When I was in high school, we used to go to Spooky Wold, and in recent years, I have gone to the Tunnel of Terror. But, there is so much more I would like to do with Halloween that I just haven't been able to put my finger on for a very long time.
There are so many ways to dress up the home for Halloween that stay safely away from ghosts and jack-o-lanterns, and these have more longevity for fall decor and can bleed into Thanksgiving decor with some minor changes.
I love this image, with its orange napkins and black accents. It is definitely a fall look, and with the wirey centerpiece and paired down color scheme, it still has a touches ready for Halloween. Plus, the orange flowers and cream linens are both classy and beautiful.
I love seeing a lot of orange and chocolate browns used for Halloween instead of stark blacks. Throw in some charcoal and reds, and the imagery is perfect for a zombie Halloween color scheme. Add a touch of green and yellow, and it is the perfect fall palette.
I'm also very picky about lanterns. They need to be simple, and they cannot be adorned with weird shapes. For instance, the Rotera lanterns at Ikea are absolutely horrific. But I love the square Borrby ones they used to have (and I'm a little upset they were discontinued). I have twenty of them, and I use them everywhere.
They are one of the easiest things to decorate for any season, and the incarnation with fall leaves and the little pumpkin just makes these completely fabulous. Add a pumpkin or other fall scented candle, and the whole ambiance is practically perfect.
I also like the "Trick or Treat" banner above this little side table. This would be very cool for obove a buffet or even on a front porch.
The complete lack of color fascinates me with this picture, but I would like to see a little red and orange mixed in. I do love the silver pumpkins, and I'd love to see a few cream and orange mixed in there too.