Spooky, yet Stylish

We understand that most parents may be a little worried about how they’ll keep their little ones preoccupied this season. Normally, it is the perfect time to go outdoors more in the cool weather, dress up for trick-or-treating, and share goodies with others. While some of that may be limited now, we compiled some crafty activities that will keep everyone in the Spooky spirit! These are great for sharing scrumptious recipes at home and sneakily making the kids create some great decorations for your home this season. 😉

Spooky yet Stylish Decor

There are so many ways you can decorate for the season without having to sacrifice your aesthetic! Here are some amazing ideas on low-budget, yet large impact ways to perfectly decorate your place. Some professional designer tips: keep the decorations similar in color, meaning if you plan on sticking to orange tones, avoid neon greens and dark purples. Don’t scatter your decor, focus on two to three focal points throughout the main living spots to up the impact and keep everything looking organized. If you want to stay low-budget, have your kids make lots of tissue ghosts and paint jack-o-lantern acorns! Group the small crafts to elevate their effect. Invest in some fake cobwebs and black candles to add a dramatic effect for any tablescape.

Farmhouse Friendly Halloween Decor!

Unconventional Black Paper Butterflies

Never underestimate the impact of simplicity! Especially if you’re determined to decorate within your existing minimalist home theme, you need to focus on this rule. A quirky throw pillow with a quote and uniformly stacked pumpkins can do the job in a beach house or modern farmhouse style. For our boho-lovers, grab some new pots in the shapes skulls, pumpkins, and other Halloween related shapes as an easy and reversible project. Think about incorporating some nontraditional colors that could pass with Halloween, too. This could be a burnt orange chunky throw blanket, an olive green/black/burlap garland, or hot pink and gold painted pumpkins.

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Simple and Pretty Halloween Decor

21 Chic Halloween Decor Ideas to Elevate Your Spooky Home via Brit + Co

Skull Succulents

credit: Alicia Fashionista { Fall Decor on a Whole New Level } 

Classy and sassy decorations

Fun Things To-Do

If you are unable to go trick-or-treating, make sure you plan some nighttime activities so the kiddies don’t give staying at home a second thought! This Glow Necklace Ring Toss is perfect for that, and you can even switch up the platform to witch hats,so  take your pick! Create a tournament schedule with these games to get the family more competitive and have more fun! Another classic idea to do is the Mummy Wrap! Use up some of the toilet paper you probably stocked up on between COVID and hurricane season to good use! In case you aren’t familiar with the game, it’s when one person holds the end of a paper roll and the another teammate wraps them while trying to not break the roll.

Over 15 Super Fun Halloween Party Game Ideas for Kids and Teens, and Family! - www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

Don’t let the party stop

Creative Halloween Project This ring toss game was a hit at our elementary school Harvest Festival. Use a colored foam board or wooden plank for the base. Then make witches hats from construction p…

Snack Ideas

Try your hand out in a low-risk charcuterie board filled with candy, cookies, and pretzels! This is filled with bright colors and different textures, so it will look great on your table. When you take the party outside to enjoy the cool weather, have a s’mores edition board! Grab some chocolate covered wafers, sugar cookies, and chocolate cookies to play up the traditional s’mores ingredients for a special treat.

Festive Halloween Charcuterie Board | Recipes & Holiday | Jennifer Maune #halloweencandy

Halloween Kid-Edition Charcuterie Board

Smores board by an outdoor fire

S’mores Charcuterie Board

As healthier option, these spooky kabobs are the perfect mix between tasty and nutritious. Some small hard candies pressed into the marshmallow will make the face, just make sure you don’t eat too many parts before the finished result! The mozzarella sticks and marinara sauce will be more filling and easier to plan, too; a perfect small edition to the Halloween feast you’re putting on.

Halloween Ghost Fruit Kabobs

Healthy, yet Tasty Kabobs!

 mozzarella sticks and marinara as Halloween decor

Definitely one the kids and adults will devour!


