This elegant, classic living room has been decorated for a spooky Halloween. By following a few simple tips, the Halloween decor works with the room instead of clashing with it and keeps a classic look.
Display with a Theme
A specific theme can bring a small area or an entire room together. The display area in top of the piano has a witch theme. From the black cat to the potion bottles to the pictures of witches, every detail here has something to do with witches.
The Halloween decor in the entire room is tied together with black birds. The birds work well in each different area, but they are also a theme that is repeated throughout the room.
Group Similar Objects
Small objects look better when they are grouped together, especially if they have something in common. That commonality could be their color or shape, their height, or even their purpose.
This console table has an eclectic mix of smaller decorations, but almost all of them have the colors orange and black. If these orange objects had been placed around the room separately, each would have looked out of place. But together, they make a nice orange Halloween focal point.
These glass bottles are just old food containers without labels, but grouped together they make an interesting set of potions bottles. Something a witch or alchemist might have on display.
Use Understated Halloween Props
There is a lot of tacky Halloween decor. Even the stuff that isn’t gruesome is often very flashy and gaudy. If you want to keep your home looking elegant and still decorate for Halloween, look for more understated decor.
Black and white are excellent colors for understated Halloween decor. The black of this witches display works beautifully with the keys of the piano. Nothing is flashy or stands out, but there is definitely a Halloween look.
This lenticular picture from the dollar store is also very understated. You would need to take a moment and really look at it to notice the zombie hiding in this grandma’s photo.
Shop from the Dollar Store and Things You Already Own
Halloween decorations should never be expensive. The dollar store is a great place to find simple decorations. This large spider and web add a lot of impact to the space and were bought for very little.
These poisoned potions are simply reused glass containers filled with food coloring-tinted water. They even still have their labels on. The bottles are turned around so the white back of the label makes the colored water stand out.
Halloween is a fun holiday for decorating. Just a few simple, inexpensive touches can bring a spooky yet classy look to any room.