10 Stylish Halloween Costumes

10 easy to create stylish Halloween costumes for the ladies who want to look cute, not creepy!

Halloween parties are just around the corner, but who wants to look like a witch, ghoul or member of the undead?

**Raises hand**

Thought so!

Luckily, we are on your side and we’re here to bring you 10 stylish Halloween costumes that are cute, on-trend and easy to recreate.

After all, who wants to go to a party looking like a corpse?

1.Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast At Tiffanys

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It doesn’t get much more chic than Audrey Hepburn in breakfast at Tiffanys! Best of all, this costume uses pieces you are likely to already have in your closet!

As for the cigar, make one out of a pencil!

You will need:

  • A little black dress
  • A statement necklace
  • Black gloves
  • Tiara or jewelled hair piece
  • Statement jewel studs
  • DIY cigar/ pencil

2. Gypsy

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Boho is still all the rage, making the gypsy a very stylish Halloween costume indeed!

You will need:

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3. Mary Poppins

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If it’s good enough for Lauren Conrad, it’s good enough for us!

We bet that you already own a black skirt, black heels and a white shirt. All this one needs is a bow tie, a top hat and an umbrella!

You will need:

  • White shirt
  • Black skirt
  • Black tights
  • Black heels
  • Red bow tie
  • Umbrella
  • Black hat
  • Red flower (for hat)

4. Mime

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Although mimes can be pretty creepy, they can be totally sexy too! A striped top and overalls make this stylish halloween costume super easy to recreate using pieces you already have.

You will need:

  • Black overalls
  • Black and white striped tank top
  • Black boots
  • Beret
  • 1 x red scarf

5. Unicorn

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 28: Actress Jenna Dewan Tatum arrives to the Casamigos Halloween Party at a private residence on October 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Casamigos Tequila)

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Don’t pack away your white Summer dress just yet! Layer it up with tights and go as a magical unicorn!

The horn can easily be made with a silver scarf and rolled up cardboard.

You will need:

  • White dress
  • White tights
  • White shoes
  • DIY horn
  • GLITTER

6. Butterfly Snapchat Filter

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This has to be the easiest of all our stylish Halloween costume, as it’s just hair and makeup!

Rock your fave party dress and adorn your hair with glittery gold butterflies and voila!

7. Pineapple

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Got a bright yellow dress and intermediate craft skills? This pineapple costume is cute and creative!

Fake leaves are a fantastic way to make the spiked head piece.

You will need:

  • Yellow dress
  • Retro sunglasses (optional)
  • Spiky head piece

8. Regina George

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The queen bee from the iconic film may have a few different looks, but we are loving this back brace Regina costume!

You will need:

  • Strapless pink dress
  • Fake flowers
  • DIY back brace

9. Marilyn Monroe

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It doesn’t get sexier than Marilyn Monroe in that white dress!

Get yourself a white halter dress, some red lipstick and get ready to be the most stylish lady at the party.

You will need:

  • White halter dress
  • Red lipstick
  • Silver heels
  • Statement gem studs

10. Wednesday Addams

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Although the youngest member of the Addams family is kind of creepy, she’s still quite stylish!

You will need:

  • White shirt
  • Black long sleeved dress or black long sleeved top and black skirt
  • Black tights
  • Black brogues

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Pet Home Decor Hacks That Dog & Cat Owners Will Love

These pet home decor hacks are the answer to every cat or dog owners prayers.

Anyone who has ever owned a furry friend will know that it’s hard to incorporate their needs into our homes without having to sacrifice on style.

From hidden litter trays, to cat hammocks, here’s the pet home decor hacks that dog and cat owners will love…

Pet Home Decor Hacks For Dog Lovers

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This nautical style dog bed is so darn adorable, that I’d be tempted to crawl in there myself and have a nap!

This old chest of drawers has been truly transformed into a treasure. I bet my bottom dollar that the most spoiled dog in the world sleeps in here.

Yep: it’s pretty much nicer than my entire living room…

If you fancy turning your dog into some sort of pirate and re-creating this captain bed, opt for rustic blue hues, with pops of bright red. Finish with nautical printed pillow covers and sailor style wallpaper.

Solid geometric pillow cover

DIY Dog Crate Bunk Bed

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Whether you are beginning to crate train your puppy, or have a dog who loves to chill out in his crate, this next hack is for you!

