Our Haunted Halloween Home Tour continues today in the formal living room!
In past years I haven’t done a lot in this front room – primarily because we don’t spend a ton of time in here. However, the things I have added are among our favorites and have really upped the spooky factor for my boys.
The typewriter and rat skeletons were from Grandin Road in 2017, but are in the catalog again for 2019. I bought an inexpensive Poe book on Amazon and tore pages out to use as decor.
This vignette is new in 2019! I do love that you see it from the foyer, but that it is a little subtle unless you really look.
I took down some of my usual decor and replaced it with scary photos, a haunted radio and a few other touches.
The haunted radio is new from Grandin Road this year. It’s fun and spooky! I wish it were motion sensitive, rather than a manual turn on. It is battery operated and a really lightweight (cheap) body. But, it works just fine and we’ve all enjoyed it. Will be great for trick or treat night!
I added candy pumpkins in a small bowl here for color. No matter what the holiday, candy is one of my favorite, cheapest, colorful and delicious ways to decorate. I am careful to not have anything that Elsa will eat within her reach. The good news is that she seems to hate candy corn as much as her momma does. :-)
I love to search the house for things we already own to add to the decor. Here I have the boy’s Harry Potter wands. I particularly love having them out because they don’t actually play with them anymore. It’s a little memento of those days.
Finally, I moved our hologram photos from the kitchen to the living room this year. These were made years ago at Memento Mori in Magic Kingdom. It is a really neat experience to have them made (just walk in, no appointments) and they have been some of our most used souvenirs. They are also a huge conversation piece!
I have put together a short video here so you can see all of these fun things in action:
Happy Halloween, y’all!
DIXIE DELIGHTS DELIVERED