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…
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!
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.
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!