Whether you have a traditional looking Halloween party at your home or you host one in your own restaurant, one of the focal points of the evening will be the dining room table. When decorating for Halloween, it is important to remember that this is not only where you will eat meals, but also where your guests will gather to socialize and do crafts.
Therefore, when choosing your decorations, it is important to create an atmosphere that invites people to relax and enjoy the company of each other rather than get caught up in the festivities of Halloween. The following are some
Tips on How to Style Your Dining Room for Halloween
First, choose table cloths in rich black or deep burgundy. It is best to use these colors for the centerpieces, table napkins, place mats, and bowls on the tables. There are many different tablecloths that you can choose from such as woven, knitted, solid colors, etc.
Be sure to choose a cloth that blends well with your table and complimenting colors. For instance, if you are having a black and orange theme at your Halloween party, then it would make sense to use black and orange table cloths.
If you have a darker theme in your dining room, then you will want to use heavier, black and burgundy type of tablecloths. You should also select cutlery and serving dishes that are appropriate for the Halloween theme. For example, if you are eating at a Halloween themed restaurant, then you may want to serve your foods from pumpkins and spiders. If you are having a traditional buffet style gathering, then you can always substitute animal shaped food.
2. Scary or Fun Themed Pictures On Wall:
Now that we have covered tablecloths, it is time to move on to wall decorations. You will want to hang up any scary or fun themed pictures you have on your walls such as spiders, bats, ghosts, and vampire faces. The best part about these wall decorations is that they look like they are attached permanently to your walls. However, you can remove them if you wish. Some people even use lights to enhance their scary effect.
Now let’s move on to the dining room furniture. If you have the budget, then you can spend lots of money on antique pieces. They look very elegant and add a lot of character to your dining room. However, if you do not have that kind of money, there are other options you can use to create the same effect.
4.Contemporary Dining Table and Chairs:
First is to purchase a contemporary dining table and chairs. They are often made of wood. This gives a stylish, modern appearance. If you are not interested in spending a ton of money, you can decorate your contemporary dining area with table-linens, centerpieces, candles, flowers, and even a chandelier. This will definitely make your dining area feel like a scene from a horror movie.
Another idea on how to style your dining room for Halloween is to get a table-top model. There are some really good ones on the market today. Table-top models offer a lot of convenience and functionality. You can set your Halloween themed table-top at an angle so that it looks like it goes down the street. There are also some really cool designs available for this type of decorating.
No matter what style of dining room you decide on, just remember that you should keep it looking spooky. It doesn’t matter what type of home you live in. Your dining room is supposed to be fun. So try some of these ideas tonight and have some fun!