How Two LA Style Bloggers Get Their Apartments Ready For Halloween

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How Two LA Style Bloggers Get Their Apartments Ready For Halloween

Style bloggers Kristie Woszczyna and Nara Perez show us how they get their apartments ready for Halloween. You can follow their dos and don’ts to achieve a festive look that won’t break the bank.

Continue reading for a chance to win our Halloween giveaway, details at the bottom.

Kristie’s Do’s & Don’ts

Do: Tons of pumpkins

My motto when it comes to Halloween decor is that “you can never have enough pumpkins, whether real or fake.”

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“Hello Fall” pillow: TJ Maxx | White faux fur stool : Bed Bath & Beyond | Pumpkins: Walgreens

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Studded pumpkins: Target

apartments ready for halloween

Teal Yamaha electric guitar: Guitar Center | LED firefly lights: Urban Outfitters

Don’t: Spend a ton of money

Places like Target, Amazon and the Japanese $1.50 Daiso Japan have some really cool Halloween decor. When I’m buying things for my apartment, I don’t care so much about the price because it’s only going to be up for a month. I’d rather splurge on shoes.

Do: Candles

I love having candles all over my apartment, 3-wick, 1-wick, mini candles…When I’m choosing Halloween themed candles, Bath & Body Works is my goto place. Tip: Just make sure the scents go together or it can become overwhelming.

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Marshmallow fireplace room spray mist: Bath & Body Works | Champagne Signature candle: Henri Bendel | Fig travel candle: Henri Bendel | Megan Hess Coasters: Henri Bendel | Carmel Pumpkin Swirl Candle with glitter lid: Bath & Body Works 

Do: Tea lights

Tea lights are another great way to go. I have little glass candle holders that hold tea lights that I enjoy all year long, but they are especially festive this time of year with the rest of my fall decor. I also have  a silver glass pumpkin that I put a tea light in and the sparkle adds a beautiful ambiance. I’ll light them all when I’m watching a movie and it gives off a fantastic glow and coziness.

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You can find similar votive tea light holders on Amazon.

Don’t: Do big displays

I don’t like big Halloween displays, I feel like it looks tacky and overwhelming. I think grouping together a few small items (like pumpkins, a ceramic ghost, etc.) looks a lot cuter. 

Don’t: Stick to just the typical orange and black.

I don’t necessarily stick to the main Halloween colors. Pink is my favorite color and I’m not afraid to incorporate that. Also add in white, black, brown, gold, purple etc.

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Purple glitter pumpkin (find similar on Amazon) | Henri Bendel snow globe | Cynthia Rowley glitter gold striped box |  Eloise at The Plaza candle.

Do: Gothic decor like skulls

I’m a huge fan of skulls, some I even leave up all year round and I love adding more this time of year. Just don’t go overboard with them and overwhelm your apartment.

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Silver skull wine stopper (find similar at Gracious Style).

Nara’s Do’s and Don’ts 

Do: Stock up on Pumpkin Spice home interiors that express your love for #PSL

You will be so happy you did after waiting all year for pumpkin goodness; candles, door mats, hanging signs, potpourri, coffee mugs, pillows.

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Pumpkins: Tanaka Farms | Halloween skull mug: Amazon.

Don’t: Buy spider cobwebs as decor

They are messy, difficult to hang, and look like fur balls.

Do: Hang a cute fall wreath or door sign on your door

The fall wreath goes a long way as it can be used during Thanksgiving and it screams “It’s Fall!” in your home.

Don’t: Display inflatable pumpkins or ghosts

Your neighbors will judge you and they are a little tacky.

Don’t: Waste the pumpkin you carve

Your pumpkin should be perfect to display. To prevent your pumpkin from molding, fill a spray bottle with 3 tablespoons of bleach and water. Spray your pumpkin evenly. 

PS: Save the seeds and roast them for a nutritious snack!

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Do: Spray scented potpourri around your house

It smells lovely, decorative, and long lasting.

Don’t: Buy fake blood

It’s messy and impossible to remove stains.

Do: Bring the decor to your office

Halloween decor shouldn’t be limited to just your home…decorate your desk and office space. I purchased a cute set of LED lights for $3 at Target. Go for orange, purple, red, and yellow colors for an eerie vibe. Most lights come in Halloween shapes such as pumpkins, spiders, bats, etc.

Don’t: Buy Halloween decorations that purposely fall down

Example: Hanging, fuzzy spiders. No one wants a giant spider falling on them before they reach for the candy.

Don’t: Decorate to the point where your decor is gruesome

It can be disturbing to some people so avoid hanging “dead” bodies from trees.

Halloween Giveaway

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Enter for your chance to win A Girl in LA’s Halloween gift box on Instagram! (@agirlinla)

A winner will be randomly chosen on Friday the 13th (10.13.17) 12am PT and notified via IG message.

-What’s Inside-  

A pumpkin spice candle by Scents of The Harvest; Halloween decor (a sparkly ceramic pumpkin and a pink ceramic ghost); a ton of candy (1 box of @PockyUSA Almond Crush, 2 bags of @PopRocks, chocolate pumpkins, candy corn); a pink plush pumpkin, Halloween nail decals, silver @lacolorscosmetics eyeshadow, glitter pumpkin sunnies, and a Halloween wooden box.

-How to Enter-

1. Follow @agirlinla on Instagram (we will check).
2. Like the post.
3. Tag at least 3 friends.

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