Cute Ways to Add Halloween Touches to the Nursery
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Cute ways to add Halloween touches to the nursery

Believe it or not, Halloween is right around the corner, and yes, even the tiniest member of your family can get in on Spooky Season! If you’re looking for some clever ways to introduce the holiday to your nursery (without getting too creepy, of course), we’re here with some simple decorating tips. It’s super easy to celebrate Halloween and all of the magic it brings even if your child is just a few months old. Here are some of our favorite ways to add charm to the nursery this month.

Set out some gourds
You’ve already stocked up on pumpkins and gourds galore for the outside of your house, so why not grab some extras to display indoors, too? Tiny gourds are perfect for a nursery and will look adorable scattered on Baby’s dresser or shelves. We love decorating with gourds because they transition into Thanksgiving season seamlessly, too.
Introduce some fall colors
Maybe you’re looking for a way to embrace autumn in the nursery but are less wild about Halloween itself. In that case, hanging a mobile that features beautiful fall colors is a great way to subtly embrace the season. Nestig’s Daydream mobile in Berry/Amber will delight both you and your little one thanks to its warm, welcoming hues. Nestig’s mobiles are handmade by artisans in Brazil and truly double as art!
Incorporate an old school pumpkin pail

Throw it back to your trick-or-treating days and grab a plastic pumpkin pail to use as decor. Sure, it’ll be a few years until your little one can enjoy sweet treats, but you can fill the pail with items that Baby will enjoy these days—think pacifiers, teething rings, and the like. It’ll make the everyday feel a little more festive! If you do decide to bring your little one with you on the 31st, you can of course use the pail to collect all kinds of delectable goodies that you and your older ones can enjoy.

Display Halloween themed board books

The bookshelf is such an integral part of the nursery, and there are plenty of ways to have fun with it each holiday. Jazz up your child’s bookshelf for the season by showcasing some aptly themed reads that the two of you can enjoy together. Some can’t miss titles for the baby and toddler set include Five Little Pumpkins, Spooky Pookie, and Duck & Goose Find a Pumpkin. If you have older children, allow them to help pick out a special seasonal book to read as a family each night so that they can feel more included!

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Stick bats on the wall

Stick-on bats are everywhere, and they’re an affordable, easy way to add some Halloween spirit to the nursery in just a couple of minutes. Not sure where to hang ‘em? Many people opt to display these bats either on an oversized mirror or in a corner nook. They’re festive but definitely not spooky, and they’ll come right off once the season is over. We’re all for a low lift yet spirited touch like this one.

Cut out paper ghosts
If you have older children and are feeling crafty, work together to cut out ghosts using construction paper and tape them all throughout the house. If ghosts aren’t your family’s thing, spiders, mice, and of course pumpkins are also fair game!
Hang up some cobwebs
If you’re looking to add a haunted house-like touch to your own home, display fake cobwebs in the nursery and prepare for the rest of your family to be amused. Just be sure to keep them out of your little one’s reach so that they don’t get mistaken for food!
Hang up their Halloween costume
If you’ve already secured Baby’s Halloween costume, hang it up so that it gets a little extra love this month! After all, so much effort goes into tracking down the perfect getup each year; why not set it out and admire it during the weeks leading up to trick-or-treat?

There are so many different ways to get creative and celebrate your love of the Halloween season in the nursery, whether your child is entering toddlerhood or is just a newborn. Remember that Halloween decor definitely doesn’t have to be spooky; there are so many fun ways to celebrate that are far from scary. Happy decorating!

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