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5 Home Trends You Will Love

As we pass the chaos of Summer 2020, we are embracing (with some caution) the new autumn season! With it comes new trends that we will be seeing in homes, fashion, and accessories. At A.Clore, some our best inspiration comes from the fashion styles that arrive with every season. This year we’re seeing lots of rich and antiquated colors that may be considered “outdated.” With this resurgence, spaces are being filled items that have an old-time-charm. Thrifting is a popular pastime, encouraging bold styles that embrace one’s individual personality.

And of course, we’re seeing this reflected in personal homes, too. Bohemian, mid-century mod, and modern interiors are all being altered to truly match the owner. This is great! There are so many amazing outlets now to draw inspiration from. Here, we’ll look at 5 prevalent trends you can expect to see this last half of 2020 and into 2021. Let’s get inspired!

Popping Colors

Classic Blue is Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year! It pairs well with the other bold colors that are becoming popular. They all have a rich narrative and stand out. These timeless colors reflect the ever-changing consumer mindset that’s focused on longevity and value while desiring self-expression. We’ve seen these in new wallpapers and bold design choices. And when it comes to the all white trend, there are natural wood textures and green plants being added to imitate color and add interest.

Pantone Color Theory Autumn 2020/Winter 2021

Pantone Color Theory Autumn 2020/Winter 2021


Garden Party Unpasted Wall Mural

Rifle Paper Co. – York Wallpaper

blue cabinets and rose gold accents kitchen

Works well with the infamous Rose Gold color!

Layers and Added Depth

There are lots of new design trends popping up that are insanely creative. Most are easy to do and affordable, making them great options to personalize a room! You can add interest to a room by imitating depth. Paint blocks extended onto the ceiling or covering two walls across the corner are some ideas of how to do this. Painted arches have also become a common way yo draw the eyes to a focal point without being an expensive option like tile or shiplap that we’ve done before. To add to the boho style that has become popular, decorating with excess plants, florals, and macramé is a fun trend, too. We’ve been noticing people having lots of fun with this, using uncommonly shaped wall décor like miss-matched baskets hung on the walls. This especially is a great way to add depth and texture to a plain wall.

Painted wall arch

Painted Wall Arch

wall painted block

Out-of-the-box painting techniques affordably add eye-catching depth

blush pink macrame wall hanging

Using a rich color and unique shape to individualize space.

Comfort over Looks

We are definitely noticing that homeowners are going for comfort over look. Especially with quarantine and spending more time at home, it is more important now than ever. This is complemented by recent furniture being designed to achieve both, like this simple, modern couch yet plush cushions. This is accentuated by the love of excess blankets and throw pillows. We see these made in the inviting, bright colors of emerging color trends.

grey sectional and lounge chaise

Modern lines WITH plush cushions

plush grey sectional living room

Freeform shapes featured in the furniture and accessories paired with natural wood tones

Retro is Back, baby

Not sure if you’ve noticed, but the Rolling stones tongue icon is back. The vintage retro aesthetic is definitely in line with the new popular colors, just brightened. In commercial spaces, the classic diner theme is drawing in customers too. In residential spaces, we’re seeing unique neon lights with quirky sayings. As a popular decoration option, lots of wall canvases and wallpaper have a color block, art deco theme to them, too.

oasis diner retro

Diners and Drive-In movies are having a moment

Sunburst wall art orange and pink

Sunburst Wall Art

Rolling Stones Tye Dye Tongue Shirt

Rolling Stones Tye-Dye Tongue Apparel

Geometric sun removable wallpaper

Geo Sun Removable Wallpaper

Art deco home vanity

Art Deco Room Style

Technology Advances

Of course as time goes on, our technology is getting better. Smart home systems are highly sought after and new builds are becoming very energy-efficient. This is great for saving money and the environment. Modern appliances are great, like see through fridges with an iPad-like face, and everyone is adding Google homes and Alexas throughout their house.

Samsung Side-by-Side Refrigerators #RS22T5561SR

These fridge faces have cool features like Bluetooth and useful notes.

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Energy efficiency is great for saving money over time!


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