Monday, October 4, 2010

A "BOO"-tiful Halloween Home

I don't know about all of y'all, but I love decorating for holidays, from Christmas to Easter to Halloween.  It's sometimes easy, however, for holiday decor to look cheesy instead of spirited and beautiful.  Here are some sophisticated Halloween decorations to inspire you to get in the holiday spirit, even on Halloween!

Pumpkins are a Halloween decorating staple and a must-have for your home on this ghoulish holiday.  Here are some unique varieties that you could incorporate into your decor this October.

These pumpkins are a unique twist on the traditional Halloween decor with their metallic patterns of polka dots, checks, stars, and stripes.  They would look so great on a front porch or even inside integrated into bookshelves or on a mantel.

Here they are in a porch display-- so chic!

Even inside your home and paired with apothecary jars full of Halloween candy, silvery pumpkins make every display unique and modern.

Using different colors and shapes of pumpkins or gourds adds interest and variety to your Halloween display.  I also love the black flowers in the vase on the left-- a dark and vampy way to add nature to your home.

If the idea of pumpkins bearing eerie faces or patterns makes you cringe, consider carving your house address number into a traditional pumpkin to display your holiday cheer in a more conservative way.

The tree formed out of the painted pumpkins displayed in this bookshelf is such a creative way to integrate Halloween into your everyday life.

These dark and mysterious floral bouquets in antique silver vases have a gothic edge to them-- perfect for a spooky Halloween night!

Bare asymmetrical branches dripping with Halloween baubles are chic and stylish.  The bangles are Christmas ornaments sprayed deep black, mossy green, and pumpkin orange.

This monochromatic neutral Halloween display uses lanterns, creamy-colored pumpkins, black crows, and lots of other black accents to create a unique porch display that is eerie without being typical.

This decor, while more colorful with its bright orange door, pumpkins, and pillows, still integrates lanterns, candles, branches, and other silvery details for a unique look.  The black feather wreath is a modern update of a traditional wreath made of branches.

These black and white plates mixed with pumpkins, gourds, black glass candlesticks, and fall flowers add Halloween glamour to a home.  The black and white plates could even be kept up year round for a creative wall display.

Halloween tablescapes can be stylish and fun instead of cheesy and typical.  Candlesticks dripping with crystals, black crows, and skull detail plates are gothic without being too dark when mixed with cupcakes, purple hydrangeas, and magenta napkins.  

Decorating for the holidays can add style and glamour to your house if you let it... all you need is a little creativity to turn it into a spirited home.  Happy October!

God Bless,


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