Heart Haven Holidays: Christmas Decor

I had so much fun decorating my living room for the holidays this year. My color pallet was silver, gold, and copper and I just love how everything came together!

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I put together this vignette using a gold and marble tray from Targent, a succulent, anthropologie candle, and dove figurine also from Target

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I love putting out this jingle bell display every year! This year, I added these marble trees from Target.

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This is one of my favorite ornaments! I love this jingle bell Noel ornament from Bronners!

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Here is an overview of my living room. How have you decorated for the holidays?

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Simple Fall Centerpiece

simple thanksgiving centerpiece for fall

Today I’m sharing a really simple fall/Thanksgiving centerpiece. I picked up everything over the past month or so from Target but unfortunately most of the pieces have now gone clearance. However, this would be really easy to recreate with items that you may already have around the house.

gold tray with fall figurines. so pretty for thanksgiving

I love mixing gold, silver, and neutrals for the holidays so this is right up my ally. I started with the mirrored gold tray and added the white pumpkin with gold details, silver pear and the wooden pomegranate figurines. I think it is a really pretty, subtle nod to fall.

simple fall centerpiece mixing metals

Spooktacular Style: DIY Halloween Banner

Happy Halloween!! I hope you are all having a spooktacular holiday today. When going through my Halloween totes this year, I came across some old felt coasters that I picked up at Target on clearance a couple of years ago. I meant to do something with them last year, but never did. This year, I decided to use them to make a fun Halloween banner.

DIY halloween banner made from felt holiday coasters.

This was such an easy craft that I forgot to take pictures. Ooops! Anyway, here is what you’ll need.

I just hot glued the coasters onto my twine leaving a few inches between each one. I used my hardwood floors as a guide. Make sure to leave a good amount of twine on either side to attach it wherever you want to hang your banner. It has been so dreary outside the last few days, so the lighting in my house was not great. I took my banner outside and tied it onto my Tiki torches. It actually looked super cute!

easy halloween banner

This is such an easy way to add quick holiday fun to your home. You could hang it in front of the window, on a mantle, entry table, or even on your front porch. The possibilities are endless!

Halloween banner

Also, remember at the beginning of the month when I asked you to weigh in on the great pumpkin spray paint dilemma? I haven’t forgotten and I wanted to give you an update. Well, you guys voted and so I tried to spray paint my pumpkins a bright, glossy white. However, I left them outside to dry before applying a couple more coats and may have forgotten to check the weather. It rained all over my pumpkins!

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They are probably salvageable with a couple more coats of spray paint, but it has been so dreary and gross when I’ve had the time to touch them up. So, it looks like I might just be painting them again next year! Oh well!

Hope you all have a great Halloween!! What is your favorite part about this spooky holiday? Carving pumpkins, costumes, haunted houses, parties, or eating candy? All of the above?

Spooktacular Style: Tea Light Sculls and Spray Paint Decisions.

Whew. That is a long title.

Have Spooktacular Style this year with Black, White, and Silver Halloween Decor

I thought it would be fun to do a little series and share how I am going to decorate my home for Halloween this year. I do think I’m going to minimize my Halloween decorations a little bit and just add a few seasonal touches. I usually go all out, but I feel like I’m still getting settled in my new home and I don’t want to bite off more than I can chew. I shared in a previous post that I wanted to change up some of my go-to Halloween decor tricks and try a new seasonal color palette for my living room. I’m really loving the chic look and sharp contrast of black, white, and silver. I haven’t shared this before, but I plan on using a dusty lavender, blues, and grays in my formal living room year-round and I think this high contrast Halloween look will bring just the right touch of spooky fun to my bachelorette pad in coming years!

Cool skull from Michael's! The back pops off to add a tea light. The result: an eerie glow perfect for the Halloween Season!

I still have a long way to go in furnishing Morning Joy and I’m still pining away for my dream mantle, but I thought it would be fun to make a little vignette on my blue entryway table. I already had a black spiderweb table runner that I scored on clearance at Target a few years back. I paired that with another Target find, my sweet little haunted house.  I always like adding a few pieces each year and I found these great sculls at Michaels for 60% off! Yup,  they were $4. They are so cool! The back pops off and you can add a tea light inside for an eerie glow. My table is still looking a bit bare, so I want to add in some more visual interest. I’m thinking maybe a fun candelabra to add a bit of height or some vintage books for texture.

Creepy Skulls and a spider web table runner add a hint of Halloween festivity to this teal table

I don’t have the funds to replace my entire holiday arsenal at once, so in an effort to change up my tried and true Halloween pieces I was thinking of giving new life via a few coats of spray paint. I have these really cool Jack-O-Lanterns that I picked up a few years ago from the grocery store.

Fun Jack-O-Lanterns. To paint or not to paint?

But I can’t decide what to do with them! I thought I would take a quick poll and see what you guys think. Should I leave them in their natural state? Or go with a glossy white, chic black, or a modern silver metal finish? Let me know below!

Use spray paint to give new life to old seasonal decor or new thrift store finds

Halloween Decor Inspiration

I LOVE decorating for holidays. I have plastic bins for nearly every holiday. I have two or three bins just for Halloween. I even have icicle jack-o-lantern lights and orange/purple rope lights.  I’m that girl. So, now that October is here I’m itching to bust out the pumpkins and creepy decor.

I have been decorating my home the same way each Halloween for at least four years and this year I want to change things up a little bit for my bachelorette pad. I’ve been browsing on Pinterest and I am feeling drawn to a more simplified and classy color palette using black, silver, and white. The overall effect is so pretty and chic.  Check out this inspiration photo from The Decorated House.

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So pretty. The faux spiders seriously creep me out, so I won’t be replicating that in any way. I freaking hate spiders.

Side note: I have a huge guard dog spider who lives on my back porch because I’m too terrified to relocate him… Can we just say he’s seasonal decor?

Anyway, I really love the black and white highlighted by pretty mercury glass accents. The antique books add great texture and height. I can’t wait to pull out some of my old Halloween standbys and give them some new life and a few coats of paint!

I also stumbled across some fantastic (and free!!) chalkboard prints over at Classy Clutter.

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Be sure to head over there and check out all three designs. It is so easy put a seasonal printable in a frames and it will instantly update your space for the holiday! I adore this “something wicked” print and you better believe I will be trying to find the perfect place for it in my home!

I am getting so excited for Halloween! What do you look forward to most with this holiday: costumes, decor, treats, or parties?