It’s beginning to look like Halloween around the house.
In anticipation of this week’s link party over at The Lettered Cottage, I did away with the summer-y theme we had going on in the family room.
My original idea was to have a black and white theme and started by adding a framed photo we had lying around. But alas it was way too small for the space.
Then I had the idea that I could layer a bunch of frames. I even dug out a few empty black picture frames with the plan to print some seasonal photos to display in black and white. But the layering idea wasn’t working either. The gold mirror I added was adding some visual interest so I went with that.
Next it was time to layer on my seasonal accessories.
One idea was to toss some silk fall flowers into a hurricane vase after plucking them off their stems. I’ve seen this done for centerpieces and they look great. This was a very easy way to add color.
But, the color wasn’t working here. I thought the flowers would compliment the gold frame but they didn’t. And they really didn’t work with the bricks.
After taking away the hurricane glasses I needed some height. So I added the silver dollars found here and some candle sticks.
This arrangement seemed to be looking better but needed one more touch. So I added a hurricane vase full of cinnamon sticks. I have a surplus of those at the moment, which I’ll explain later this week.
I thought the way the pumpkins reflected in the mirror was pretty cute until..
..until Howard saw the new mantel and didn’t like the mirror. Since I had stuck with a white theme it was easy to add back the original painting. I think I like this arrangement just as much.
Have you started decorating for Halloween? Do you usually stick with a color theme?
I hope everyone had a nice weekend!