If you plan on having any parties, a fabulous tablescape is a must. There are a million directions in which you can take your Halloween tablescape, but there are some go-to elements that you can always count on to serve up great style.
In this post, we’ve listed five of our favorite elements to use in a Halloween tablescape that you can mix and match as you see fit for a stylish yet unique result.
Halloween Tablescape Ideas
Black and white
The chicest color palette for Halloween is black and white. You can find a lot of Halloween décor on the market that fits this scheme, giving you lots of options for styling the table. Because it is so versatile, you can take it in any direction you want whether it’s something casual and rustic or sophisticated and upscale.
You also have the option to stick strictly to those two colors or accent them with another color of your choice, such as orange or red. For a glamorous look, opt for gold, silver or copper accents. This is especially perfect for a dinner party.
It’s hard to think of Halloween without pumpkins, but you don’t have to feel limited to traditional orange pumpkins if that isn’t the aesthetic you want. The easiest way to transform pumpkins is with paint, whether they’re real or faux.
Simply painting them white, black or a metallic will make them very stylish elements for your centerpiece, but if you want to get even more creative, try painting them in patterns, creating a drip effect, or even writing spooky phrases or words on them.
Candles and lighting
Candles provide a beautiful glow for any tablescape but they are especially fitting for a Halloween one. Candelabras are perfect if you want to embrace a traditional Halloween aesthetic. For something more modern, opt for streamlined candle holders.
Tea lights and string lights also provide a moody glow that will add a bit of magic to your Halloween tablescape. Drape the string lights through your centerpiece, for example, for a beautiful effect.
Skulls have always been a common element in Halloween décor, but they’ve become especially popular in recent years. Black, white, and metallic skulls are the go-to décor for a glamorous touch. They come in sizes from very large to very small, so you can use them in your centerpiece or even as placeholders. We’ve even seen skull candles that will provide an eerie glow.
A creepy placeholder for each setting is a must to finish off your Halloween tablescape. As mentioned, small skulls are a fun option for this purpose, but you can get as creative with them as you’d like. Bats, spiders, ghosts, witches’ hats, and small brooms are just some of the festive ways you can theme your placeholders to delight guests.