Spooky Speculations: Ideas for Elegant Halloween Tablesettings

Here at Couleur Nature, we’re not known for being frightful.

At least, I hope not.

But Halloween is coming soon, and I got to thinking about how we could be a part of this frightfully fun holiday. So I’ve come up with a few ideas for decorating your table for an elegantly spooky Halloween.

Now I know what you’re thinking–“That’s not Halloween at all!” But I’m going to need a little help from your imagination here.

Keep the sheer white napkin sheaths but use Paris Grey Hemstitch napkins on the inside, and it gives the idea of a ghostly mist swirling around a tombstone. Use a jeweled spider for a napkin ring, or for a slightly more macabre look, try these skull napkin rings from Etsy.

 

Via Etsy

 

Lighting is an important part of any Halloween festivity, and I just love these easy DIY paper lanterns.

 

Via Hallie Burton@Family Circle

 Click here for directions on how to make these.

 

Alternatively, you can trace spooky spiderwebs onto glass candle holders with a glitter pen.

 

Via Martha Stewart

 

Of course, vampires are a big player in the Halloween game, and I have ideas for them, too.

 

 

Using a Rouge Hemstitch tablecloth as a base, layer a black lace runner over it (even better if it has a Damask pattern!). Almost any black and white tableware will do. For a centerpiece, use a small (or large, depending on your table) black coffin and fill it with white blooms streaked with red, reminiscent of bloodstains. Take the spooky factor up a notch by setting some eerie candlesticks around the coffin!

 

Stayed tuned for more elegantly spooky Halloween decorating ideas on Monday!

Update 10/15/12: The follow-up post is now up! Click here for more Halloween decorating ideas!

Are you celebrating Halloween this year? Share your Halloween decorating ideas, spooky or not!

 

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