I admit, I rarely decorate for Halloween. There is a reason for this and it’s not because I hate the holiday – in fact, I don’t. I do rather enjoy all the creepy festivities in all their strange glory (gory?) and I often marvel at how incredibly creative people can be. The issue is one of practicalities – I just don’t have the room to store yet more decor that’s only used once a year. My home is a modest size and well, I have a lot of STUFF. So while Christmas decor gets prioritised as I can enjoy that for the entire month of December, I have to draw the line at the lesser holidays.
That said, I do love a bit of weird in my home as you probably know. So I figured I’d gather some of my ‘weird’ together and do a little Glam Halloween shelfie. The funny thing is, for as Halloween-inspired as this may seem, I already owned all of these things and they decorate my house year-round. The trick is to gather them all in one display area just to up the ‘creep-factor’. I think it works rather well and no additional storage is required!
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Top shelf: Sarah Miller Candle / Gold Patterned Bowl – HomeSense (old) / Small Gold Skull – Zara Home (old) / Second shelf: Chinese Foo Dog – eBay (old) / Gold Large Skull – Urban Outfitters (old) / Green Amaranthus Sprays – Audenza / Black & Gold Beetle Artwork – The Curious Department / Gold Photo Frame – Sweetpea & Willow / Marble Candle – Amara / Black Crocodile Lidded Candle – Bonadea / Black Crow (old – and admittedly, the only thing that’s not out year round because my cats attack it) / Bottom shelf: Gold Striped Bowl – Achica (old) / Black Zebra Pot – H&M (old)
The thing is with any holiday decorating is that you can, in fact, create a nod towards Halloween without actually going out and buying pumpkins, orange and black paper cups and skeleton bunting. If you are looking for some ideas for glam decor that can double up as Halloween decor, you’ve come to the right place.
I’ve chosen a whole bunch of items that I love and that would work well in any home that appreciates a bit of glam all year round but look especially spooktacular (see what I did there?) around Halloween. Gold and black is an incredibly elegant combination and works beautifully for the Autumn but it just needs a small tweak of additional “weird” to make the perfect glam Halloween decor without worrying you will have to pack it away once the last of the trick-or-treaters have made off with your favourite chocolate bars.
Glam Halloween Decor Buying Guide
Gold Ants / Feather Light Fixture / Gold Skull / Insect Pattern Cushion / Black Cat Cushion / Skull Bookends / Baby Head Plant Pot / Black Lid Candle / Bird Claw Candle Holders / Skull Decanter / Octopus Candle Holder / Skull Bath Towel / Decorative Paper Plate / Black Faceted Hurricane
Any favourites of the items I’ve chosen? I’d love to know what you do for this season – go all out? Or keep it subtle?