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Boo! It’s that time of year again! Halloween is lurking just around the corner and if you love this haunted holiday, now’s the time to get some inspiration for adding a spooky look to your home. Trick out your space with the creepiest and cutest Halloween decor this year! From upscale velvet pumpkins and snake motifs to crystal skull decanters and cauldron serve-ware - not only is it a great time to go above and beyond with some ghoulish decorations, but you also get to show off to every trick-or-treater who passes your stoop. Most people think of bright orange pumpkins and skeletons when it comes to Halloween decorations, but decorating for Halloween doesn’t necessarily mean turning your home into a haunted house. We say skip the plastic pumpkins and cheesy skeletons this year—if you really want to make a classy Halloween decor statement, go elevated with festive decor that walks the line between eerie and elegant.
Whether you keep the spooky decor to a minimum or give your home a complete Halloween makeover, putting the spooky Halloween spirit in your home should be fun. After all, it takes a lot of work to make your house the perfect balance of scary yet stylish. This roundup of Halloween Decoration ideas featuring our Persian Rug Collection will give you plenty of options for a spook-tacular party and gathering!
DECORATE WITH SKULLS
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Get inspired by charming glam Halloween ideas, because who says spooky can't be stylish? I've got one word for you — skulls. Skulls are an obvious halloween decoration, but that doesn’t mean compromising the elegance and coherence of your home. Used as floral vases, cute centrepieces, and unique mantel ornaments, super chic skulls are exactly what you need to give your living space some festive flair this Halloween. Create a glam Halloween centrepiece; customise a replica skull, add fresh flowers and black candles for a stunning, yet chic seasonal display. They exude the perfect amount of edge without being cheesy, dramatic, or too over-the-top.
A FALL FIREPLACE
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Think beyond traditional Halloween decor by styling your mantle with an eye-popping mix of beautiful accessories. Sophisticated or colourful, we have ideas that will ensure your fireplace will spark interest during all your fall dinner parties and Halloween festivities. From plump pumpkins to flapping bats, brilliantly hued leaves to leggy spiders - these iconic harvest looks will ensure your fireplace decor is extra hot. For something simple and effective, why not paint pumpkins in black, gold purple or pink, then for some, cut the top off and fill with fresh blooms. An eerie flicker is another must at any Halloween gathering; paint some old wine bottles with matte-black spray paint and place some candles into them for a spooky gothic aesthetic.
PUMPKINS & GOURDS
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Pumpkins are the emblem of Halloween, but real gourds can often look cheesy. An alternative that incorporates more unconventional textures and materials allows you to stick to tradition but still stay stylish. Decorate with brass or copper pumpkins, for a more refined look or paint the pumpkins with this year’s Halloween hottest colours – purple, pink and black for an elegant, shabby chic vibe. This way, a pumpkin will please your eye not only during Halloween but throughout the entire fall season. Flowers in fall shades transform any hollowed-out gourd into a wow-worthy centrepiece - and the secret to a long-lasting display? Tuck a water-filled vase inside.
DARK COLOURED HOME ACCESSORIES
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Corny home decorations? Quoth the interior designer, “Nevermore!” Too often we are stuck thinking that Halloween parties imply a sacrifice of style in the spirit of plastic skeletons and all pumpkin everything. Just like any other holiday, there are plenty of ways to put a refined twist on traditional decor. A black, purple, and pink colour palette is a must this year, helping you add the spirit of the season to your home in an effortlessly elegant way. Don’t go overboard with the all-black look, but you don't be afraid to bring out your dark side either. A great way to bring in more of your chosen colour scheme is to switch out your textiles for something more festive. For a cosy but spooky Autumn look, why not have a focal point. Select one area, whether it is the entranceway or your living room and place a striking Persian or Oriental rug. Not only do they add extra texture and a mysterious mood to your decor, but they're also fantastic conversation starters among your guests. Our Persian Overdyed Rug Collection is the perfect mix of distressed luxury, and our top style pick for this season.
Combine dark plates with bright accents for a tablescape that'll spook (and delight!) your guests and embrace a mysterious vibe by arranging the table with masks, antique objects, clocks, and candlesticks. Even if they don't seem frightening on their own, old objects like clocks and masks can add an eerily antiquated note to your table set-up. Classic black-and-white will bring a sense of mystery to your decor, while metallic accents add sophisticated glamour.
Take a look below at some of our featured Persian & Oriental rugs for this Halloween season:
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