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!
It’s finally time for fall decor! Today I’d like to share with you how I decorated my home this year for fall.
While it may not feel like fall yet in Indiana, many Instagram influencers decorate early in order to provide others with decor inspiration. Hopefully I can give you some ideas for your own fall decor!
For my entryway, I used neutral pillows and a throw blanket on my church pew. I also used a pumpkin pillow from Homegoods and a hand-me-down fall wreath. Although it’s so simple, it gives off a cozy, fall vibe as soon as you walk in the door.
On the shelf above the sofa, I added my new Pumpkin Patch sign from Hobby Lobby that my little sister got me as a gift. It makes such a great focal point in the room that is unmistakably fall. I added a few Hearth and Hand clearance eucalyptus stems to create the look of a garland and added white pumpkins from Hobby Lobby.
A few black Goodwill candlesticks and a white pitcher filled with more eucalyptus balances out and fills each side of the shelf. I added my new Hey There Pumpkin pillow cover from Three Little Mommas on the couch. Isn’t this pillow cover adorable?!
In the dining room, I created a fall tablescape using a jute runner, thrifted brass candlesticks, more Hobby Lobby white pumpkins, and these orange eucalyptus stems from Joann Fabrics.
On the coffee bar, I added a black and white buffalo check banner from Target Dollar Spot last year along with other black and white accents.
I added this mini sign from Hobby Lobby and my Rae Dunn pumpkin spice mug to my tiered tray.
I didn’t decorate much for fall in my kitchen but I did switch out my greenery for a few fall stems on this little hook.
All Things Fall
Overall, I decorated pretty simply for fall this year. I decorated earlier than I ever have because 2020 has been a crazy year and I was ready for a change. I’ll be decorating my porch soon and I’ll share that when it’s finished!
Check out my Instagram page @faithandfarmhouse for more fall decor inspiration. I would love for you to give me a follow! Thank you for reading and God bless!
How do you like your coffee? Black? With cream and sugar? Hot? Iced?
I am a fan of cold brew with cream and some vanilla syrup. And caramel macchiatos. And hot French vanilla cappuccinos. And don’t get me started on Starbucks’ Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew…
My husband likes it black. Or an iced Americano. Nothing fancy.
While I’d love to be able to go out and buy a delicious coffee every day, that’s just not possible. So instead I created a spot dedicated to making our own coffee at home.
My husband uses our Keurig to brew some coffee almost daily, so I wanted a space that was cute but functional. It has turned into one of my favorite places in my house to decorate!
To create a cute and functional coffee bar in your home, you simply need a few basics listed below.
– Coffee Maker (We have a Keurig)
-Canisters to store coffee and/or k-cups
-Mugs (mine is filled with Rae Dunn, of course)
-A place to store sugar and creamer
-Straws or Spoons
Then, you can have fun decorating the space through the holidays and seasons. I chose to put our coffee bar in a corner in our dining room. I used a $1 garage sale shelf that I painted white and a hand-me-down bar height table. I added all of the basics and it was ready to go!
My coffee bar is one of my favorite spots to switch up decor for various seasons and holidays. It’s so much fun!
Below you can see some of the ways I’ve decorated my coffee bar in the past through the year.
I hope I’ve given you some ideas and inspired you to create a coffee bar in your own home! It doesn’t take many items and it’s useful to have a spot dedicated to brewing coffee!
Be sure to follow me on Instagram @faith.and.farmhouse for more home decor inspiration. Thank you for reading and God bless!
Are you wanting to give your home a fresh look for summer but don’t know where to start? While there are many ways to decorate for summer, I love to go back to a simple farmhouse-style look after I take down my patriotic decor. Today, I want to share a few of my favorite ways to decorate for summer.
1. Buffalo Check
Black and white buffalo check is one of my favorite prints to decorate with! While it isn’t for everyone, I love to use it throughout the year. I love that it’s so versatile and it gives off that rustic farmhouse feel. I like to use black and white buffalo check with neutrals and greenery during the summer as a way to add dimension. It’s such a fun pattern!
I love to add a lot of greenery around the house during summer. It’s the time of year where things outside are naturally green and bringing it inside breathes life into your space. I like to use a mix of real and faux greenery. One of my favorite things to do is clip greenery stems from overgrowth in my backyard and put them in a vase inside as free decor!
While I didn’t use any lemons in my decor this year, I think it’s such a cute summer decorating idea! The yellow of the lemons brings in the brightness of summertime. These ladies below did a fantastic job using lemons to decorate for summer!
4. Whites and Neutrals
While I love to use whites and neutrals all year, I think they work especially well in the summer. I think neutrals give off an instant cozy vibe and look so bright and inviting. Summer is full of sunny days, so using whites and neutrals brings that brightness inside.
I hope I’ve given you some simple ways you can add summer farmhouse style to your home! For more home decor inspiration, please follow me @faith.and.farmhouse on Instagram. Thanks for reading!
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!
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This year for fall, I knew that I wanted to keep a mostly neutral color scheme with a few pops of orange. I also knew that I wanted to incorporate black and white buffalo check. A few of my favorite fall farmhouse decor items include white pumpkins, fall Rae Dunn mugs, fall pillow covers, and cute wooden signs!
I added another cute fall pillow cover in our front sitting room and some fall stems in a galvanized tin. I added this thankful sign that I got for $3 last year in the Target dollar spot on my chippy white table.
In my dining room, I used black and white buffalo check napkins, Rae Dunn plates, and galvanized chargers for our table setting. For the centerpiece, I found these cute lanterns at Hobby Lobby on sale for $3 each and a clearance greenery garland that was only $5! The little white pumpkins are also from Hobby Lobby and were on sale for about $2 each.
Before I found the garland on clearance, I had a Rae Dunn pitcher with eucalyptus stems and this cute little sign that I found at the Target dollar spot as the centerpiece.
I draped some faux wheat stems on the top of my hutch and kept my tobacco basket and cotton wreath on the top. I added a buffalo check napkin and a cute wood sign (from Hobby Lobby) to keep it simple. I also added a bead garland that I made using these beads!
A few days later, I received a package in the mail containing this adorable Rae Dunn Grateful pumpkin. It was a gift from an anonymous Instagram follower for hitting a goal of reaching 1000 followers. Thank you to whoever gifted me this! It makes me so happy!
I used more buffalo check and some new fall Rae Dunn mugs to decorate my coffee bar. This cute Give Thanks sign I found on clearance for $4 at Hobby Lobby and the buffalo check banner was only $3 in the Target Bullseye Spot!
I also added a few fall Rae Dunn mugs and some orange stems to my mug rack to give it a simple fall look!
I added some cotton stems, a little white pumpkin, and some buffalo check napkins to the breakfast nook table setting. I like to keep the table setting simple in here because this is where we eat most of our meals!
At the end of our hallway, I added an antique window frame (look at that chippy white paint!) and a hand-me-down orange berry wreath. I also added a small black table with some black candlesticks that I found at Goodwill for only $1 each! I love how simple this was and the difference it made to our previously empty hallway is incredible!
I hope you enjoy my fall decor this year! Feel free to comment with any questions you might have! Be sure to follow me on Instagram @faith.and.farmhouse for more farmhouse decorating ideas!