Halloween – getting creative in the kitchen
Posted on: Oct 8, 2021
How to create a stylish seasonal display Loathe it or love it, Halloween comes around every year and seems to have cemented itself into the UK holiday calendar. Whether there are children at home or not, Halloween is a chance to have some flamboyant fun in the kitchen with Jack O lantern’s, sweet treats and ghoulish goodies. But it doesn’t all have to be brash orange, skeletons and spiders… In this article, we’re sharing some ideas to get creative to develop the most stylish of seasonal displays.
Let’s start with table centrepieces. No longer just for grand dinner parties, the table centrepiece is here to stay! It can sit on the kitchen island or dining table and mark the change of season by being updated to reflect the mood.
This year, given that many of us got our creative hats on during Covid19, why not banish the usual orange pumpkins and cobwebs and create a sophisticated, elegant and calm display instead? Using a mixture of greenery from the garden and faux foliage, adding some neutral pumpkins and even painting some of those bright orange ones, a soft cream, soothing grey or deep taupe – it’s amazing how you can transform those fabulous pumpkin shapes, twigs and foliage to create a wonderfully chic kitchen centrepiece.
To give you some creative ideas…
To start with we chose a muted tonal look, using a mixture of fresh and faux foliage on a simple neutral runner. Keeping the colours to a minimum leads to maximum impact, so pick just one or two that work tonally with your walls. In this instance, we have shades of white and grey with blue hues.
Building on this idea you can find a tray or bowl or even a simple wooden cutting or serving board to layer foliage and small decorative pumpkins amidst any seasonal items you can forage – such as acorns, chestnuts, pine cones etc.
The colour scheme here has moved more into the subtle green shades, think eucalyptus and olive branch for foliage. (Of course, add some Rosemary from the garden for that additional autumnal fragrance too). You can find faux foliage and decorative pumpkins in most supermarkets. Experiment with paint tester posts for subtle colour changes.
Next on the list is a Halloween wreath – either for the front door or an interior door. Not only is it fun to make, it also adds a dash of colour as the nights draw in and the skies turn grey. And again, it doesn’t have to be a garish orange. To showcase what’s possible, we’ve highlighted a pink wreath here, but you can go as colourful, traditional and autumnal or subtle as you like.
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For Halloween food ideas, see our social media for recipe inspiration.
Our Halloween Home board on Pinterest will give you plenty of seasonal kitchen/home decoration and recipe inspiration https://www.pinterest.co.uk/graniteTRENDUK/halloween-home/
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