When Halloween rolls around, it’s often a war between the kids who want a house full of plastic spiders—and as many inflatable pumpkins as will fit on the front lawn—and your desire for something just a bit more refined. And don’t even try to get away from decorating for Halloween. After all, “The holiday that celebrates all things dark and wicked has become the nation’s second-largest holiday, raking in over $8 billion in sales,” said Investopedia. And the National Retail Federation (NRF) added that “the average American will spend about $80 this year on candy, costumes and decorations.”
The good news is it’s possible be festive and embrace the spirit of All Hallow’s Eve without cramping your style. Check out these chic décor ideas and you’ll be off to a stylish Halloween-tinged abode.
Decorating the inside of your home for Halloween is all about creating vignettes. The fireplace mantel is the obvious place to start because it provides surface area for a collection of gourds, a grouping of designer pumpkins, handmade Halloween crafts, or collectibles. Add a couple of these hand-welded metal pumpkin candleholders from Horchow.
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Try these glam crystal-studded skulls, some metallic skeleton hands, or metallic hanging glitter grass. Really want to go all out? Find a spot to hang artist Sydney Edmund’s $449 “artfully rendered Imprint Skeleton” on gallery-wrapped canvas.
Going for a theme with your Halloween décor? How about this antique birdcage that gives “a nod to Edgar Allan Poe, the master of scary stories, with a play on his poem ‘The Raven,’ as imagined by Better Homes and Gardens in their Spookily Stylish Halloween Decorations
Take It Outside
Outdoor décor can easily go overboard when it comes to the themes of Halloween. The trick: Keep it simple. Use pumpkins in non-traditional materials, like these metal pumpkins from Horchow or Grandin Road’s straw versions.
Or, create an elegantly spooky front door out of Country Living’s swarm of easy felt bats.
See more ideas for Halloween-themed outdoor décor on Houzz.
Throwing an elegant party for Halloween? Check out Catersource for some great inspiration for tablescapes and food, like Halloween spaghetti.
Add some “Bone Ware” salad tongs for a spooky soiree your guests won’t soon forget.
It’s easy to keep your home looking chic and let a little ghoulish fun in. Which tips will you use to dress up your home for Halloween this year?