Trend Alert | Classy Halloween Decor Ideas
Love Halloween but don’t love tacky decorations? The key to giving your home the perfect “creepy chic” look is to focus on subtle changes that will give your home that spooky vibe without hauling out the giant fuzzy spiders. Here are some simple Halloween décor ideas that will create the perfect Classy Halloween atmosphere.
1. Painted pumpkins
Orange may be the perfect hue for a pumpkin patch, but the color could clash with the rest of your home’s décor. Paint real or fake pumpkins in complementary colors to decorate with the ultimate fall symbol. Matte black or white are easy options, or you can create more of a focal piece with metallic or textured paint.
2. Spider webs
Fake spider webs certainly can look cheap and tacky. But if you use them conservatively and stretch them really thin, you can achieve a realistic look that you can string up in a couple strategic places, like on light fixtures or over the contents of rarely used shelves. The Halloween staple can be easily modified to fit your space.
Pillar, taper, jar or tea light – any kind of candle works for a classy Halloween look. Pillar candles on their own or taper candles in glass bottles or candelabras lean toward a creepier look, while jar candles and tea lights still give off that flickering light for a perfect Halloween mood.
Your tablescape is one of the most versatile areas for any holiday décor. From the centerpiece and linens to the china and flatware, a simple swap can turn a table from cheery to creepy in minutes. Especially if you are hosting a Halloween meal, it’s a good place to focus. Set the look right away with black, deep red, and gold tableware and get creative with centerpiece ideas and place cards.
5. Unsettling photos
Print out some old-timey photos that look authentic but just a tad unsettling – like serious-faced portraits, empty roads, ancient ruins – and swap them into the frames you already have in your house. Search for (or make them) all black and white for a unified look that will fit seamlessly with your other décor.
6. Black details
Anything that normally isn’t black and that you can swap out for a black version is the perfect accessory to a Halloween house. Wreaths, tablecloths, florals and coasters are all easy to switch to black versions. And if you happen to be having any kind of Halloween party, take the all-black theme to your food for an all-immersive experience.
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