I’ll never be that person who has blow-up ghosts and witches on their front lawn for Halloween.
I usually go for a more subtle decorating style during the holidays. Besides the lone jack-o-lantern, I stick with real pumpkins, squash, pinecones, candles and a string of lights. Bam. Simple.
I set up a small space on my front porch and my crazy family is excited because mom actually decorated for Halloween (wooo!). I’m just enjoying the pop of color it brings.
A bunch of candles lit at night just make me feel some type of way, so I always pile on the candles. Of course, they are all the LED battery-powered tealights because they “burn” for a long time and they are completely safe, which I totally appreciate. How many times have I almost burned down the place because of my fancy candles? Too many times to count.
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The little pumpkins are always my fave.
Fill bowls with natural things like pinecones, acorns, dried berries and display them, too.
I love all the colors and weird shapes. Bumpy gourds need love, too.
I recently collab’d with the home improvement giant Home Depot to create a not-too-spooky patio that’s colorful, fun and ready for Halloween. Head over to the Home Depot blog to see my full post: How to Decorate for Halloween in Sunny Southern California. I love how it turned out!