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Halloween is here!

Apart from the obvious Halloween decorations such as pumpkins and skeletons, there are ways to spruce up your home in an autumn meets Halloween style, without going too overboard with the spooky look. Use orange sparingly and throw in plenty of dark shades of grey, brown and black that can complement the bright sunshine tones.

We’ve think we’ve found the right stuff.

No wallflower

1. Dress a focal wall with Wallpaper Direct’s Dandelion Clocks and it will immediately catch the attention of anyone walking into the room. Behind the bed or on a wall in the living room would be the obvious placements, the bathroom if you’re daring.

Fading like a flower

2. Although the flowers outside are wilting it doesn’t mean that you should keep your home flowerless.  The Sage Green And Thunder Blue Floral Cushion from Cushlab will brighten up any dull sofa and the dark colours make it appropriate for winter.

Ghost town

3. What better decoration is suited for Halloween than the Innermost Ghost Candelabra from Houseology? Spooky when lit up in darkness, the candelabra is on the right side of scary.

Oh Orange!

4. Some people would say this is taking orange too far, but as long as there’s not an orange sofa, dining table and foot stool around, you’re safe. Think minimalist home with a colour splash and the Howell Winback Chair from Anthropologie will be a success. At least for this season.

Throw it on

5. As the days get shorter and evenings darker you might want to snuggle up with a blanket in front of the TV. The mohair and wool Coffee Throw from Not on the High Street will keep you warm and maybe, slightly itchy.

Go fish

6. A lamp shade with a silver fish bone poking out of it’s hat will look right in place in the hallway when you open the door for Trick or Treaters.

All in Owl

7. Put candy, biscuits or secret notes in the Wise Ol’ Canister from Anthropologie and that’s your kitchen overhaul in a jiffy.

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