Spooky And Elegant Halloween Decor

*This post is sponsored by Balsam Hill.

I have been having so much fun decorating the INSIDE of our home for Halloween, giving it a spooky and elegant vibe!  I don’t usually pay too much attention to the inside, normally the kids and I just concentrate on the outside but I have to tell you, I am really enjoying it!

Before I get into all the fun decor I have to say October is always a scary month for us in California with low humidity, heat advisories and high winds. I am praying for all those affected by the wild fires we are having, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Spooky fireplace for Halloween
I created our spooky mantel around this black velvet runner with cobweb beading and removable spiders. It is completely enchanting when mixed with other spooky decorations.  It’s amazing how much the ambiance changes from night to day which you can see in the pictures.
Elegant Halloween Decor for your home
Spooky fireplace for Halloween
When evening comes and all the lights are lit, it’s a little spooky and a little romantic all at the same time, I love how these trees give off an amber glow!
Elegant Halloween Decor for your home

Spooky fireplace for Halloween
Elegant Halloween Decor for your home
You can find out how I made these potion bottles here!
make these potion bottles out of wine bottles, great tutorial

These Miracle Flame LED Candles are my new favorite candles! They look incredibly real and have special technology that makes them flicker.  My husband came home and about had a heart attack because I as burning candles, the thing is, I always have our candles on but you can tell they are fake, this one had everyone fooled!  (our bathroom burned down due to a candle a few years back so we don’t burn real candles) The boys love the remote and changing the brightness and flicker speed of the flame!

 Now through October 31 2017 use the special code below to save 20% off candles Balsam Hill’s new Miracle Flame LED Wax Pillar Candles and Outdoor Miracle Flame Pillar Candles

Elegant Halloween Decor for your home
  I am keeping the front porch warm and welcoming and these stacked heirloom pumpkins are perfect mixed with my real pumpkins and Trick or Treat sign.  The jack o lanterns are perfect for lighting up the pathway, I love how I just flick a switch and the lights turn on!
Spooky and elegant front porch
Spooky and elegant front porch
trick or treat decor for the door
And just because I love my readers I have this recipe for fun strawberry ghosts, they are super cute, easy to make and perfect for Halloween!
White Chocolate Strawberry Ghosts


  • 1 (16 oz) package Ghirardelli Chocolate Melting Wafers or you could used white chocolate chips mixed with coconut oil
  • 24 Fresh strawberries
  • Mini chocolate chips
  1. Melt Ghirardelli Chocolate Melting Wafers according to directions on package.
  2. Dip strawberries in melted chocolate, remove and allow the excess coating to pour off. If you are fancy you can try to create a “tail” of the ghost.
  3. Place a large piece of wax or parchment paper on a flat surface and set the strawberries on the paper to dry
  4. Immediately place two mini chocolate chips on for the eyes. For the mouth, place the bottom side of the chocolate chip  facing up.

I’m still not done, it’s Giveaway Time!

One lucky reader will win this fantastic, vintage inspired, Spider Candy Bowl.  Simply leave a comment on this post with your name and email address letting me know how you decorate for Halloween. One winner will be selected and will be notified on Wednesday October 18, 2017!
  For more elegantly spooky decor ideas, check out the following ladies!

French Country Cottage

Yellow Cape Cod

Simply Designing

For your convenience, here are links to the products I used today:
Thank you so much for stopping in today, have a wonderful rest of your week and happy early Halloween!
Spooky mantel for Halloween

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  1. I decorate for my kids. Nothing scary. I have the window clings up and some friendly Halloween character figurines on the tables.

  2. I love how you decorated your fireplace with the spider web! We just decorate with pumpkins because the hubby is ho hum about Halloween. But I love Halloween!

  3. My grandsons are always encouraging me to decorate but I only do a carved pumpkin with a light inside and maybe a few other decorations like a big hairy spider on a hook. When my 4 children were young I really went all out with cobwebs and more scary things as they got older but not anymore but it’s still fun!

  4. My Husband and I decorate Kid friendly. We love Halloween and want all ages to enjoy without scaring off the little ones.

  5. our kids are grown but I still have fun decorating and I even dress up as a ghost for Halloween each year. I decorate every place I can with a spooky tree filled with Halloween ornaments, we have a village that many light up or play spooky music. I like to have candles glowing and bake some favorite cookies and cakes

  6. This year, we made our own headstones for mini graveyard. They were so easy to make. Hoping to add a few skeleton touches.

  7. This will be my first Halloween in my own house. My husband and I are planning on cutting some bats out of black construction paper and taping them to the garage door. It’s not much, but at least it’s a start.

  8. Another darling home decorated for Halloween!
    Love the big fat spider and the dreamy draped scarf.
    I saw the latter on @balsamhills Facebook page a few days ago and posted to them how much I liked it and I’d wear it too!
    I’m that lady on your block who goes all out crazy for decorating at Christmas..you know the one..except I do it for Halloween.
    You name it I do it..on my porch I. The house.
    Spiders, snakes, webs, roaches, bugs, eyes, teeth..witches, bats cats, scarecrows..corn..graves..everything.
    I love it all!

  9. Love the spider bowl! We also make mdf tombstones every year. We change the sayings to keep them trending? Like one year was “Um.. better call Saul…” It’s a fun, family tradition that appeals to all ages and the neighbors love them! laura

  10. I decorate with pumpkins, pinecones and acorns throughout the house. It goes up around the 1st of September and stays through Thanksgiving. Right before Halloween, I add a few jackolanterns and scarecrows and it changes to turkeys for Thanksgiving. Nothing elaborate, but just enough to get me into the holiday mood

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