Halloween; How I like to Design

For many of us, Halloween was and is a fun time. Adding a few decorations makes it that much more special.

It’s a ‘holiday’ that can easily transition from your fall decorating by adding a few special items. Here’s what I like to do.

1. Add a Halloween wreath. It’s an easy fix by adding a few little ghosts and goblins to one you already have.

2. I also change out my door mat to something a bit more festive. I take away the one I use for autumn for a few days, and return when Halloween is over. I like to add a few lighted ghosts on either side of the door for light and safety with a few carved pumpkins with candles inside.

3. When having guests over I add gauze over a black table cloth. Adding black and orange chargers under white plates adds to the theme of the day. Cookies, cupcakes and other goodies look great presented this way. I also wrap napkins with black pipe cleaners or orange grosgrain fabric put into a simple basket.

4. For the guest bath, I simply add black and orange guest towels with a few small Halloween pieces on the counter.

These are just a few things I like do for Halloween. Whatever you choose to decorate with will be great.

Simply have a fun time putting things together and you won’t go wrong.


Christopher Porikos
Author: Christopher Porikos

Christopher Porikos is an Interior Designer based in the Los Angeles area. He has a background in Retail Visual Merchandising and is educated in interior design. His love of design spans from traditional to contemporary and his style can be as eclectic or clean as the project requires. His unique eye for design comes from his lifelong interest in architecture, history, sketching, painting and the arts.