When decorating for Halloween, people sometimes go overboard and you find yourself staring at a house with an inflatable cat that has glowing eyes. Those inflatable decorations are easy enough to display and are pleasing to the kiddies but let's face it, they are not the most stylish of holiday ornamentation. If you want to add a little Fall or Halloween decor to your home think sticking with a color palette appropriate to the season and go from there. If you are more of a Fall lover and less of a Halloween enthusiast, add pumpkins and branches to your outside decor. You can decorate pumpkins with paint and glitter or use them in their natural orange glory. Make the Fall staple of the pumpkin work for your decor and you are on your way to a stylish October. Use burlap banners with a festive message to add to the decoration. If you go with more traditional fall decorations, they can also last you through November and Thanksgiving.
On the other hand, if you are a die-hard Halloween fan and want to up the spooky ante then go for a black and white color scheme. If you really want skulls and crossbones find them in a modern material like white porcelain or mercury glass for a spooky look that works with your home's decor. Stores often have displays to help you get inspired, so take a look at your local retail store for a bevvy of options that feel sophisticated but still evoke spirited fun. Pottery Barn, for example, has their Fall and Halloween decorations broken down into categories to help you match your design style.
Regardless of the direction you take your Fall decorations in, make sure it suits your home's decor and you do not sacrifice style to get that spooky look. Most of all make sure you have fun and involve the whole family in decorating. It should be a way to come together and celebrate this cozier time of year!