QUICK TIP TUESDAY'S
Along with cooler temps, comes the desire to decorate fireplace mantels for the Fall and Halloween Season. From spooky and creepy, to festive and fun, fireplace mantels have long been a tradition of exquisite decor and holiday fun.
This fun and creative mantel offers Trick-or-Treaters of all ages, a bit of whimsy and wonder by layering objects from back to front in different colors and textures, as well as adding objects of different heights, for a lush and full mantel effect.
Spanish Moss becomes cool and creepy when placed in a glass apothecary jar with furry fake spiders inside and around the jar.
Go for the unexpected yet
classic Edgar Allan Poe look, with everyday items like a wooden chest, glass bell jar and old books. Cobwebs and a blackbird under glass complete the creepy eclectic look.
If simple and classic is more your style, consider bringing in the outdoors, with colorful branches, and fall floral, along with scented candles, and
pumpkins or gourds, in varying sizes and shapes.
If neutral tones are more your style,
consider using white pumpkins along with darker wood toned decor for a dramatic effect that pops with seasonal elegance.
Even if you don't have a fireplace mantel, you can still create these same effects on a entryway table, dining room buffet, or bookcase. Sometimes an unused corner, can become a sizzling seasonal space, when decorated with unexpected items that give warmth, whimsy or creatively creepy fun.
With any holiday decoration, the key is to finding balance. A few sparse objects scattered about, is uninteresting, and won't have a big enough effect to draw people in, while going overboard will only diminish the look and feel of what you are trying to accomplish, and look over cluttered. Balance is the key, but most importantly ....
Remember to have Fun!!
Halloween is all about being creative!!