Decorating the Foyer for Halloween
Ah, the crisp autumn air brings Halloween straight to the forefront of your mind, but finding time to decorate can be an issue.
If you are struggling with figuring out how to decorate for the upcoming holiday, use the ideas below to get started. The best place to start? In your home’s foyer, of course. Not only is it the first place that people see when they enter the house, but it can also set the tone for the rest of the home’s decor. With some easy, inexpensive ideas, you can transform your foyer into a frighteningly good place.
Traditionally, scarecrows are used for exterior decor and placed on porches and patios across America. Instead of leaving your scarecrow to fend for himself outside, bring him indoors and use him in your foyer’s decor. Place the adorably decorated scarecrow on a side chair next to the foyer table, or prop him up against the umbrella stand in the corner. He can quickly add charm and personality to the space without being too frightening.
The next time you are at the store, pick up a dozen small gourds and mini pumpkins to use in your foyer decor. Place them in a large basket or bowl on the foyer table for color and Halloween appeal. Add extra personality to them by using a permanent marker to draw faces on them before placing them in the bowl. The rich orange, green, cream, and reds will bring a smile to your face every time you see them. You might also want to add some larger pumpkins to the foyer’s decor by placing them at the bottom of the foyer table or near the scarecrow. Carve them or decorate them with permanent markers or accessories for a fun look. Letting children decorate the pumpkins is a great way to get them involved in decorating and lets them keep their pumpkins safe and out of the elements so that they last until Halloween night.
Leave It to Me
Highlight those family photos that hang in the foyer by adding touches of fall leaves to the frames. Press some colorful fall leaves and place them between the picture and the glass frame to add hints of fall. For a truly Halloween look, add small pumpkin and bat paper cut-outs that are usually used for scrapbooking. They can add instant charm to the space and cost very little to include in the design. Leaves can also be used to top the foyer table. Simply slip them between the glass table top and the top of the table. If you are worried about the leaves leaving marks on the wood, place a piece of fall colored cloth between the leaves and the table top.
Decorating the foyer for Halloween can be an easy process if you take advantage of the natural decorations that are abundant during the fall months. The more festive your foyer looks, the more festive the rest of your house will seem even if the decorations are at a minimum. Take the time to decorate and have fun enjoying the sights and textures of the Halloween season.
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