Decorating for Spooky Season

Tis the season of pumpkins and ghosts! Halloween is such a fun holiday for decorating. Whether your go-to Halloween style is ultra-gory and creepy or classically cute, incorporating touches of the spooky season into your decor is always so much fun. Halloween falls on October 31 and fleurdetroit has all the best décor for your home designs.

The Origins of Halloween

Historically, the origins of the Halloween we celebrate today date back over 2,000 years ago to the ancient Celtic spiritual festival of Samhain. The Celtic people, living in modern-day Ireland and northern France, celebrated their new year and end of their harvest season on November 1. The night before, during the Samhain festival, Celts would light bonfires and wear masks and costumes to keep the bad spirits away.

The Samhain Celtic Fire Festival marked the end of summer, and the beginning of the cold and dark winter. Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred, allowing interaction to the otherworld.

Pope Gregory III coined November 1 as a time to honor all saints in the eighth century. The All Saints Day celebration incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows Eve, and later Halloween.

Not Just a Child’s Holiday

Halloween today involves activities for kids and adults alike—such as costume parties, trick-or-treating, parades, carving pumpkins, and decorating your space! No matter how bold you go, we strongly support incorporating some touches of the spooky season into your décor.

Décor Ideas

Designing for Halloween doesn’t have to feel overwhelming. Try adding some dried foliage or branches to your vases. You can even spray your foliage black for an ancient look. Pumpkins, ghosts and skulls are great for accents to incorporate into your normal decor. Think textures, lighting, and scale to create the perfect balance and ambiance.

Halloween design ideas are limitless. Use your imagination and pull from ideas from your favorite design sources—such as our shoppe! Happy Halloween!