Until last weekend, I had never decorated for Halloween inside the house. Oh, sure, I add a wreath to the front door. My mums are often dead by this point too, so they become part of the “scary” decor 😉 But that’s the extent. This year, however, the dining room got a slightly spooky Halloween tablescape.
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Halloween Dining Room
My original plan was to add a few orange pumpkins and the black lanterns for a quick and easy seasonal touch. However, my husband made a passing comment about how much he likes Halloween, and that was all I needed to amp up the decor in this room.
Luckily for me, since I didn’t decide to decorate until late in the game, everything is on sale. I also scouted some non-traditional stores for home decor. Most of these items came from the grocery store (Kroger and Publix) and CVS, with a few items from Marshall’s.
I don’t own a ton of black decor, but I pulled out a black and white plaid blanket scarf (seen last winter) to use as the table runner. In the center, I added my favorite milk glass cake stand (similar one here), along with a plethora (that’s a technical term) of mini-pumpkins. To add the “spooky,” a few skeletons sit atop the pile o’ pumpkins.
Guys, fake spider webs make everything feel like Halloween. The black lanterns, also used on the porch for my fall farmhouse back porch, got a very easy Halloween makeover. A few more skeletons and some cotton spider webs and they are good to go.
For the place settings, the blue plates are a fun contrast to the black, white and orange decor. I didn’t have any linen napkins that matched, so go a little creative here. I found the metallic spider web cocktail napkins at Marshall’s, and added one to each blue plate. A clear glass salad plate went over the napkin.
The metallic orange pumpkins (from the Dollar Tree) will be getting a makeover soon, but they are perfect for this table setting. Love the orange against the blue and black on the plates.
The spooky and beware crow pumpkins are from CVS, along with the skeleton hanging out on the wine rack. Love shopping while waiting on a prescription to be filled! Oh, and the buy 1 get 1 free Reeses cups may or may not have been added to my shopping bag as well…
The mercury glass candle pillars are Pottery Barn, and the pumpkin and platter are from Marshall’s.
I also bought one of the projection light thingies for the outside. We get zero trick-or-treaters, but I’m wondering if we amp up the outdoor decor if that will help? And full-size candy bars? Everyone knows the house with full-size candy bars, right? Will try and take a pic to share!
How do you decorate for Halloween? This may be my first year bringing out the spooky decor, but I suspect it won’t be my last!
Oh, and just for fun, here is a quick time-lapse video of how I created the tablescape!
Shared on Tablescape Thursday