When I think of Halloween the colours that instantly come to mind are black and orange. Although the colours can be a bit tacky if done the right way, your Halloween decor can be very tastefully spooktacular. I have not decorated our living room for Halloween, but when I visitied my local HomeSense store a couple of weeks ago, I could not resist. I wanted to keep the decor theme traditional by having a black and orange palette, but also modern to match our personal style. Here are my tips for decorating your living room for Halloween and pulling together a modern spooky look.
Glam Up Your Coffee Table
Decorating your coffee table will instantly set the mood for a spooktacular Halloween decor. To achieve a modern look I mixed Halloween decor together with everyday living room decor accents. Candles are not only a decor essential they are also perfect for setting a spooky vibe. I also added beautiful silver metallic vases with flowers that matched my orange colour palette, along with a skull shaped plate, and of course a skull as the centerpiece that also lights up. Looking forward to having this on when we have friends over for a scary movie marathon on Halloween Day.
No-Carve Pumpkin Accents
Pumpkins are a synonym with Halloween. I wanted my pumpkin choices to be modern and mess free, so I picked up these beautiful coloured glass pumpkins instead. Not wanting to deal with carving out pumpkins and making them pretty by spending hours on a DIY project, I thought about my colour palette and picked up these fun pumpkins from HomeSense for a very reasonable as well. I love the details of all of the pumpkins, from the splatter to the pearl detailing glass pumpking, these are so fun and modern. Jack O’ Lanterns are beautiful, but I prefer them for the outdoors.
Make things more interesting with a creative wall decor display. Your wall decor is as important for creating the perfect feel for your Halloween modern decor. To create a Halloween wall decor that is modern but spooky I went with a focal piece of a large velvet spider web and then I added a bat garland above and below it.
Halloween Looking Throw Pillows
Throw pillows are the final touch for putting together the perfect modern Halloween living room decor. Since I already added tons of Halloween related accent for the rest of the room, when it came to the throw pillows I went with a leopard black and white print to ensure that the room is dose not become overwhelming with Halloween themed items.
Dress Up Your Pet
I could not help but dress up Margot or Halloween too. She looks adorable in the little black and orange sweater I picked up for her from HomeSense. Right now there are tons of options in store, depending on your pet’s size as well what you want to dress them up as. I also picked up a donut costume for her.
Those are all my tips how to decorate your living room for Halloween. Although I went for the traditional, orange and black colour palette, you don’t have to. You can have lots of fun with creating a spooktacular mood for Halloween. I grabbed all of our decor items from HomeSense, and they have tons of options whether you want to go traditional or more modern.
Will you be decorating for Halloween?
* All items were picked up from HomeSense.
Photography: Laura Clarke Photography