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Thursday’s Theme: Halloween Decorating Roundup

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Today we’re rounding up some of our favorite Halloween looks featured here on the blog, which we hope will either offer you fresh inspiration or kick your decorating up a notch.

Halloween Mantel

We love this mantel because it is so versatile – it can work with a variety of tastes and decor preferences. The banner can be DIY‘ed, the pumpkins can be painted or left in their orange prime, and faux cobwebs give the entire space a spooky charm – whether you have a farmhouse, Tudor, contemporary home, or anything in between!

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Halloween Tablescape / Vignette

This space caught our eye because of the unique addition to the pumpkin – it’s both handmade and whimsical enough for Halloween. The table and pumpkins also serve as a reminder that Halloween doesn’t have to mean purple and lime green and orange overload. A simple color palette and subtle decoratives on a table or counter can be both stylish and seasonal.

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Trick-Or-Treat

We love the idea of a candy bar for Halloween. Whether you’re throwing a Halloween party, preparing for trick-or-treaters, or just want something sweet within reach, a designated candy bar can be fun and, believe it or not, decorative. Use glass jars and a festive tray to make the colorful candy a little more sophisticated.

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Find more Halloween decorating ideas and inspiration here, and share with us your tips for creating a spooky and stylish All Hallow’s Eve look in the comments below.

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Decorating With Color: Pink

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

For this Decorating With Color post, we were inspired by October’s two birthstones: Opal and Tourmaline. Both stones are found in a variety of color combinations, but we’re focusing on the beautiful pink shades of each for the sake of this post.

Pink in home decor – especially in farmhouse or rustic home decor – can be a little daunting, especially if that color conjures up images of magenta and hot pink shades. Pink may not be a color we commonly associate with primitive style and hues, but below we’re featuring a few rooms that show how it can work.

All Around

Blush pink has certainly been having its moment. In the bedroom below, the blush pink is a few shades above white, so even though every wall is covered, it doesn’t feel overwhelming. Instead, it gives the room a soft, romantic look. The vertical shiplap combined with the cabinets offers aesthetically pleasing texture, which also gives the room more depth and interest than if the walls were completely flat (keep this in mind if you want to experiment with other colors, too).

Photo by The Wee House CompanyLook for bedroom pictures

Here and There…

In a room with one or two neutral colors, a pink accent here and there can have big stylistic impact. The ombre valance below, for example, really pops on the window of this mudroom/entry, giving this high-traffic area a touch of whimsy and complementary excitement.

Photo by Woodstock FurnitureLook for entryway design inspiration

…and Everywere

Like with any color, accents of the similar hue scattered around a room will create a cohesive look. The decorative plates, furniture, curtains and pillows below all feature a smattering of pink, which makes formal more fun.

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Have you used pink decor, furniture or other accents in your home? Tell us how you’ve incorporate this color in the comments below.

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Thursday’s Theme: Simple Fall Centerpieces

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Leaf Harvest Table Runner | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopThe Fall Centerpiece – the perfect way to mark the harvest season, add a little more warmth to your home and prepare for visiting friends and family. For some autumn inspiration, today we’re offering up some ideas to create a simple yet stunning seasonal centerpiece.

Table Linens

Placemats and Table Runners can be used all over your table, of course, but you can use a Table Runner or a Placemat as a setting for a more elaborate centerpiece. Use matching fabric or complementing colors – whatever suits your style best.

Baskets and Containers

Ideal for floral arrangements, holding pumpkins or apples, flower blossoms, candy and other seasonal goods, the centerpiece possibilities are endless with baskets and decorative containers.

Harvest Blessings Tin Tray | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Creepy Hollow Gate Accent | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Minor Details

Small details can make any centerpiece look larger than life. Get out your favorite fall collectibles, display seasonally-inspired tealight holders and/or mini wreaths, and collect some pinecones and fallen leaves to scatter around your table (or place in a basket, vase or container). These can be quickly placed and require minimal freshening up throughout the season.

Turkey Leaf Candle Holder | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopHappy Halloween Tins | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Are you taking the simple approach with your fall centerpiece? Are you incorporating any DIY elements, or letting the kids hold the reins? Share your ideas and designs with us in the comments, and have a happy harvest season.

Basket Trugs Set | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

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