A crate, which is essentially a large cage, isn’t exactly appealing to look at. I turned my crate into a bohemian-style bunk bed by covering the top with two table runners. I then added the exotic oriental pillow covers to ensure it blended seamlessly into my decor.

Artie loves sleeping up here above his best friend!

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Above: Jacquard leaf table runner, hand painted deluxe floral table runner, exotic Oriental pillow cover.

Under Stair Dog House

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Are you the lucky owner of an under-stairs closet? It’s time to clear out all the junk and turn it into a built-in dog house!

This means that toys, dog bits and bobs, and of course your buddy himself can dwell in one neat, organized corner of the house.

Pet Home Decor Hacks For Cat Lovers

What Litter Tray?

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Cat litter trays are about as aesthetically pleasing as a punch in the retina. Luckily, there are ways to hide Salem’s, ahem business, from those who visit your home.

A fantastic way to hide a litter box, is to put it under a table. Next, add a funky curtain to hide the tray. I love the way that the above design has incorporated scratching posts into the table legs too.

If you have zero sewing skills, or simply want to keep your table intact, grab a printed table runner and drape off the end of the table until it is just above ground level.

What litter box?

Cat Condo

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This old drawer set, turned cat condo is a fabulous example of how pet home decor can be aesthetically pleasing and purposeful!

Rather than throwing away this old draw set, this crafty pet owner removed some drawers and turned the remainder into a multi-purpose cat decor piece. The best part? It’s a litter tray hider and a bed all in one! Plus, it has oodles of rustic charm.

Under-Chair Hammock

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As a crazy-cat lady in the making, I can honestly say that I am doing this!

The dinner table is a place for everyone, so surely that includes your furry pals? Thanks to these creative hammocks, your cats can have a place at the dinner table too!

Cat Tree & Bed

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Got any old milk or vegetable crates lying around? Grab some white paint and some nails and create this oh-so-adorable cat tree and bed.

To ensure it fits in with your home decor theme, adorn the top with a printed pillow cover. The hand painted deluxe accent pillow cover adds perfectly to the shabby boho vibes.

Cactus Scratching Post

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Thought cat scratchers had to be as ugly as the back end of a camel? Think again!

This DIY cat cactus, or catcus (sorry, had to), adds all the beautiful bohemian vibes to your abode, whilst giving your feline friend a place to sharpen his claws.

Head over to Buzzfeed for the DIY tutorial.

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7 Ways To Improve Your Home Decor In An Hour

Yep: You can improve your home decor in an hour

tick tock tick tock. Is it just me or are there not enough hours in the day? If the phrase ‘home renovation’ sends you into a fit of time-related stress, stop and breathe. Rome wasn’t built in a day, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t improved in an hour.

Got an hour you can put aside? Use it to put that extra oomph into your home decor.

Before you press the ‘x’ on this page and declare me a mad woman, read on for 7 ways to improve your home decor in an hour…

1. Hang Y0ur Artwork Differently

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These decor tips may have entered a whole new level of crazy! Jokes aside, there actually is a specific height to hang your artwork which is proven to be more aesthetically pleasing.

According to decor gurus at houzz.com, the golden height, which is used at museums and art galleries, is 57 to 60 inches above the ground. Why? This is the average level of the human eye. Interesting stuff…

2. Spray Paint An Old Chair

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I hate to break it to you, but that lime green chair isn’t exactly doing much for your living room. Rather than tossing it, why not spray paint it a more neutral color such as white or cream.

Alternatively, turn up the luxe and go for rose or copper.

Compliment your new gold or copper chair with boho printed pillow covers. We love:

Silver

Exotic Oriental pillow cover, floral embroidered pillow cover, elegant dahlia pillow cover

3. Change The Lightbulbs

How many home decor gurus does it take to change a lightbulb? None! It just takes you!

Even the most stunning home decor can be turned sickly by bad lighting. If you find a certain room in your home is to dull, harsh, warm or cool, all it could take is a new light bulb. But how do you know which to choose?

When considering your lighting, think about the purpose of the room, the ideal ambiance and whether you want warm or cool tones.

 

4. Wallpaper An Accent Wall

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Lazy DIY-ers rejoice: the accent wall is totally making a comeback!

