Do you feel like your Halloween decor is stuck in a rut? Or, are you just getting started decorating for the spookiest night of the year? Either way, you may have noticed that traditional Halloween decorations tend to fall into one of two camps, which I will term: "oh-so-cutesie" and "way-too-scary"?
In an effort to fill the gap and bring you ideas that are both sophisticated and simple, I've rounded up a few of my favorite Halloween decoration makeovers. Each design uses tried-and-true Halloween decor basics, but gives them a modern twist. Follow the links for additional details on how to decorate your way to a spooktacular Halloween!
Whether you are a Pumpkin Spice Latte fan or not, nothing symbolizes Fall and Halloween as much as the iconic pumpkin. But how to turn this bright orange fruit into sophisticated and modern decor? Paint, my friends! Whether you splatter it, drip it or stencil it, you can easily create striking pumpkin decorations that look just perfect in your stylish home.
Spooky, messy, fabulous...whatever your take on spiderwebs, they are a fast and affordable store bought Halloween decoration. To elevate the stretchy threads from background blah to statement decor, all it takes is a little focus. Instead of spreading your spiderwebs all over the house, try concentrating them in one spot. Spotlight your webs against one dark window or drape them over a piece of furniture to create instant Halloween glam.
Who says balloons are just for birthdays? With the right treatment, you can blow up the Halloween fun with these decorations. Try a helium balloon, wrapped in netting to create a floating specter. Or fill the fireplace with friendly ghost balloons. Keep the color palette classic black and white for chic Halloween decor in no time.
Tree Branch Makeover
Found objects can make for some of the easiest decorations. Look no farther than the backyard for tree branches to fill out your Halloween decor. Paint them black or leave them au-naturale. Add some candles, ravens or bats to the mix and you've got decorations that double as modern art!