Classy Halloween Decorating Ideas
Classy Halloween decor is pretty easy to put together, the main thing is to keep the Halloween theme fun and not oppressive or creepy. By adding some colour and light while staying away from ugly, scary or macraber items, us older adults can participate in the fun of the holiday.
We may not want to have cute Halloween kittens everywhere, but how about black cats? Skip the plastic black dollar store candle holders but use Grama’s silver ones. For classy Halloween decorating you don’t even have to polish them. Instead of plastic caution tape hanging everywhere add, bits of velvet.
Of all the decor seasons don’t you find Halloween needs a little more “pretty”? If so, come along my pretties this blog post is written for you.
The Classy Halloween Mantel
For classy Halloween decorating I start as always by digging through what we already have. After several years of sparkly white Christmas decor, I brought out all the metallic candlesticks, in the neutral fall decor boxes I grabbed metallic pumpkins.
The main floor fireplace has a large alcove that holds a large piece of artwork I keep up there to avoid having a silly TV stuck up there. My first plan was to make a large black chandelier painting but I ran out of time, so I created a Halloween simple owl chalkboard instead.
The inexpensive spooky banner is a Halloween craft project I made using scrapbook supplies and velvet.
The ends of the banner are held in place with two sparkly black cats. One is sitting calmly and the other one is more of a rascal. At this age I think black cats may be my favorite Halloween character? But I am pretty fond of sparkly witch accessories as well. a
The Halloween Coffee Table
The coffee table is decorated with a purchased runner from Home Sense, and the only silver candlestick I was able to find garage saling all summer. I really would love to have many more.
You may have seen my fall home tour with a very easy to do pumpkin centerpiece with lights. I created another Halloween version using a white plate, white pumpkin, battery pack lights and a black sprig. This black and white Halloween centerpiece only takes about ten minutes to put together. Most of the time is spent gathering the supplies, and its especially nice in the evenings.
If you choose to do a classy Halloween decor theme in black and white, you can easily as some bowls of bright red candies. They would be beautiful Unfortunately, I am deadly allergic to food colouring, in particular red food colouring, so I am unable to do it. On the other end of the coffee table I put a pretty candy jar full of foil covered eyeballs. I liked the metallic shine they had for my theme and chocolate is always a good idea.
The remainder of the living room is decorated with some red cushions left over from Christmas, a black cushion cover I had long before I started blogging.
Assorted DIY Classy Halloween Accessory Ideas
Finally the last coffee table I filled with some DIY artwork. The printables are in the faeries library.
These frames are both shiny, the one for the owl is metallic silver and the little white one is a dollar store find from eons ago. It has little rhinestones all around it. If you have a frame you want to use here is the free Owl’s hoot printable for you.
Over the next week or so I have a few more Halloween posts for you. Please comment and let me know if you are enjoying my classy Halloween decor series.