Halloween 2016 Home Decor With Class and Style
Halloween decor is a blast! Spiderwebs, pumpkins, witch’s cauldrons, ghosts and goblins – Halloween provides a great opportunity to turn your home into a spooky fun house for friends and guests of all ages.
The only problem with most Halloween decor is its lasting power – or lack thereof. Once November rolls around, there isn’t much charm to having spiderwebs hanging off your chandeliers. And your Thanksgiving dinner guests probably won’t be too fond of ladling their cocktails out of a wrought-iron cauldron on your kitchen island.
So for Halloween 2016, we’re taking a different approach to your Halloween holiday decor. Rather than pouring your hard-earned money into decorations that last a week, why not incorporate a “Halloween vibe” into your actual home and kitchen design?
We’re not saying to paint your kitchen burnt orange and install all black cabinetry, of course. But let’s think beyond the traditional Halloween fare! Here are some fun home decor tips that can be easily incorporated into a fall (and Halloween) motif, courtesy of award-winning master kitchen and bath designer Peter Salerno Inc.
Neutral Tones + Dark Statement Lighting
The home kitchen design pictured below is decked out for a winter party, but can’t you just picture it full of Halloween decorations? The visual transition is simple, thanks to a masterful touch on a neutral color scheme adorned with dark statement lighting and custom cabinetry.
It’s hard to make neutral “pop”, but Peter Salerno Inc. uses a deft touch to make it happen in this kitchen design. Notice the well-lit backsplash behind the range? That splash of brightness (along with the white kitchen island countertop) adds enough light and life to this neutral design to make it festive.
Smoked Mirrors + Dark Wood Grains
One could say the best part of Halloween festivities is the “smoke and mirrors” illusion of a great trick. Aptly, smoked glass and smoked mirrors are becoming a major part of transitional kitchen design heading into 2017, and make a great addition to a kitchen design update in your home.
The dark tint of the glass plays perfectly with darker wood grains and tile designs, while keeping the reflective nature that “expands” your kitchen visually. Plus, when Halloween comes around, how cool will that smoked glass feature look in your spooky home party design?
Stone Design Elements + Fireplaces
This early design photo (taken during installation) shows how large stone design elements can be featured – especially when properly bordered. Notice the neutral tone of the wall paint, bordered by white trim. The dark wood cabinetry helps “pop” the light gray stone of the fireplace and chimney.
Think about how amazing this stone fireplace and chimney feature would look as the centerpiece of your home Halloween party design! This is the perfect example of investing in a long-lasting design element for your home, rather than draining your resources into seasonal investments. This stone feature can easily figure into Halloween, Christmas, Thanksgiving, and other major holiday festivities.
Dark Wood + Vintage Furniture
Just look at this Peter Salerno Inc. designed “man cave”. Seriously. It’s beautiful. Aesthetic appeal aside, it’s also a classic example of how vintage furniture and dark wood tones create a gorgeous parlor scene straight out of a murder mystery dinner (or “Clue: The Movie”!).
The recessed dull red ceiling features interlaced with dark ceiling beams create a bold, stately tone. The roaring fire sits in the center of a magnificent custom cabinetry piece (designed by Peter Salerno Inc.’s Maestro Rosolino line). The vintage furniture adds to the rustic allure of this sitting room, particularly the bold blue-green leather couch in the center of the room.
Go-To Pantone Colors For Halloween and Fall
Check out some of Pantone’s most popular colors from 2014-2016, many of which lend themselves perfectly to fall decor and Halloween decorations. The 2014 Pantone Color of the Year, Tangerine Tango, is a spicy red-orange shade that brings a “punch” to your wardrobe or party decor.
Pantone’s Fall 2016 color palette includes Sharkskin and Dusty Cedar, two colors that can easily bring out the Halloween spirit with rich gray and smoky red hues. And for an “anytime” design color that truly shines in the fall, Harvest Pumpkin is a fantastic option for a warm, orange-brown shade.