Halloween and Thanksgiving Decor Ideas | Meredith Ehler | Decorator | Washington, D.C. Area

Ironically, as I write this Halloween and Thanksgiving decor post, I am prepping to take it all down and start installing Christmas!  Yes, it’s time in my house to get into the Christmas spirit and begin decorating so that I have time to service my holiday decor clients.  I really look forward to spreading the holiday cheer in my clients’ homes beginning in November.

Please enjoy these pictures of my whimsical approach to Halloween and Thanksgiving holiday decor.  I hope you are inspired to decorate a little more festively this year!  To see my Silver and Black Halloween Dining Room click here.

IMG_3274Every holiday I decorate the chandeliers around my house.  This chandelier is from Ballards. I love this precious face.


I like to incorporate my children’s artwork from Halloween and Thanksgivings past.



The gold lights are actually Christmas lights from a Martha Stewart line years ago.


I usually pack away a few decor items in each room to make room for holiday decor.  That really allows for my decor to pop.  I packed away any items that had a feeling of Spring or Summer.


The canvas above was a hand-made birthday gift from my daughter.  She painted my favorite Bible verse for me, Philippians 4:6 “Be anxious for nothing”.  Please note that it is covered in a layer of gold glitter!



I love this duck dressed and ready to trick-or-treat! It is one of my favorite gifts from my husband. -Meredith




Silver and Black Halloween Decor Ideas | Meredith Ehler | Decorator | Washington, D.C.

For me, Halloween decor can be divided into in two separate categories: cool colors and warm colors.  I love grouping my silver and black decor together to make one large impact. My dining room favors this color palate so this is where I put my shimmery decor.  The rest of my home is filled with a warmer color palate so I display my fall decor with oranges and reds everywhere else.


I pack away some of my regular decor items during the holidays to make room for some of the Halloween items.  I want the fall decor to pop so it’s necessary to remove anything that will compete.


I have to have bling, and there is no such thing as too much!  But it’s a must to balance it with something that absorbs light like a velvet runner.  Otherwise everything will be to shiny and reflective and it will be hard for one’s eye to focus and enjoy the view.


I recommend to have fun with your style!  I loved that sparkly, black pumpkin so I bought it, not knowing what I would do with it.  I moved it around until I found it a home in my mercury glass bowl from Pottery Barn.  If you are out shopping and see something that speaks to you, buy it. Then come home and move it around from room to room and see where it looks best.  Happy Decorating!  -Meredith