Setting a Spooktacular Halloween Mood
September 05, 2019
Right after August 31, my holiday switch turns quickly into a Halloween mode. In this very moment, I start planning my indoor and outdoor decorations. Sometimes I’ll see what I have store from previous years, but most of the time I like to bring a little something special. And for me there’s no better place than HomeGoods to get those “scary-cool” new accessories that will complement this year’s vision.
A wicked not-so-scary table
Halloween table settings are my favorite. Here I’m able to create a mood for my guests to enjoy. This year I wanted to add a bit of elegance over our dining table. To do so, I chose a simple palette of black and white with some antique brass finishes. The base of this setting was made by combining two different types of tablecloths. The bottom one was a gray fabric with some metallic threads while the other created a mysterious and interesting layer of knitted spiderwebs.
Another element I used over this table was glass. I found at HomeGoods two oversize glass pumpkins that served as centerpieces.
Around these pumpkins I added some skull carved taper candles to add a haunted feeling. Serving plates with enchanted words were also a great find at HomeGoods. But one of my favorite pieces were the metal spider napkins holders!!! I can’t get enough of those!
For that midnight toast, I found the ideal wine glasses. The skeleton hands on these or the tiny skeletons holding the glasses will keep the guest cheering and screeching all night long!
A haunted fireplace
Our old fireplace is now more of a display area. We’ve never used it but since it’s an original to this 1938 house, I love to add some decorative elements depending on the season. For Halloween I usually dress this area with pumpkins, but on my last trip to HomeGoods I found some galvanized houses which I couldn’t pass on. I bought three of these in different sizes and used the larger ones inside the fireplace. Once I lit these with battery operated candles, the shadows reflected inside were spook-tacular. Because these candles seemed to flicker, the shadows of windows and bats seemed to come to life!
Pillows, they add an instant new look to any room. But for my Halloween inspired living room, I chose burlap ones with some eerie images. “Haunting” and “Happy Haunting” along with a skull with a flower crown were some of my favorite finds at HomeGoods. I love how they keep my decor style neutral while adding a mystical atmosphere.
A pair of witch’s boots placed in the corner also conveys that supernatural Halloween setting in our living room.
Knock-knock, skulls there?
A dry husk wreath is so fall! I love how it brings a layer of texture into to our wood door while keeping it simple. But instead of getting rid of this wreath for Halloween I opted to dress it accordingly. With some fake plastic mouse skeletons, tiny serpents and a crew, I was able to “spookify” my door’s decor.
Halloween is definitively one of my favorite times of year because I can be as creative as I want. I love creating small scary-cool vignettes around my house that will start a conversation. At HomeGoods I was able to find the needed pieces to make this Halloween’s decor a memorable one. What area in your house do you love to add a little bit of mystery?
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