Friday, 23 October 2015

Understated Halloween Home Decor

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I love dressing the house for the holidays. Decorations are not jus for Christmas you know, and there’s nothing quite as fun or as creepy as decorating your home for Halloween. Decorating your house by the season is something that’s seen as quite an American thing, but it’s becoming bigger by the year over here in the UK. Personally, I prefer a more selectively spooky touch for Halloween, something understated with just a hint of ghoulishness about it. 

1. Witches Cauldron £2.49
I always keep sweet treats out on the coffee table, so switching our my regular jar for a witches cauldron is an inexpensive, fun way to serve them. If you’re watching some scary movies over Halloween it also makes a really cute popcorn bucket.

2. Terracotta Pumpkin £15
Can you believe I have never carved a pumpkin? As much as I want to, I know it will end up looking rubbish and in the bin so, with that in mind, this perfectly carved terracotta pumpkin will not only always look freakishly handsome, but it will last through the season and for years to come. It can hold a tea light too so it will give off that spooky glow you’re looking for.

3. Halloween coloured tea towels 3pack £10
Remember I said this was going to be understated decor? One of the easiest ways to throw in a little seasonal decor is in the kitchen with some cute themed tea towels. Mine are always on display over the oven handle so this is a fun and subtle way to take the festivities into the kitchen.  

4. Yankee Candle - Candy Corn £18.99
I have a confession to make…I am addicted to candy corn! I tried it in America for the first time a few years back and now I ask anyone and everyone who goes to bring me some back. This candle is a little sickly sweet but it smells good enough to eat and makes a change from pumpkin spice. As it’s only burned over the Halloween season, you should get a couple of years out of one candle too with proper storage.

5. Yankee Candle Spiders Web Candle Jar Holder £12
This freaky little holder is perfect for holding your Halloween Yankee in and it has the cutest little spider dangling off the side. It’s a touch gothic but nothing too over the top and looks great on the window sill surrounded by little tea lights. Note, you can never have too many candles for Halloween.

6. Skull-y side up £10
I am a sucker for things like this! Bring a little scream to breakfast with some skull-y side up eggs on toast for breakfast. I love novelties like this you can bring out year after year. It’s eggs-ellent. Yes. I went there.

7. Happy Halloween Tea Towel £9.97
I think I have a thing for tea towels. But just look at how cute it is! It would go great with any of the tea towels from the 3 pack and just incase hitchhiking ghosts didn’t realise what time of year it was in your kitchen, they’re sure to get the message now!

8. Hotel Chocolat - Yikes! £2.50
I love the seasonal offerings from Hotel Chocolat! These milk chocolate ghouls and ghosties are perfect for trick or treating yourself with on the couch, with the lights off, candles burning, and a scary movie or two. 

Do you decorate seasonally? Do you go all our or prefer a few understated touches?

Until next time,



10 comments:

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    1. Ohhh I love candy corn! My family brought me a bag back from America so I'm saving it for Halloween night - I'm just going to gorge on the lot hehe!

      Sarah :)

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  2. I don't even decorate for Christmas, never mind halloween haha. I love it when the Shaytards decorate their house though.

    I hope we don't get any trick or treaters. Awkward.

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. I won't have to worry about the trick or treaters living in an apartment but I do love having some subtle decorations. And how can you NOT decorate for Christmas?! What?? I love decorations, I just wish I had the storage space...or that it was acceptable to leave them all up all year round haha!

      Sarah :)

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  3. What a great selection. They look so pretty, perfect if you want something subtle.

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    1. My Mr isn't keen on OTT decorations so subtle is the way to go. I think it's quite a 'grown up' way of incorporating the festivities into the home too!

      Sarah :)

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  4. I do love Halloween décor! I really like your picks, such a great collection.

    Lust For Beauty Blog

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    1. Thanks! They all look so cute together, and subtle decor is the way to go when you feel like you need to keep things a bit more 'grown up' hehe

      Sarah :)

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  5. I thought number 5 was a creepy chair before I read it! I could just eat some halloween chocolate too yummy
    Carrieanne xx
    www.beautiesunlocked.com

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    1. Haha that would make an amazing Halloween thrown though if it was big enough!

      Sarah :)

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