Wading through fallen leaves and getting home in the dark can only mean one thing – fall has arrived. Not that I mind as its an excuse to indulge in warming stews and pies, wrap up in my new winter coat and get the throws and candles out at home. And no sooner have we adapted to our semi-hibernated state than Halloween creeps up on us (literally!) – yes October is the scariest month.
This has not gone unnoticed by our community members whose ghoulish 3D rooms have left me fairly freaked out! Take a look at this Ghostly Concerto design by Tam which I could barely look at (large spiders in 3D – eek). The spiral staircase, wide mirrors and reflective floor all give it a creepy, Gothic feel like something out of a Meatloaf music video.
So far, so scary, but beyond the 3D room tool where every nightmare can be realized, how can you decorate a room for Halloween that will last when the party’s over? I’d suggest starting by choosing autumnal wall paint and using thick fabrics for soft furnishings. Velvets and brocades in warm colors such as aubergine, plum and charcoal will look inviting, but make sure you keep the pieces modern. Go for this gorgeous RC Willey ottoman or Skyline Furniture’s chaise lounge.
Accessories are where you can unleash your inner freak – this skull votive by Kosta Boda, pumpkin candle holders from Everything Furniture and all things skeletal (animal bones are particularly effective if you want to keep it classy, not creepy) will provide plenty of talking points. All you need to complete your room would be a large fall banquet, the ubiquitous pumpkin pie (served on this simple glass cake stand by Sur La Table) and plenty of courage to face those trick or treaters.
My picks for a stylish Halloween
To get the look and other inspiring decoration ideas and spooky designs, have a peek at my folder: Halloween treats for your home. My selection of furniture and accessories in fall shades of orange, ocher and plum are sure to look fantastic in your home long after your pumpkin lantern is dead and buried…
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