The spookiest day of the year is almost upon us and our team of Houseolgists have pulled together some of the the best Halloween decorating ideas so that you can celebrate in style! Halloween decorating doesn’t just need to be about pumpkins, cobwebs and spiders and these ideas are incorporating the new season trends to bring a sophisticated slant to festivities as well as touch of scary style… give them a try, if you dare…
Velvet is one of our favourite Luxe materials for AW15 and its rich, opulent feel has a gorgeous gothic quality that puts us in mind of elegant mansions and haunted manors making it the perfect Halloween decorating idea! Try incorporating a little velvet through cushions, throws and upholstery to achieve a luxurious look with a Halloween inspired edge. As well as classic black, look to dark jewel tones such as navy, plum and deep emerald too.
For more Luxe material inspiration, take a peek at our new season Lookbook.
02.Black and gold
Beautiful brass and gold finishes are making waves for AW15 (see our full round up of the latest trends here) and, for a glamorous twist on Halloween decorating ideas, we’re pairing metallic materials with a palette of dramatic black. From the dining table to the bedroom, black and gold is a timeless scheme that is irresistibly luxurious and it works perfectly for the spooky season. For a stylish Halloween feast try pairing elegant black crockery with brass or black cutlery, black linens and introduce gold accents through detailed glassware, serveware and candles holders.
Flickering candlelight can instantly transform the atmosphere of a space making it feel warm and intimate as well as casting some eerie Halloween shadows. A cluster of lanterns around the front door makes the perfect seasonal welcome and swapping your lamps and overhead lighting for candelabras and tea light holders will create a captivating Halloween aesthetic.
If naked flames aren’t practical for your Halloween scheme, look to battery operated artificial candles that will flicker away without the risks associated with candlelight. Switch off your lights and illuminate dimly lit areas of your home with multiple LED candles to create a mysterious ambience in your Halloween interior design scheme.
For more wintery designer lighting ideas, check out our guide.
For a true Halloween feel, our Houseologists are incorporating gothic touches into schemes too. From ornate candelabras and richly carved mirrors to skull motifs, this is a Halloween decorating idea for those who really want to commit to the festivities and add some medieval inspired glamour to their interiors. Just one or two statement gothic pieces can completely change the tone of a room and introduce an exciting new design element on All Hallows’ Eve.