Shy away from plastic knick-knacks and inject some style into your home this Halloween with our stylish Halloween guide. From painted pumpkins to subtle lights, read on for our interior design tips for the spooky season…

Colour Scheme

Burnt orange, matt black and metallic gold or silver are the perfect colours of choice for Halloween this year. Stray away from neon orange and garish light-up decorations for an understated, welcoming theme.

Painted Pumpkins

Dare to be different with an alternative approach to decorating pumpkins. Experiment with an all-over white or matt black paint, or add a metallic pattern using polka dots or stencils.

Halloween Reef

Why should reefs just be for Christmas? Create your own autumnal reef by gathering autumn leaves and pine cones, and add some Halloween details will small skulls and pumpkins. Spray painting the skulls and pine cones with metallic paint will keep the reef tied in with your colour scheme.

Candles

Place gothic candle sticks around the house for a touch of drama, and scatter tea lights in every room. Scented candles can add to the Halloween spirit and give your home an extra lift. Plus, the warm lighting will give your home an inviting glow!

Cushions & Throws

An easy way to add your Halloween colour scheme to your home is with cosy throws and scatter cushions. Choose accessories in burnt orange or matt black with metallic details and add them to your living room or bedroom.

Halloween Drinks

Reward yourself for a day of stylish Halloween decorating with a Halloween inspired cocktail. Our favourite seasonal tipple is an apple cider mule – mix apple cider with ginger beer and a slug of whisky for the perfect warming beverage!

Or, if you’d prefer an alcohol-free treat, brew up a chai latte or spiced hot chocolate and serve it in your best Halloween mug.

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