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Scare with style

Autumn is here and Halloween is right around the corner. We always enjoy adding some holiday festivity to the home, but it can be difficult to find options that are stylish as well as spooky. Luckily, there are ways to accessorise for Halloween that will spread some holiday cheer while looking great. Read on to find out our recommendations.

Add a candelabra to your centerpiece: An antique-looking candelabra will bring gothic vibes into the home and give your table a unique Halloween look without being overpowering. Plus, it will provide a lovely soft glow to your dining experience! Fill the candelabra with black candles for an extra bit of darkness.

Use velvet pumpkins for a luxurious decoration: While classic pumpkins are always classic and fun to carve, consider adding sumptuous velvet pumpkins to your Halloween décor repertoire. These softly textured decorations offer lovely texture and can be found in numerous different colours and sizes. We especially love shades such as dark yellow, burnt orange, striking teal, and earthy green. Small velvet pumpkins make great additions to your table settings, as seen above.

Display a black wreath: Embrace somber style with a black wreath. These work great on exterior doors as well as any doors within the house for some added decoration! You can’t go wrong with black, and an all-black wreath will look striking and fashionable in the run up to Halloween. A bit of spray paint is all you need to create this impactful look.

Paint pumpkins: You can never have enough pumpkins for Halloween, and if you’re looking for a fun activity, we recommend painting pumpkins! Our sample pots work perfect for this. Get your pumpkins, select your shades, and start painting! We love black, white, and gold painted pumpkins for a special and stylish look. Place these pumpkins around the house—the dining table, around the fireplace, by your front door, on the windowsill, wherever you want some fabulousness! Call into your local Crown Paints stockists for paint samples and supplies for this fun project.

Use flower petals and leaves on your dining table: For a lively, nature-inspired tablescape, accessorise your dining table with colourful fall leaves and flower petals in shades of orange, red, brown and green. This earthy décor will make for a rustic dining experience that will make you feel like you’re enjoying a beautiful autumn picnic outdoors. Place tea lights around the table as well for a soft and magical glow.

Wishing you and yours a safe and happy Halloween! The above tips should get you started on creating your stylish Halloween abode, but be sure to check out our blog for even more design inspiration. For everything you need for your next decorating project, visit your local Crown Paints stockist.