Festive Spooky Season Home Tour

We’re sharing our festive Spooky Season Home Tour today!

Earlier this Fall, I had a nasty bout of COVID and Strep.

I’m not sick often, but I can honestly say, it’s been one of the toughest things I’ve ever gone through.

As you can imagine, the days in quarantine were long and lonely at times.

So, I did what I always do when things feel stressful.

I started making lists of things I wanted to do once I started feeling better.

One of those lists was a “Things to Celebrate in October” list:

  1. Decorate the house for Spooky Season.
  2. Eat breakfast and dinner by candlelight.
  3. Wear head-to-toe sparkles to the Spooky Soiree.
  4. Stop letting your God-sized dreams scare you (and in my journal I added “they’re there for a reason”)
  5. Find a way to create a little magic every day.

A Spooky Porch…

The minute I got back on my feet I got to work adding festive Spooky Season touches around the common areas of the house and on the front porch as well.

I didn’t want anything too scary.

Simply something that had a celebratory feel after making it through such a tough time. 

We don’t usually decorate the front porch for Halloween because we don’t have any trick-or-treaters.

But I was tickled pink to add a few mums, a wooden door hanger in the shape of a witch, and lots of pumpkins.

The light-up ones can be found at Lowes and they’re my favorite!

Decorating for Spooky Season in the Entry…

Just inside the front door is our tiny entry.

Even though it’s small, I like for it to be festive.

It’s one of the first places you see when you come inside the house and one of the last places you see when you leave.

Spooky Season Home Tour and Entry Ideas-The Crowned Goat

This year, we decided to put little bats on the wall we found on Amazon.

I immediately started giggling while editing these photos because I thought I was putting the bats up there without any rhyme or reason.

But stepping back, it kind of looks like a map of the US, doesn’t it?

Spooky Season Home Tour with Bats in the Entry-The Crowned Goat

We have textured walls and we go in and out of the house a million times a day.

So, next year, I’ll probably have to move them or get stronger putty because they started falling off the wall bit by bit.

They’re cute and definitely make an impact if you don’t have textured walls though.

Festive Spooky Touches in the Dining Room…

The dining room is just off the entry and it’s another place we try to keep super simple as far as décor goes.

Especially, since our entry area is usually decorated with fun goodies for Spooky Season!

Dining Room Hutch Decorated for Halloween and Spooky Season-The Crowned Goat

I brought the metal container home from Loblolly the last time we were there and filled with up with faux pumpkins from the craft store.

You can also find the orange fabric and the creepy cloth at the craft store.

Quick and Easy Halloween Centerpiece-The Crowned Goat

A Spooky Living Room…

One of the quickest and most budget-friendly things you can do for a Spooky Season home tour is to create Spooky Trees.

Spooky Season Home Tour and Halloween Mantel-The Crowned Goat

If you’ve never made them before you basically spray paint small sticks or branches from your yard with black spray paint.

Of course, you have to make sure they’re free from pests before you paint them and bring them inside the house.

But once you get through that part of things, they add such a fun impact for very little money.

Another budget-friendly idea is to use lots of aged books, white, black, or orange pumpkins and to hang paper crows in the trees.

Given we use the living room mostly on the weekends, I wanted to keep the Spooky Season coffee table decorations super simple.

This is nothing more than a carvable pumpkin filled with cream-colored faux roses, a sparkly spider, and a stack of books on an old silver tray.

You can find the letters for the books at most craft supply stores.

Spooky Season Home Tour and Halloween Coffee Table Vignette - The Crowned Goat

Setting the Table for Spooky Season…

Setting the table for Spooky Season in the breakfast nook could not have been easier because the minute I saw these plates at Target, I fell in love!

Spooky Season Home Tour and Halloween Tablescape-The Crowned Goat

They were very inexpensive, made from melamine, and had all the colors of Halloween in them.

The chargers were thrift store finds I spray painted black, and the crystal water glasses are ones we’ve had forever and use often.

Halloween Tablescape Place Setting-The Crowned Goat

I found the “tablecloth” at Joanns.

It’s basically just a piece of cut fabric with some creepy cloth dripped over it.

Festive fabric and creepy cloth are other really inexpensive ways to dress up your home for Spooky Season.

Plus, they’re both easy to store too!

While I was picking out the fabric, I found these cute little glitter pumpkins.

They’re nice because they can be used all over the house in little vignettes or arrangements.

And the ruffled napkins were a find from our latest trip to Mount Dora and Fall in the Field.

Spooky Trees on the Coffee Bar…

As I mentioned above, one of the quickest and most budget-friendly ways to decorate for Spooky Season is to use Spooky Trees.

The black crows and birdhouses are from Amazon.

They’re nice because they come in the same pack and you can use them in multiple places around the house from bookcases to mantels to hutches to Spooky Trees.

Given we had a lot of orange on the breakfast nook, I wanted to incorporate a pop of orange on the coffee bar too.

Don’t get me wrong, crinkle paper can get kind of messy at times but it’s also a very budget-friendly way to decorate for Spooky Season.

Spooky Season Home Tour and Halloween Coffee Bar-The Crowned Goat

You can find the DIY Flower Pumpkin here if you missed it. It’s super easy to make as well.

