Setting a spirited mood for halloween
Hi friends! Although it doesn’t quite feel like fall here in Houston, I’ve been loving seeing all the wonderful fall inspiration all around and getting ideas for setting a spirited mood for Halloween. How beautiful is this pumpkin filled porch form Finding Lovely?! It seems like every time I walk into Trader Joe’s I end up leaving with more of those darling heirloom pumpkins!
I love infusing seasonal decor throughout the home in a beautiful and elevated way, it really helps sets the tone for a fun holiday season. How awesome is this mantle centerpiece also from Finding Lovely? Bringing nature indoors is always a good idea. Except when it comes to living insects…;)
Even small details can make the fall season more exciting, like switching up your usual coffee order for a pumpkin spice latte. How fun is this nail art with pops of orange? They’re actually stick ons and can be easily applied at home. Check them out here!
Halloween is only a week away and you know a spirited mood and a spook-tacular tablescape has become quite the tradition for my family. Since I love transforming the everyday to elegant, I wanted to share some tips for creating your own tablescape for the spooky season.
- Define Your Color Palette
This year I wanted to put a bit of color in my table décor. Limit your color scheme to three main colors. Here, we chose orange, olive green, and white, along with some black and silver accents. Once you have your colors in mind, it makes it easier to shop or narrow down the décor to give it a unified look. One of my favorite sources for linens is Bodrum Linens. I visit their site often and make an occasional splurge during their sales — now’s a great time to stock up for the upcoming season.
2. Create a Vignette
Imagine the elements on the table shot in freeze-frame. Is there a composition or do things seem placed haphazardly? Be mindful of the overall layout as well as the positioning of individual design “moments.” On trick I do to try and get it all done is to set the table in advance and use some dried or silk florals.
3. Add Layers
Then the day of the party I visit my trusted Trader Joe’s and purchase some real flowers to mix in. This saves me a couple of hours the day of the party not having to create a massive focal. Maybe that will give me extra time to steam the wrinkles out of the linens! Layering brings visual interest, whether in interiors or in tablescapes. Instead of a flat one dimensional setting, we spread a festive tablecloth as a backdrop, and then layered it with a spider web inspired charger, metallic accents, and a silky napkin. Various heights also allow the eye to travel toward the centerpiece focal point.
As you know, my dinners I have for my kids and their significant others are some of John and my favorite memories. I just found out my son and his gal are coming in so have to squeeze in two more!! I’m looking forward to creating a fun menu for the night as well, this menu from Half Baked Harvest caught my eye, it all looks so good!
Typically I share the previous years event, but this year, I was ahead of the game. You know an activity is always part of the night. We are painting fall themed aprons and then are going to have a cooking class to start the night! Check out my tablescapes from previous years here, here, and here, and let us know your favorite in the comments! And be sure to follow us on Pinterest for more Halloween tablescape inspo! I wish you the best for you and your family this Halloween! Till next time! XO Leslie