If you were watching my Instagram stories earlier this year, you’ll know that I was renovating a new place with my boyfriend, and a couple months ago, we finally moved in!😱🏠 It only took us over a year thanks to a contractor that worked at a snail’s pace.🐌🙄 We’re still in the process of getting everything in its place and really making it a full fledged “home,” but Halloween was the perfect opportunity for me to have a little fun with home decor!
This whole home decor frenzy really started after I spotted the cutest ghost pillow and throw from Home Goods! Since my boyfriend and I tend to like more monochromatic palettes, the name of the game for our couch is texture. So when we spotted a 3D grey tweed ghost pillow, we knew it HAD to come home with us! And just as if a spirit was conjured, we immediately stumbled upon a cozy ghost blanket. At that point, we were devoted to a ghost themed couch, so the Mickey Boo to You ghost pillow was a necessary spoopy purchase.👻
Since we still have no artwork for our living room walls, I focused on getting trinkets and decor for the coffee table to help bring some life and color into the room. But because I went a little crazy buying anything that was cute, it’s a little bit of an odd mix.😅
One of my favorite purchases is the Jack Skellington candle holder from the Disney Store. I love that it was actually pretty affordable ($15!), and that any kind of small candle can fit in it. And for Christmas, it would look so festive with some poinsettias or cranberry stems coming out from the top!The other great and inexpensive item I picked up is a glass pumpkin jar from Target! It’s perfect to show off my souvenir treats from Wizarding World at Universal Studios. But once the treats are gone, it would look so magical with tiny LED lights!
One of the biggest pieces on the coffee table is a large Mickey etched glass vase from Ethan Allen. It’s not necessarily Halloween themed, but it gave me the perfect opportunity to add some color to our mostly neutral living room. I picked up bright marigolds from the farmer’s market that are a great contrast against all the grays and blues that dominate the living room.
Another area I loved decorating for Halloween was my tea corner! I’m constantly drinking tea and hot water, so you can imagine my excitement when I realized I could buy lots of Halloween mugs and decor for this area!😆 One of the simplest ways to revamp this area is with a spooky sign. I especially loved the simple typography of this Hocus Pocus sign and the obvious nod to a Disney Halloween classic.
The other functional way to give this area Halloween flair, is with cups! Though some are outright Halloween mugs, like a ouija board and ghost Mickey, others just have that spooky vibe. I also like the mix of bigger, chunkier mugs with more delicate teacups. The varying sizes make the whole mug tree look more interesting!
Another part of the house that was easy to update for Halloween is the guest bathroom. During my recent trip to Orlando, I HAD to stop by Basin and pick up some seasonal soaps! And what I especially love about visiting Basin is that you can easily find seasonal Disney soaps!
I usually pick out the soaps based on the scents. Since I’m not a huge pumpkin fan (I know, SHOCKING for someone who loves Halloween so much), I picked out soaps that had more wood and citrus based scents. And to my luck, the Sorcerer Mickey soap matches nicely to my white star and moon pumpkin and the orange bats match my Little Green Alien Halloween mochi cup from Tokyo Disneyland!🎃
Another simple Halloween update are these Sally jars. They’re more festive than my usual wood or fabric containers and perfect to display my makeup and brushes on the counter. I also love that there are three separate jars so I can easily separate my mascaras, lip products, and brushes!
The last part of the house I added some Halloween flair to was my nightstand! Since the light switches are far from the bed and I’m not a huge fan of lamps, this Zero nightlight is perfect for my needs — my need for cuteness that is!😆 And honestly, it’s the combination of two things I love, ghosts and dogs.😂 It also has a timer option so it can automatically turn off after 15 minutes! And if you need another reason to love this little trinket, Zero’s ears can also double as a ring holder.💍😏
Halloween is definitely one of my favorite holidays, so I can’t wait to improve my Halloween home decor skills for next year! There are still some areas I’d like to spruce up some more, but for only being in a our new place for 2 months, I think it’s a great start! But I definitely need to create a seasonal inspo board over on Pinterest to really be in full swing next time!🙌🏼 Maybe I should start my holidays inspo board tomorrow.😆