Past the Pumpkin: 5 Ways to Decorate with Produce This Fall

One of the best things about the fall season is gathering with loved ones as the weather cools. You share stories, glasses of wine and mugs of cider. It’s a cozy time of camaraderie. At least, that’s the idea. If you’re the one hosting, fall get-togethers can be a little stressful. The daunting task of decorating for the holidays is just around the corner. Are you supposed to double your work (and storage needs) by having a full lineup of fall decor, too? Fortunately, you can decorate with produce to get the right look and make cleanup simpler. People have used pumpkins to give their homes an autumnal aesthetic for decades. But you might be ready to switch it up. To help, we’ve gathered five different ways to decorate with produce this fall. Bonus: you can toss it all into a recipe, your compost or the trash when you’re done.
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The Best in Skeleton Decor for an Awesome Halloween

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  If you’re decorating for Halloween, chances are you’re thinking of using skeleton decor. Skeletons just go with Halloween. However, there’s an art to using skeletons in your Halloween decorations. Done right, they can look creative, truly spooky and even classy. Done wrong, you end up with a tacky plastic skeleton haphazardly hung from a tree or thrown into a chair. Even worse, you could end up with one of the lame 2D cardboard skeletons. Below are some ideas for using skeleton decor in your Halloween decorations that will take your home to the next level this season.
Skeleton Décor Multicolor Design

Get a different multicolored look with this shimmery design. Image: Grandin Road

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New this season from Grandin Road is this iridescent skeleton. Gone are
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Haunt Your House Using Halloween Illusion Decorations

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  If there’s one thing Halloween is good at, it’s special effects. One of the all-time favorite Halloween activities is watching a horror movie, complete with chilling effects for maximum levels of terror. So why not bring special effects into your home using Halloween illusion decorations? These items make the most of cool effects and technology to make your home look truly haunted. Gone are the days when you had to settle for just hanging a white faux skeleton and calling it spooky. Now you can get haunted light shows, reaching hands, 3D window art and realistic haunted mirrors. Take a look below to learn how to take your haunted house to the next level for this year’s Halloween party.

5 Ideas for Fun, Cute Halloween Decorating

Halloween decor doesn’t have to be scary. Source: Sarah Greenman

Do you want to decorate for Halloween, but it feels like every time you walk into the Halloween store all you see are horrifying, blood-sucking bats hanging from the ceiling and a bin of plastic severed feet? Maybe you’re the type of person who likes Halloween, just not the gory side of it. You may even love Halloween, as long as it stays in the cute Halloween decorating category. There’s nothing wrong with that. There’s no reason you should have to fight your gag reflex as you decorate your home for Halloween. Below are decorating ideas for getting a cute Halloween full of good, clean fun.
Cute Halloween Decorating Color Banners

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Make banners out of classy black, orange and white fabric

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20 of the Best Items in Truly Scary Halloween Decor

Give your neighbors a real freight with these spooky Halloween decorations. Source: Between Naps on the Porch

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  One of the best parts about Halloween is getting to build a horror movie set right in your home. It’s especially fun when you’re using scary Halloween decor to set the stage for a haunted house party. With so many different Halloween decorations out there, the possibilities are endless for what types of themes you decide to bring into your home. Below are some top ideas for ghosts, monsters and other scares to place in your house this Halloween. Because we all have different levels of gore we can handle, these ideas vary from spine-tingling to more abstract ideas like silhouettes. You should be able to
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You’ll Love Reese Witherspoon’s New Draper James x Crate And Barrel Table Collection

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Reese Witherspoon and Crate and Barrel just launched their second design collaboration: Draper James x Crate and Barrel. You might remember the first one last fall. It was a huge hit featuring fun, affordable tabletop pieces with loads of Southern country charm. This year’s collection focuses on table settings in the hottest color today – indigo.

The new Draper James x Crate and Barrel collection for fall. All images courtesy of Crate and Barrel.

You’ll get great mileage out of the tableware, which starts at $10. The crisp indigo and white patterns are perfect this fall – and well into spring and summer.  Reese makes it clear that her new line is designed to be enjoyed every day. “From morning breakfast and coffee to

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13 Halloween Wreaths To Sweeten Your Front Door

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  Halloween is all about the curb appeal. Pumpkins, lights and spooky decor set the stage for the very special night. To help you get your home ready, we’ve got a special treat for you – 13 Halloween wreaths sure to sweeten your front door.

Sugar Skull Themed Halloween Wreaths

If you’re looking for a fun and colorful Halloween theme, sugar skulls are the perfect choice. Often surrounded by vibrant flowers, sugar skulls are full of personality. Young trick-or-treaters will be delighted by one greeting them at the door.
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This sugar skull handcrafted wreath by Kate & Create on Etsy looks great on a boldly colored door.

