We have been breaking out all the Halloween decorations this week and I couldn’t be more excited about it. There is finally a chill in the air and we are listening to the raindrops outside while decorating to Halloween tunes inside. It is the most wonderful time of the year for sure! I had the pleasure of working with Balsam Hill last Christmas, so when they reached out this year to see if I wanted to partner together on some Halloween decorating ideas, of course I jumped at the chance! This is our first Halloween with the living room all ready to decorate, so I started dreaming up fun ideas and easy mantel decor for Halloween was tops on my list of what I was looking for. I’m excited to team up with Balsam Hill and other talented bloggers to share easy mantel decor for Halloween and other Enchanted Halloween decorating ideas.
Since it is the living room, I wanted our Halloween decorations to be a bit more elegant and sophisticated. The mantel in the living room is huge, so I needed something for fireplace decor that is substantial to take up the space. Fortunately, this gorgeous mantel swag was the perfect size. I love the frosted looking tips of the flowers and leaves mixed in with the gray twigs. Lots of great dimension and texture.
I have been all about spiders this Halloween, so I added them all over the floor and fireplace to make it look like the house was infested for a fun touch. 😉
I always like to put wreaths over our mirrors for Christmas, so when I saw that there was a Halloween wreath that coordinated with the fireplace mantel swag, I ordered one to hang over the round mirror above the mantel. I hung the wreath with some black and white striped ribbon I had in my ribbon stash, so I also added a bit to the swag to tie them together even more.
Originally I ordered these great “Boo” Luminaries for the front walkway, but once I saw them in person I thought they would be super cute indoors too, so I added them to either end of the mantel. Don’t be afraid to bring outdoor products indoors. Usually the only real difference between indoor and outdoor is added durability. That is always great…especially with kids! I love how the orange painted inside shows through the cut-out word.
The wreath and the fireplace mantel swag both have batter operated lights (on timers!) that really make things fun at night. They cast an eerie orange glow over the room which is the perfect touch for Halloween! I can’t wait to see the little trick-or-treater’s eyes light up when the door opens on Halloween night!
Candles are always a must for Halloween decorating, and I LOVE a drippy candle…but just about every real candle is dripless these days…not to mention if you can find them they are SO messy! When I saw these drip pillar candles I knew I had to have them. They are crafted out of wax, so they look and feel real. To make them even cooler, they come with a remote so you can set a timer, and control options for the flame flicker speed and brightness. Awesome!
I added these Halloween candle rings so that I could tie the “greenery” (can you still call it that when it’s black? ;)) on the mantel decor in with the candle on the coffee table. As I was putting the mantel decor for Halloween together, I had another idea that I think would be pretty fun for these candle rings too. I think they would make a neat looking crow’s nest for some fake Halloween crows. Just another fun use for them. 🙂
Finally I added these cute petite candy bowls to my list. I love the vintage feel of them. I always like to put little bits of candy out around the house this time of year. It’s always fun for guests when they stop by to grab a piece or two. The pop of orange on this pumpkin candy bowl tied in with the orange on the Boo Luminaries and the orange lights. It’s a fun addition to the otherwise all black and white more sophisticated Halloween decor and gives the room a sense of whimsy.
These fun pieces from Balsam Hill make coming up with Halloween decorating ideas and getting ready for the holiday super easy! You can check out lots of Enchanted Halloween decorating ideas over on the Balsam Hill Blog and while you’re there you might as well check out Christmas ideas too…because you know it will be here before we know it! 😉