These 5 Scandi-cool Halloween trends will maintain your home’s style this spooky season

From white pumpkins to scaled-back tablescapes – this is how to get fashionably festive

White pumpkins halloween trend
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Halloween, the epitome of fall – and the month of October – is approaching. However, while the festival is synonymous with warming autumnal hues, it can feel hard to celebrate without sacrificing your scheme. 

However, with these Scadi-approved Halloween trends, you can bring the spirit of Halloween into your interiors – and your home will only thank you for getting involved. Here are five modern decor ideas you won’t want to take down on November 1st. 

1. Flirt with white pumpkins  

Holiday decoration with white decorative pumpkins. craft clay pumpkins. thuja branches. berries in old wooden tray

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Pumpkins are a staple of the month – but the iconic winter squash has received a minimalist refashion that is almost unrecognizable from its original hue. 

While large white pumpkins can stand as a staple of the season, smaller white pumpkins are a chic living room idea that offers a subtle nod to festivity without overpowering your space. We can only hope white pumpkins receive the admiration they deserve – in homes of every style.  

2. Create a curated tablescape  

Le Creuset white pumpkin

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The art of tablescaping has become one of the biggest dining room ideas of the year, so it is only right that the trend receives a Halloween makeover. However, a Halloween tablescape need not feel gimmicky. Instead, it is possible to preserve a minimalist aesthetic through a curation of table accessories.

Le Creuset’s white ceramic pumpkin collection (above) combines both the white pumpkin and tablescape trends to epitomize the Scandi-cool Halloween celebration.  

3. Experiment with monochromatic decor 

Shea McGee's front porch

(Image credit: Studio McGee)

Bats are rarely at the peak of our interior ideas, but designer Shea McGee of Studio McGee has just rewritten all conventions we may have had about Halloween decor. Shea has used bats to create a monochromatic front porch by creating a black and white contrast between the bats and the neutral-toned surroundings to create a seasonal entrance that oozes nothing but style.  

4. Illuminate your mantelpiece

Glass candles from Neptune

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Tablescaping’s sister trend, mantelscaping, has been equally popular throughout 2021 – and with this trend comes more ways to experiment with Scandinavian style. 

Wayfair’s Resident Style Advisor, Nadia McCowan Hill, recommends adding dimension with ‘ with tall and tapered candlesticks’ and ‘a range of candles’ to crown the space. ‘And for a finishing touch, you can’t go wrong with something organic,’ she suggests.  

5. Source accessories from your garden  

Organic halloween decorations near a fireplace

(Image credit: Annisa Olsson Jones / @APrettyHappyHome)

While Nadia has already given us permission to showcase something organic, designer Annisa Olsson Jones (creator of the minimalist fireplace above) has given the mantelscaping trend a twist by framing her fire with goods sourced from her garden. These natural textures add a minimalist allure to the room – whilst exhibiting a crafty nod to the festival. 

‘I love using items from nature to make the seasonal decor. I made the witch’s broom using twigs found in my backyard, twine, and hot glue. The witch’s broom is made from twigs found in my garden and can go back into nature after Halloween,’ Annisa explains. 

May this spooky season be your most Scandinavian and stylish yet.  

Megan Slack

Megan is the Head of Celebrity Style News at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes, before becoming H&G's News Editor in April 2022. She now leads the Celebrity/ News team.

Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US whilst studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site.

Megan currently lives in London, where she relocated from her hometown in Yorkshire. In her home, she experiments with interior design trends and draws inspiration from the home decor ideas she observes in her everyday work life. Her favorite pieces include her antique typewriter and her expansive collection of houseplants. When she isn’t writing, she is browsing London’s coffee shops and bookstores to add to her ever-growing library, taking over the open shelving in her apartment.