We’ve got good news: keeping good taste intact while getting festive is, in fact, possible. Elevated decorations can coordinate with your existing home decor to create a cohesive, yet celebratory atmosphere. This year, we explore classy Halloween decor sure to fill homes with the chicest holiday spirit. Read on for our favorites!
Classy Seasonal Halloween Decor
1. Dark Blooms
We often overlook the most elegant forms of Halloween decor, that is, fresh flowers. Whether it’s a bunch of black roses or white baneberry, blooms can make all the difference in an interior. Set the mood at home by placing dark and inky plants, like crimson chrysanthemums, burnt orange sunflowers, or even the bat flower plant, on clearly visible areas, such as the dining table or mantelpiece.
2. Ghostly Garlands
Did you know that a mere branch can double as classy Halloween decor? We love this natural holiday decoration trend for two reasons: first, it costs next to nothing; second, it is surprisingly effective in adding eeriness into an interior. To recreate the look at home, forage for a few dried branches, tie them together, spray them black and position them on a feature wall. These are even more striking paired with low light, like those black candlesticks on this list.
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3. Patterned Pumpkin
Step up your festive interior (and squash the competition) with spruced up geometric pumpkins. Once patterned and finely carved, the humble pumpkin can double as chic Halloween decor. So chic, in fact, that you might just want to redesign your home around its pretty print. Fortunately, you can buy decorative artificial pumpkins if carving is not your thing.
4. Whimsical Wreaths
Add a touch of magic to the front door with a unique wreath. Luckily, classy Halloween decor comes in as many, if not more, shapes and sizes as its traditional counterpart. This means that for every cheesy skeleton in the closet, there is one you’d actually want to show off.
5. Skull Terrarium and Planters
Soften the macabre with beautiful living, growing plants. Incorporating something alive and well into your festive decoration is a great way to nullify some of Halloween’s creepiness. A glass skull terrarium or planter is among our favorite classy Halloween decor ideas. Surprisingly, the container’s shape shows off the plants even more – perfect even as a centerpiece.
Creepy but Chic Halloween Decor
6. Petrified Cheese Platter
Classy Halloween decor can take a more figurative approach, like this petrified wood cheese platter. The fossilized disc has an innately gothic look to it, which perfectly fits the season’s theme. Moreover, the unique wood is a great addition to any dinner party during the year.
7. Antique Mirror
Give a nod to ghosts of holiday’s past with a mirror that looks the part. There is something bone-chilling about catching a smoky reflection in low light. And paired with just the right amount of chic Halloween decor, it could prettify your interior, bounce light into the room as well as add an eerie touch.
8. Delicate Skull Napkin Holders
The secret to elegant, classy, and chic Halloween decor is a combination of scale, color, and finish. And these petite, glossy skull napkin holders tick all the boxes. You can decorate for Halloween on a strict budget, especially if you keep your eyes open for the pieces that aren’t the loudest in the decor shop, those that gleam and glisten with charm.
9. Spooky Apothecary
A great way to make your elegant Halloween decor pack a punch is through grouping elements together to form an attractive vignette. Arrange a few antique jars and bottles, typically used in traditional apothecaries, a few Halloween bits and bobs on a vintage tray with a creepy print in the background. The effect is frightful but sophisticated.
10. Muscled and Fine
Swap ghastly artwork for floral illustrations that happen to feature human organs, muscles, or skeletons. You can tastefully decorate with art that both adds to your home but also stays true to Halloween.
Elegant Halloween Decor in Noir
11. Sinister Statue
Anything aged and deteriorating typically suits All Hallows’ Eve. And with elegant Halloween decor, like a vintage statue, creepy can look good. So, take a bust sculpture, preferably one with cracks or painted in black, and arrange it with an antiqued mirror and candles for a ghostly Victorian look.
12. Empty Black Frames
A trio of empty black frames can make an impressive visual. Pretty but pictureless frames are not only slightly creepy, but also form part of lovely eclectic ideas that can stay up the whole year. If you love the look as much as we do, you can pair the empty frames with contemporary artwork for a more uplifting arrangement that works throughout the year.
13. Quirky Pumpkins
Chic Halloween decor can also be fun. Turn small squashes into alternative mini blackboards with black chalk paint. You can use these cuties as name cards on a table or simply bring a little cheer by adding writing, like “boo!” and “eek” pictured above.
14. Black Candlesticks
Few things come close to the combination of delicate black candlesticks and chic Halloween decor. Yet, with no pumpkin or spiderweb in view, these slender lights still set the tone for a sensationally spooky night. This is an excellent example of how minimal holiday decoration can often have more impact than a full interior.
15. Raven Lamps: Our Favorite Classy Halloween Decor
Our final and, admittedly, favorite item on this list is the raven lamp. Not only can these feathered friends double as elegant Halloween decor, but it can light your interior every night. You can place one or two birds, each with a lamp in its beak, on a windowsill, shelf, or on its perch for a welcoming glow on Halloween. What’s more, the cute lights suit many interior design styles too, from Scandinavian to eclectic to contemporary.
Get Your Home Halloween Ready
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