Today's Home: Halloween and Thanksgiving decorations

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Now that it's October, many of you may be thinking about decorating for Halloween. I have some tips on getting into the Halloween sprit and making your home look great.

    When some of us decorate for fall, we don't like the "cutesy" look and some of us like a little bit more elegant. Well I like to blend the two together. I mean really why not?

    Near the street is where I do the fun type of Halloween Decorations. I do this really for the kids. I bought a whole bunch of inflatable pumpkins, so it actually looks like a Pumpkin Patch. I even have fun little ghosts just to add to the drama. Now, at night all of these are lit, so it looks great and also weather resistant.

    When you go through the gate to the other part of the yard, it becomes a little bit more adult-like. The feel is a little bit more elegant so that it looks like fall and Thanksgiving--not so much Halloween.

    Once Halloween is over, I'll come out and remove all of the spooky decorations and maybe add some regular pumpkins and ghords and that carries me over all the way until Thanksgiving. Then right after Thanksgiving, of course I do the Christmas decorating.

    So use fun types of things near the street, so when the kids come Trick-or-Treating, they are gonna love it. Then when you enter the other part of the yard, you can go ahead and do groupings and clusters of different types of pumpkins.

    Don't forget to add mums! I love using yellow mums because yellow is the first color your eye is attracted to, or you can also use Marigolds or anything you want--even Tropical Croutons. But divide the look or blend it and you have yourself one spooky yet sophisticated Halloween look.

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