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19 Festive Halloween Front Porch Decor Ideas

Crows Front Porch

Gather a murder of crows at your door for a spooky Halloween front porch. Use a combination of crows created from black contact paper and artificial crows ($19, Oriental Trading) hung from fishing line to create an immersive experience that even Moira Rose would appreciate. Add a twiggy tree made from contact paper to your front door to give these feathered fiends a place to perch. Fill out the front steps with black lanterns, pumpkins and urns filled with mums.

Fall Festival Front Porch

Capture the charm of a fall festival on your doorstep with a stylish arrangement of dried grasses and white mums in large metal bins. Fill out the look with hay bales and the muted tones of heirloom pumpkins. For a little farmhouse style, paint white pumpkins with black and gray squares to create a buffalo check pattern. String beads and felt poms to create a simple and sweet garland.

Simply Creepy Front Porch

All it takes is a few plastic rats ($3, Oriental Trading) scurrying about to create a front porch display that would make anyone squeamish. Place the rodents around your front door and let them climb a ladder or perch on outdoor furniture for an infested feel. Wrap sisal rope around letter frames to craft an alarming welcome message to your door. After Halloween, swap out the door decor for a wreath and remove the rats to make your front porch guest-ready for Thanksgiving. 

Spider Web Front Porch

Giant spider webs instantly give a charming front porch a haunted house vibe. Made with braided yarn, these large webs can be reused year after year. Stretch spiderwebbing along the railing. Fill out the rest of the front porch with a variety of carved pumpkins tucked in wooden crates and large lanterns.

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9 Pink Halloween Decor Ideas We’ve Already Added to Our Carts

Move over, orange and black! Pink Halloween decorations are this year’s newest trend, and we’re embracing the chance to mix things up. This year has been a non-traditional year in many ways, so why not opt for a non-traditional Halloween color scheme too? 

According to Google Trends, searches for “pink Halloween decor” are up almost 100% since last October, and the Instagram hashtag #pinkhalloween has been picking up steam as well, with over 7,000 new images tagged. Of course, you don’t have to do a total overhaul of your holiday decorations: Pick a few rosy statement pieces and mix them in with your traditional orange and black decor pieces. 

To help you get started, we’ve rounded up our favorite pink pumpkins, wall hangings, and bat-themed decor.

Mercury Glass Pumpkins

If you’re more of an upscale decorator, these mercury glass pumpkins are an easy way to add a pop of pink to your decor. Use them to dress up a Halloween mantel or make them the star of this year’s Halloween centerpiece. Choose from a 10-inch tall gourd shape, 5-inch tall small pumpkin, or 3-inch tall mini pumpkin—or buy the set!

Buy It: Mercury Glass Pumpkins ($29, Pottery Barn)

Pumpkin Plates

While we won’t be throwing any big Halloween parties this year due to social distancing restrictions, we’ll still be finding fun ways to celebrate at home. Whether you’re serving hot dog mummies for lunch or plating up a tasty Halloween dessert, this set of six pink paper plates makes a festive addition.

Buy It: Halloween Plates ($6 for 6, Etsy)

Velvet Pumpkins

We love adding velvet pumpkins to our Halloween decor, and these are available in a gorgeous rosy hue. The pumpkins come in four sizes (from extra small 4-inch pumpkins to the extra large 10-inch variety), and the seller

Home decor ideas to transform your space into a cozy oasis

For many across the country, the leaves are beginning to change and with that, everyone is doing all they can to prepare their homes for the cold days ahead. (Photo: Getty Images)
For many across the country, the leaves are beginning to change and with that, everyone is doing all they can to prepare their homes for the cold days ahead. (Photo: Getty Images)

As the temperature drops and the days get shorter, there is nothing more satisfying than snuggling up on the couch with a nice cup of tea to watch a favorite autumnal movie. Bonus points if you’ve got a snuggly cat on your lap. For many across the country, the leaves are beginning to change and with that, everyone is doing all they can to prepare their homes for the cold days ahead.

