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 tablescape 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
halloween tablescape

If you follow the links under the images it will take you to the original post with more details and photos.

halloween table design

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}.

halloween table styling

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 table
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.

halloween tablescape

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!

glitzy halloween tablescape

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.

moody halloween tablescape
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.

macabre halloween tablescape

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.

green and black halloween tablescape

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
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.

whimsical halloween table design

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.

halloween decor

Beyond Halloween Table Fun

Although I know everyone doesn’t get behind Halloween, which I totally understand, I love how fun Halloween can be. It really brings out my inner child. I have some projects brewing, which I hope to get done in time to share here. There’s another halloween table in the plans and other stylings and decor. You can also check out my Pinterest boards if you want more halloween inspiration. There’s a couple of boards to check out {halloween tablescapes} and {halloween decor ideas in general}.

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

Arthur conan doyle

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  1. Matt Materazo says:

    Happy Halloween!🖤🧡

    1. Happy Hallow’s Eve. 👻🧡😈☠️🎃🦉🕷

  2. Pattie says:

    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!

  3. reposado88 says:

    I really like all of the different moods these tablescapes set. The bugs on the table made me laugh. 🙂

  4. NikiLEOwife says:

    These tablescapes are spooktacular! Thanks for sharing on Happiness is Homemade at LifeasaLEOWife.com!

    Niki – Life as a LEO Wife

  5. I don’t usually decorate for Halloween mostly due to lack of time and inspiration. And the fact that my kids are grown too. Your decorations are so creative. Thanks for linking up this week. #HomeMattersParty

  6. Ellen C says:

    I am generally not a fan of creepy decor but that centerpiece made me laugh several times! The table is perfect to show it off and I’ll be sharing this with my friends and family.

    1. I’m so glad Ellen. Your comment put a smile on my face. Enjoy!! XO- MJ

  7. MaryJo,
    Thanks so much for stopping by!! Looking forward to seeing your Autumn Tray later today!! LOVE all these wonderful Halloween tablescapes!!! Thanks so much for sharing all these great ideas!!

  8. Keira Ball says:

    Thanks for sharing. Happy halloween in advance!

    1. Thanks so much Keira! Happy Halloween to you too. XO- MJ

  9. NikiLEOwife says:

    Love these tablescapes! I’ll be featuring them on tomorrow’s Crafty Creators. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Donna Allen says:

    I love both of your Halloween tablescapes! They have just the right amount of spooky for me!! I can’t believe Halloween will be here in a couple weeks! Enjoy the holiday!

    1. Thanks so much Donna! Halloween is always fun. XO- MJ

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