There’s more to Halloween than trick or treat or simply getting your spook on. While this holiday is loved so much it’s scary, the classic decor that comes with it can quickly turn nightmarish. With seasonal decor, there is a fine line between elevated and enter at your own risk. The good news is that it’s possible to hit the right balance between spooky and stylish. So, follow along as I showcase my Halloween decor roundup for a chic style that will take your home holiday spirit ready without getting boos!
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From thoughtfully placed pumpkins to curated cobwebs, stylish Halloween decor can elevate your space to spine-tingling status while still showing off your unique personal style. While ALL THINGS orange and black are palatable in small doses, too much of a good thing can quickly take your space from chills and thrills to corn in the USA.
When going for a minimalistic modern Halloween look, the key is to create stories throughout different areas of your home, instead of random decor in awkward places. For a howling good time, consider spaces you naturally gather or plan to use for entertaining, like the front porch, living room, kitchen, and dining room.
To achieve the perfectly elevated spooky scheme, stick to a darker color palettes, blending black hues with moody neutrals to create a decadent and captivating atmosphere.
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While I love a traditional party complete with black and orange everything, giving Halloween decor a modern spin keeps things unique and unexpected. Whether hosting a dinner party or a costume extravaganza, this halloween decor roundup is the perfect way to add spooky sophistication to your space!
Nothing says Halloween quite like candles! Add in some dim lighting, and you instantly create an eerie vibe. Pair with black tapered holders for an eye-catching moody display. The simple taper adds bold contrast wherever they’re placed. Group candles together for added height and dimension. While candles can easily be used as decor accents throughout your home, they add the perfect hint of enchanted mystery to any tablescape.
Make no bones about it…sculptural serveware essentials are a must when entertaining! These black acacia wood platters and trays take your charcuterie board presentation supernatural thanks to their modern, dramatic look. While naturally suited for everyday use, they deliver an extra dash of magic for the Halloween holiday season.
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Incorporating a few Halloween mascots like decorative crows, bats, and skulls gives just the right finishing touch to your subtle yet stylish Halloween decor.
Strategically placed crows simply scream Halloween! The ideal Halloween decor prop, their realistic- looking appearance makes the perfect spooky addition. Design tip: skip the endless cobwebs and swap for crows or their feathers. Weave throughout your decor, accenting anything from tablescapes to bookshelves, mantles, and more. For a subdued spook factor, place the crows next to a dark seasonal wreath. The black eucalyptus leaves evoke a moody personality while making a festive statement.
Whether it’s filled with sweet treats or the final resting place for your bone-chilling decor, a fang-tastic bowl is a timeless tradition. This aged iron compote offers a refined twist on this classic decor piece. It not only adds depth and dimension to your space but fresh modern appeal.
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While we’re ending outdoors the charm of the Halloween season starts outside. Taking an elevated approach to spooky decor, gives your front door sophisticated curb appeal.
Instead of swapping out your entire front porch display for Halloween, layer in a few spooky accents that highlight what you already have. Pumpkins in a subdued palette act as the perfect anchor, pulling the overall porch design together. Lining them around the front steps or down a walkway adds a splash of fall color, embracing nature’s natural aesthetic.
My outdoor halloween decor roundup includes, flying bats for visual movement and decorative skeleton silhouettes that instantly add frightful chic appeal. They’re the perfect greeters for trick-or-treaters and are sure to give your celebration a scream. Both are interchangeable and can be used to decorate indoors or outside your home, offering an elevated look without going overboard.
Whether you go all out for Halloween or take an elevated modern approach, this halloween decor round up will fill your holiday with fun, fantasy, and fright! Until next time…Happy Halloween!
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