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Halloween Foyer Decor
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I love figuring out ways to decorate for holidays without being too cliche or over the top. This year, I’m crazy about our Halloween foyer. I had some fun with a few of the classics like bats and a skeleton, but ultimately love that this space fits the elegant nature of room and doesn’t hit you over the head with “Halloween”!
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I started with these budget friendly and wildly easy to use vinyl decals. I put the skeleton on the pair of artwork and then started the bats on the large mirror, but carried them onto the walls nearby.
The first thing I bought when I went shopping for Halloween was that amazing ‘oil slick’ spider. Spooky and chic all at once, it was a perfect springboard for the rest of the decorations. I hung it in front of those photographs with monofilament and then stretched some faux cobweb between the frames. Seated right below the spider is a skeleton quietly reading an old book of vintage fashion trends.
For the foyer table, I paired my flea market glass head with that foam head that I painted with reactive metallic paint. Brass candlesticks, black candles and that fun black pepper plant round off this vignette: spooky elegance.
Moving over to the console table against the back wall, I paired that gorgeous oil slick skull with the subtle but lovely succulent filled skull. More candles, and a duo of black birds (a crow and an owl) fill in the gaps. Tucked in the corner, finally, is a black vase with a few stems of faux black roses.
The only thing that I’ve skipped so far is my new Halloween wreath! There were a handful of other wreath options, but I wanted something that was a little more specific so I made one myself. Super easy. Promise.
Step 1. Start with your wreath form
I’m using this black wire wreath.. I loved the little pipe cleaner details and the double rings of wire on this style wreath form. I also precut a handful of black wire to 6-inch lengths.
Step 2. Add the ‘meat’ of the wreath
You can certainly do individual flower stems for this, but when I saw this black rose garland... I figured it would save me all sorts of time! I simply wrapped the garland around the wire wreath form and secured with black floral wire.
Step 3. Add details to wreath
I’m sure I could have left the wreath alone at this point, but I wanted to add a few details to give it a little more volume. I deconstructed a few feathered items from around the store to get individual feathers and wired them in place.
I spray painted a pair of wooden skeleton hands black and ultimately tucked them into the wreath, but I was originally thinking they’d look fun coming out of the dirt in a flower pot. They got a little lost in the foliage so I much prefer them where they are.
I’m crazy about that hanging Wicked sign (favorite show on Broadway!) and my thrifted black tassel (similar version linked here). Now that I’ve photographed the space, I can technically take it down to make room for another project, but I can’t quite bare to interrupt my friendly skeleton to take it all down.
And who says Halloween decorations can’t be a teaching moment… why such a quiet heart beat?
Halloween Foyer Materials:
- Skeleton Wall decal
- Bats Wall decal
- Oil slicked spider
- Oil slicked skull
- Poseable Skeleton
- Succulent skull
- Black fabric
- Wreath form
- Black Rose garland
- Rose stems
- Paper bats
- Wicked Hanging sign
- Foam Head
- Faux Spider Web
- Wooden hands
- Smaller black tassel
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