A Bit of Halloween
Two weeks ago I posted about the "bewitching" Halloween decor in my living room, and a bit in my kitchen. Today it's all about my family room. Now, I did not go all out in my family room with decoration. I used most of my Halloween stuff in the living room and the library (which I will post pictures of next week). Our family room is not part of the big open space in the front of our house. Rather, it is a room, we can actually close off with a glass door. So, I consider it more of a private space, and because it's more private I can be a bit more silly and child-like, and not worry if it will clash with my more folksy and pricey pieces.
On this side of the room, I simply added a cut-out skeleton, whom my daughter calls "Skully." I used orange blinking lights on my shoecase (my husband built that for me by the way, to solve our "shoes are everywhere" problem). Added my Yankee Candle haunted mansion I got a few years back, put more lights behind that, and let my metal witch roam free there, along with a glittery bat.
A couple of years ago, we went to see the Tim Burton Exhibition at the MOMA in New York City. Since I have an undying love for all things Burton, of course I bought a poster at the show and custom framed it! It is not a Halloween decoration, it is left on the wall year-round, but it looks espeically fitting and gleeful this time of year.
On the tv side of the room, I added simple spiders crawling all over the wall and dangling from curtains, and bat clings to the french doors. I also strung a trick or treat sign. I had meant to hang some really pretty Halloween lights there that I bought from Pottery Barn, but never got around to it. I will probably use them on my porch instead to greet trick or treaters on Halloween night.
Next week, I'm going to post pictures of my done-up library. I love this time of year so much, and love the decorations, and can't believe it will be over in two weeks!
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