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Decorating Diva: Spooky and stylish Halloween décor ideas

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Stylishly spooky decorating ideas

Welcome to Decorating Diva, where every week we share fresh, fun ways to update your home and spice up your living space! Halloween is around the corner; have you finished decorating yet? If not, we’re here to help. But we’re not talking about cardboard ghosts, mummy masks and scarecrow cutouts – this Halloween is all about getting spooky in style. Read on for some timely tips on how to outfit your home for October 31 without going over the top. Give every room in the house a fabulously frightening touch with our scary suggestions.

Halloween home accents

Deck out your home with these accessories inspired by our favorite fall holiday.

1Mercury glass pumpkins

Add some elegance to your Halloween décor with these delicate mercury glass pumpkins featuring antique champagne finish (Pottery Barn, $39). Group two or three for an eye-catching table or mantel display and don't be afraid to leave them out past the 31st. They have a classic appeal perfect for the reminder of the autumn season.

Stylishly spooky decorating ideas

2Taper candles

Boost the spooky atmosphere in your home with a few of these black taper candles (West Elm, $12) that look like they're melting even when they're not. We love the touch of kitsch and whimsy they add, while still offering a stylish way to celebrate the scariest day of the year.

Stylishly spooky decorating ideas

3Scaredy cats door mat

Welcome trick-or-treaters with this playful doormat (Crate & Barrel, $40) featuring three graphic felines with arched backs and curious stares. Each scaredy cat is hand-stenciled in orange, green and purple on durable black background. We're particularly enamored with the fact that this fun mat is also made from 100 percent biodegradable material.

Stylishly spooky decorating ideas

4Pumpkin wreath

Adorn your door with this festive wreath (Williams Sonoma, $100) featuring realistic-looking faux miniature pumpkins on a bed of moss. The colorful wreath featuring a brown grosgrain ribbon bow offers a creative way to pay homage to Halloween without relying on the usual ghosts and goblins.

Stylishly spooky decorating ideas

5Felt bowls

Keep your Halloween candy ready for all the trick-or-treaters (or just keep some treats on your desk) in one of these charming felt bowls (Etsy, $18). Each fuzzy felted bowl is hand-knit with black wool and the word "boo" is embroidered in orange.

Stylishly spooky decorating ideas

Here's to a fun (and stylish) Halloween!

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