It’s Halloween on Inspired by Charm. Today I’m showing you around my eerie but elegant dining room while also sharing some Haunted Halloween Table Decor Ideas. Let the ghoulishness begin.

It’s a thrill for me to join the other bloggers on The White Buffalo Styling Co.’s Halloween Home Tour. The tour kicked off yesterday. You can click here if you’d like to start at the beginning. If you’re coming over from withHeart, welcome! I’m frightfully excited to have you. Jennifer did such a beautiful job decorating her home for the season. I especially love that mantel garland.

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While I love to decorate my home for autumn (as you’ve seen in my two fall home tours here and here), I don’t usually go all out for Halloween. However, I do think it’s a fun excuse to dabble in the macabre and mysterious side of decorating. So when Lindsay invited me to join this tour, I knew it was a great opportunity to conjure up a few ideas for my dining room.

Haunted Halloween Table Decor Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

As I do when planning most designs, I first thought about color. I decided on black and white with a mix of metallics.

With my color scheme in mind, I searched around my home for things I already had in order to not spend a ton of money to switch up this space. Let’s see if you can spot some familiar accessories.

Haunted Halloween Table Decor Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

Haunted Halloween Table Decor Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

I did buy a few things at Walmart. The table runner is sheer white fabric from the Halloween section. To make the fabric look a bit more creepy, I used scissors to create holes and tears.

Haunted Halloween Table Decor Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

*affliate link

For my plates, I stuck with basic white. With lots of spooky accessories planned, I thought white would be a ghostly neutral background. I had the gray napkins on hand and just topped them with gold flatware*.

Haunted Halloween Table Decor Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

Haunted Halloween Table Decor Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

I finished off each place setting with a metal spider designed to hold a mini pumpkin. (I used to sell the spider holders in my gift shop. I’m glad I hung on to a few.)

Haunted Halloween Table Decor Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

Haunted Halloween Table Decor Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

Haunted Halloween Table Decor Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

I also found these bling bat stickers* that I applied to my wine glasses. For a couple dollars, they were a frightfully good deal. At the end of the evening, they peeled right off.

 

Haunted Halloween Table Decor Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

Haunted Halloween Table Decor Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

Haunted Halloween Table Decor Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

Since every table needs flowers, I ordered this bouquet from The Bouqs. I tried to find something bootiful. These protea and spiky greens were perfect.

Haunted Halloween Table Decor Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

Haunted Halloween Table Decor Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

The glass candlesticks were also left over from my gift shop. Adorned with black tapers, they instantly made my table look spooky. There’s something about tall candlesticks with black candles that screams Halloween.

Haunted Halloween Table Decor Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

Haunted Halloween Table Decor Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

Haunted Halloween Table Decor Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

To finish off my creepy tablescape, I tucked in ceramic and brass pumpkins and scattered around small plastic snakes and spiders. The white ceramic pumpkins are from Grandin Road and the brass pumpkins* are from West Elm.

Haunted Halloween Table Decor Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

Haunted Halloween Table Decor Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

Haunted Halloween Table Decor Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

Haunted Halloween Table Decor Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

Last, but not least, was my oozy chocolate skull cake.

Haunted Halloween Table Decor Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

Haunted Halloween Table Decor Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

Yep, my friends, that skull is a cake. You can learn how I made it here.

Haunted Halloween Table Decor Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

I found a skull cake pan at HomeGoods last week (You can also get one here on Amazon*.) and knew I had to add this cake to my Halloween table.

Haunted Halloween Table Decor Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

Haunted Halloween Table Decor Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

Coated in a white glaze and dripping with chocolate ganache, the skull cake is the perfect centerpiece.

I bet you never thought “dead” could also be delicious. Get the recipe here.

Haunted Halloween Table Decor Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

Haunted Halloween Table Decor Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

To tie the entire space together, I added a few ghoulish touches to the rest of the room.

Haunted Halloween Table Decor Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

I turned my dining room shelves into a mini bar with my DIY “I’m here for the boos” ice bucket as the centerpiece. (You can learn how I made that here.) Those black pumpkins* are from West Elm.

Haunted Halloween Table Decor Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

Haunted Halloween Table Decor Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

I also whipped up gold spider drink stirrers. To create them, I simply painted plastic spiders gold which I then hot glued to plastic stir sticks. It was a super simple project that adds great detail. (Remember when I made similar stirrers for the Kentucky Derby?)

Haunted Halloween Table Decor Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

Haunted Halloween Table Decor Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

To switch up my artwork, I just printed out this dancing skeleton graphic I found after a quick google search.

Haunted Halloween Table Decor Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

Haunted Halloween Table Decor Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

Over on my actual bar cart, I swapped out the booze for candy.

