The second Tuesday of each month will feature a Top 10 list of some of the best online resources for information on topics such as, real-estate, moving, home repair, home decor, house-hunting, finance, budgeting and much more.  Each list will cover blogger topics that are helpful to new or veteran homeowners, and those who are considering buying a property.

Now that everything is orange, brown and festive, this month’s topic will be the Top 10 articles on outdoor and indoor décor, with a focus on the harvest and Halloween themes.  Whether you’re decorating your front lawn or setting up crafts for Halloween party, you won’t want to cover your eyes!  Check out these great idea makers and get crafty yourself!

  1. HGTV – Pin This: 11 Fall Décor Ideas You’ll want to Try (Twitter: @hgtv)

There are some great ideas here for those who want to dip their toes into the waters of harvest and autumn themed decoration.  Make an apple dessert in a jam jar, paint a pumpkin.  These are simple ideas that even those who craft fail constantly can pull off.

  1. Country Living – 40 Cozy ways to Decorate Your Home for Fall (Twitter: @countryliving)

Even if you’re a city slicker, there is really something to be said for a down home style when the air gets crisp.  From decorating with nature (leaves, gourds, pumpkins and corn husks) to table setting ideas for home cooked meals (followed by a fire) these ideas will make you want to curl up with a warm cup of tea.

  1. One Good thing – Spooktacular Last Minute Halloween Décor

This article is a couple of years old, but the crafts for inexpensive Halloween themed decorations stand the test of time.  From toilet paper bats to faux foam chains, these quick solutions curated by Jillee will have you trick or treater ready in no time.

  1. Home Depot Blog – Halloween Decorating Ideas for the Yard (Twitter: @HomeDepot)

Every street has one house where they go all out to make the perfect spooky setting for trick or treaters. Home Depot is there to help make it your house.  This blog demonstrates how to transform your front yard into a graveyard.

  1. Atta Girl Says – Gothic, Ghastly & Gory: Halloween Decorating Ideas (Twitter: @AttaGirlSays)

Move over Beetlejuice, this is not dollar store décor (not that there’s anything wrong with that).  For anyone who has wanted to go over the top for Halloween hosting, particularly dinner parties, check out this article!  This is classy Halloween that may involve tea and finger sandwiches (no guarantee on where the fingers came from).

  1. Woman’s Day – 60 + of the Most Creative Halloween Pumpkin Carving Ideas (Twitter: @WomansDay)

A lot of us don’t have the space to store Halloween decorations year after year.  This is why a couple of original, unique and fun pumpkins can make a place go from flat to festive.  Woman’s Day offers ideas uniquely new, ever made a squash skull, or carved a robot pumpkin?  Stand out with some creative and cute options!

  1. Money Crashers – 10 Cheap DIY Halloween Decorating Ideas (Indoor & Outdoor) (Twitter: @moneycrashers)

I like saving money as much as the net person, which is why money crashers is a great blog to follow any time of year. They offer a ton of ideas on upcycled Halloween décor.  Personal favourites include their giant spiders and ghost lit walkway.

  1. Good Housekeeping – 20 Fall Wreaths That Celebrate the Best Parts of Autumn (Twitter: @goodhousemag)

There are some very pretty wreaths here that can add to the fall feel both outside and inside your home.  Mostly nature inspired with some being able transition into winter décor (perhaps with an added sprig of holly or mistletoe).

  1. HGTV – 12 Ways to Add Harvest Décor to Your Home (Twitter: @hgtv)

There is so much good stuff from HGTV I had to feature it twice!  Check their archives and you’re bound to find something great.  These simple ideas will add a pop of colour, and an autumn feel to any space.

  1. The Reader’s Digest – Cheap Halloween Decorations: 10 EasyHomemade Ideas (Twitter: @readersdigest)

The Digest, as always, is a solid value for content.  Create your own cobweb coaster, turn vampire teeth into napkin rings, or Jack-o-Lantern, lanterns.  These are ideas that will have you wondering, ‘why didn’t I think of that’?

Let’s get into the autumn “spirit”.  Happy haunting and harvesting!

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