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Carved pumpkins and dangling cobwebs are so ten years ago. With Halloween around the corner, there’s been a move towards more sophisticated ghoulish decorations for your home. We thought we’d show you how to DECO-rate for Halloween to help get you into the, er, spirit.

DECO-rate for Halloween

Let go of the thrift store ghost costumes and throw away the fake, dangling spiders. Halloween is no longer just for the kids – think metallics, moody tones and appointed design. We’re showing you how to DECO-fy things by taking them up a terrifying notch with some international décor inspiration:

DÉCOR

You can’t escape this humble gourd on Halloween, and you needn’t. Instead of spending hours carving those tacky faces of yesteryear into your pumpkins, go for the simple and far more chic route of topical applications. Paint, glitter, wreaths and even thumbtacks give equal effect without the mess (your hands and home will thank you…).

DECO Halloween

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TABLE SETTINGS

Hosting a spooky-themed dinner? Dark candles, ominous botanicals and gloomy metallics set the perfect ghoulish scene.

DECO Halloween
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SPECIAL TOUCHES

Smaller pumpkins dotted around the house can be painted bright neons with gold glitter stalks for a bold statement. And don’t forget the fun – Offer your guests a costume element, like these fuzzy cat ears, with some superhero name tags, and some horror-themed DIY cocktails with some bat swizzle sticks and your party’s good to go!

DECO Halloween
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