I love Halloween. LOVE it. The smell of face paint combined with an itchy wig just gets me giddy. I love to surround myself in the decor, and when I say I surround myself, I do not mean that I stream fake cobwebs over every inch of my house, hang witches and ghosties from every tree, and try to make my front yard look like a cemetary. Honestly, I don't dig that. Here are some wonderful ideas for Halloween decor that I really DO dig: 1. Tattered books and Tarnished Silver
Take down all the year-round decor and use your landing spaces to group candles and tarnished silver. Add a tattered book, and a little spider for the finishing touch!
2. Creepy Art
It should still be art. A glitter fabric mural with a cartoon witch may be cute, but going abstract is what will really blow your guests away.
3. Magic Potion Jars
I've seen this done a few ways and it's always fantastic. Fill up mason jars with eyeballs, skulls, or worms from Archie McPhee or your local Dollar Store. Spray paint wine bottles black and make a new label that describes your poison of choice, line up antique apothecary bottles for a more vintage appeal, or stop over at Dot & Bo for some pre-made poison bottles.
4. Create a focal point
Every home should have a focal point anyway, so here's your chance to have some real fun with it. Pull the pretty candles and picture frames off the entry table and go a little overboard. But, just a little. Keep your cool!