19 Spooky Halloween Decoration Ideas That Are So Chic It's Scary
Getting into the Halloween spirit doesn't have to mean giving up your sleek design cred—it's possible to get into the spooky vibe without forfeiting high-brow taste. That's right, no tacky plastic skeletons and inflatable spiders, here.
If your goal is a more refined All Hallow's Eve aesthetic, then swap out the cliched carved pumpkins and rubber bats in favor of something a bit more thoughtfully designed this year. From whimsical white wisteria to autumnal wreaths, here are 19 decor ideas to inspire your Halloween home aesthetic.
Size extremes always look chic. Since lugging 300 pounds of pumpkin out when the season is over sounds like a Halloween nightmare, instead opt for oodles of tiny, hand-sized jack-o-lanterns.
Keep it simple and monochromatic.
Just because it is autumn doesn't mean your house needs to be orange. Decorate with white pumpkins, gourds, and mums rather than the traditional pumpkin route.
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Use geometry for unexpectedly glamorous jack-o-lanterns.
Instead of the standard face pattern, try simple geometric patterns with circles or squares for an unconventional Halloween twist.
Don't be afraid of the dark.
When it comes to floral arrangements, that is. Inky tones mixed with pops of orange and white are simultaneously seasonal and luxurious.
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Hang a rustic spooky wreath from your door.
Use vines and chic black bats. As simple as that.
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Pumpkin patch staircase.
Line your grand entrance with pumpkins of all different shapes and sizes.
Black may be timeless, but around Halloween it can feel a little ho-hum. Make your Halloween decor a breath of fresh air by going for an all-white theme instead.
Greet guests with adorable mini-ghost lollipops.
Cover lollipops with tissue paper for a ghost bouquet. And use a fresh pumpkin as the vase.
Paint your pumpkins.
Paint—don't carve—your pumpkins for a chic and simple style.
Spiderwebs can look elegant.
... when draped over huge vintage candlesticks and accented with berry-colored dahlias.
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Decorate your backyard with twinkling autumn lights.
Light up your garden with strung up jack-o-lanterns and miniature candles.
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Flying white pumpkin ghosts and bats.
DIY adorable bats and ghosts out of petite pumpkins for your backyard.
Just the right amount of creepy cutouts for Halloween night.
Create a frightening front yard using ghoulish cutouts for your windows. But be sure not to go overboard.
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Autumnal taper holders made of real pumpkins and gourds.
Repurpose your gourds as candlestick holders.
Masquerade your pumpkin.
This pumpkin looks like he is dressed up for Truman Capote's Black and White ball.
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Sleek vampire-inspired hangings.
Dainty hanging bats keep decorations sleek and simple.
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Top your dinner table off with fresh flower petals and leaves.
Scatter colorful foliage on your tablescape for a comforting fall feel.
Make your candles count.
The intersection of sophisticated and spooky is lit with oodles of glowing candles.
Make your front steps resemble an October magazine cover.
Make the most of fall's most loved colors for a front porch display that screams autumn (and Happy Halloween!).
*This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com