Ding ding ding, the countdown to the scariest holiday of the year is on, and with less than 20 days to go, getting your home in order and looking suitably spooky is surely of the highest priority. Whether you’re a classy and minimal autumn interiors lover or use any opportunity to go 10/10 tacky to your full advantage, tablescaping (referring to “the Instagram trend of beautiful, and sometimes heavily decorated tables”) is one of the easiest but most effective ways to switch up your space seasonally.
Featuring everything from candlesticks, napkins, plates, glassware, flowers, gorgeous tablecloths and show-stopping centrepieces galore, keep scrolling for 10 totally unique and inspiring Halloween tablescape designs for every type of home
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Opt for a generously sized velvet cloth to maximise the gothic feel and ensure you can create some Pinterest worthy pleats
Soul-soothing sage took the top spot as one of 2021’s biggest interiors trends this year, meaning this Halloween tablescape will guarantee you’re the envy of your Instagram feed. Opt for a generously sized velvet cloth to maximise the gothic feel and ensure you can create some Pinterest worthy pleats, and marvel in the luxury of a velvet base for the remainder of your festive tableware. Maximalist style lovers rejoice as ‘more is more’ when it comes to recreating this design, stacking vintage plates with wild foliage and greenery to truly bring the outdoors in. Finish with as many black candlesticks as you can get your hands on and you’ve got yourself a glamorous, gothic table you’ll want to keep up long past the 31st.
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Easily achievable after a quick trip to your local supermarket, this classic take on a Halloween table is beautifully effective whilst being simple enough to appreciate throughout the month of October. Pile pumpkins, squashes and gourds across a central table runner and dress with a selection of dried fruit, eucalyptus, pinecones and other foliage of your choosing to create an impressive centrepiece for dinner parties galore.
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Add some pillar candles for extra drama in the lighting department and finish with a couple of Halloween specific additions
Stay traditional with tableware you’ll use year-round with this design, making the most of gold cutlery and plates you can find in H&M Home, Zara or IKEA- perfect for those with minimal storage for seasonal decor or who want to maximise the potential of their purchases. Add some pillar candles for extra drama in the lighting department and finish with a couple of Halloween specific additions such as a statement cauldron (unless you like this as a centrepiece all year round, no judgement here) or some potion bottles and voila! Halloween – completed it.
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For colour lovers, anyone celebrating with children or simply those who love to go all out, this classically gaudy candle centrepiece is the showstopper of all spooky tablescapes. Grab some candle holders of differing heights, a black tablecloth or backdrop to make your candles really pop and perhaps a side of water because y’know, fire hazard, and you’re good to go! Bonus points for faux spider webs to add that extra pizzazz.
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Sticks and stones may break our bones, but they also make great Halloween centrepieces, FYI. Possibly the simplest of table designs to pop together this October, simply head into your garden or local park and collect the crème de la crème that nature has to offer for this earthy masterpiece.
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Homesense lovers rejoice, the random assortment of mismatched vases and glasses your significant other complains are collecting dust finally have a purpose!
Car boot and Homesense lovers rejoice, the random assortment of mismatched vases and glasses your significant other complains are collecting dust finally have a purpose! Another ‘more is more’ approach, this colourful and charismatic tablescape is packed with personality and would only be made better with the addition of a novelty sausage roll or edible eyeball.
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For the parents and fun aunties out there, it’s time to get the novelty decorations out and make no apologies for it. Faux spiders, paper plates and an overdose of sugar are essentials here, as well as a bright and bold colour palette that screams Halloween to the max. Head to your local Pound Store or supermarket for all your table dressing needs and add a bottle of wine into the trolley whilst you’re at it- you’ll need it.
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Make the most of your lighting options with some festoon bulbs and candles galore
Living outside the U.K? 1) Jealous 2) Why not take your celebrations al fresco?! A cottagecore in night mode dream, this rustic and countryside lovin’ dinner set up is screaming out to be finished with a roasted butternut squash and pumpkin pie, stat. Make the most of your lighting options with some festoon bulbs and candles galore (obvs) and your dramatic dining situ is complete.
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Dare we mention … Christmas? If you fancy nabbing some decor that can be used from October through to the ultimate dinner party season of December, then ditch the colours synonymous with Halloween and go classy with a red and green theme that won’t ever let you down. If you’re feeling bad and bougie then head to your local florist for the best dramatic blooms to recreate this floral masterpiece, otherwise grab some foliage from the garden and some red accent blooms from the supermarket (or faux flowers from Hobbycraft) and away you go. Finish with a dark tablecloth to make your centrepiece stand out and welcome in the compliments.
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Gingham lovers rejoice, this traditional countryside table design is everything we could want from a grown-up take on Halloween and more. Head to Oliver Bonas (or your local chazza shop) for colourful glassware and napkins and finish with some fresh blooms for an extra bit of spice and texture- the more the merrier we say.