Eerily stylish decorating ideas for Halloween

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As you all probably already know, Halloween is right at the door. On October 31, the time has come. Originally a religious feast, Halloween became a popular holiday in the States and, since the 1990s, has been getting louder, brighter and more modern. Whether you dress up like a ghost, zombie or devil, trick or treating with your children or just stay in your own home and carve pumpkins is of course entirely up to yourselves. We would like  to celebrate with you in our own way, by giving you this creepy-stylish interior tips.

If you your home want to stylishly equipped for Halloween, you should pay attention to these two things.  First, the colours orange, black and purple are indispensable for a real Halloween feel. On the other hand, it's great if you do not have to hide your decorations in the basement come November 1, right? Therefore, our second tip is invest in decor that is indeed eerily beautiful, but also suitable for everyday use. Have a look at these suggestions!

Grey and orange lighting

For decorating your home on Halloween, it is best to start with the lighting. The right light will induce the right mood. This string of lights, for example, can shine their orange glow, bathing the heart of our home in a warm light, reminiscent of the flickering light of pumpkin lanterns.

The fairy lights looks especially great on windows, but can also be mounted on shelves, tables or on the bed frame.

Purple wallpaper

This next tip is perhaps a little more complex, but the resulting effect is worth it. This luxurious wallpaper in a deep mauve is a great eye catcher. Come Halloween, it will arises to the occasion when placed in combination with garlands, fairy lights and dark furniture, creating an eerily beautiful look like Count Dracula's castle.

But the rest of the year, this beautiful wall decoration also works well in the home. The color is amazingly versatile, and, without the creepy decorations, makes a warm, welcoming home.

Colourful seating

 Living room by La Boutique Paris
La Boutique Paris

Canapé WILSON Orange

La Boutique Paris

This sofa has the colour of a ripe pumpkin. The juicy orange piece of furniture is a real eye catcher and not just for Halloween. Finely crafted black feet keep the piece elegant and, at the same time, make use of the typical Halloween colour scheme from. But while the couch could be creepy combined with spooky decorations and flickering candles, it is, after the witching hour, a convenient, stylish place to read and relax.

Creepy cabinet

This side cabinet has a built in creepiness, because its polished bronze surface flaunts a huge metallic wooden fly. Whoever is brave enough to place the cabinet in the house will be rewarded with a high quality, lovingly detailed piece. Don’t be afraid of this insect!

Cross chair

This next piece is not really creepy, but rather modern and elegant. However, this chair with its cross-shaped cut-outs is also perfect for the Halloween party. Due to the dark color and the crosses, this chair will help an authentically scary dinner when placed in the dining room in combination with a dark tablecloth and all sorts of creepy treats like red fruit compote with eyeballs or severed fingers of sausages with ketchup.

As if by magic

As if by magic this lovely side table seems to float in the air. But there is no magician or psychic energy behind this seemingly weightless part. It is a cleverly hidden metal structure that gives this table its supernatural aura. But of course you do not have to reveal the secret! You can instead surprise your guests to Halloween with your magical powers!

Floating head

 Household by ColineMonnier Design
ColineMonnier Design

Brunette en cuisine

ColineMonnier Design

This light sculpture made of synthetic hair is definitely an eye catcher. The round lamps is quickly turned into a kind of floating head. Whether in the kitchen, in the living room or the dining room, this piece is as scary as it is artistic and will certainly give your Halloween guests something to talk about!

Jazzy skulls

The skull is the classic Halloween decoration.  But it does not always have to be the typical white variant. Ever since the artist Damien Hirst created a diamond-studded skull for 50 million pounds, the skull has been firmly entrenched in the cultural mainstream and thus become socially acceptable in home decor! This variant on the image consists of two turquoise blue skulls placed in an otherwise minimalist, elegant interiors. For Halloween, they can be enhanced with other creepy accessories. 

We hope to have given you some suggestions for an eerie, yet stylish holiday. We wish all of you a merry-scary Halloween!

How do you decorate for Halloween? Share your tips in the comments!
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