Boo! Are you ready for an almost spooky house tour?! I say “almost” because 1) Kari’s home, of @houseofkeene, is too beautiful to be spooky, and 2) her Halloween decor is, in my opinion, tasteful – aka, not too scary for kids and scaredy-cat grownups like myself. 😂
It’s such a treat – not a trick – to have Kari Keene of @houseofkeene back on Home Bunch! If you’re an avid reader of the blog you might recall seeing her house tour recently featured on our “Beautiful Homes of Instagram” series. If you haven’t seen it, make sure to click on the link I just shared. You really can’t miss that tour. It’s one of my favorites!
Here, Kari, one you must follow on Instagram, shares everything about her Halloween decor. I hope this makes you smile and get inspired to decorate your home for the upcoming Halloween!
“Aside from the average pumpkins, this is the first year I have ever decorated for Halloween and it most certainly won’t be the last. I wanted to add fun and semi-spooky (not scary) decorations so my children could enjoy them. Okay, me too!
My three year old and I had such a lovely time decorating together. His favorite part is either the skeletons, which he named one of them, or the witch broom.
My son and I went on an adventure walk and collected the sticks and twigs to make the witch broom. To make the broom, I used a hot glue gun, thin craft wire, wire cutters, and jute twine. First, I used the hot glue gun to glue the twigs to the larger stick, aka the broom handle. Once I achieved a desired look and I was happy with the fullness of the twigs I wrapped thin craft wire around the base a few times to secure the twigs. Then, I used the metal cutters to cut the metal. Lastly, I wrapped the twin around the craft metal to hide it. I used hot glue to secure the twine.”
Halloween Front Porch Decor: “I added the bats to the exterior along with some spooky cloth and spiders. This was so simple and it looks amazingly spooky.” – Kari of @houseofkeene
Front Door Hardware: Baldwin Santa Cruz SmartKey entry-set.
Front Door Lights: Pottery Barn Manor glass and iron sconce.
House Numbers: Modern House Numbers by GoHomeNumbers on Etsy.
Doormat — Etsy Hamlinrow Shop ** anyone can use code KEENE40 for 40% off their sale.
Wreaths — Etsy.
“These oversized fuzzy spiders add the perfect amount of spookiness! Their legs are bendable and they are easy to hang. I used small command strip hooks to hang them.” – Kari of @houseofkeene
Source for spiders: JOYIN 2 Pack 5 Ft. Halloween Hairy Spider Outdoor.
Jute Rug: Off White Chunky Jute Tasseled Area Rug.
Inside, the neutral decor is so versatile that you can easily change the feel of the interiors just by adding any type of Holiday decor.
Mirror: 40” round mirror from Wayfair.
“I also added the spooky cloth and spiders to my chandelier in the dining room.” – Kari of @houseofkeene
Creepy Cloth — 5 PCS Halloween Creepy Cloth.
Dining room table: Candace Mango solid wood table.
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Paint color is Sherwin Williams Alabaster, satin sheen.
“Our skeleton friends are named Bones and Scary Poppins. On October 1st I plan on starting a new tradition where our skeletons will get into mischief during the evenings until Halloween! Think elf on the shelf except with a Halloween twist.” – Kari of @houseofkeene
Skeletons — Halloween Decoration.
“Another fun and inexpensive decoration that we are big fans of are the bats! So much that we added them to three different areas. I added them to the exterior, entry way and on my kitchen cabinets. I hung the bats using blue painters tape instead of the tape that came with them. I was concerned about the double sided stick tape removing the paint from my walls.” – Kari of @houseofkeene
Kitchen Pendants: Pottery Barn Flynn Oversized Pendants.
Kitchen Faucet: Moen Pull down motion sensor.
Backsplash: Bedrosians Cloe White.
Cabinet Paint Color: Sherwin Williams Alabaster – The island paint color can be seen here.
The subtle yet fun Halloween decor can be found in all main spaces of this home.
“Another fun touch was hanging a few witch hats from the ceiling to make it appear as if they are floating. This was so simple and fun. You’ll need: witch hats, fishing line, a needle, safety pins and small command strips. First, thread the fishing line through the needle then insert it through the outside tip of the hat. Next, pull it threw and remove the needle so you can thread the string through a safety pin. Tie it and then pull it from the outside. The safety pin prevents the string from going back through the hole. Then tied the fishing string to small command strip hooks and hung them.” – Kari of @houseofkeene
Witch Hats — Aneco 8 Pack Halloween Costume Witch Hat.
I hung the witch hats with these items:
Fireplace: Touchstone 36” Electric fireplace insert.
Baskets: Studio McGee x Target.
Paint Color: Sherwin Williams Alabaster, Eggshell sheen.
“One of my favorite Halloween movies is Hocus Pocus, which gave me inspiration to create the witch area in the mudroom. I grabbed some things I had lying around the house to make this look possible. I used a home decor book for the potion book. I used some black craft paper to wrap around the labels on our vitamin bottles, which are glass and an amber color. These bottles are the potions. I used an antique clay pot for the cauldron and some black measuring spoons. I also used the black craft paper to draw a cute little mouse. Finally, I hung a witch hat and some left over spooky cloth to make it appear as if it was a witches cape and hat. For the final touch I added the broom that my son and I made. He thought it was hilarious to run around the house pretending to ride the broom. It was cute!
Witch Broomstick: Broom with Lights – similar.
Mouse (similar style)— SUPVOX 4 Sets Halloween Sticker.
I hope you enjoyed our Halloween tour as much as I enjoyed decorating” – Kari of @houseofkeene
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