It’s not a big surprise that moving into a new home requires some decor changes. Some things fit, some things don’t. Some things end up in different rooms or with new purposes.
Well it really shouldn’t be any surprise then that my holiday decor also needs some adjusting in the new house. I’m not sure if it’s the move or just my evolving style, but when I unpacked my Halloween decor I decided that my mantel needed a new look. Not to mention that I now have a big beautiful real mantel to decorate now.
Check out my new BOOtiful Halloween Mantel……
I was already using the large black frame for my previous mantel (and other holidays as well) and I decided that I wanted to add some more frames to the mix. Lucky for me I always have a stack of frames laying around this place….you never know when I will get inspired to whip something up.
When it comes to Halloween I love to stick with “traditional” colors, as long as they are bright. I don’t really like to do a lot of literal Halloween fabrics, papers, etc. so I go with the traditional colors in funky patterns and textures. In the end it really does reflect my general decorating style: vintage with a contemporary twist.
I kept the mantel pretty simple; just playing with a few colors, textures, and shapes. I included my BOO Blocks that I made last year for one of my make and take classes. They love their new home on the mantel!
You may have also noticed the candles in the fireplace….I thought in between roaring fires it would be nice to have a bunch of mismatched white candles burning. I propped a small mirror behind the candles to double the candlelight. I just love the flicker of candles….especially as we settle into Fall. It just feels right.
So what do you think of my new BOOtiful Halloween Mantel??? What kind of holiday decorating style do you have? Vintage? Modern? Country? Retro? Whimsical?
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