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7 Ways to Decorate for Halloween

Interior Design Guide

If you’re dressing up for Halloween this year, don’t be afraid to add a few spooky decorations around the house as well. But decorating for Halloween doesn’t necessarily mean turning your home into a haunted house. Skip the outdated decorations that belong in the garage, and dress up your home with some tasteful pieces that you’ll want to keep up all year round.

Decorate with Skulls

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Skulls are an obvious halloween decoration, but that doesn’t mean compromising the elegance and coherence of your home. Pick a material, like gold or matte black, that goes a step beyond the usual plastic decorations.

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Painted Pumpkins and Gourds

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If your home isn’t overflowing with bright orange accent colors, coordinate your existing furniture with some painted pumpkins. An off-white color will blend well with most of your existing pieces, without bringing any scary color combinations into the home.

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Candles

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Put ‘em in the entryway, put ‘em in the living room, put ‘em in the foyer. Candles are great for anytime of year, but particularly around halloween, candles can add an elegant, yet spooky touch.

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Pumpkins with Unconventional Materials

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Painted pumpkins work well for an elegant shabby chic vibe. But if you’re looking for an alternative that incorporates more unconventional textures and materials, decorate with brass or copper pumpkins, for a refined, precise look.

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Sticks and Branches

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A fun twist on the old witches broom, decorating with sticks and branches can add a natural yet modern touch to your halloween decorations.

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Dark Table Settings

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Don’t go overboard with the all-black look, but don’t be afraid to bring out your dark side by contrasting some black matte pieces with traditional silverware, along with more natural white and grey pieces.

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Ravens

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If you’re looking to feed your inner book nerd, bring out a few decorative ravens to accompany your favorite Edgar Allen Poe stories. Corny home decorations? Quoth the interior designer, “Nevermore!”

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