Halloween in the Living Room

Trick or treaters will be coming to the front door in less than two weeks so I thought I had better get a start on Halloween decorating.

Since our mantel in the family room is STILL not finished, I thought I would throw together a display in the living room (that you can see from the front door and window.) We would really like a large piece of furniture (bookcases, hutch etc.) for this spot but in the meantime I used the little bench. I love our living room now that the walls are white (Benjamin Moore Cotton Balls, and trim BM Snowfall White.) Even on dark and rainy days like today it is brighter in here.

We love cows so I thought the cow skeleton print would be cute (I'm not into super creepy.) I hung the frame with some Halloween ribbon and added the little orange wreath for colour.

The cute vintage cat conductor and pumpkins fills another repurposed frame. I had painted the frames and mats white (formerly'80's pinks and blues with cheap prints) and was just waiting for a use for them. 

The shutters were $5 at a yard sale and the empty frame was a $1 find that I also painted white. I used one of my Halloween quilts and a pillow I made with leftover check fabric, on the chair.

The little metal haunted house lights up with a tealight, and is propped on some black books that came in a box of free books from my sil. Note the titles~ Grave Secret and Ghost at Work!

Another Halloween quilt hangs on the ladder. The little bench is a $3 yard sale find that I painted black and then white. I still plan to distress it and use some extra trim to cover up the heart cut-outs. Until I pick up some fresh pumpkins I am using this white ceramic pumpkin. We will go get our pumpkins if this rain ever lets up! I think I managed to add some Halloween fun to our home, even without a mantel, using items we already had.

I'm linking to the following parties...
Halloween Mantel Linky Party at HomeStoriesAtoZ.com

Home Stories A2Z

Potpourri Friday at 2805

Saturday Night Special and Halloween Theme at Funky Junk Interiors


  1. Hi Elizabeth,

    I love your fall display...those Halloween Quilts sure add a touch of the season. The cow skeleton is so cool, perfect! All of your little visitors on Halloween night will have an eye full!! So festive...
    It has finally stopped raining here...
    All the Best,

  2. cute. we are having lots of wind here in VA. so many reason to love fall. (:

  3. Very festic, I think the trick or treaters will love it. I'm a new follower.

  4. I love the prints you put up! Very creative and fun.

  5. Your Halloween decor is stunning.. I'll be ringing your door bell so I can take a closer look

  6. What a cute vignette you've created on that bench for Halloween! It's just full of personality. I like your newly painted white walls too (of course). Don't you find that everything you put in a white room just stands out a little more now?

  7. I love that cow skeleton print! I've never seen anything like that before. Your Halloween decor looks very nice. Pamela

  8. Very cute! I love that you have a Halloween quilt. :)

  9. Charming! I like Halloween decor better like this...when it is not gruesome and tacky with fake rubber masks all over the place. andrea@townandprairie

  10. So cute! All of you Hallloween touches are so festive!

    Thanks for sharing this post and linking to Potpourri Friday. You participation is appreciated!

  11. I love your Halloween decorations! The cow skeleton print is great! I love how you put it all together


  12. So darling!! Thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

  13. Hi there, lovely vignette you have made of your halloween stuff. Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris


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