Sophisticated Decor Ideas for your Halloween party or get together. Full of easy DIY ideas to make your Halloween home scream elegance.
Never have I ever…Decorated for Halloween before. I have never gotten much into Halloween decorating. I have always loved as the holiday approached, I love getting dressed up, I love handing out candy and seeing all the cute trick or treaters, and now that I have little ones I love their excitement over their costumes and candy, but I never got into the decorating. Hanging Ghosts and Zombie heads around my house never much appealed to me, but this year inspired by some Pinterest ideas I thought it would be fun to give it a go. I wanted to stick to something I would like to keep up for several weeks, something sophisticated, something elegant, and not too cheesy!
The Tour Starts here:
Front Porch Halloween Decor:
My front porch was already decorated for Fall. (You can see that post here). So all I did was add these tree branches, ( I used ones that fell down from one of our recent wind storms) stood them on end behind my planters full of purple fountain grass and mums. Then I added these little black crows perched atop a few of the branches. Their presence around the door adds a spooky little touch. I also added this fun buffalo check throw rug layered underneath a Halloween doormat. The classic pattern of the buffalo check adds a sophisticated element while sticking to the traditional Halloween colors.
Halloween Mantle Decor:
Moving inside I added a few elements to our mantle as well. (To see the Fall Mantle plus the rest of my Fall decor check out his post here.) First I cut out these simple black paper bats, then my toddler and I taped them to this decorative window (similar.) She loved handing me each piece of scotch tape! I draped a black cheesecloth from the dollar store (called a “creepy cloth“) across the front and then layered on my gold and white pumpkins.
These black foil printed vases (similar) added the perfect amount of black to these colorful floral arrangements. I added skulls and spiderweb to up the creepy factor (The idea and tutorial for that came from House by Hoff, check out her tutorial here.) Can you believe these are faux floral arrangements? I loved that they came already put together, all I had to do was cover them with the spiderwebs and pop them in the vases. The last little DIY project of the mantle were these black lace votive candles.
To make these all I did was cut a black paper doily in half. Then place the flat side that you just created by cutting it at the bottom of the votive, wrap it around the glass and secure with tape or mod podge. Then do the same with the other half.
They look so nice lit up at night and gleaming off of the window glass and gold pumpkins.
Halloween Black and Gold Tablescape:
For our Dining Table, I stuck with all black and gold to create a sophisticated tablescape that is perfect for a Halloween Dinner Party.
I started by painting these wine bottles with matte black spray paint. In order to get the labels off, I just soaked them in hot water, then used a plastic scraper to remove the labels and adhesive while they were still wet. They turned out so great, I wanted to paint everything matte black. They look so chic and the matte finish pairs perfectly with the glossy gold candlesticks. I placed them on top of another black “creepy cloth” to make a centerpiece and placed gold pumpkins in the center.
For the place settings, I used these gold chargers from the dollar store. The pattern perfectly matched our everyday white dinnerware. Then I topped them with some black and white buffalo check napkins and gold flatware tied with a black ribbon.
Halloween Decor Vignettes:
I changed up some of the small decor areas in the rest of the house too.
In this small little vignette in the kitchen, I added the black crow perched on the gold pumpkin and put some skulls and spiderweb on my existing hydrangea bloom.
I kept our pumpkin pillow on the couch and added these buffalo check pillow covers for some black.
I changed out this frame in our laundry room with this free printable, available on my Free Resources page. Also included in the Halloween printables set is the framed print seen in the background of this photo.
As well as this banner and some cute cupcake toppers and food labels (or place cards).
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So that wraps up the Halloween House Tour. I enjoyed taking some creepy scary items and turning them into some elegant home decor. Are you a Halloween decorator or do you usually skip it?