It’s the season of spook and while you may have picked out your costume, you can get into the spirit of Halloween by adding a few scary decorations around your home too.
And while bright orange dollar-store decorations are often the go-to, we’ve decided to put a slightly classier spin on Halloween this year. We’ve gathered up some of our favorite home bloggers’ ideas for classy and tasteful decorations perfect for kids and adults alike!
Classy Halloween Decorating for the Front Porch
Embrace your dark side with these inspiring decorating ideas for your front porch for the creepiest greeting to trick or treaters and your Halloween party guests.
The perfect spooky entrance draws your eye right to the door, despite your fears. We love Atta Girl Says gorgeously decorated front porch which incorporates gravestones, floating witchs’ hats and plenty of bats but still manages to look rather elegant!
Cemetery style has never looked so good. A few skeleton bones create the perfect spooky but classy décor when combined with cotton wreaths and garlands. See the rest of Making Manzanita’s front yard in her blog post here.
This fun DIY makes candy dispensing a treat. Unskinny Bop attached these to her front door for a spooky invitation to her home that does double duty. You can see how she made it on her blog.
Elegant Indoor Halloween Decoration Ideas
Once inside your home, there are plenty of opportunities to add a touch of the macabre without having to resort to clashing neon orange everywhere. Here’s how to add a touch of style to your scary decorating.
Black lace masquerade masks set the stage for your Halloween party, creating a mysterious setting for what’s to come. We love this table setting from Red Cottage Chronicles which combines the best of fall decorating alongside the dark wonderment of the season.
Think glamor and Halloween can’t be bedfellows? Think again. This gorgeous dining room setting with its unique combination of bright pink and black shows the darkest holiday doesn’t have to be so dark. Black goblets and hovering spiders create a fun twist in a bold confident design – see more on Dimples and Tangles blog.
Of course, you don’t want to neglect other areas of your home. Rain on a Tin Roof shares her favorite Halloween styling which manages to be both elegant and spooky at the same time. Her home has a wealth of ideas starting with this console table. See more here.
Serve up your potions in style by decorating your bar cart for the Halloween season. There’s no need to go all out here. We love Cassie Bustamante’s simplicity of a black lace-gloved hand ornament along with a single crow – just enough to get into the boozy spirit of the holiday.
Bootiful Halloween Decorating DIYs
If you love the creativity that comes with Halloween décor, you’ll love our final batch of inspiring projects. All of these DIYs are low-cost but high-impact.
PMQ for Two took a black mirror that was in her garage and gave it an upgrade with pieces from the dollar store, which when sprayed in black looks a million bucks. This is a great project that can be pulled out and enjoyed year after year. Find the tutorial here.
Another project from PMQ for Two shows how to revamp a selection of portraits to create a spooky gallery wall, calling to mind the mysteries of the masquerade. This is one any beginner can do and the effect is out of this world! Click here to find out more.
Bring a little femininity to your ghoulish delights with this simple and fun project from The DIY Dreamer. A few bits from the dollar store and a hot glue gun makes this festive (and strangely charming!) decorative skull which would be perfect as the centrepiece to any display. See how she did it here.
Less into spook and more into stylish? Jessica Welling shares her tips on creating gorgeous gold painted pumpkins that you can leave on display throughout Fall. The full tutorial is on her blog.
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