This is only the second year I’ve decorated for Halloween, and I’m so glad I did!
Decorating my home brings me joy. It is a creative outlet for me and helps me reduce stress and anxiety. I’m more excited to decorate nowadays since it’s been such a crazy, stressful year. Being stuck at home with a 2-year-old and a 2-month-old can be hard. Taking the time to get creative and decorate a space is a form of self-care for me.
Below are photos of my home decorated for Halloween this year. I hope it can give you some inspiration!
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I appreciate you! I hope you enjoyed my Halloween decor this year. Happy Halloween! 🎃
I don’t like creepy Halloween decor. Skulls, blood, and other scary things I will never decorate my home with. That’s just not me. But I do think Halloween is what you make it and can be just another fun time of year. I’m fine with cute and slightly spooky decorations like bats and spiders. Hocus Pocus is the only “scary” movie I watch this time of year.
Last year was the first year that I’ve ever decorated for Halloween. This year, I knew I wanted to decorate for Halloween again, but I wanted to keep it simple.
I thought I’d share a few easy ways to add some cute (but not scary) Halloween decor to your home.
1. Bring in Some Bats
Bats are a nocturnal animal that can be a bit spooky. While I’m not very scared of bats, I did have one fly at my face and almost hit me once on an evening walk. That was pretty frightening so I understand why some people are scared of them. I think they’re the perfect choice to decorate with to add some spooky around the house and creating a bat wall is simple!
I have used felt bats from the Target dollar spot and clearance adhesive paper bats from Michaels in these photos, but they can easily be found on Amazon. Paper bats are also fun to make with kids!
2. Use Black and White
Another easy way to decorate for Halloween is to use black and white in your decor. While black and orange is a popular color combination for Halloween, black and white is a bit more simple and you may have more pieces on hand to use.
For instance, I use black and white buffalo check print at Halloween as it is something that I can use all year long. These buffalo check pillows paired with a Halloween pillow cover give off a Halloween look that is cute yet simple. It’s also not as harsh as black and orange can be.
I used mostly black and white in my Hocus Pocus themed coffee bar this year, with just a few pops of orange here and there.
3. Add Some Halloween Words and Phrases
Another easy way to decorate for Halloween is to bring in items with Halloween words or sayings on them. I like to use my Rae Dunn Halloween pieces that I’ve collected on my coffee bar and hutch.
Decorating for Halloween can be so simple and fun! I like to put up my Halloween decor on or right around October 1st and keep it up until Halloween. I hope I’ve given you some ideas on how to add some cute Halloween decor to your home!
I’ll start by saying that this is my first year decorating my home for Halloween, so I’m not an expert by any means. However, I had so much fun decorating for Halloween this year and I want to share just how easy it is to give your home some spooky farmhouse style!
I was inspired by so many Instagram accounts that decorated for Halloween in a simple, fun way that I wanted to try it myself. I was most inspired by how Ashli at @ourcozycottage decorated her house for Halloween. She uses black and white to keep it simple and not overbearing, and it screams farmhouse style! Be sure to check out how she decorates her house for all of the seasons/holidays. Her style is gorgeous!
Bullseye Spot Bats!
I decided to use black and white buffalo check and some adorable little black bats that I found in the Target Bullseye Spot around the houses. These bats are felt, which means they can be used year after year, and the best part is that they came in packs of 6 for only $1.00! I only spent $4.oo to get all of the bats that you see in all of the photos here!
I found a few other items at the Target Bullseye Spot that were inexpensive and perfect for Halloween! I got a black wreath and a fake spooky tree, along with a set of two tea towels for $3.oo that I made into this October 31st pillow cover (I just used a hot glue gun!).
Hocus Pocus, I Need Coffee to Focus
I also found this Hocus Pocus sign and a Witches’ Brew light-up jar in the Target Bullseye Spot. I HATE scary movies, so Hocus Pocus is about the only movie that I watch for Halloween. I’ve watched it every Halloween since I was young, so I knew I wanted to make a Hocus Pocus themed coffee bar. You can check out a video of my entire Hocus Pocus coffee bar here.
I also found quite a few Rae Dunn Halloween mugs this fall that I couldn’t wait to display and use for my Halloween coffee bar. So many sweet friends helped my find the pieces that I was looking for this year! I wrote the quote “Hocus Pocus, I Need Coffee to Focus” on my chalkboard and added my DIY bead garland, as well as some pumpkins and a “Trick or Treat” banner from Hobby Lobby for some final spooky touches.
Halloween Table Setting
I added a buffalo check runner to my dining room table and some buffalo check napkins to keep with the black and white theme. I plan to use buffalo check through the holidays as well. It’s so versatile! I also found a creepy tree in the Target Bullseye Spot and used it with some lanterns and white pumpkins in my tablescape.
Overall, I didn’t spend very much at all to add some simple Halloween touches to my home. Sticking with a black and white theme really gives Halloween decor a farmhouse feel that isn’t over the top. Let me know your thoughts/questions below! Be sure to follow me @faith.and.farmhouse for more home decor inspiration! Have a blessed day!