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Halloween Wreaths Featuring Roses

Felt and fabric roses are a big theme this Halloween and these wreaths
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The New Cravings By Chrissy Teigen Target Line Makes Cooking And Serving An A-List Event

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  She’s a supermodel (whose first ever modeling gig was for Target), mom, cookbook author and wife of swoon-worthy singer, John Legend. And if that doesn’t sound busy enough, Chrissy Teigen just launched a gorgeous kitchen line for Target named Cravings by Chrissy Teigen.
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Chrissy and John at home with one of their daughters, surrounded by kitchen and serving essentials from her Cravings by Chrissy Teigen line for Target. All images: Target

The collection features Chrissy’s favorite pieces for prepping, cooking and serving up her favorite recipes. The organic shapes and earthy colors take the everyday essentials next-level. The two main colors are gray (more like a mocha shade) and green (in a sage tone). There’s currently just over 40 items ranging from a
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6 Ways to Decorate With Witches This Halloween

With Halloween coming up, you may be wondering how to get that spooky vibe for the season. A go-to accessory for Halloween is, of course, witches. From tabletop dolls of cute, small child witches to ugly hags on the front lawn to those goofy flat hangings that make it look like a witch flew into your house, witches are completely synonymous with Halloween decor. So to get a perfect Halloween home, why not incorporate a witch or two? Below we’ll cover several fun ways to decorate with witches in your home this Halloween.
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Place a witch on a banister to make it look like she’s flying through the room. Image: Mackle Construction Co.

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Perhaps one of the most enjoyable aspects of using a witch in your Halloween decor is the fun of finding places to put her. Since fantasy witches tend to fly on brooms, they can go
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5 Ideas for Getting a Haunted Garden This Halloween

It’s about that time to start planning how you’d like your home to look for Halloween. And one of the most fun ways to get into the Halloween spirit is to create a haunted garden. With so many creative outdoor Halloween decorations, it’s a great way to add some seasonal fun to your yard. You can use a haunted garden in a few different ways. If you have a garden space at the front of your house, use it to greet trick-or-treaters. If you have an extensive backyard garden, you might also think about converting it for an outdoor Halloween party if the weather isn’t too cold.
Haunted Garden Skeleton Hands

Look like you’re on a spooky burial ground with these accents. Image: Grandin Road

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One of the easiest ways to get a haunted garden is to go for these skeletal hands. They’re an easy design you simply place on the ground.
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6 Chic Ways to Decorate With Pumpkins

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  If you’re looking to update your home for the fall season, you can’t go wrong with pumpkins. Pumpkins are always a favorite for fall decorating. They’re the quintessential fall harvest item. And their bright orange coloring adds an instant boost of fall color to a space. But displaying the same standard orange pumpkin can get old year after year. Luckily, pumpkins are more versatile than they seem at first glance. You can update them by using different colors, textures, materials and finishes. Below we’ve compiled some updated, chic ways to decorate with pumpkins this fall season.
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Nothing says chic like jewels. Image: Target

Dark colors and jewels

If you’re looking to go chic this fall season, take a look at Target’s 2018 Dark
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World Market Has Some Gorgeously Ghoulish Halloween Decor for Your Party

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  This year’s Cost Plus World Market Halloween decor is awesome. The items are fun, affordable and perfect for your upcoming Halloween party. The store has put together a series of cohesive collections featuring skulls and skeletons, a Day of the Dead Los Muertos collection and plenty of creepy bugs and pumpkins to take your Halloween decor to the next level. Here are some of the best Halloween decor items. If you see something you like, don’t delay – items sell out fast.

Los Muertos Collection

The vivid, modern colors of the Los Muertos Halloween decor pieces make this one of their best-sellers. Fill the candy bowl with a combination of flowers (like carnations) and candy. String together colorful paper or dried flowers and
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Fourth of July Party Decor Ideas to Help You Let Freedom Ring

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Be free from worry with these easy Fourth of July party decor ideas. Image: Flower Garden Girl

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  The Fourth of July is a time to celebrate freedom and enjoy the liberties given to us by our democratic society. The only problem is that if you’re the one hosting your Independence Day shindig, you probably don’t feel independent from stress. Hosting the Fourth shouldn’t be a hassle, though. We’ve gathered up some ideas to help you get inspired and get excited about hosting an easy, fun party. Here are five simple (but stylish!) Fourth of July party decor ideas that will add a wow factor to your celebration.
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A flag tapestry is a high-impact way to decorate an entire room. Image: Patrick Ahearn

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25 Tumblr-Worthy Ways to Decorate with String Lights All Year Round

If you’re space-challenged, you may not have the luxury of storing holiday decorations during the off-season. However, it’s possible to repurpose some of those items; one easy way is to decorate with string lights. String lights can cast a lovely warm glow in a dark corner or stand in as a candle replacement. And since many LED string lights are powered by batteries, there’s little hassle in hanging them up on the wall. Here are 25 Tumblr-worthy ways people have found to decorate with string lights.

