birthdays to him! I hope you guys have a fun evening!

  8. Your home is beautiful .. your Halloween décor is amazing..

  9. So fun! My favorite are the spiders around the glass columns!

  10. I love your spooky decor, Vel! Happy birthday to your young man!

  11. I love your Halloween decor! The spiders are so fun and I love the webs on your dining room chairs! Happy Birthday to your son!

  12. I enjoyed seeing your decorations, Vel. Love the coffee table large pumpkin and all the little accessories so nicely displayed. I think I finally learned that I need to remove some of the everyday stuff for holiday decorating. I used to try to squeeze it all in!

  13. Happy Birthday to your darling son! You always decorate so beautifully for the holidays, Vel. I love the ikat pillows on the sofa, too. Thanks for all your kind words and support. I should have listened to the Melatonin tip! xoxo Nancy

  14. I love all of your Halloween scarys, they are so cute and I love the dining all the touches of orange and black...These are fun and fit in perfect with your decor, love those giant spiders, they are so so cool...

  15. Hi happy birthday to your son! Cool design out here..I like your living room...

  16. Great job! Thanks for sharing it with me first! You can really do halloween up! Love it!

  17. Happy Birthday to your son! He is a handsome young man.

    Your living room and the stairs look great, Vel! You really do know how to do Halloween with class!

  18. Hi Vel! First of, Happy Birthday to your "KUYA" Big boy na talaga.
    I love love love your decors. I really can't wait na mag imbita ka ***cough ***cough hahah. I could feel your excitement with the Halloween vibe in your home!

    Look who has so many comments na! Keep on blogging girl!


  19. My kids would love having all of those spiders--we have one! Love how you draped the webs over your dining room chairs! Have a great week! Dee :)

  20. I love that even the pillows on your sofa are the right colour. "Bon anniversaire from France" to the birthday boy.

  21. Wow, I love your Halloween decorating!! It looks fantastic!! (and your house is gorgeous btw, even full of Halloween it is so pretty!!) Happy birthday to your son- he is super cute! :)

  22. Amazing pretty Vel! I wish you met with my daughter Sofia who is into Halloween for her two Little girls...I just got back, so I'm doing the rounds and didn't want t miss this. Your Halloween table is awesome, you have such fabulous details. I'm sending her the pic so she can get ideas for Thursday. Thanks sweetie. Have a happy Halloween with your cutíes too!

  23. You have such a beautiful home, Vel. I love your Halloween decor and I bet your kids really get a kick out of it. Happy Birthday to your son.

  24. Wow - I am so behind! Happy birthday to you adorable son!! Love all of your Halloween touches and your living room is gorgeous!!!

  25. Love your Halloween decor ! It is all tastefully done too! Happy belated birthday to your son. Great picture! xx

  26. It is amazing to me how Halloween Decor is so popular now! You did a great job getting everyone in the spirit:)

  27. Your Halloween decor is awesome Vel! I hope you had a fab Halloween:)

  28. you have a beautiful home vel♥ i like your fall decoration in your house...found you from "from my front porch to you", followed you on bloglovin...


  29. yessssssssss! thanks for these Halloween decoration ideas . This year’s Halloween is going to be more creative and hopefully cheap too. lol :D

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