5 Spooktacular Ways to Decorate Your Home for Halloween

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You may be decorating the exterior of your home for Halloween, but have you thought about how to bring that ghoulish decor inside?

From classic to modern and everything in between, these Halloween decoration themes will make your house look like it’s straight out of a Halloween dream (or nightmare, depending on your style).

Allhallows Eve

Black and orange decor with pumpkins and spellbinding quotes create a classic Halloween vibe. It’s the perfect balance between playful and a little bit spooky.

To make your home feel like a traditional Halloween retreat, start with some pumpkins. You can opt for faux pumpkins (which can be saved and used again) or get real ones. If you plan to buy faux pumpkins but want to carve them, make sure you get hollow ones.

Next, think of how you can tie in the orange-and-black color palette. Textiles work great (throw pillows, blankets, napkins, etc.) and can easily be removed after the holiday. Finish the look off with a cute piece of wall art or some Halloween-themed coffee mugs and you’ve got yourself one heck of an Allhallows Eve haven.

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  1. Burlap Flag Trick Or Treat Garland $10
  2. Multicolor Pumpkins 20” Wreath $40
  3. Trick or Treat Yourself Halloween Pillow $10
  4. LED Light-Up Halloween Decor $23
  5. Halloween Spooky Sign Decor $20

 

Bone Chilling

Do you have a more minimal or modern style but still want to feel festive this Halloween? This might be the decor for you. The color palette is based in whites and metallics, which play well into a modern setting.

Skeletons, skulls and bones take the place of jack-o’-lanterns, ghouls and witches while keeping with that playfully spooky feel.

If you think a bejeweled skull or a skeleton-hand jewelry holder is too kitschy for your tastes, try something a little more seasonal like white or cream colored pumpkins instead of the traditional orange ones.

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  1. Bejeweled Skull Halloween Decor $20
  2. Silver Skull 5’ LED Glimmer Strings $6
  3. Hallows Eve Skeleton Decorative Book $5
  4. Medium Halloween Pumpkin Solid Cream $5
  5. Skeleton-Hand Jewelry Holder $45

Haunted Mansion

Planning a Halloween dinner party or just want your place to feel straight out of “Hocus Pocus”? A haunted mansion theme could do the trick!

The key to this theme is finding objects that look antique and making them look spooky. Table decor like ornate wine glasses, tarnished candlesticks or antique candelabras create that traditional aesthetic. Pairing these items with dark colors and jewel tones make the room feel like a gothic, historic home.

You can also find antique Halloween or masquerade masks and set them on tables or mantels to add to the spooky factor.

Use luxurious fabrics with texture like velvet or silk. Don’t want to ruin real silk? Try a high-quality cheesecloth. You can even dye it to match the rest of the decor.

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  1. Black Jeweled Candelabra Taper $50
  2. Beaded Chandelier Pillow $15
  3. Black Velvet Italian Masquerade Colombina Mask $30
  4. Petra Velvet Curtain $78 – $108
  5. Ophelia Wine Glass $20

The Harvest

Not into the traditional Halloween aesthetics but still want to feel festive? Deck your home out with harvest pieces. Items like cozy blankets and wooden lanterns turn your space into the perfect autumn retreat.

Get in on the Halloween fun by using pumpkins. They can be used as vases or on their own. Pumpkin patterns also make great prints for throw pillows or wall hangings.

A harvest color palette will usually use warm tones like burnt orange, golden yellow, brick red, brown, tan and cream. If you decide to take a cooler approach, using navy, green and white, remember to pair the colors with natural elements like wood, wheat and acorns to play up the fall ambiance.

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  1. Faux Mohair Plaid Throw Blanket $23
  2. Rustic Wooden Hurricane Candle Lantern $42
  3. Succulent in Pumpkin $20-$60
  4. Gilded Pumpkin Palampore Lumbar Pillow Cover $59.50
  5. 3 pk Ceramic Fall Coffee Mug $9

Black Out

Last but not least is an all-black style. It’s dark and spooky, which makes it perfect for this time of year – but you don’t have to go over the top with it. Since black is inherently a moody color, you can keep your styling pieces simple and still create a gothic feel.

One easy way to do this is with black candles. Cluster some black pillar candles of different heights and place them on a mantel or use them as a table centerpiece. Instant moody vibes!

For the rest of the space, consider using sophisticated dark pieces, like a marbled skull or a black fur blanket. These elements keep the space feeling modern, but still little dark.

5 Spooktacular Ways to Decorate Your Home for Halloween - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

  1. Studded Black Resin Pumpkin $15
  2. Marbled Glass Skull $14
  3. Spider Web Halloween Coaster Set $12
  4. Adelaide Faux Fur Throw $48
  5. Pillar Candle – Cedar Magnolia – Hearth and Hand with Magnolia $10