Sunday, September 3, 2023

Spooktacular Fireplace Decor: Setting the Scene for Halloween

Hey there!  Well, I'm happy to announce that we are only hovering close to 100 degrees now and its actually tolerable for we Texans! Lol!  I'm still channeling Fall weather with my decor inside the house.  So, crank the a/c down and let's talk Halloween, it is September after all!  I try and stay with the spooky-cute in my home.  If you happen to have any type of aversion to Halloween at all, keep on scrolling! Thank you!

As the air turns crisp and the leaves transform into a symphony of reds and oranges, just not in Texas, it can mean only one thing: Halloween is just around the corner! This beloved holiday is the perfect opportunity to let your creativity run wild and transform your home into a spooky wonderland. And where better to start than with the heart of your living space - the fireplace? In this blog post, I'll share some creative and enchanting ideas for decorating your fireplace for Halloween that will leave your guests spellbound.

Spooktacular Color Scheme

Consider a Halloween color scheme that includes deep oranges, blacks, and purples. Use these colors for your mantel decorations, throw pillows, and other accents. A pumpkin-themed garland or wreath can tie everything together beautifully.

  1. Gothic Elegance

For those who appreciate a touch of dark, Gothic elegance, consider adorning your fireplace with black lace mantel runners, candelabras with dripping red candles, and ornate, antique-looking mirrors. Add some faux cobwebs and strategically placed black roses for an extra eerie ambiance. Don't forget to sprinkle some glittering black and silver pumpkins and skull ornaments for that hauntingly beautiful touch.

I started with a layer of one spiderweb mantle scarf, a couple creepy cloths from the Dollar store and a length of faux black eucalyptus.

Wicked Witches' Welcome

Next, I used a Happy Halloween garland as well as a felt ball garland to tie everything together beautifully.

Find these items as well as the mantle scarf and more HERE.

Pro Tip: I keep tiny nails in my mantle all year round to hand the various garlands and such that I use for decorating.

More Gothic Elegance

Another striking way to add Gothic Elegance to your decor is by adorning your vintage mirror over the fireplace with a massive skeleton-themed wreath. By hanging a wreath like this, it will infuse your living space with a touch of Gothic elegance and macabre charm as discussed previously.

See how I made this wreath HERE.

  1. Kid-Friendly Fun

If you have little ones at home, create a fun and not-so-scary Halloween fireplace display. Decorate with friendly smiling Jacks, smiling ghosts, and colorful pumpkins. You can even involve your kids in crafting their own Halloween decorations to display proudly. My granddaughters love seeing how I have decorated for them!

Haunted House Hoard

Incorporating vintage treasures is a must, so grab all your Halloween colored goodies and add those in to finish off your look. Decorating your fireplace for Halloween is a fantastic way to set the mood and create a bewitching atmosphere in your home. Whether you prefer an elegant Gothic style, a spooky witches' den, or a charming pumpkin patch, there are endless possibilities to bring your Halloween vision to life. So, gather your ghoulish decorations, summon your creativity, and get ready to transform your fireplace into a spooktacular centerpiece that will delight and enchant all who dare to enter your haunted home. I'm getting ready to have a Happy Halloween!

Join me next week for a surprise finished look to this area, you will be certain to want to add this feature to your Halloween decor too!

See this blog post for floating hats and candles.

For more fun Fall ideas, go visit my Instagram. I post every single day. Find me @TexasBlueBunglaow on Instagram.

  1. If you loved any of these ideas and want to save them for later, be sure to pin it to your favorite Pinterest board.  I have a Pinterest board set up for all kinds of Fall Decorating ideas and it's called Fall Decor to Try.  I'm pinning something new on Pinterest every day. Won't you join me?

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  1. Whoa, I'm having a hard time embracing Fall with Chicagoland temps in the 90's...let alone Halloween. This setting is spooky great and colorful...definitely embracing the coming season. I often turn my pumpkins around until the first of October and keep a Fall look going. Fun post!

    1. Hi Sandi! Lol! You're doing good with your 90s because we are still having 100 plus temps here in Texas. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  2. You do Halloween decor in such a lovely way, DeeDee! Your mantel is perfectly styled for the October holiday! Thanks so much for sharing at Home Imagined this week!

    1. Hi there! Thank you so very much sweet friend! :)

  3. This is so fun! My kids love decorating for Halloween, they would think this is amazing! Thanks for sharing at the Home Imagined Link Party :)

    1. Aww, I love that! Thanks so very much for stopping by to leave a kind comment! :)

  4. You did a great job decorating your fireplace for Halloween! I love how you layered all the decorations. The brooms at the base of the fireplace is a creative touch. Thank you for sharing your post with the Home Imagined Link Party.

    1. Hi there! Thank you so very much sweet friend, I appreciate that! :)


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