Choose a wall in a larger room in your home and add a printed wallpaper for a really unique edge. If you prefer something a bit plainer, paint your wall.

Now that’s an hour well spent!

5. Give Your Bed A Lift

 

Before you bend down and attempt to pick up your bed frame, we are speaking metaphorically here! Your bed is a huge part of your everyday life, so put aside an hour to make it as luxurious as The Ritz itself.

Scents can do wonders and some scents, such as lavender, are proven to improve sleep quality. To scent your sheets, add a quarter of a cup of scented bath salts to the rinse cycle of your wash.

Next, give your bed an instant makeover by adding a printed table runner along the foot of your bed. If you have a printed comforter, opt for a plainer runner. However, if you like to take risks, why not try your hand at print clashing?

We love:

Hand embroidered table runner, chic jacquard table runner, jacquard paisley table runner

6. Add A Color Pop To Your Furniture

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We adore this easy and quick DIY hack from House Beautiful!

Rather than painting the outside of your furniture, paint the inside. This quirky pop of color will add a subtle vibrant edge without being too overpowering.

7. Paint A Sink Or Toilet

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Over time, plastic toilets or sinks can start to yellow. Rather than throwing them out, give them a new lease of life with a layer of paint. That’s home decor in an hour that could save you a fortune too!

You could even consider painting your sink matte black for a unique and on-trend look.

Got a bit more than an hour? Give your furniture a DIY upgrade. Here’s how to makeover an old sofa and how to transform an old table.

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10 Ways To Makeover An Old Table

An old table is a little bit like an abandoned house: the foundations are there, it has potential use, but it looks a little worse for wear.

Tables have been around since the Ancient Chinese times, and were even used by our Ancient Greek and Roman predecessors. However, as useful as tables may be, buying a new, good quality table could set you back a lot of money! Bet Caesar didn’t fork out an arm and a leg for his tables!

Rather than spending your precious earnings, why not makeover your old table?

Whether it’s your kitchen table that needs sprucing up, or your bedside table is looking like Shrek with a hangover, it’s time to get your DIY game on!

Here’s 10 ways to makeover an old table

1. Rustic Dining Table

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A kitchen table is undoubtedly the most necessary table in any modern household. Nothing is more off-putting than eating your gourmet salad on a cracked and rusty old table. It’s time to change that…

How cute is this rustic, farm house style, dining set? It’s hard to believe that it began life as a beat-up, faded, black set.

Although this makeover may look like it needs a professional, all it takes is paint and wooden boards. Yep: you don’t even need to sand back the black paint!

2. Put A Runner On It

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Lazy decor lovers: You’ll be glad to know that transforming your old table doesn’t necessarily have to take 20 hours. As a matter of fact, it can take 10 mins.

If your table is scratched, simply add a printed runner to cover up any worn or market areas. Dot your runner with greenery for a statement and on-trend dining table. We think that our damask style table runner adds a cute, retro vibe to this old table.

Check out more on-trend table layouts with runners here.

3. Stencil It

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If you love your wooden table, but it isn’t exactly on trend, why not give it a bit of oomph with a stenciled design?

To ensure that your wood base is clean and tidy, sand back the woods service, stencil on your design with paint and then seal with polish.

See the full tutorial here.

5. The Magic Of Mosaic

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This mosaic patio table looks like it has been transported straight from a Mediterranean resort. Nope: it actually started off life as a cheap, plastic nobody.

Mosaic is a great way to completely transform a small patio or bedside table. Craftier folk can break up tiles and create unique designs. However, if this sounds too complicated, mosaic pieces, grout and glue will do the trick!

6. Upholster It

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Rather than shopping for a coffee table to match your new sofas, buy matching fabric and upholster your existing one!

Check out this tutorial on how to upholster a table.

7. Gold Chevron

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Now this is DIY at it’s best! We recommend that you read the full tutorial, but all it took was masking tape and spray paint (yes, really!)

This gold chevron print is a big fat tick for so many of the latest home decor trends.

8. Poster Table
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Your kids will absolutely love this one! Take their favorite poster and turn it into a cute and quirky bedroom table. Grab the PVA glue and a poster and get to it! Then watch their faces light up at their new Elsa/ Lego/ **insert kids cartoon** here table.

Tutorial here.

