Halloween tablescape styling moods

Do you have a particular style for your Halloween aesthetic? Or are you like me and like a little bit of a lot of different looks? I like eerie and creepy and whimsical and so much more when it comes to the Halloween holiday. So I thought I would share some different ideas on how to set a Halloween table to create a certain “mood”.

Dark & Dreary

A traditional table with skulls and ravens and skeletons sets a dark & dreary tone perfect for any festive Halloween celebration.

halloween tablescape

If you follow the link above it will take you to the original post with all the details for this table with more photos.

This table was inspired a bit by Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven” by using the black birds and rolled scrolls in test tubes and other literary touches. A great tip I shared for this table is simply draping some regular chargers with creepy cloth to amp up the dreary factor. The details on how to do this are on the original post {halloween tablescape}.

Glitzy & Glam

Even though you are setting a Halloween table it does not mean you have to forego your style and sensibilities. You can absolutely set a perfectly glitzy and glam table for Halloween.

glitzy halloween tablescape

This was such a fun table to put together because it is still very pretty and proper but yet has a touch of the Halloween injected in it so it remains jovial for the holiday. A simple touch like the black, glittery trees in the center of the table tells the story.

Once again all the details are available on the original post by following the link above. The boho vibe injected in this “fancy”{if you will} halloween table is everything!

Moody & Macabre

This table was set with plenty of mood and macabre feels. It’s dark and creepy and totally up my alley. {lol} It very much sets the mood.

green & black Halloween tablescape

The table was spring boarded by the color palette of green & black but additional details like the tarnished silver plate and gross vermin and wilting organics really set the tone for a dark and moody setting.

Although the table has plenty of unplensentries it also still has plenty of refinement. It makes for the perfect mix for a fun Halloween dinner party.

Charming & Cute

Although this table is mostly charming & cute in nature please be warned that the centerpiece does have a touch of creepy to it.

halloween tablescape fun

This table is super versatile since the chalkboards can be used for many different holidays, seasons and events. The chalkboard boards were easy to make using craft store wooden boards with raw edges and chalkboard paint.

And although the table is over all charming and cute the centerpiece is definitely strong in the creepy factor. The dismembered thrift store dolls steal the show.


“Where there is no imagination, there is no horror.”

Arthur conan doyle


  1. I am a big fan of Poe, so that table is my favorite, but I have to admit that I love the doll pieces in the jar. That scares the heck out of me!

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