Haunted Halloween Table Decor Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

Haunted Halloween Table Decor Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

I got this beautiful and delicious chocolate from See’s Candies. I’m ready for any trick or treaters who stop by. (I also encouraged my guests to take a handful of chocolates with them to remember the evening.)

Haunted Halloween Table Decor Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

To complete the eerie look of my dining room, I added more tattered fabric to the head chairs at my table and hung a glitter skeleton from the door that leads to my side porch.

Haunted Halloween Table Decor Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

Haunted Halloween Table Decor Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

Haunted Halloween Table Decor Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

Haunted Halloween Table Decor Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

All-in-all, I’d say that my table is welcoming to any ghosts or goblins who might wander this way. What do you think?

Haunted Halloween Table Decor Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

I hope you enjoyed this look at my dining room and picked up a few Haunted Halloween Table Decor Ideas for styling your own space for All Hallows Eve.

Haunted Halloween Table Decor Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

Haunted Halloween Table Decor Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

For even more ideas, be sure to continue on the Halloween Home Tour. The next stop is Cuckoo 4 Design. I wonder what kind of magical decorating spells Julia has conjured up for her home. Click on over to find out.

Haunted Halloween Table Decor Ideas | inspiredbycharm.com

In case you’re looking for more Halloween inspiration Haunted Halloween Table Decor Ideas from IBC, I’ve linked up a few of my favorite posts below:

Halloween Paint Can Decor
Trick or Treat Tag Banner
Succulent Pumpkin Planter
Halloween Cocktails – Two Ways
Ghost Cupcakes
Stylish Halloween Mantel

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Happy Haunting!

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Comments

  • Julia@Cuckoo4Design at

    You just never disappoint! Love it all That chocolate skull cake certainly takes this table scape over the top. I love it so so much

  • Cassie Bustamante at

    HOLY SCHNEIKES that table and cake are AMAZING! i can’t wait to see how to make that cake- my kids would die for that cake! pun intended. 😉 seriously it’s epic. love the spider pumpkin holders, too! i saw some giant yard ones last weekend at an arts festival and was tempted. happy fall and halloween!

  • KC1 at

    Oh my gosh, I LOVE it!!!!! And that Skull Cake…..to DIE for! Ha!! I am in awe!!!

  • Tania at

    OMG… this is so awesome! I love, love, love all the details… just when I thought I had seen it all… scroll down and there’s some other awesome little detail… like the cloth on the chair seats, the bats on the wine glasses, the dancing skelton in the frame!! ♥

    Tania

  • Julie Blanner at

    You killed it! So many well executed creative ideas!

  • Lindsay at

    Love that last picture!

  • Shauna at

    Seriously…the skull cake is TO DIE for (no pun intended…haha!) You are so creative Michael and I’m going to try to make one now. I’m sure mine will be a hot mess and not as perfect as yours. The video with the knife..genius! Always love seeing what you whip up in your home. Happy Halloween!

  • Vikki at

    You “killed” it with the skull cake. Love all your Halloween decor. Lots of super ideas. Wish I lived closer so I could come to the party. Vikki in VA

  • Ardith at

    Ghoulishly fantastic, Michael! Inventive and classy, as always. Cheers, Ardith P.S. Not sure I could indulge in the skull cake…at least not until someone else tried it first.

  • cindy at

    I just love your creativity. It’s simple yet elegant fun and creepy. You are the best!!!

  • Ann Porter at

    I’m so impressed with the cake and table setting. I can’t wait for the next post.

  • Lori at

    I love that skull cake!

    • Lori at

      I went to HomeGoods and got the Skull Cake Pan!!! I’m sooo excited! hahaha

      • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

        Get out!? Yay! So glad you found one!

        xo Michael

  • Karen Simon Peterson at

    A beautiful, spooky table – I love it! And the skull cake is a perfect addition.

  • Summer at

    This is the creepiest table I’ve ever seen and I LOVE it! I mean that cake…

  • lindsay at

    LOVE your table! As always, your seasonal posts are so inspiring! so creative and I love all of the little details. Thank you so much for joining in, Michael!!!

  • Katherine~FurnishMyWay at

    SO AMAZING!!! You did an incredible job. I absolutely LOVE that ice bucket that says “I’m here for the boos” – I need it!

  • Terrell at

    You ALWAYS make decently inexpensive look completely STUNNING!!!! I can’t get enough of it!! I cannot wait to see what you come up with for Christmas!!!
    xoxo!!

  • Kelly at

    Hi Michael: I wish your shop was still open…I want to buy the spider holders that hold the mini pumpkins…I would buy 5 of them from you!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Aww. Try searching online. I’m sure you can pick them up somewhere else. 🙂

      xo Michael

  • Patricia at

    love the protea centerpiece- gives a wicked and sinister feel but the day after will be just as perfect.

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