Some Ideas to Easily Switch Decorations From Fall to Halloween and Back Again!
Autumn is a truly stunning season, and Halloween is undoubtedly one of the most thrilling holidays of the year. But if you’re like most people, you don’t have time to decorate for both. Or it’s way too expensive to have a set of decorations for the fall season and the creepy holiday. Below are tips and tricks to get more bang for your decorating buck that will have you tricked out for both!
1. Incorporate Pumpkins
Pumpkins are a timeless decorative item for both fall and Halloween. You can carve, paint, or leave them in their natural state. Regardless, they’ll undoubtedly contribute a festive touch to your seasonal decorations.
Let your foam jack-o-lanterns pull double duty by turning their faces backward and displaying the uncarved side for September. When it hits October 1st, turn those carvings around to transform your fall display into Halloween instantly. Then, switch them back again for welcoming Thanksgiving decor.
2. Hang a Wreath
A wreath is a fantastic way to add a pop of color and personality to your front door. My favorite is the All Seasons Wreath with the Pumpkin Spice Bundle; the plates are easily switched from the Autumn Pumpkin to the iconic Halloween scenes of a full moon, quirky bats, and friendly ghosts. One wreath with multiple variations! And they lay flat and stack neatly for storage.
3. Use Autumn Hues and Patterns
Shades of orange, red, and yellow are perfect for fall. Spice it up with buffalo plaid or argyle. You can easily incorporate these colors and patterns into your home’s decor using throw pillows, blankets, and other accessories.
I like to use seasonal slipcovers for my throw pillows. That way, I don’t have a bunch of pillows I have to store. My throw pillows quickly go from summer to fall to Halloween in no time. Check out my previous post on how to make your own no-sew slipcovers quickly and inexpensively!
4. Add Spooky Elements
Quickly change it up for Halloween by adding purple, green, and black accents like bows or artificial flowers. You can hang fake cobwebs, add creepy creatures peaking out from behind pillows or flower pots, or squeeze tombstones between your pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns. Small bunches of Spanish moss here and there will help add a touch of creepy elegance.
5. Illuminate Your Space:
Incorporating lights can make your decor even more inviting. Orange string lights work great for fall and Halloween; use Command Hooks to avoid damaging your siding, pillars, walls, or mantel. Wrap string lights with fall garland. Creep it up for Halloween by adding fake spiders, bats, or ghosts.
Outdoor battery-powered candles or fairy lights tucked around pumpkins or in lanterns create a soft glow, illuminating the outside of the pumpkins for fall decor. Move the lights to the inside of your jack-o-lanterns for Halloween. Or fill the lanterns halfway up with fake spiderwebs, rats, or eyeballs for a quick transition.
For a time-saving bonus, get battery-powered lights with a timer. That way, you won’t have to turn them on and off every night!
With these tips, you’re sure to create decorations that are both festive and welcoming for the entire fall season on a time and monetary budget. Happy decorating!
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