Halloween is the perfect time to get creative and, of course, spooky. From scarecrows and natural cornstalks to ghoulish zombies and smiling goblins, there are tons of exciting ways to deck out your home and embrace the spine-chilling vibes fully!
However, introducing the Halloween spirit to your interior doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style and class. In this article, we will walk you through some classy Halloween decor ideas that can carry through the holiday season!
Define Your Colour Palette And Stick With It
Sticking to one of the traditional Halloween colour palettes is a perfect way to introduce the holiday's fun and spooky vibes, without looking haphazard or cheap.
For example, going for orange (representing pumpkins and jack-o’-lanterns) and black (associated with the darkness of night) as the primary colours, with purple (related to magic and witchcraft) as an accent shade, is a great combination.
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If you prefer something cleaner, you could go for orange, black and white.
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Or simply black and white could look especially chic whilst staying true-to-theme.
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Select Decor Items That Fit With Your Colour Theme
When making a short trip to the local store or shopping your home to look for sinister decorations, choose items that complement the colour scheme and fit the overall theme. Examples include:
Black-and-white striped tablecloth to add some contemporary playfulness
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Mini, colourful pumpkin candlesticks
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Halloween-themed gallery wall. Make sure to choose the perfect art pieces (including the various shapes and sizes)
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Brass ring wreath with red and orange flowers
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Keep A Consistent Story
Although the decor ideas for this exciting holiday season are endless, you should try going with a single theme throughout your home. Avoid having a huge hodgepodge of random items that gives the impression that you've just thrown anything and everything Halloween-related together.
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The secret to perfect Halloween decor lies mainly in story-telling. Design your home with an immersive tone and theme to add extra visual interest and mysteriousness. In simpler words, if you have a thing for spiders, allow your decor to revolve around spider webs and dark-coloured props instead of introducing serial killers and other bright-coloured ideas.
Inject Halloween Into Your Existing Furniture
Giving your furniture an uncanny look is an easy and subtle way to ramp up the spooky vibes in your space. Examples include:
Replace decor items on your book shelf with ones that fit with your Halloween theme
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Strategically place skulls and fake spider webs to spruce up your mantlepiece
Install Spooky Lighting
Making your home look elegant and spooky simultaneously isn’t rocket science — being heedful to small details and putting in some careful forethought can do the trick! As such, lighting shouldn’t be overlooked. Use interesting light fixtures to keep your home fairly dim and create a mysterious atmosphere. For instance:
Source some pumpkin fairy lights and hang them in different places around the house
Carve a sinister design on a pumpkin and light it up with candles (how could we forget this Halloween classic?)
Replace regular lights with smart, coloured ones
Don’t Forget The Outdoors
Whilst you’re fully welcoming the Halloween vibes indoors, make sure to put out some chilling decor items for the pedestrians and neighbours to enjoy too!
Not only can you place pumpkins all over your porch, you can also consider adding flowers and other Halloween-themed decor pieces that fit with your chosen colour theme. Even the smallest set of stairs offers an opportunity to infuse the Halloween spirit!
Ready to have a classy Halloween? Decide your colour palette and theme, implement the aforementioned tips and get in the spirit of Halloween!
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