October is one of my favorite times of they year for a few different reasons. One being that I get to decorate for Halloween! Y’all saw my super simple and budget friendly decor in my living room in last week’s post, and I’m so glad you’re back today to see how I decorated our dining room table too!
It’s looking a little blank in this space, because we are still working on adding hardware and new window treatments to the space, but hey, the stark white adds to the ambiance for this particular styling job, so I’ll take it! Y’all, it has been months since I last set up a tablescape, and I didn’t realize how much I missed doing it. Since we’ve been working on so many projects at the same time around here, I wanted to keep it super simple, but of course, didn’t want to compromise style. Also, I found too many great styling pieces to use that I just couldn’t pass up.
Our table sits six people comfortably, so I created two different settings to alternate amongst them. One of my favorite finds were these great ornate chargers from Michael’s. They create a great base, and border for the white plats I placed on top of them. The first setting I came up with is composed with the charger I mentioned topped with a white dinner, topped with a black and white buffalo check salad plate. The second setting was made using the same charger topped with a Halloween themed dinner plate, and because I love the design on the plate I did not top that with a salad plate. All the settings are topped off with either an ornate goblet style glass, or skull shaped drinking glass, a white napkin and gold plasticware.
I used faux black tapered candlesticks of various heights for the centerpiece, which is simple option for any centerpiece, and because I wanted to bring in even more whimsy to the space I hung large paper moths to the light above the table.
I love the way the various settings keep the eye entertained as you scan the table. I also appreciate that even though this is a “Halloween themed” tablescape, if you stand back from the table you don’t necessarily see all of the elements that make it so, which helps if you want to set it up in advance.
Now that I’ve written a book, haha, have a look at it for yourself! I hope you like it, and that it’s helpful if you need an idea for yourself!
Well, that’s all from me today folks, but I’ve joined up with a group of bloggers that are sharing their Halloween tablescapes as well, so be sure to check out their blogs to see what they came up with! Enjoy!