Open the front door to my house, and you are greeted by a large landing with 13 foot ceilings. There is a mudroom/laundry room at the end, across from the entry, directly to your right is a large, 4 step up, curved set of stairs up into the kitchen/dining area, and to your left is a double set of closets. Mainly, there is a lot of room for decorating.
This is just one of the pieces I have down there now. It is an antique (circa 1940) wash stand that my sister picked up for me at an auction. It will always be decorated for the season.
Here is what I did for Halloween. The little sign hangs from what would have been used for towels, and I have a garland strung across and hanging down the side. The bowls currently contain black licorice, black and orange gummy worms, and the big bowl is holding a mixture of autumn coloured candy. I've had to refill these twice in 2 weeks, and I've been able to keep my freezer stash of goodies just a bit longer than usual. The raven and the crow finish off a look that I feel is rather effective.
We've just got started our decorating for Halloween, and we have all sorts of plans for this year's display. I'll keep posting as we keep doing. I hope you enjoy the process. Happy October everyone!