Ok.. cozy and Halloween.. They don’t usually go hand in hand I have to admit. But guess what? I’ve NEVER tackled halloween decor & this year I decided to go for it… & so here I am decorating for halloween the Liz Marie way… Cozy. I was really inspired for this look by my creative friend, Cassandra from Our Found Home, who created two of the pieces I styled this mantel with…
Cozy halloween am I right? Cassandra drove all the way from California to Michigan to be a part of our Mercantile Market this past Labor Day & I was SO HONORED. I’m obsessed with her work & I knew I wanted a few pieces from her & two of them are here styled on my halloween mantel. This Halloween book page sign of hers clearly inspired the look & that moon face sign was the perfect touch to make it a complete halloween night look. The candles? They are from another friends line, Susie from Shop from Susie. That garland is from our shop & so was that antique window that I layered with the signs.
Mantel decorating is fun for me in all seasons. It comes down to layering, balance, & scale.. in this case:
- Layering- An odd number of signs layered was the backdrop to a cozy mantel. All the signs were different one with glass and wood texture, one with an image on it, & the last one with words on it. They all worked well together because they didn’t compete with each other, but all complimented each other instead.
- Balance- One side of the mantel has the tall signs to the edge, & on the other side of the mantel I included some tall candlesticks to balance it all out.
- Scale- A bunch of small items on a mantel can look cluttered. For this look I used a lot of elements so to make it not look cluttered I used various sizes and some with a very large scale to help everything flow well together.
- You can see more mantel decor inspiration [HERE].
I plan do do more halloween looks here on the blog, but I had to kick off my halloween looks with a cozy one! Do you decorate for halloween? Want to see more halloween inspiration? Let me know on Instagram [HERE]. Also, if you are looking for more fall looks, inspiration, & DIY’s [HERE]. Thank you guys SO MUCH for stopping by the blog today & every single day to see what we are up to. xx