How to decorate for Halloween in a chic way

October 1, 2020 10:44 am Published by Decorate for Halloween in a chic way skull

Yes, it is possible to decorate for Halloween without sacrificing your style! Seasonal decor doesn’t have to be tacky or ugly and it doesn’t have to be black and orange either. Celebrate the run up to All-hallows Eve by adding a chic and stylish spooky nod. So, what’s the best way to do this? Well, our favourite way to decorate for Halloween in a chic way is to fuse florals with skeletons.

There is something truly beautiful about the combination of vibrant flowers and delicate bones. Not real bones of course, but beautiful imitation skulls and skeletons. Keep reading for inspiration…


How to decorate for Halloween with flowers and skeletons

A la carte Halloween decor

Combine beautiful fresh blooms, mini-skeletons and sweet treats on a bar cart for a cute, yet creepy candy cart. This pretty idea is from Sugar and Charm, who also share a shopping guide and explain how to recreate this look in your own home.

Creepy candy cart

Floral tattooed pumpkins

Decorate real or faux pumpkins using temporary floral tattoos. These can be bought online, or create your own by printing onto temporary tattoo paper. Bonus points if you combine your blooms with a skull motif! (find the full tutorial here).

Tattoo transfer floral pumpkin

Stylish skulls

Customise a replica skull with metallic, neon or black spray paint (find the tutorial here). Add fresh flowers and black candles for a stunning, yet chic seasonal display. You might even cut the top off the skull, fill it with florist’s foam and use it to create a bold floral display.

skull vase

Faux flowers

Decorate an imitation skull with tissue paper flowers in bright colours, inspired by the pretty sugar skulls of the Day of the Dead. Also known as Día de Muertos, this is a colourful Mexican holiday, celebrated just after Halloween (think of the film Coco). Find out how to make your own paper flowers here.

tissue paper flowers v.2

What are the most elegant ideas for Halloween decor?

  1. Instead of traditional orange pumpkins, paint them to match your home decor (find out how to stop pumpkins from rotting at Country Living)
  2. Accessorise with vintage details like candelabra, ornate mirrors and decorative bottles
  3. Include tasteful props such as a cloche, birdcage, decanter or antique books (or print some spooky covers to hide your modern novels)
  4. Use a multitude of candles to illuminate your Halloween decor – choose pillar candles or graceful tapers, depending on your style and preference
  5. Create a glam Halloween vase from a white pumpkin
  6. Add gold details for a touch of luxe
  7. Make a simple monochrome wreath for your door 

spooky book covers

More ways to decorate for Halloween in a chic way

Finally, be sure to follow our Autumn & Halloween Interiors Pinterest board for even more inspiration and ideas.

Check out Camille Styles’ Ditch Your Bad Halloween Tricks For These Chic Fall Decor Ideas.

Plus, find lots more tips, trends and inspiration for interiors here.