Do you like to decorate for Halloween? I have to admit in the past I never really have. I found it hard to find stuff that’s stylish and festive, but not cheesy. I tried for years to convince my kids that my understated fall decor was “Halloweeny”, but they’re getting too old now to go for that so I found myself searching the web for some fresh ideas. Here are my favorites. Most are simple, affordable and DIY.

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Via Southern Revivals

DIY Skull Vase Via Honestly Yum

White Painted Vases Via Country Living

Glitter Pumpkins Via Martha Stewart

Gold Skull “Boo ends” Via Martha Stewart

Black & White Painted Pumpkins Via Country Living

Hanging Spider Balloons Via DIY Studio

Trader Joes Gingerbread Haunted Houses Via Instagram @Dustylu

Skeleton in a Bowl Coffee Table Vignette Via Instagram @Dustylu

I know this last image really has nothing to do with decorating, but I really couldn’t resist the scene — beautiful old home, Autumn leaves, adorable children with their sweet dad? I mean, c’mon!

Via Instagram @Mamawatters