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Halloween Decor Inspiration: Monochromatic Séance

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alloween can be one of the most frustrating holidays to decorate for if you are a perfectionist. The color scheme is challenging, the concepts are aggressive, and my kids realllllllly like to be involved (which presents its own set of problems - IYKYK. So, it is safe to say, Halloween is not my favorite holiday to embrace décor-wise. Up until this year, I just did the bare minimum and called it good. But, I finally decided to up the ante and raise the stakes. I challenged myself to elevate Halloween décor and come up with some chic and sophisticated ways to decorate while staying within the Halloween spirit.

"I CHALLENGED MYSELF TO ELEVATE OUR HALLOWEEN DÉCOR AND TO COME UP WITH SOME CHIC AND SOPHISTICATED WAYS TO DECORATE WHILE STAYING WITHIN THE HALLOWEEN SPIRIT."

I love a good, all-white interior decor theme. So, bringing that concept into Halloween seemed like a no-brainer. I decided to call this scene Monochromatic Séance, and I featured it as the centerpiece in our sunroom (I wanted it to be in an area that we use everyday, so we could enjoy it and get good use out of it.

To create this look, essentially, I gathered every single white decor piece I had in my home, went out and bought some candles from Target, and put it all together. I say that mostly to just point out that it was super simple, and that I really didn’t need any fancy supplies to pull it together. 

The key to making any great centerpiece is making sure you have several different heights to add visual interest. For this centerpiece, I made sure all the candles I purchased were different sizes (shape and height), and I brought in some bowls (I really like this terracotta bowl from Target), white pots (everyone should have standard white pots), and a marble platter to use to help incorporate different heights.

I started with the large bowl in the center and built out from there. I added as many candles as I could fit into the bowl and melted them all afternoon. I wanted the scene to feel old and used, so I made sure to give myself plenty of time to pre-burn the larger candles. While those were burning, I played around with the other pieces I had laying around. The skeleton head and ghosts were items I’ve acquired over the years (here is a similar skeleton head). I went into my library and found two white books, because I knew I wanted to add something other than candles to the mix. I also used some crystals from my personal collection to add to the séance vibe.

The thing I love about this scene is that it actually just enhances the home decor we already have going on in our house. It elevates the room (which is what I really think any holiday decor should do).  It’s also not too scary for the kids, and they had a good time helping me put it together

Happy decorating. Thanks for stopping by! 
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