Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Halloween Decor: How to keep it stylish with kids around

I've always loved decorating for the holidays and now with children it's even better. They get so excited when it's time to bring out the decor! As fun as it may be though, it's challenging to incorporate kid approved decor while keeping it stylish and chic.  Over the years I've learned a few tricks I'm sharing here with you, so you don't have to stare at a green and purple witch with a frilly costume sitting in your living room {unless you like that sorta thing, which is cool too}. Here we go:

1. Black & White is always nice.

Or any color palette you choose. If you stick to a consistent color palette the decor in your home will look streamlined and not over the top.  A classic black and white palette is easy to execute during Halloween.  This year I went with black and white decor with pops of orange.  I let the kids pick out the "clown pumpkin" which is a whimsical enough for them and stylish enough for me.

Not into black and white? Any color palette will work.  Check out this beautiful and unique pastel Halloween.

Peachfully Chic 
2.  Pumpkin Overload.

Kids love pumpkins.  Stack them everywhere.  Textured pumpkins add a nice design element and you can make them with the kids.  Have them add gold glitter, black pom poms, jute string or fishnet pantyhose.  The options are endless. Just make sure you stick to that color palette I mentioned above so it doesn't look like a kindergarten class threw up in your living room.

Good Housekeeping

3.  Take it outside.

If I'm getting a lot of resistance from the family on my "fancy decor," I let them go all out with the exterior decorations.  My kids go insane over those lawn things that blow up. Outside we have spiders hanging from the windows, witches projecting on our wall and light up pumpkins. Best part, I don't have to see it unless I'm outside.

4.  Arts & Crafts.

Adding to the textured pumpkins which are so hands on for the kids, cut out ghosts, bats or witches are fun too.  You can find templates online and then just have the kids cut them out and help you hang them up.  Again, if you stick to a color palette, little white ghosts will look uber chic flying up your wall.

Beautiful Mess

5.  Keep it fun.

This is the most important thing.  If the kids want a green witch that laughs when you walk by, so be it. Make the best of it and incorporate into your decor. It's all about keeping it fun and creating memories for them they will treasure forever.


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