Halloween Decoration Inspiration

So the season of ghouls, goblins, skeletons, and pumpkins is finally here! You may have already chosen your favourite frightful character for the fancy dress party but you can really get into the Halloween spirit (see what I did there?) by decking out your home as well! Of course, a trip to the pound shop will provide you with plenty of cheap and cheerful decor but if you are looking to create a spookier, more sophisticated vibe in your home, you’ve come to the right place.

 

I’m sharing a wealth of ideas to create your very own spooktacular shrine to the scariest time of year and there’s not a cheap plastic Jack O’Lantern in sight! These ideas are both eerie and elegant, creating a mysterious and morose edge to your decor.

Set the Mood

Credit: The Makerista / Photography by Justin Salem Meyer

Step away from the garish neon orange and embrace a moodier vibe with your decor. Consider the natural colours synonymous with this time of year when the leaves begin to brown and fall and the evening turns a hazy shade of gold before going completely dark. Gwen from The Makerista’s incredible Skeleton runner and decor encapsulates this look of earthly demise with a collection of bones, Spanish moss, and a slew of glowing candles.

Create a Theme with Your Food

Credit: Style Me Pretty / Photography Rebecca Hansen

They say, ‘the devil is in the detail’ and when it comes to party food, there’s no more sophisticated spooky palette than black. Choose your sweets carefully so they are all deliciously dark (or make your own!) and display them on black serving dishes with clever Halloween-inspired labels.

Don’t Forget the Bar Cart

Credit: Style Me Pretty / Photography Abby Jiu / Styling  Laura Prattes Events

Of course, all the coolest parties have a bar trolley, right? Wheel it out where you need it and let guests help themselves to whatever boo-zy offerings you may be enjoying on the night. Take inspiration from this beautiful trolley above and decorate with black crows, autumnal florals, and a few black votive candles, for a chilling display.

Boo-zy Beverages

Of course, if you are serving up cocktails, consider including a few that speak to the spooky mood of the night. I loved the look of this gin-based cocktail called The Red Queen, named after the delightfully scary Alice in Wonderland character.  Lucy of Supergolden Bakes describes it as ‘beautiful, capricious and a little dangerous’, much like the character from which the tipple takes its inspiration.

Embrace the Darkness

Credit: Camille Styles / Photography by Kate LeSueur

There really is no better colour to decorate with for your Halloween festivities than black. This gorgeous table setting has all the right elements – black dinner candles and candlesticks, black tablecloth, black vases, black photo frames and curiosities – you get the picture. Add a bit of colour to this black-on-black theme via dark florals and greenery. Don’t worry too much if they wilt or look past their best – it all adds to the spooky, decaying vibe. Considering incorporating some old sepia-toned pictures as well – knowing the subjects are likely long gone add to the mystery.

 

How will you be decorating your home this Halloween? We’d love to see!  Share your pics with us on @TileMountain1 or tag us on Instagram!

For even more inspiration, check out these other posts here on the Tile Mountain blog:

World Goth Day: Black Tiles for Gothic Styles

The Drama of Black Metro Tiles

Inspiration for Black Bathrooms

 

A Social Media and Content Marketing Editor, Kimberly Duran is an Interior Design-obsessed American ex-pat, who chronicles her decorating journey in her personal blog, Swoon Worthy. When she's not helplessly drooling over blogs, design sites and adding things to the imaginary 'shopping basket' in her head, she likes to get messy tackling DIY projects with her partner in crime, Wayne, stalking eBay for bargains, taking Instagram pictures of her cats, and continuing her love affair with gold spray paint.

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