haute halloween: spooky and stylish decor
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By Stacey Lindsay for Remodelista
Haunted by last year's plastic pumpkins and creepy gravestones? There's no need for your Halloween decor to horrify you—or your neighbors. Here are eight easy and elegant ways to get into the spooky spirit.
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Dress up your space with the colors of fall: Katy Elliott collected leaves from her yard to make this festive wreath. She added gourds, squashes and bittersweet along the mantel, with two edgy skulls, to create a look that's festive and colorful.
SHOP NOW: Crown-of-thorns gourd, $2
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Walled In3 of 10
Despite the skull-and-crossbones motif, there's something unexpectedly glamourous about this velvet-textured wallpaper by British company Beware the Moon. While doing an entire room in the print may be too much, it could add some year-round interest to a guest bathroom or bedroom closet.
SHOP NOW: Black-on-gunmetal skulls wallpaper, $232
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Move over, jack-o-lantern: Mixed media artist Alisa Burke transforms plain pumpkins into designer decorations with bright acrylic paint.
SHOP NOW: Liquid Basics acrylics, $15
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Interior designer and DIY blogger Marian Parson (aka Miss Mustard Seed) dreamed up this haunting entrance. Arranging the individual paper bats at an upward angle across the entrance gives the illusion of a moving swarm.
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This ghostly breakfast nook, designed by Anna Wulick, layers on the creativity: Create a "dripping" cover by trimming the edges of two disposable table cloths and placing one on top of the other. And a blank chalkboard offers a fun way to draw eerie sketches.
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How do you make something ghoulish and tasteful? Take a cue from Jonathan Lo of Happy Mundane and keep the color scheme simple. For this centerpiece, Lo spray-painted bottles and candleholders white, incorporated a few plastic skulls and added some green glass accessories into the mix.
SHOP NOW: 12-inch dipped taper candles, $33
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For a minimalist take on the Halloween tradition, try West Elm's candles (available in two sizes and colors) or Cardboard Safari's flat-pack skull, which can easily be stored until next year.
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If you're looking for 11th-hour Halloween decor, then cobwebs made from cotton batting remain a classic. The trick is to incorporate what's already in your environment, as with this scooter in NYC.
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Writer and DIY maven Laura Fenton created this chic and creepy accent piece using a simple branch, matte black spray paint, fake birds, a large vase and dry black beans to fill the vase and keep the branches steady. The unique arrangement lends an organic goth appeal to an entryway or living room.
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