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Elevated Spooky Halloween Decor Ideas

October 3, 2022

Installation by Carlos Amorales | Curated by Gabi Scardi

Halloween season is here, and we can’t wait to transform some of our spaces into something a little more spooky and festive.

Halloween decor styles can range from the fun and cheesy, to the downright scary and morbid. While there’s no wrong way to decorate for a holiday (you do you, boo!), here at Stagg Design we prefer to go for an elegant, refined, and elevated style of seasonal decor. To get the creative juices flowing, think a haunted manor belonging to a chic, yet spooky Ms. Ghost.

We’ve gathered together a roundup of some inspiration we are loving from around the (spider) web, and we have tips and tricks to bring a bit of boo into your home!

First, there is no reason to remove all of your everyday decor. This is still your home so you can keep it feeling personal and connected to the rest of your space.  We love to find clever ways to incorporate your current decor into your seasonal decor.  

Keeping your candlestick holders and just swapping out the candlesticks for black ones can add a nice festive touch.

I also love to find ways to get the kids involved in decorating. This ghost garland would be such a fun DIY with the kids using some cheesecloth and cotton balls.

Finding an old vintage portrait and surrounding it with a flock of stick-on black bat or butterfly silhouettes can add an air of haunting beauty. 

Stick to a simple color palette.  We like sticking to blacks, whites, and some softer, earthy fall tones. Adding some brass, gold, and metals in the mix adds a refined, modern element to the look.

To keep it festive for the holiday, don’t be afraid to add some spooky elements such as a skull, skeletons, crows, and bats.  Just remember, keep it spooky, not gory.

Adding some faux spider webs spread out over your picture frames, decor, or lamps take your space to a spooky level. 

Drape your framed artwork, walls, mantels, and console tables in your home with old fabric gauze. 

Pumpkins! Of course!  We prefer to decorate with the Cinderella pumpkin tones, and faux black and white pumpkins.  We typically save the classic bright orange pumpkins for carving!  Add them to corners of the entryway or near the mantel or on the dining table.

The trick is to keep all these Halloween ideas in moderation to channel the festive chic style Ms. Ghost would be proud to call home. 

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