How to decorate your home for Halloween

Are you entertaining this Halloween? We’ve compiled our favourite spooky decorating ideas to add a mysterious and eerie twist to your home.

How to decorate your home for Halloween, you ask? It all depends on your personal style. Do you love wrapping your kitchen in a dark colour palette and adding lots of creepy spiders, sticky cobwebs and spooky bats? Or do you prefer going bold and bright with colourful pumpkins and matching candles in your dining space?

We’ve gathered 10 decorating ideas to help you transform your kitchen-diner into the ultimate spooky spot for your guests. Let’s delve into the inspiration…

Halloween decorating ideas
Curzon table candle holder, £28; Linear vase 13cm, £25, and Enstone side bowl, £14, Garden Trading.

How to decorate your home for Halloween:

Moody decorating ideas

For an eerie tablescape, start by laying a black and airy cloth or runner across the table. Add some tall brass candle holders, smoked glasses and dark dinnerware and complete your Halloween look with small pumpkins or burgundy apples on wooden stands.

And, if you want to really make a statement in your dining room, hang tree branches and dried foliage from the ceiling. You can even attach black battery-powered candles with clear thread above your dining table for a spooky touch.

Dim the lights and get ready to bring out delicious treats on aged serveware – ready to host!

Halloween decorations
Twigs and berry decorative Halloween garland, £19.99, Ginger Ray.
Halloween tablescape
Halloween Gothic table setting by Lights4fun. Photography: Oliver Perrott.
a selection of velvet pumpkins
Extra large Moss Green velvet pumpkin, £160 for an extra-large; Small Rust velvet pumpkin: £35; Mini velvet pumpkins, £16, and Giant Rust velvet pumpkin, £175, all from Rockett St George.
witches brew bowl
Halloween Witches Brew serve bowl, £26, Next.

Pared-back seasonal décor

If you’re not into going all out for Halloween but still want a celebratory touch, fear not – we’ve got you covered!

Why not choose a seasonal theme brimming with forest-inspired accessories? Picture pumpkin-shaped serving bowls and cocottes, mushroom table lamps, amber and rusty leaf foliage and rich, earthy crockery.

Finish off the look with rustic wood platters, ruffled linen napkins and natural, textured tablecloths.

seasonal tablescape
Recycled plastic pumpkin, £10; Autumn floral arrangement, £14; Ceramic mushroom, £3; Pumpkin photo holder, £2.50, and Ceramic pumpkin candles, £8 each, all from Dunelm.
pumpkin cocotte
12cm Pumpkin ceramic cocotte in black, £24.95, Staub.
autumn mug
Autumn garden mug, £21.50, Victoria Eggs.
Halloween kitchen decor
Trick or Treat mug, £15, and Trick or Treat tea towel, £11.50, Sophie Allport.

Bright and colourful decorations

Who says you have to stick to dark and moody colours when decorating your home for Halloween? If you are colour-confident, get creative and play with vibrant shades of pink, red and orange – from colourful felt pumpkins and vivid candles to lively flower arrangements. Flying bats optional!

velvet pumpkin decorations in moody tablescape
Six velvet pumpkin decorations, £42, Talking Tables.
pink velvet pumpkins
Duo of Blush velvet pumpkins, £35, Truffle Tablescapes.

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