Not everyone wants spooky, Halloween-specific decorations. People who consider Halloween a one-day holiday and people with conflicting religious beliefs may prefer more neutral seasonal options. The following decoration ideas are dual purpose: suitable for Halloween without being restricted to it. They’re also not scary, a bonus for households with small children and easily unnerved adults (ghastlier options will follow, of course).
Note: Almost of all of these are D.I.Y., and if you click on the link you’ll get a recipe or tutorial.
Bronze & Gold Decorations
My favorite type of autumnal decoration uses and mixes warmer metallics, like bronze, gold, deep orange, even purple. It’s a rich and elegant look. Credits row by row, from left:
- Golden harvest decorations from Country Living, gilded with Caromal Colours (photos by Joseph De Leo).
- Autumn Harvest ornament wreath (sold, similar items available) by Dottie Gray.
- Golden address pumpkins from Twig & Thistle.
- Golden pumpkins also from Country Living, gilded with Caromal Colours (via Dress Design Decor).