September 9, 2009
Halloween Decorating Tips
Fall is the most popular season to decorate for. The scents, the colors, the themes.. All of the choices can be wonderful and overwhelming at the same time. Pumpkins, witches, and ghosts, oh my! Try to get a handle on things by figuring out a theme for each room in the home. Narrowing things down a bit can not only make it easier on the mind but the wallet as well. Forget the small things. Less is always more and the larger, better quality pieces will make a bigger, richer statement than the smaller less noticeable ones. Not only is this age-old idea better for the bank account but it helps keep the home looking clean and un-cluttered for the holidays too, and who doesn’t appreciate that?
Themed rooms are fun! Decorating each room is exciting, challenging, and rewarding, especially when you get to witness the surprised and delighted looks on your guests’ faces afterwards. It’s fun for your guests as well. Going from room to room figuring out the theme, experiencing the colorful décor, and breathing in your chosen scents can bring back those nostalgic feelings of childhood, making the visits even more pleasurable.
Decorated and lighted trees have become popular for every day décor and Halloween is no different. Black trees, decorated with pumpkin and witch ornaments has become the rave of the age and there’s no wonder. These decorating tools can make a huge statement without much effort. Enlist the help of your children and place wrapped candy bars on the branches for a delightfully delicious look.
Have taper candles laying around but no idea how to use them?? Take a clear glass vase, a bag of orange and white candy corn, your tapers, and mix. Pour the candy corn inside the vase, then plant the tapers (preferably battery-operated ones) into the candy corn. It’s an easy and eye-catching decoration idea that you can use to accent your fall displays. Use it on the dining room table with a colorful runner and orange, dried wreath or you can place them on either side of a larger, decorative piece on a side table or fireplace. Again, another project that can encourage a corroborative effort of the entire family, which is the point of the holidays anyway.
Cooking for the holidays can be stressful and Thanksgiving is probably the biggest cooking day of the entire year, so the kitchen needs to be a sanctuary rather than a jail cell. Use pumpkins to spruce up your kitchen, several of them in fact. Carved and un-carved, decorated and un-decorated, pumpkins have a calming affect and not only in pie. Take the time with the family to go out and buy pumpkins to carve together, or if you don’t have time, look for the realistically carved pumpkins that can come with inspirational messages on the front. Place them strategically around the kitchen, even above the cupboards, and don’t forget to group them. You’ll be glad you did!
Remember, keeping it simple and inexpensive makes it more fun! We hope these tips have given you a few ideas that you’ll try this season and we wish you best of luck in your decorating adventures! Check us out online, email us with your questions, and take advantage of your savings!
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