Get ready to take your Halloween home tour to the next level with elegant decor that combines sophistication with spooky charm.
Who says Halloween can’t be stylish? Elevate your home tour with elegant decor that combines sophistication with spooky charm. From a stylish fireplace mantel to a hauntingly amazing gallery wall, learn how to create a Halloween ambiance that will impress even the most discerning guests.
Create a Hauntingly Beautiful Entrance
Last year I added an infestation of butterflies, or creepy moths. I went simpler this year. I took a branch from my yard and made the necessary cuts to get the right shape. I placed the branch into a thrifted urn and then stuffed it with paper for a tight fit. Then I added Spanish moss. There’s something spooky and chic about Spanish moss. I added moss to the branch, as well. I had a bunch of black birds and added them to the whole entry space. They have wires on their feet making it easier to pose them. I added cream spooky fabric draped over my mirror and the dresser. I created a faux crystal ball with more moss. Some candles and moody art finish the space. I’m really pleased with how it turned out.
Set the Mood with a Stylish Fireplace Mantel
For the fireplace, I got a little creative and did a little DIY project. I had two wreaths that I took apart and then stretched the grapevine out across the mantel. I had some metal bats that I stuck in the garland in random spots. I found a leaf template online and traced it onto brown paper bags. I only used two different leaf designs. I cut out the shapes, then crumpled the leaves up for some added texture. Plus, crumpling the leaves helps them to keep their shape. I used hot glue to attach the leaves to the garland. The final touch was…. you guessed it, moss! I love how it turned out!
Incorporate Sophisticated Halloween-themed Artwork
A super easy way to change up decor for any season or holiday is to change out your art. I love Etsy for this! I typically purchase the downloadable art and then just print at home. I did purchase a couple of Halloween prints last year, as well. I added several spooky art pieces to our gallery wall. You can just pick art that has dark and moody colors, that will work too for a spooky effect.
The main focal point of the gallery wall is an antique portrait that I found at Junkstock several years ago. The frame is falling apart, and the colors are perfect for that sophisticated spooky vibe. I have another larger artwork piece. It’s a print of the Sanderson sister’s feet. I just didn’t put it out this year, but I love it.
Enhance with Subtle Spooky Accents
You definitely can go all out for Halloween, and several years I have done just that. This year, I added very simple, but still spooky accents. I love a good skull. 💀 The foam ones are really my favorite because the coloring on them looks very aged and realistic. I think a collection of candles in varying heights and holders is very spooky chic. And you cannot go wrong with a poseable skeleton. Sure, they’re not really “chic”, but they are fun! My skeleton is named Grace Skelly and she was up to all sorts of mischief this year. 😉
Transform your home into a Halloween haven that impresses even the most discerning guests. Elevate your Halloween home tour with these elegant decor ideas and leave a lasting impression this spooky season. I hope you enjoyed all these spooky decor ideas and if you try any of these ideas, but sure to let me know. You know I love to hear from you! Until next time Treasure Hunters!