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The imminent arrival of crunchy leaves, scented candles, chunky knit sweaters, and pumpkin-spiced lattes can only mean one thing: the spooky season is upon us. It’s time to light a fire, break out the scary movies, and relish in all things Halloween.
If you’re someone who loves the season but finds a lot of the usual Halloween decor to be a bit juvenile, then this post is for you. Getting into the Halloween spirit does not mean giving up on sleek design—it's possible to get into the spooky vibe without forfeiting high-brow taste.
We’re all about keeping plastic at bay. Not only is it really bad for the environment and ends up in landfill, but it also looks really cheap. Instead, we like to use moody hues and dark accessories to add a bit of eeriness to a space.
Luckily, thanks to Pinterest, there is so much inspiration to help us set a spine-chilling scene that fits within a more adult aesthetic—combining a few kitschy elements with more subtle and sophisticated nods to the holiday.
Keep things chic with elegant Halloween decor to help spice it up this season—the grown-up way. We have a roundup of ideas featuring our Persian Rug Collection that will give you plenty of options for a spooktacular party or gathering!
A GOTHIC TABLESCAPE
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If you're hosting a Halloween party, your dining table should be the centrepiece. Embrace a grown-up Halloween theme by filling your table with gothic details; moody hues like black, pink, purple, and gold are ideal for the spookiest holidays.
Keep things simple with a black tablecloth, dark candlesticks, and dark-coloured blooms; these small details instantly transform a tablescape, creating a perfectly spooky tone without including overt Halloween references.
How chic are these settings? Displaying creepy candies and flickering candlelight—an ode to the overgrown mansion of Miss Havisham in the classic Great Expectations—we can’t get enough of these fanciful seasonal table arrangements.
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 pumpkins to skulls, these iconic harvest looks will ensure your fireplace decor is a conversation starter. Why not paint the pumpkins, cut the top off and fill them with fresh blooms for added texture and height.
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Nothing creates a creepy atmosphere quite like a pumpkin. A pumpkin is the perfect Halloween centrepiece that lends itself to the occasion flawlessly. However, not everyone wants to face the mess of carving a pumpkin.
Two of our favourite no-carving pumpkin decorating ideas we've seen this year are decoupage and paint. Double up on the autumnal theme by collecting fallen leaves and using them to cover a pumpkin or two, or grab some paint and show off your creativity.
DRESS YOUR FLOORS
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Like any other holiday, there are plenty of ways to put a refined twist on traditional decor. Cue the centrepiece rug! It’s an excellent time to adorn your floors with a one-of-a-kind Persian or Oriental rug—the weather is getting colder, and the need for something cosy underfoot is greater in the lead up to the winter months.
Moody hues are an exquisite colour scheme to adopt this season. Don’t go overboard with the all-black look, but don't be afraid to bring out your darker side either. We have selected three gorgeous rugs in autumnal colours for this season. Which one is your favourite?