I love Martha’s Halloween ideas because they are so out of the ordinary. She has some incredibly elegant, beautifully creepy Halloween decoration ideas. A lot of the items I inherited from my parents’ cache of Halloween decorations are more cutesy-creepy than elegant creepy, but each Halloween I try to add a few more elegant-creepy elements to my Halloween decoration. Here are some macabre decorating ideas I pulled from her site, many of which you can do with ordinary items in your house:
Moth-eaten curtains provide an excellent and creepy Grey Gardens feel to your Halloween! I don’t have these but if you had a lot of space and places to hang items then this could be a great and subtle touch to your haunted house.
Martha also does a lot of gorgeous candle displays, which are an easy and classy way to set the mood. Very Miss Havisham‘s house.