Hello October, Hello Fall/Halloween Decor–with a Toddler

It’s truly my favorite time of the year! Fall: Leaves, Pumpkins, Halloween, Diwali, Thanksgiving, Christmas-with all the decorating and festivities around. It’s a good time for sure. Being back in the Fall in the US after 8 years, I’ve got a lot of pent up urges to go all out with just about everything. However, we gotta start small, since it’s just the beginning. So, that being said, I added few decorative elements to my living room, to which I hope to add on for years to come.

My first thought was to keep the the decor easy, simple, and non breakable in case my toddler gets too curious. My aesthetic isn’t necessarily the super spooky or creepy decor style, but more of a happier, fun style. The majority of my decor was on the fireplace and a bit on the couch.

Starting with the top of the fireplace, the first piece I started with were small LED decorative pumpkins I picked up at the grocery store, to which I added Pumpkin Tree branches that I picked up from Trader Joes. I sat with those bits for awhile, and then in the last weekend of September I went to Micheals to take care of the rest of the items:

Spider Web Table Runner-To line the fireplace ledge

Festive Banner-to add a bit of color against the black and white

Trick-or-Treat Stand-again for some color

Happy Halloween Sign-Because it’s Halloween Month.

Candycorn Blinking Lights-because they’re festive

At the foot of the fireplace I added some colorful pumpkins with a vertical sign which defines all things Fall. My intention for this aesthetic is to have it last from October through November-basically most of Fall. The other intention is to teach the little one not to touch everything in front of her-constant work in progress on that one, but we’re getting there.

Beyond the fireplace, I added a couple of cushions: A gorgeous pumpkin one that my daughter picked at Costco: and a super cute “Good Morning Pumpkin” one also from Micheals.

So that’s my indoor Fall/Halloween decor. Outdoor decor will be added from the Pumpkin Patch later this month. Stay tuned for that!


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  1. October 8, 2022 / 6:57 pm

    I love the little bits of fall in the living room! I like that it’s tasteful and not too overwhelming.

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