I usually like to wait until October 1st to put Halloween decorations out in my home, but this year I decided that if the boxes were already out with the fall items, I'd just go ahead and put it all out. My lack of decorating motivation lately made me realize that if I was in the mood to do it...I'd better take advantage of the moment (it might pass quickly).
My goal this year was to use what I already had. I did replace the candles and the leaves around the mirror, but other than that my only new purchases were the florals in the urn on the library table. I just couldn't resist all that sparkle!
You can see how bright the sun was as
I took the pictures. They are a little washed out because
of all that brightness, but I do love a sunny, fall day!
A small decorating tip for this time of year is to cover books used for stacking with brown paper. I used a paper grocery bag to "hide" the colorful book covers that clashed so badly with all the orange, black and burgandy items. Tied with a simple ribbon, they blend much better with everything else.
A little fall, a little Halloween and the house has
an entirely different feel to it with very little effort!
Have a great weekend!