9. Malachite Delight

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You are probably laughing and thinking “there is no way that someone made that”, but alas: they did!

This is the most complicated of all of our table makeover hacks, but the stunning result is well worth it!

See full tutorial here.

10. Cover It Up

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Above: Hand painted floral tablecloth.

If you plan on eventually buying a new dining table, but can’t bear the eyesore of your current one, just cover it up!

Select a table cloth that matches your home decor theme and highlight with an on-trend table runner.

What old and ugly dining table?

For a quick old table fix, check out our range of table cloths, table runners and placemats

Whilst your at it, why not try one of these DIY sofa makeovers!

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How To Clear Out & Organize Your Closet

Girls and clothes go together like strawberries and cream, and although we enjoy leaving the mall drowning in bags, an overly full closet can be a pain.

Picture this scenario: You wake up at 7AM and open your closet, only to be greeted with an overly-stuffed array of prints, fabrics and garment types.

Sound familiar? Ask yourself, how long does it take for you to choose an outfit?

Thought so! Ladies: it’s time to clear out and organize your closet.

Simply follow these steps for a streamlined and envy-inducing closet that is filled with clothes you actually wear…

How To Clear Out Your Closet

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You will need:

3 x trash bags

Some pumping music

A positive attitude

A mirror

Cleaning your your closet may be a longer process than labor itself, but we promise you: it’s worth it. To get the ball rolling, select pieces from your closet one by one.

Each piece has four possible fates: keep, sell, donate or trash. But first of all, we will sort the clothes into three styles: Keep, toss or maybe.

So how exactly do you decide what to keep? Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do I actually like it? If it’s a no, but it straight in the toss pile.
  • Have I worn it in the last six months? No= one point
  • Does it fit me well? If not, will you get it tailored? No= one point
  • Is it flattering? If it’s no, but it straight in the tossd pile.
  • Is it currently in style or your style? No= one point
  • Is it damaged? If so, will you get it repaired? No= toss it
  • Does it have sentimental value? No= one point
  • Is it a wardrobe staple? No= one point
  • Does it fit my lifestyle? No= one point
  • If you saw this in a store now, would you buy it? No= one point

If a certain piece has accumulated more than three points, it’s time to say goodbye!

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How To Handle The Toss Pile

They say that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and just because a dress doesn’t suit you, doesn’t mean that another lady might look like an absolute babe in it.

If the garment is a designer or high market label, is in great condition and has no or little signs of wear or tear, consider selling the garment on a consignment site or Ebay.

If the piece is a low end label, was cheap, or has a few signs of wear, donate it to a thrift store. Someone else will get a fantastic bargain, plus you will be helping out a charity.

If the garment is very worn, damaged or ripped, bin it or use as a cleaning rag. People have limits.

How To Handle The ‘Maybe’ Pile
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If you are unsure about a garment, hang it back up in your closet with the hanger facing in the opposite direction. If you wear the piece, turn the hanger around. Check back in three months: if you haven’t hung the hanger up in the right direction, it’s time to part with that piece.

How To Organize Your Closet

Now that your closet is streamlined, it’s time to organize it! Taking the time to organize your garments into clothing types and colors will save you those precious moments in the morning, plus your wardrobe will be the epitome of #ClosetGoals!

Organize By Garment Type & Style

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Make life easier for yourself by organizing your closet by garment type and style. It’s easy! Simply put all of the short skirts together, long skirts together, dresses together etc.

If you want to get more detailed, you can group by subcategory. For example, long sleeved shirts, short sleeved shirts, tank tops, crop tops.

Color Code

Once you have organized your closet by garment type, color code it! Placing similar colors together will make styling a perfect outfit an everyday occurrence.

If you want to get really fancy, this order of colors would look truly stunning in any wardrobe:

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Make Your Closet Versatile

Rather than splashing out on new clothes for new outfit ideas, add a few key accessories into your wardrobe.

Printed scarves are a great way to mix up your look and funk up a plain dress or top. Best of all, these versatile accessories can be worn all year round and in a multitude of ways.

Here are the scarves every closet needs for ultimate versatility:

Black

Floral paisley silk scarf, solid color scarf, mixed print scarf

Now that you’re wardrobe is all sorted, check out these Spring/ Summer scarf styling ideas

Get the most out of your scarf with this scarf folding guide!

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