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How to ease the transition from fall to Halloween decor


Halloween is just a few weeks away. Whether you love to dress up and take the kids trick-or-treating or you like to throw a festive costume party with close friends and family, your living space needs to look the part as well. Halloween decorations can offer a fun opportunity to express your love for the holiday, but it also lands smack dab in the middle of fall, when you likely already have lots of seasonal decorations around the interior and exterior of your home.


Follow a neutral theme for a seamless transition.Follow a neutral theme for a seamless transition.

Transitioning between fall and Halloween decor doesn’t have to be a headache. There are plenty of small tips and tricks you can follow to make it easier to toggle back and forth between decorations this time of year.

Here are our suggestions:

Follow a seamless color scheme
Instead of switching back and forth between a neutral theme and a vibrant one, stick with a theme that makes it easy to add small hints of Halloween as you prepare for the holiday. Shades of orange, brown, yellow and white can give you the perfect foundation for a modern Halloween theme, but it can also be a useful background if you’re going to gravitate towards more festive decorations. Here are a few options to consider:

  • A brown area rug or runner for the entryway.
  • A mixture of white and orange pumpkins around the interior and exterior of your home.
  • Orange and brown wreaths and your doors.
  • Throw pillows and blankets in your living room in colors inspired by fall and Halloween. Or, you can choose ones with more creativity, such as:
    • A pattern that depicts fallen leaves
    • Decorative graphic pillows with cute seasonal words or phrases like “Boo” or “Fall y’all”

Remember: A neutral foundation can make it easier to layer seasonal decor and achieve the perfect look this time of year.

Decorate with scarecrows, pumpkins and haystacks
Why haul all of the fall decor inside only to bring it back out once Halloween is over? If you want to play it safe, choose decorations that can flow flawlessly into the spooky holiday. Pumpkins, haystacks and scarecrows are classic options that can give your home the fall vibe you hope to achieve, but they can also make friendly Halloween decorations as well.

Add jack-o-lanterns to the pumpkin patch
Pumpkins and gourds are certainly seasonal and useful this time of year, but for some, they might not add enough Halloween spirit to the mix. Jack-o-lanterns make the perfect addition to any fall-themed front porch and could be the simple missing piece to the puzzle. Spend some time carving pumpkins with the kids and place them among the other pumpkins and gourds to complete the space.

Add jack-o-lanterns to your current fall set-up.

Sit down and talk with a personal decorator from Decorating Den Interiors
Halloween is somehow right around the corner. Are you ready to prep your home for the excitement? If you need a helping hand while decorating for Halloween or transitioning back to fall decor just in time for Thanksgiving, Decorating Den Interiors can assist.

One of our experienced, professional interior design consultants will come to your home for a free consultation. During this time, they will evaluate your living space, discuss your ideas and get a feel for your stylistic preferences. This would also be a great time to give an idea of your feelings on Halloween — if you’re a lover of all things horror, you may need further assistance keeping your home up to par with your fascination with the holiday. If you like to get in the holiday spirit but you would prefer decorating with subtle hints of Halloween, it may be an easier project to tackle.

No matter how you’re feeling about the spooky season, a personal decorator from Decorating Interiors can help you make the transition with ease. Contact one of our design consultants today to get started.

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