Halloween Home Essentials

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No matter what age you are, it’s certain that any age can get into the Halloween spirit. It’s a time to have fun, be anything you want, and get you eased into the fall season. If you haven’t already, the best way to celebrate the spooky season is to decorate the house, and that goes if you’re a sophisticated adult or have young children (or are just a kid-at-heart). There are ghostly decorations for every Halloween personality- that’s why we’ve written this blog to inspire you this Halloween season.

For the Refined Adult…

(Because you can still be classy and have amazing Halloween decorations)

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Autumnal Decor Pieces

Plaid, cozy colored decor pieces like throw pillows and blankets are easy additions that can be bought virtually at any store that sells home goods. And best of all- they’re so easy! Just throw them on top of your sofa or armchair in your home and you’re good to go.

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One of the best things about this time of year is the abundance of fall scents that come in candles. From wonderful smelling desserts like pumpkin pie to more outdoorsy scents like autumn leaves, lighting an autumnal candle can get anyone’s home smelling like the fall/Halloween season.

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Pumpkins on the Porch

Pumpkins are a staple of this season; scattering some of these around the house, on coffee tables, countertops, or just on your porch can instantly make your home a little more Halloween-ey. You can find some at almost any grocery store this time of year, or, if you’re feeling a little more adventurous, pick some up at a local pumpkin patch (yes, even Florida has these).

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Lighting it up

Just like in this picture, grabbing some orange, purple, or white string lights and placing them wherever - your lampposts, trees, windows- can instantly give your home a spooky, sophisticated appearance.

For Young Families…

(Or just kids-at-heart)

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Carved Pumpkin

This one serves not only as an adorable, kid-friendly Halloween decoration, but it’s a great seasonal activity to do as a family. Your finished products can hang out proudly on your front porches or in a window!

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Front Yard Eye-Catchers

Grab some of those fun, blown up front yard decorations with your kids. It’s fun for them to pick out their favorite, whether it be a spooky black cat or an eerie ghost.

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Do-It-Yourself Ideas

Have a welcome mat that sits outside your front door all year? Take on a fun DIY project with your kids to get creative with simple household items like in this picture. You can also cut out Halloween themes from felt (like bats or witch hats) and paste them on outdoor mats or pillows.

Happy Halloween from Collins & Company!