Halloween may be one of the trickiest holidays to decorate for, because let’s face it – orange may be the new black, but together, they can make for a scary combination. If you’ve been looking for a tasteful way to balance spooky and classy (we’re working on trademarking the term “spassy”), fear not. We’ve got plenty of finds that won’t make you (or your interior decorator) run screaming for the hills.
The trick to perfectly haunting décor is to sneak in a little piece here and a little piece there throughout your home. And while everyone should have items they bring out just for Halloween, it’s always smart to get more bang for your buck by working in complementary pieces that evoke autumn and have a slightly longer shelf life.
The first place to start is your front doorstep. Buy a couple of larger pumpkins and 5-6 minis. Arrange them all around a medium-sized potted plant, preferably an orange one, for an arrangement that’s truly Pinterest-worthy. A colorful, fall-colored wreath brings it all together.
Inside, throw pillows are a killer way to liven up any room. This particular design can easily stay put through Thanksgiving:
While these scream a little more Halloween:
Treat yourself to a pleasant surprise every time you open your cupboard. These modern mugs may wear Halloween’s signature color combo, but the designs are timeless enough to use year-round.
Zazzle Trick: Fill your mug of choice with candy, wrap it in cellophane and BOO! You’ve got yourself a great gift for a friend, co-worker or your child’s favorite teacher.
Zazzle Trick: Keep sticky candy-eating fingers clean with some adorably spooky paper napkins.
Why, I’d LOVE a cookie! Nom, nom, nom … wait a sec … is that a stray chocolate chip? EEEK, a spider! Adults and kids alike will jump (for joy) at this playful pattern.
Zazzle Trick: Instead of a traditional bowl for handing out treats, use this platter and watch the kiddos squeal with delight.
Bewitch guests with these funky kitchen towels. They could also double as hand towels in the bathroom. Wickedly stylish, don’t you think?