DIY Flower Pumpkin with Spider-The Crowned Goat

Decorating for Spooky Season in the Kitchen…

When it comes to decorating the kitchen for spooky season, I kept it as simple as possible.

After all, the kitchen is not my domain unless I’m whipping up a batch of spice cake donuts, or pumpkin spice bars with cream cheese frosting.

This scallop basket was a gift from my Mom. She got it for me to use as a trash can, but it was just too pretty to put trash in.

So, I usually use it as a flower container. The faux flowers and the spider were also craft store finds. 

Spooky Season Home Tour and Kitchen Vignette-The Crowned Goat

All in all, it’s been a festive month filled with hearty bowls of chili, homemade pumpkin spice lattes, and sweet treats.

And while it hasn’t been perfect, there’s been plenty of magical days to go around.

Complete with breakfast and dinner by candlelight.

Let us know how you’re making this season magical!

Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Many blessings,


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  1. These not too spooky decorations are perfect! They seem so simple to do, but they don’t look simple at all. I love the spooky tree idea – so easy but adorable! Your creativity still amazes me!

    1. Thank you so much, Susan! Those spooky trees have definitely become a favorite over the years – they are so easy! Sending you lots of hugs and thank yous for the sweet compliments. I really appreciate it, CoCo

  2. So much FUN, CoCo!! I love the subtle Halloween touches around your home. Those bats are super cool and your mantel is FABULOUS!!! ‘Cute spooky’ is my jam and you’ve done that perfectly.

    1. Gah – the bats are so much fun, Rachel! Even when they started falling off the wall because we have textured walls and we use the front door a million times a day, they still felt like a festive celebration of Spooky Season. You would love them and the crows too! Hugs, CoCo

  3. hi CoCo! I love the bats! We do have textured walls (Colorado) but I might use them on a mirror.
    Hope you are feeling better and stronger everyday! Love the Halloween!

    xo laura

    1. The bats would be so cute on a mirror, Laura! We have shiplap in the kitchen so I might try them in the breakfast nook next year. They’re such a festive and inexpensive way to decorate for the season. Hope your weekend is full of fall feels! I bet it’s so pretty in Colorado this time of year, CoCo

  4. Not sure you can call this spooky because IT LOOKS SO GORGEOUS! Love how the black really pops with all of your other decor. Hope the rest of your season is magical and you can check even more awesome stuff off your list. Glad you’re feeling better too. 😉

    1. Thank you, Cindy! It was fun to wake up from Covid and Step and declare we should celebrate all the things this year – it was very Scrooge like but without the scary ghosts 🤣 I can hardly believe it’s time to get ready for the holidays but I am bound and determined to celebrate the big things and the little things for the rest of the year. It really does help to put things in perspective! Sending you lots of hugs and thank yous for your constant prayers while I’ve been recovering. They’ve helped so much, CoCo

  5. I love all the spooky touches you added to your home this year! Every room looks fabulous! I’m so glad I’m not the only one who adds a bit of Halloween to a bedroom, lol! Love those napkins you found at Renninger’s! Happy Halloween!

    1. I loved your haunted mansion bedroom tour, Donna! It was so unique and creative. Decorating for Halloween can be tough because it’s such a short season but we have thoroughly enjoyed our decorations this year. Big hugs, CoCo

  6. I am glad you are feeling better CoCo. Covid can really affect folks long term, so keep an eye out. Your Halloween decor looks great. I noticed the piece above your fireplace, and I believe I read a post about it years ago, long before I began blogging myself. I remembered the piece since I was so drawn to it, love it. The bats are a fun touch, and I even like the ones who fell down on the job. Have a wonderful rest of week!

    1. Oh my gosh Cara those poor little bats that fell down on the job 🤣 Truthfully, they didn’t stand a chance because we go in and out of the house so much and we have textured walls but they definitely brought joy to our home while they lasted. Thank you for your kind words about my Covid and Strep recovery. It’s been really difficult at times but has given me a new appreciation for people who have long term chronic illnesses. I’m bound and determined to celebrate every day now! Sending you hugs, CoCo

  7. CoCo, I adore your Halloween home tour. Your not-too-spooky look is just perfect. The bats and the birdcages add so much charm, and I love those crows! Not too many people do Halloween, so this was a real treat. Have a wonderful weekend.

    1. Thank you so much for your sweet compliments, Wendy. I really appreciate it! We usually don’t do a lot for Halloween either because we never have any trick or treaters and our annual Spooky Soiree is always held at my parents primary home. But this year I’ve decided to celebrate everything and it’s been so much fun! Hope your fall season has been a fun one too. I can’t believe it’s already time to get ready for the holidays! Hugs, CoCo

  8. Coco
    This is just the cutest Halloween decor ever. I love the birdcage’s. So clever. I’m sharing your tour on Sunday.

    1. Thank you so much, Rachel. Those birdcages came in a pack with the crows so they couldn’t be easier to decorate with. Plus, they were really budget friendly too! Hugs, CoCo

  9. I love that you painted the chargers -under the plates – black. Brilliant idea! All of your Halloween decor is charming. I’m glad you are feeling better and had to laugh when you wrote about making a list of fun things to do when you get better. That’s so you!!!

  10. Hello friend! Love this post and wanted you to know I’m going to share it in my weekly newsletter on Saturday! Hope you have a great weekend! Hugs, Donna

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