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Spine-chillingly Cool: Modern Halloween Decor

Halloween arrives at the end of this month, inspiring many modern homeowners to arrange festive decorations for guests and future trick-or-treaters. We’ve all seen the typical, garish mummies and green-faced witches in Halloween décor over the years, but today’s homeowners often want more tasteful decorations that fit in seamlessly with their modern design sensibilities. Here are some ideas to inspire your modern Halloween décor:

Handmade Elegance

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Pumpkin Party Cooler

To make a clever conversation piece at Halloween parties this month, try cutting a well-shaped pumpkin in half, removing the innards and using it for a classy party cooler or snack bowl. The one and only Martha Stewart provides simple instructions for this happy little Halloween project here.

Go Metallic

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Black and silver Halloween throw pillows

While there’s nothing wrong with using traditional orange and black in your Halloween décor, metallic Halloween decorations tend to add a more contemporary flair. The throw pillows above are festive while managing to not be gaudy. Gilding pumpkins with metallic paint is also a great way to maintain a sense of luxury while fitting in perfectly with the season. The silver pumpkins below bring a Halloween flair to a fall vignette.

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Antique Mercury Glass Pumpkins from Pottery Barn

Tasteful Displays

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Festive Halloween display

Who says white can’t be used in a Halloween theme? It’s the color of skeletons and ghosts! Bring out your white display dishes and fill them with festive Halloween candies for grazing guests and candy-craving children. Then, try accenting them with decorative bone displays, such as the one below.

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Bones Vase Filler from Pottery Barn.

Spooky Mantel Decor

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A well-curated Halloween mantel

A mantel is the perfect place to showcase your Halloween creativity. This cleverly-decorated mantel found over on the Craftberry Bush blog is well-curated, featuring white pumpkins stylishly contrasted against a black feather boa with black crows seeming to stand guard. We love how the empty, crooked photo frames look like they were taken straight from a creepy haunted house.

How do you plan to decorate your home for Halloween this year? Tell us in the comments below!


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