Halloween Decor Isn’t Supposed to be Cute
I’m not a fan of cutsie holiday decorations.
Like, not at all.
I don’t mean to offend, and if cutsie is your thing? Well… more power to you.
I lean more towards a simple, and sometimes literal, incarnation of holiday decor. Something that uses color and style to set the mood. And for me, the mood of Halloween is definitely dark and brooding. So today’s T&T is all about my style of Halloween decor. Here are five simple ways to set the brooding mood in your home.
1. Simple Silhouettes
Like my father-in-law always says “Keep It Simple, Stupid”.
I love the use of a simple shadow form to create impact that’s clean and modern.
2. Embrace Your Inner Goth
Think black. Think moody. Think dark and broody (Yes, I totally made that rhyme). Black, deep purple, mossy green, and every shade of gray work here. Halloween is all about the darker side of things, so don’t be afraid to take it literally and decorate like you’re in Sleepy Hollow.
3. Channel the Haunted Mansion
Okay, I agree it’s not very practical for the everyday (Maybe for you it is…). But it’s fun and would be just fabulous for a Halloween shindig. I love the idea of channeling the ancient, old, decrepit – in a very chic way, of course. Think sheets over furniture, cobwebs, cracks and dust – but in a figurative way.
Unless you want an excuse to not clean your house….
In that case, take it literally.
4. Stick To The Basics: Sculls, Pumpkins, and… Flowers
If you’re really not into going all out for Halloween (Seriously, no judgement.), it’s easy to get the feel for the holiday, and the season, without feel like the Halloween fairy threw up ghosts and cobwebs all over your house. Just stick to using three simple pieces (either together or alone): Sculls, Pumpkins, and Flowers. Yes. Flowers.
5. Have Some Fun
Okay, I’m not trying to say that Halloween decor has to be all “serious” and what not. It is Halloween, so take advantage. It’s okay to be a little bit cheeky. In fact, that’s what makes this holiday so much fun!
(Take a note from Julia at Cuckoo 4 Design. Studded pumpkins? Awesome!)
Happy Halloween decorating…