Small Space Decorating – Halloween Edition

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Small Space Halloween Decorating

This year for Halloween I decided to spooky up a corner of my room. Because this is quite a small space I didn’t want to go overboard with decorating, and I also wanted to keep it budget friendly. 

Just because you’re working with a small space doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with your decor. I combined a couple of DIYs along with items I already had to pull this look together. 

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Having a small space to decorate, typically means also not having a lot of space for storage. Using non-seasonal decor helps with this because these items are probably already out and about in your home.

Using books as decor

How to decorate with items you already have


Books are great when it comes to decorating for so many reasons. They can provide extra height to smaller items, like my little pumpkin here. 

You also can match the color of the spines to go with the decor. I pulled out black and orange books (which apparently I only have one orange book) and threw in a pink one as it became an accent color for me. 

I also love that Elements of Style has a black and white striped spine which matches the black and white taper candles I found a few years ago!


Letterboards aren’t as popular as they used to be, but they are a really easy way to add some seasonal flair to your decor. 

I used a quote from Hocus Pocus but there are so many cute quotes and sayings to go with any season or holiday. I’m thinking I’ll change it soon to #squadgourds which is a reference from my favorite podcast My Favorite Murder. 


Candles are inexpensive and can add a spooky glow to a Halloween set up. You can grab tapers like these that go with your decor or just add simple tealights to the area you’re styling. 

Halloween DIYs and Decor

Easy DIY Halloween Decor

These DIYs were very simple to do. So simple that I was able to complete these projects while watching Netflix! 

For the pom pom garland, I simply used a needle and thread to string the pom poms together. I figured out the pattern I wanted first and then just went with it!

I bought the pom poms from Michaels. Each color came separately, however, I was able to use a 20% off coupon on everything so it was pretty inexpensive!

Halloween Decorating

The bats were also a DIY. I grabbed a bat template online – there are tons out there, but the one I used was from Kailo Chic. 

All I did was used the template as a stencil and traced each bat onto black poster board I found at Dollar Tree (using a white colored pencil makes this so easy!). You could also use card stock or construction paper if that’s what you have on hand. 

I then cut out each bat and then used washi type to stick them to the wall in a pattern I liked. So easy! 


I hope this helps if you’re decorating a small space, and happy early halloween!


Small Space Decorating for Halloween

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  1. 10.27.20
    paige said:

    officially the cutest color combo ever.. loveee how you added a pop of pink!