Frighteningly Fabulous and Fun: A Modern Halloween Tablescape

Halloween is a holiday of spooky fun and tasty treats. Celebrated on October 31st, this occasion is loved by children and adults alike. While the kids are out trick-or-treating, adults gather for evening soirees that can include inventive cocktails and a themed dinner. Halloween decor often involves creepy skeletons, wacky witches, and goofy ghosts, just to name a few of the typical characters. This year, Von Gern Home is doing something a little different by putting a modern twist on the usual spooky fun that Halloween is known for.

With the right table accessories and some imagination, you can get creative with your Halloween tablescape in a way that remains true to the spirit of the holiday without sacrificing luxurious style. Here are three fabulous ways to dress up your table for Halloween this year that will delight your guests of any age.

Stripes and solids lacquer placemat white turquoise
Navy and white lacquer stripe placemat


Halloween table decor does not have to be all about ghosts, ghouls and goblins. You can create a gorgeous Halloween-inspired motif without having to add any frivolous scary characters to your decorations. You don’t even have to use the traditional bright orange! Simply adopt a neutral black, white, and gray color palette to get that Halloween look while still maintaining a chic elegance to your tablescape. The Zen Placemats and coordinating Zen Coasters paired with the Beaded Napkin Rings in black & white create the ideal look without the risk of being too campy. Scatter some neutral taupe pumpkins and gourds as a finishing touch to really emphasize the holiday theme in a classy and delicate way.

Navy rope napkin ring


While some prefer to have a completely neutral Halloween table, others strive to maintain a balance between whimsical and graceful by sprinkling a bit of traditional Halloween decorations amongst a refined table setting. With a little bit of creativity and the right versatile table accessories, you can design a tablescape that is both playfully spooky and fashionably sophisticated. Mix and match the Woven Fringe Placemats in black & white and white & black, along with the coordinating Woven Fringe Coasters, to set the perfect tablescape that is simultaneously modern and casual. Then, have fun adding black and white Halloween decorations, such as eerie spider webs and ghostly creatures. Don’t forget the quintessential pumpkins, although keep in mind that a taupe pumpkin will complement this tablescape much nicer than a jarring orange pumpkin.

Red ombre round placemat


For those who just want to have a vivid and lively table setting for a festive Halloween celebration, there is no better color for a central theme than the classic bright pumpkin orange. This striking color allows for some extra flexibility in adding amusing Halloween decorations such as traditional orange pumpkins, prismatic flowers, and – of course – piles of colorful Halloween candy! The Woven Fringe Placemats in orange & white paired with the coordinating Woven Fringe Coasters effortlessly create this classic Halloween look. The eclectic fringe and frills of these cheerful placemats is great for a casual Halloween buffet, while the simple design allows for ultimate creativity in adding embellishments to get the right look.

Maasai multi beaded placemat