I think I’ve shared with you before that I never really decorated much for Halloween, mostly because I am not generally a fan of orange. But once those adorable little white pumpkins became available a few years ago, and stores started carrying all kinds of Halloween decor in black mixed with silver or white, I definitely got more into it. I love that it makes the holiday so much more elegant and sophisticated. So in honor of the holiday coming up in just a few days, I thought I would bring you some black and white Halloween inspiration…..
Usually I only decorate for Halloween outside. Well, until last year, that is. It all started when I purchased the cutest Halloween plates on sale (yay!) from Williams Sonoma. I fell in love with them, and used them in last year’s tablescape. And because that was so fun, and also because I wanted to use them again, I decided to do another one this year. I did want to mix it up a little though, so even though I used the same plates, I tried to use different items everywhere else. And I didn’t want it to be too scary – we don’t really do scary here. This is what I came up with……
I absolutely adore white pumpkins. I’m sure this comes as no surprise, seeing as how I love white everything! I love that they let you decorate for a holiday/season, and yet do it in a neutral way. The white pumpkins go really well in any house, with any color scheme. They look great with natural elements, but they also work with silvers, or gold, or rusty iron if you want to go that route. I usually start early in September with white pumpkins, and then as we get closer to Halloween I add some black elements, mostly on the porch. Then, as soon as Halloween is over, I go back to the all white, usually incorporating some organic/natural elements like pinecones or greens. I do love the white pumpkins mixed with the newer blue and green pumpkins, too, especially as we get closer to Thanksgiving. This year I started looking earlier this week and didn’t find any at first, but yesterday I scored! Mini white pumpkins! That’s all they had so far, so I will be back next week to get some larger white ones as well.
I don’t know about any of you, but I certainly never saw a white pumpkin when I was growing up. I think one of the reasons I was not big on decorating for Fall and/or Halloween for the longest time was the whole orange pumpkin thing. It just didn’t mesh with my colors or my decor and so, although Fall is my favorite season, I really didn’t put out that much or buy very many pumpkins. The orange was just a disaster with all the blues and greens in my house, and really bad with the reds in my family room. Now it’s a different story. I cannot get enough of white pumpkins! I love that you can decorate for a holiday/season, and yet do it in a neutral way. The white pumpkins go really well in any house, with any color scheme. They look great with natural elements, but they also work with silvers, or gold, or rusty iron if you want to go that route. I usually start early in September with white pumpkins, and then as we get closer to Halloween I add some black elements, especially on the porch. My Halloween decor is all black and white (no orange anymore). Then, as soon as Halloween is over, I go back to the all white, sometimes incorporating some organic/natural elements like pinecones or greens as we get closer to Thanksgiving. The white pumpkins look especially good in a white kitchen, or mixed with the other Fairytale pumpkins that are out now or gourds of different shades.