Adorn a large, empty wall

Often, a large wall requires special wall art or a series of canvases or prints in a gallery-style setting. That said, another way to give that large wall new life is by creating a glowing installation with string lights.
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Mesh string lights designed for wrapping around trees come pre-strung in a geometric pattern, making them easy to hang.

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Get Ready for Summer With These 15 Modern and Fun Pool Floats

It was a long winter and it’s time to reward yourself with a little sun and pool time. Don’t just go for an ordinary poolside day, adorn yourself with the perfect accessory! Here’s a roundup of fun pool floats that make a day at the beach (or pool) memorable.

1. Mermaid tail

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Kicking your feet up? Why not your mermaid tail, too? Cool pool float by Jasonwell, available at Amazon, $24.

2-3. Angels have all the fun

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Cool pool float designer FUNBOY created the Lips Float, $79, and the Angel Wings, $128, for Instagram-worthy floating.

4. An inflatable pool float for modern art lovers

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The famous Balloon Dog sculpture by Jeff Koons is now a floating sculpture, brought to a pool near you by Target, $36.

5. Poolside sweetheart

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Simple but to the point, Bando‘s translucent pink heart, $24, stands out from the blue colors

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Freshome Gift Guide: Contemporary Gifts for the Design Minimalist

Our contemporary gifts roundup is for the design minimalist. The contemporary design fan prefers items that are clean lined, highly functional and pared down. They prefer items made with durable, high-quality materials like stone, chrome, porcelain and glass. New and unusual styles catch their eye.

Contemporary gifts for the mixologist

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The Bali wine rack available at InMod holds 15 bottles stylishly in a wave-type form.

Other contemporary gifts for the mixologist in stores now:

Contemporary serving and cooking gifts

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The Pro Stainless Steel fruit bowl cages fruit in while keeping them from spoiling. Available at Amazon.

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Contemporary decor gifts

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A striking candle holder frames each candle in a steel ring. Available at InMod.

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Decorating with Metallics for a Shiny and Bright Christmas

Christmas is a time of gatherings, celebration and nesting because, “Baby, it’s cold outside.” So it’s more important than ever to create a warm, inviting and festive space with light, bright touches to get you through the winter. And nothing is better for glamming up a room than decorating with metallics.
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A collection of bronze, silver and gold accent pieces and Christmas ornaments add a festive look to this contemporary living room. Image: Style at Home

There are plenty of ways to add this look to your home. You can add silver, platinum, gold, bronze, copper or a mix. And a little goes a long way; an accent table and a throw pillow may be all you need. Here are some decorating with metallics ideas — and products in stores now to get the look.

Decorating with silver and platinum

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Decorating with Black and White for the Holidays

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. As part of our color series, we’re talking about giving the holiday season a fresh, new look by using unexpected colors. Black and white is one of the most modern yet classic color combinations around. Here are some ideas on how to have a black and white Christmas — and the home accents in stores now that can make it happen.
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Paint clear Christmas balls in black and white and favorite sayings to them. Image: Craftgawker

Cool and contemporary in black, white (and grey)

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A monochromatic living room features bright white, cool greys and black to add contrast. Image: The Every Girl

Black and white Christmas wall decor

When space is an issue, consider adding a wall gallery of holiday decor. Image: Taryn Whiteaker

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The Freshome Gift Guide: Mid-Century Modern Gifts for the Design Purist

Mid-century modern design is a hot trend. And a mod design lover has a special eye for retro, minimal and functional features. So what type of gift do you give this type of design purist? Here are the best mid-century modern gifts in stores now for the modern design fan.

Iconic mid-century modern clocks

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One of the most iconic mid-century modern design pieces is the George Nelson Wall Clock, available at Design Within Reach for $395

More mid-century modern clocks in stores now:

 

Mid-century modern gifts for the coffee lover

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The Francis Francis Espresso machine by Illy blends state of the art with mid-century modern design. Available at Amazon for $235

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Mid-century modern hostess gifts

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Brightly colored geometric trays in many shapes, colors and sizes mix and match to create beautiful designs.

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The Freshome Gift Guide: Farmhouse Gifts for Country Design Lovers

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Who says purists of different design styles can’t be friends? You may be into contemporary, but know someone who needs a little extra tradition and frill in their life. For those who love farmhouse design, we’ve created a roundup of lovely farmhouse gifts in stores now from country-chic design stars like Joanna Gaines, Martha Stewart and more.

Farmhouse gifts featuring textiles

Soft and reversible, the Whitaker throw blankets from Pottery Barn are affordably priced at under $30.

Linens, plaids, stripes and classic florals are all signature farmhouse design looks. Some good textile ideas a farmhouse design lover might enjoy include a table runner, tea towels or a warm and cozy blanket.

More farmhouse gift ideas in stores now: