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Halloween Decorations Go Luxe This Year

The eeriest night of the year gets a major upgrade with luxe Halloween decorations. While you still might want to pull out the tried-and-true favorites--jack o'lanterns, candy dishes and frightful decor--this year's celebration includes refined takes on scary stuff. Look for new ways to delight, inspire and spook.

Making The Most of Fall

If you're in love with Halloween, the urge to decorate probably starts in September. Give into your impulse to beautify or terrorize with the beginnings of your Halloween decorations early in the season. Start with fall-themed elements and build from there as the weeks wane.

  • Begin with outdoor decor that gently introduces a Halloween theme. Autumnal wreaths, door garland and porch lanterns don't need long to become the backdrop for a spooktacular scene.
  • Keep adding to your collection of Halloween serving and entertaining pieces. Grab mugs, mats, plates, napkins, runners and more. If you're hosting a party, be sure to shop for several serving platters.
  • Add the more obvious motifs as you go. Pumpkins can come out fairly early. Take out the skeletons in October. String lighting a few weeks before the big day.

Decorating in stages makes your home's transition look natural and keeps your home high-interest for neighbors, passersby and trick-or-treaters.

Post-Modern Pumpkins

Explore new ways to decorate with pumpkins. These Halloween classics are on almost every porch this time of year. Make your home stand out with glass, glimmer, realistic faux styles and all the colors of the season.

  • Try out punched pumpkins made of ceramic to hold candles. The pattern they cast is incredible at night.
  • Look for lots of different finishes. From ultra-realistic texture to rose-gold polish, this year's pumpkins make a statement.
  • Make sure you get a few one-of-a-kind pieces, like pumpkin cloches that display lights or another accent.

Sophisticated Skeletons

Upgrade your skeleton game with upscale figurines and themes. These bony frights may have been relegated to campy fun only in years past, but this season, you can adorn your home with sophisticated whimsy and impressive craftsmanship.

  • Wine glasses feature bony hands, arms and full skeletons instead of stems. Even stemless glasses come in high-design, pewter-colored Halloween themes.
  • Put out an ice bucket with a skeleton motif for an extra chilling factor. That way, guests can serve themselves at parties and you can keep mingling.
  • Look for other serving pieces to round out your Halloween decor, like a condiment server with staff and skull.

Pepper your home with exquisite Halloween decorations to keep the holiday spirit alive--or otherwise--all fall.