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Upscale Halloween Decor Ideas For a Spooky Holiday

Quick! What do you think of when you hear Halloween? Most people would answer “ghastly costumes” or “creepy stories,” but there is much more to this holiday than meets the eye.

Some home designers have taken Halloween home decor trends to a whole new level by reimagining the same fall holiday concepts with a more luxurious touch. From colors to textures, it’s easy to implement the look and feel of All Hallow’s Eve with just an extra dash of sophistication.

Halloween ideas for home

Spiders, ghosts and spirits? Yep, by Between Naps on the Porch

Here are four examples for your Halloween decor —

Day of the Dead – Inspired by the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos for celebrating the deceased, décor based on traditional Day of the Dead items are becoming something of a hit in upscale décor. Beautiful, intricately designed masks, brightly colored flowers and elegant costumes have inspired everything from drapery and linens to ornaments and keepsakes.

Annual Pullman Dia de los Muertos Altar Walk, Oct. 30, 2011

Embellished Linens and Accessories – From throw pillows to tablecloths, some Halloween-inspired pieces are nothing like the cheap and cheesy last minute décor picked up from discount party stores. These high quality items may be pricier, but the will continue to last year after year. Consider tablecloths embroidered with tiny skulls or Jack-o-Lanterns and linen napkins embellished with a witch’s broom.

Kids bedroom decor for Halloween

The Halloween bedding above can be bought from VisionBedding

Signage – One popular upscale home trend we’ve seen recently is the box signs, often made of recycled wood, covered in witty or heartfelt quotes and quips. There are signs for almost every special moment and holiday – including Halloween. From glittering orange text to eerie black and white script, it’s easy to find a Halloween sign that speaks to your taste.

A fireplace with a mantle with Halloween decorations and garland

photo courtesy of kimb

Beverageware – For a more adult-themed event, consider investing in some classy Halloween beverageware. Large colored glass bowls are perfect for spiked punch while elegant martini glasses rimmed with melted red-colored sugar add a Vampy touch. No matter what you choose, keep in mind that the quality of a décor piece is truly what makes it worthy of being deemed upscale.

A few drinks for the Halloween party

Image courtesy of FlickR user killrbeez

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