It’s nearly Halloween – which means costumes, candy, and (in the world of home design enthusiasts anyway) fun decorating ideas! We’ve collected a few of our favorites from around the web for this week’s installment of our link roundup, What We’re Watching Wednesday. They’re as simple as they are creative, so you should be able to deck out your abode before Saturday.
DIY blog The House of Smiths has some easy Halloween décor ideas that provide plenty of fun for the entire family. From giving Halloween candy creepy, festive names to upping the style level of your shelves with plates and decals, these ideas can be replicated in an afternoon and look downright darling.
If you’re feeling extra crafty, check out Tidy Mom blogger Cheryl Sousan’s Halloween-themed projects. We especially love the pumpkin witch hat, and see it as a perfect table centerpiece for the holiday.
Are you a word nerd and Halloween enthusiast? Then you’ll love Thistlewood Farms’ wordsearch pumpkin idea (especially if you happen to have some chalkboard paint lying around).
October also marks the slide to winter and, in many cases, cooler temperatures. If the idea of chilly days makes your heart sink, consider Hygge. This Danish idea is pronounced like the sound you make when you clear your throat, according to The Telegraph’s Helen Russell. The gist: Hygge involves taking pleasure in quiet, cozy moments. Think hot cocoa and fireplaces. Home design wise, this means natural materials, expert lighting design, and candles. Lots of candles.
If you’d describe your taste as more “sporty” than “cozy,” but you don’t want to sacrifice style in the name of fandom, check out the athletic-themed prints from San Francisco-based designers JP Stallard and Rob Duncan. According to the Art of Sport website, “Each print is based on the team history, imagery, and color to express the passion you feel.” Prints are cut to fit IKEA frames, which makes framing them when they arrive super easy.
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