Easy Neutral Halloween Decor

My kids are grown but I still want to decorate with easy neutral Halloween decor for the holiday.

I’m not a fan of the orange color palette so I will be using white and black neutrals. I will also work some of my tan and brown antique books into my decor.

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close-up of neutral halloween decor on my coffee table, Amber jars, vintage books and a halloween candle holder

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Is it too soon to be decorating for Halloween?

If you’re a neutral Halloween decor person like me, then it’s not too early.

My Halloween is very subtle and is really just a little extra addition to my fall decor.

If you are an all-out Halloween fan then I would say yes, it might be a little too early.

As a blogger, my job is to inspire you so Halloween is happening at this small house.

What is Neutral Halloween Decor

Neutral Halloween decor to me is just adding a few things to my already neutral fall decor.

  • Black 3-D Bats or Butterflies on your mantel or wall.
  • Witches hats hanging from the ceiling or adorning the top of a pumpkin or figurine.
  • Witches brooms are very neutral and can lay or hang in your home or on your front porch.
  • Pumpkins can go anywhere and scream fall, Halloween, and Thanksgiving.
  • I’m loving the white carved pumpkin look and if we still had kids at home; or even kids who trick-or-treated by us, I would have them adorning my porch.
  • Black candle sticks or candelabras make a fun addition to your dining table or mantel for Halloween.
  • Being a vintage collector, I have amber apothecary jars on my coffee table. I’m going to add a few vintage-like poison labels to the jars. How fun!
  • Vintage Books are also great items to use for fall/Halloween/harvest decor

Halloween Decor

What Halloween Looks Like at Our House

Our little village hosts a Halloween Trick-or-Treat event on the Sunday before the 21st. Children can trick-or-treat in the neighborhood from 1:00 – 4:00 pm.

It really is more of a family event and when my kids were little I loved it because Halloween night was typically cold & rainy here in Illinois. We’ve even had snow on the actual Halloween Date

We live on a long dead-end street and there are only 6 homes so we rarely have ever had kids come to our house.

That is another reason why I don’t do much traditional Halloween decor.

vintage frames with old pictures of people give a neutral halloween decor look

Easy Neutral Halloween Decor

Because I keep things neutral, I decorate for fall and then I just add in a few fun Halloween pieces during the last few weeks of October.

cut-out of a black cat for neutral halloween decor

It then gets packed up and put away the day after Halloween.

Then I add just a little Thanksgiving decor to the neutral fall theme.

Still love Our Frame TV

I fall in love with our Frame TV all over again, every season. For $2.50 I bought Halloween Art on Etsy. I find the most beautiful art on Etsy for every season and holiday of the year.

my frame tv with halloween art from Etsy and black butterflies from Amazon

Next on the Hop

Up next on the hop is my friend Leslie from Feet Under My Table. Leslie is always cooking up something special and today is no different. She is sharing her Great Fall Popcorn Ball Recipe.


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  1. Leslie Watkins says:

    What a great idea to decorate with neutrals and with fall. We are at the end of a dead end street with no trick or treaters here either. More Trunk or Treat here for safety reasons here now which has become great fun! Loved hopping with you!

    1. Loved hopping with you too! Thanks for the trip down memory lane with the popcorn balls.

  2. You got me on the TV???? I was going to ask you where you found that picture. I didn’t know you could buy them through Etsy for your tv. I adored the old pictures in the frames. Great idea????????????

    1. Hi Ann –
      I buy all kinds of art for the TV from Etsy and then you use an app called “SmartThings” to control it. It’s so much fun and so inexpensive.

  3. Lynn, we don’t get trick-or-treaters much anymore, but I do love transitioning from fall to Halloween with some easy Halloween decor. You shared great ideas that anyone can use. Love the Halloween TV idea. Thank you so much for being a part of Celebrating the Holiday.

    1. While I don’t typically decorate for Halloween, I will admit, I had fun with this “Handy” even got involved and enjoyed putting up the butterflies around the fireplace.

  4. Lynn, your neutral Halloween decor looks terrific! I love the black butterflies flying above your TV and the “poison” bottles. It’s been fun hopping along with you!

    1. So much fun inspiration on the Hop!

  5. Your home is beautiful my friend and I love your neutral Halloween touches…right up my alley. And we have a frame tv and you have inspired me to add some fun art to it!!!

    1. I hope you find some great things for your TV. Etsy is amazing!

    1. Subtle is perfect for Halloween 🙂

    1. It was pretty easy to add a little Halloween to my neutral fall decor!

    1. I think I did a good job considering I don’t really decorate for Halloween 🙂

  6. This is gorgeous Lynn! No bright orange plastic — thank you!

    1. I’m not a big Halloween gal and the frame TV does help with quick change holiday decor!