Halloween interior design tips

For interior enthusiasts, there’s more to Halloween than pumpkins and pockets full of sweets.


When it comes to seasonal décor, there’s a fine line between très chic and très horrific. Allannah, our Interior Designer and Visualiser is here to help you find the right balance to transform your holiday home for Halloween, sharing what’s trick or treat worthy when it comes to spooky spaces.


Think colour schemes not colour screams


Say goodbye to traditional orange and black colour palettes, it’s all about natural hessian. Rust orange and sage greens with complimentary black accents are in this autumnal season. Earthy, natural tones paired with contrasting bursts of colour will bring cosiness and warmth into any space.


Let there be (candle) light


You won’t be afraid of the dark with Sand + Fog’s autumnal candle range, made with essential oils for clean burning. Create a cosy and ambient mood in your holiday home as the warm and comforting fragrance fills the air. Our favourite is the sweet and spicy pumpkin harvest with top notes of orange, clove, cinnamon and almond.


Make it an extra cosy movie night in and get cuddled up on your comfy sofa with a boucle or popcorn faux fur throw from B&M which at just £25 is a bargain if you ask us.


Give your guests pumpkin to talk about


A doormat is a holiday home essential all-year-round, especially for those brisk sandy walks along the coast or after popping out to your local (but muddy) pumpkin patch. Style up your entrance or utility room, and more importantly protect your fancy flooring, with a seasonal doormat to welcome your invited - or uninvited - guests.


Keeping it classy instead of cheesy is an absolute must. Use monochromatic colours to create a statement look. These pumpkin ornaments from Next will look great in your holiday home year-after-year. Dress them on your decking or your dining table.


Feast your eyes


We don’t dabble in the dark arts but we do dabble in dark dinner sets and the Fox and Ivy Oshi tableware range is fit for a feast. Made from high quality stoneware, we love the black speckle design against the matte black glaze. Bringing just the right amount of spook to October mealtimes, and a Scandi-Oriental elegance throughout the rest of the year.


And for the pièce de résistance, cook up a storm in this durable and delightful pumpkin stoneware. Eat, drink and be scary, gathered around the extendable wooden-veneer dining table in our Parkview. The more the scarier.


If you go down to the woods today


Autumn is the perfect time for a woodland stroll in the countryside and we’re big fans of foraging. The next time you’re heading outdoors, soup flask in-hand, see if you can spot some incredible dried flowers that make for great (and free) decor.


If you’re lucky, you’ll still be able to grab some dried thistles and eucalyptus like these beauties Allannah found hiding behind our showground in Gilberdyke. Here’s a guide on how to pick and preserve nature’s finest.


Don’t forget the bathroOoOoom


There’s nothing scarier than washing your hands and realising you didn’t put a fresh hand towel out. Ok it’s not scary but it is annoying. You’ll never forget to put these towels out and your guests will be pleased as pumpkin-punch when they see how cute they look in your bathroom.


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