Happy Friday and welcome to those of you joining me from DesignPost Interiors! I know for many people fall decorating is all about autumnal colors, plaids, pumpkins and leaves. While I like those things and have used them in the past, when I think of fall I get excited about moody shades, eery objects and spooky skulls.
Growing up, Halloween was my favorite. I’ve always been kind of into fantasy majoring in music in college allowed me to play all kinds of different people and I think that’s what I love about Halloween. It’s not so much the idea of being someone else that excites me, it’s the idea of being somewhere else that I love: a different country, a different time period, a different world.
When I was little my mom would let us put light-up eyes in the dining room window and DIY tombstones in the front yard. She allowed us to get creative, and I hope I will give my kids that space to play too. But until they’re asking for blow up lawn ornaments I’ll be using the season to get creative in a more grown up way.
Seasonal decorating can be kind of exhausting you put it up just to turn around and take it down! but I think I’ve found a method to my madness. I’m usually an all or none kind of gal, so focusing efforts on one room and really making it shine works best for me. Our dark dining room already lends itself to spook, and it’s big bay window allows anyone on the street to see inside I’m addressing that in the coming weeks so I felt like I was getting a “two-for” by focusing on this space. We get to enjoy it from the inside and passer-bys and trick-or-treaters get to enjoy it from the out.
To create scary chic, you need to think simple. This room is full of flowers, bones, birds and spiders but the color palette is pretty tight. Even the most gruesome things can be beautiful when they are done in a simple way.