Bring some Halloween spirit into your home with classic black and white Halloween decor.
Halloween is a celebration where creativity abounds—and this year, take your fall decor to a new level by introducing the timeless contrast of a black and white color scheme. Whether you’re hosting a party or just creating a special atmosphere in your own home, black and white Halloween decor represents the perfect balance of elegance and glamour, while also making a strong statement.
In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the most stylish ideas for incorporating statement pieces and other decorations into your space. With a few clever ideas and the right balance of black and white, you can create a Halloween ambiance that will make a lasting impression.
This time of year is one of my favorites to decorate for because of all the fun ideas. However, when you only have a small budget of $30 for decorations, a little creativity takes center stage. The dollar store or the Target dollar spot are awesome options for decorating on a thrifty budget. I purchased several items there, but needed to get creative with my black and white Halloween decorations to fill in more empty space.
Budget Friendly Black and White Halloween Decor
When you don't have the means to buy new decor, your only option is to utilize what you have on hand. See how you can use these various decorative items to spice up your spooky factor inexpensively.
Pumpkins are one of the ultimate decorative items for fall. You can style them in and outside of your house September through November. For this year's decor I grabbed the pumpkins I had on hand, then also found a bunch at the dollar section at Target. I always add a few onto the fireplace mantel and style on open shelves because they are great fillers!
Another tip for budgeting? Buy cheap orange pumpkins and then spray paint them in a different color. This is much cheaper than trying to find some in the color you want. Paint provides a cheap facelift for no additional cost if you already have it on hand like I do. (great option for ordering some pumpkins here) You can see how I did this painting my porch pumpkins in black here.
Want another thrifty pumpkin option? Try out this easy Sharpie tutorial that is a fun design for a black and white theme. It makes the perfect table decor when you add in a selection of black and white florals and stems.
When you're lacking in extra home goods, look elsewhere. Even your exterior! I pruned a walking stick tree in my yard and put the limbs to good use. If you have branches that need trimming, pull off the leaves and spray paint your branches in white and black like I did.
These are perfect fillers for this small space and especially for Halloween themed mantel decor! But, you could also do this same thing for other holidays. Shop here for branches if you don't have an option of outdoor trimmings.
Try styling branches in a white or black vase or use them to make different wreaths for the holidays.
The best part about spider webs is that they are so cheap in addition to being a very common decoration. Spider webs can be added to any space and are easy to use. Display them in your entry way, on your front porch or even on your mantel. See how they are draped over the TV for a little bit of added spookiness? And luckily, these items fit right in with our white decor.
I found these spooky black witch brooms on Amazon and they are a nice addition for a budget. Throw them in a vase or prop them up against your fireplace or front door. You can also try to make your own broom using branches or twigs from bushes or trees in your front yard.
Trick or Treat Cutout
I am a big fan of word cutouts in my home. I designed this sign on my cutting machine and framed it on a black painted chalkboard in my living room.
Halloween critters are so much fun to incorporate into your theme. Bats, spiders, black cats, a black crow or skeletons are all good ideas. I made these bats from MDF, but paper bats or these 3D PVC bats are options too.
Black and White Throw or Pillows
And don't forget about textiles to warm up your scary space. This plaid black and white throw is ideal for creating a cozy fall vibe to go with your Halloween decor. Pillows work too and compliment the space with additional comfort.
Almost everyone has candles on hand buried deep in the back of a cupboard. I took vintage candle holders spray painted them black. You can also achieve a similar look by using black candlesticks with any type of holder. The candle holders or candlesticks create dimension and texture that looks fabulous. Candle holder options here.
I added these darling black and white pumpkins made of fabric to soften this space.
DIY Halloween Sign
Looking for more black and white wall signs or artwork? Try making your own. These DIY plaid signs with napkins are super easy to make and created a big space filler. See my tutorial here. Anyone can achieve this look with only a few simple supplies and very little time.
A black and white Halloween can look super classy with only a few additions or decor that you may already have around the house. Refresh your old decor or shop a few of my favorites.
When it comes to Halloween decorations, black and white is an age-old classic that never goes out of style. This classic color palette is an easy way to inject a timeless vibe into your celebration and easily coordinate with any other colors that you have incorporated into your decor. Black and white Halloween decorations provide a unique way to add elegance, sophistication, and spookiness to your home.
Whether you want to achieve a classic gothic vibe, a fun-filled but stylish costume party, or something a bit more modern, the possibilities are endless. The good news is that black and white Halloween decorations can be simple or complex and are easy to obtain. With a few decorations and a bit of creativity, you can enjoy a one-of-a-kind Halloween celebration.
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