Every month I share a bit of what has caught my eye. It’s usually a mix of all the things! Design trends I’m loving, new skincare products I’m testing out, additions to my wardrobe, or recipes I’ve tried. It’s safe to say these are faves that I would probably talk your ear off about if we were sitting down in real life to catch up over a glass of something bubbly and maybe a brownie or two!
October Favorites – Fall and Halloween decor ideas
For this months “What I’m Loving”, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite fall and Halloween decor ideas and trends I’ve been seeing. It’s not too late to decorate for the season. How about incorporating one of these design ideas into your home!
Bats, Crows, and Butterflies, oh my!
Bats have been quite popular this year. They seem to be popping up all over Instagram and Pinterest. Here are a few ideas for using them in your fall and Halloween decor.
I love how Andee styled her bats flying over her bar cart. It’s a great way to bring movement and interest into your vignette. These bats displayed under various cloches across a mantle are super simple and easy to make. With just a couple of items, you can create a really chic looking display.
Montana from Honing Home did a slight variation on this popular trend and used crows to take over her living room walls and ceiling. Same great idea and statement-making treatment but with a twist!
Or, for an eerie but beautiful spin on this trend how about black butterflies? Domino Magazine shared images of artist Carlos Amorales “The Accursed Hour” exhibit at Salone del Mobile Milano showcasing 15,000 of these guys covering the walls, staircase, and ceiling of the grand Fondazione Adolfo Pini building.
I ordered these bats from Amazon and added them to a corner in our dining room. Just a little touch of spook for the Halloween season!
We are big Harry Potter fans over here. I remember being awestruck the first time I saw the dining hall at Hogwarts and wishing my dining room had tons of floating candles as well!
When searching for Halloween decor this year, I came across these Harry Potter Inspired Floating Candle String Lights from Pottery Barn. Determined to get the look for less, I searched Pinterest for inspiration.
I found a DIY by Chris Loves Julia for their Harry Potter-Esque Hanging Candles that they made for their Halloween party in 2015. This tutorial is perfect if you want maximum impact without spending an arm and a leg.
I also liked this tutorial I found on EPBOT for floating candles. They used cardstock instead of paper towel or toilet paper rolls to create the “candles”. Their hanging method was slightly different as well.
I’m not a big DIYer though and I didn’t want to spend a ton of time making these. Instead, I decided to order battery operated candles from Amazon. I liked how realistic these candles looked. They also came with batteries and a remote making it super easy to turn them on and off. I can also set them to flicker for an even more realistic look!
If we were having a Halloween party I would probably suck it up and follow one of the tutorials above to create a bunch for that wow factor. But, for $40, I was able to bring in a bit of Hogwarts into our home for a lot less effort.
I love a good ol’ fashioned carved pumpkin but sometimes I don’t want to deal with the mess. Painted pumpkins have been around forever but for some reason, I’ve been drawn to them this year.
I love these spooky painted pumpkins by Jenna Sue Design Co. Super easy to make and you can create any kind of face you want. I love that she did a group of them with all different faces.
Another favorite is these modern-looking no-carve pumpkins with melted crayon on top. Another easy and fun way to get a unique looking and one of a kind design for your pumpkins!
These marbled pumpkins are super chic and even easier to create. Perfect for all those people who want great looking pumpkins without all the hassle. This DIY uses nail polish but you could probably use any leftover paint you have laying around the house.
Looking for more of my favorites? Find all the things I’m loving each month here!