While some may only opt for a small pumpkin on their coffee table to set the mood, there are plenty of other home decor ideas to make your living space as cozy (and seasonal) as possible. With the expertise of interior designers Amber Guyton of Blessed Little Bungalow and Jessica McCarthy of JAM x Creative, here are 10 products that are both affordable and chic to easily transform your space for optimal coziness.

When it comes to creating a cozy space, there is nothing that screams cozy like a delicious candle. “Changing your home’s scent during the seasons is a super easy way to make your home feel cozy and unique to your personal scent preferences,” McCarthy says. If you really want to push the fall theme even further, try this pumpkin-shaped candle that smells like a warm bonfire. The Autumn Bonfire scent is packed with fallen pine cones, red oak, fresh eucalyptus and juniper berry. Truly intoxicating to smell — and adorable to look at.

One of the simplest ways to transform a space is to add texture and comfortable places to sit. Guyton recommends to “layer on different textures that add an element of

7 Gorgeous Fall Decor Ideas That Will Salvage Your 2020

We’re not going to mince words: This year has been a dumpster fire that makes us feel foolish for all the other times we whined about what a lousy year it was. And if you’re anything like us, you’re probably glad to see the calendar edge us closer to the end of this hellish spin around the sun.

But we don’t want to just get through this month, and the fall season ahead. We want to enjoy what’s left of this year! And we’ve got the perfect pick-me-up to do just that: a fresh new look in your home with the hottest decor on the market today.

We’ve consulted design experts to round up the hottest trends of the season. Whether you’re looking to refresh your bedroom, or put a bold new spin on your living room, here’s what will help you ride out the rest of 2020—in style.

1. White dining sets


Photo by Custom Furniture World 

Not everything this season is about autumnal reds and oranges; in fact, we’ve seen a huge trend in white decor, like this all-white dining set.

“White dining sets are so versatile and a staple neutral,” says Stephanie Purcell, owner of Redesigned Classics. “You can pair them with any color scheme and make a statement in the most subtle way. Whether you want to add lots of oranges and reds for a traditional festive fall look, or keep it natural with browns and creams, a white dining set works well with either.”

Add one of these staple neutrals to your kitchen by shopping this Brookwood dining set from Wayfair.

2. Black and white buffalo plaid

Photo by City Homes, LLC 

Nothing says fall quite like a comfy plaid blanket. But rather than your typical red or green checked looks, this season we’re

Home Improvement: Holiday gifts to spark home improvement ideas – Salisbury Post

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People have spent more time at home in 2020 than they likely have in years past. This has provided homeowners with plenty of time to ponder potential upgrades to their homes. After taking inventory of their lifestyles, surroundings and furnishings, people have embarked on construction projects or home interior design renovations in record numbers. Holiday gifts that cater to projects around the house are likely to be highly valued this holiday season. Here are some ideas for home improvement-related gifts.

• Home improvement retailer gift card: Home improvement centers are one-stop shopping for do-it-yourselfers. To help offset the cost of supplies, gift-givers can give a gift card to a neighborhood hardware store.

• Magazine subscription: There are plenty of ideas on the internet, but a subscription to a home remodeling or interior design magazine puts inspiration right in homeowners’ hands. Pages can be marked or cut out and used on idea boards.

• Tools and supplies: Homeowners just starting out may benefit from the basics. Stores often sell starter tool kits that can be used in home improvement-themed baskets. Experienced DIYers may have a special tool in mind that is outside their budget right now, like a chop saw or cordless power drill. Purchasing one of these items can help projects move along more smoothly.

• Expert consultation: Who can’t use a little help with their home remodeling efforts? Give the gift of a consultation from an interior designer or professional contractor to help complete plans that may be a little out of reach for the average DIYer.

• Big-ticket item: Some friends and family members may want to pool their resources and offer loved ones an over-the-top gift. This can include a backyard playset for children, a storage shed, a pool installation, or even a new appliance