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Halloween Dining Table Decorations: From the Fun to the Spooky

If you are not prepared for Halloween yet, then you are not alone. 2020 has been a pretty hectic year for many of us and we are still trying to figure out ways in which we can move forward in the safest way possible. Working with what is being called the ‘new normal’ means that Halloween this year will be much different from all the years in the past. You will spend more time at home and even decorating choices are bound to be simpler and more cost-effective than in the years gone by. But we still are bound to host at least a few people come Halloween – close friends and family that you feel safe with. And getting the dining room ready for Halloween is the best place to start holiday decorating this year!

Fake cobwebs coupled with dark skulls, spiders and a whole lot more for a scary Halloween dining table setting [From: la Mariee en Colere]

If you are not prepared for Halloween yet, then you are not alone. 2020 has been a pretty hectic year for many of us and we are still trying to figure out ways in which we can move forward in the safest way possible. Working with what is being called the ‘new normal’ means that Halloween this year will be much different from all the years in the past. You will spend more time at home and even decorating choices are bound to be simpler and more cost-effective than in the years gone by. But we still are bound to host at least a few people come Halloween – close friends and family that you feel safe with. And the dining room is the best place to start holiday decorating this year!

Pops of Orange and Black

If there are two colors that never fail, this time of the year then they are black and orange. A combination of the two is absolutely perfect for the Halloween tablescape even if you do not want to add spookier motifs that include spiders, cobwebs and skulls. Orange and black tableware, décor and centerpieces bring in the Halloween vibe even as the dining space remains chic and classy. Of course, you can always give this dining table a much scarier look with custom pieces like a centerpiece that features skulls, a few blood-stained candles and some spiders thrown into the mix!

It is hard to find a creepier Halloween tablescape this season! [From: Jenron Designs]
Black and orange table setting for a spooky Halloween dinner party
Black as a color never disappoints when you start using it for the Halloween-themed dining table
Finer details like the small snake and cobwebs make a big difference to the Halloween tablescape

Keeping it Classy

Not all our readers want a Halloween dinner table that is over-the-top and filled with bones, skeletons, skulls and all things far too spooky. As we talked about it earlier, it is easy to find that ‘Halloween-inspired look’ by just using colors like white, black and orange for the table. Sometime just white and gold also work well and this look will serve you well beyond Halloween as well with a few minor adjustments. Lighting that is dim and with a touch of red thrown into the mix also elevates the visual appeal of this dining space and ensures your guests feel they are stepping into a Halloween-themed space.

Red lighting along with black tableware bring the aura of Halloween to the dining room without obvious Halloween-themed decorations [From: The Revel Group]
Elegant and modern Halloween tablescape by Kate Simmons
Gorgeous modern Halloween tablescape in black, white and gold
Innovative white and gold Halloween tablescape that will serve you well throughout the Holidays [From: Randi Garrett Design]

Centerpieces and More

If there is one trend that we have noticed this seasons, then it is that skulls and skeletons seem to be more popular than usual as Halloween decorative pieces. The exact reason for this seems unclear, but adding them to the Halloween tablescape is a fun choice that is also trendy! Then there is the usual lineup of those black skulls on the cake stand to create an easy centerpiece, carved pumpkins with candles, spiders on the credenza behind and a few dark branches and crows among it all. There is a reason why this style of decorating is so very popular this time of the year and you would do very well to embrace it once again.

Spiders + Spirits themed Halloween dessert bar for the dining space [From: Pen + Paper Flowers]
Think about adding a skeleton to the Halloween table decorations [From: Julie Blanner]
Finding the right decorative pieces for the fab Halloween-themed party table [From: Elite Productions International]
Outdoor Halloween table decorated beautifully with pumpkins in black and pops of orange [From: Home is where the Boat is]
Picture-perfect tablescape for dark Halloween dinner party is an absolute showstopper! [From: Coco Kelly]
Skulls are a popular and easy-to-incorporate decorating choice for the Halloween dining table [From: Social Studies]

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