How to Easily Spook Up Your Favorite Halloween Spaces

Want to cause a strikingly spirited and stylish scene, this Halloween, but afraid you don’t know how? Rest easy. Whether it’s an entryway, buffet, or mantel that has you hexed, here are some great ideas for indoor Halloween decorating.

Party guests will be thoroughly entranced in no time.


White Skeleton
1 Prop a Skeleton with Floral Stems

Bright colors mesmerize against bone white and are a more sophisticated alternative to traditional black and orange.

2 Create a Buzz with Gold Bees

For an unexpected touch of glam here and there. Bee-guiling, and also gives a wreath or garland one-of-a-kind appeal.

3 Add Black Felt Butterflies

With wall-safe tape, they’re everywhere in minutes—a dramatic space filler. Big drama for just a little effort.

4 Finish with a Personal Touch

Add a hat, a framed photo, or a stack of vintage books. Then… just open the door and let the compliments fly in.


Watercolor Skull Plates, Set of Four
1 Begin with Blooms

Wickedly rich colors—and faux means no mess. What’s not eerily appealing about that?

2 Layer Seasonal Tableware

Black chargers, Watercolor Skulls. Layering adds depth to your tablescape design (decorator’s secret).

3 Common Table Theme

Just enough skulls: décor, glassware, plates. Everyone gets a taste of your dinnerscape, at their personal place setting.

4 Pumpkins, of Course

Think metallics to reflect candlelight and glassware. Pumpkins are perfect for preventing the setting from becoming too scary. Dig in.


Candy Wreath
1 First, a Mantel Scarf 

Bats make a naturally scalloped border… and a mantel scarf creates a connecting component for the accents that rest on it.

2 Frame Up a Cheerful Wreath

Paint an oversized, flea-market find, so easy (and so much satisfaction in creating part of the display yourself).

3 Weave in Garland to Fill Space with Spook

Lights and faux branches are a nice touch. There’s just something inherently stirring about organic forms. 

4 Pop with Eye Candy

Add colorful pumpkins, décor, and jars of the real stuff, too. Candy vessels make the overall vibe more casual and fun and (literally) draw the viewer in.

So much more to this mantel! Get all the details on how to create it by checking out How to Decorate a Magical Halloween Mantel for Less.


Presto. Now you have some frightfully inspired ideas for indoor Halloween decorating in your bag of tricks. Once you finish your scene, snap a quick pic and share it on Instagram with #grandinroad.

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