Thursday, October 26, 2017

What's On My Coffee Table - Gothic Style Halloween Centerpiece

Less than a week before Halloween and I'm barely starting to put up some spooky decor. In the land of bloggers, I'm SUPER late to the game. Usually we are about a season ahead so that when the season already hits, our ideas will already be floating around in the worldwide web, LOL.

I LOVE Halloween SO MUCH, but I can only live with the spooky decor for a few days before I get really sick of it so I usually put it up just a few days before October 31st. Even my outdoor Halloween decor goes up the day before Halloween and comes down the day after to make room for Thanksgiving and "gasp" Christmas 😧

I like my Halloween decor to have a romantic, spooky and stylish vibe to it using creepy colors as my guide. I wrote a post last year sharing stylish Halloween decor ideas so if you need some last minute Halloween decor ideas but want it to look elegant, then check out the blog post here:


“What’s On My Coffee Table” is a monthly series where I share how I currently have my coffee table styled. Through this series, I hope you can pick up tips, tricks and be inspired to style your own coffee table at home. Share your styled coffee table on Instagram and use the hashtag #WhatsOnMyCoffeeTable and I’ll share a few favorites on the blog.

Here are a few of my favorite picks this month shared with #whatsonmycoffeetable on Instagram. 

Check out how festive yet simple this Halloween arrangement looks on my friend Sharon's coffee table. All it takes to make a nice arrangement like this are a few pumpkins, a nice branch and a crow corralled in a tray. Thanks for sharing, Sharon! You can see more of Sharon's spooky Halloween decor by visiting her @AlexSharon2000 on Instagram.

via @AlexSharon2000 on Instagram

I love how Vilma Iris used darker hues and black books on her coffee table bringing a warm and cozy fall vibe to her home. Thanks for sharing Vilma! Vilma is a lifestyle blogger with great taste and you can visit her @VilmaIrisBlog on Instagram.

via Vilma Iris Blog on Instagram

So what did I do on my coffee table this month? I created a simple centerpiece of flowers and butterflies with a creepy skull in the middle. My centerpiece has a Dia De Los Muertos - Gothic - Steampunk vibe to it and to me it even looks a bit romantic... I mean as romantic as halloween decor can get, LOL. I think it's the colors...

I used items I already had around the house or stored in the garage. I grabbed a tray that I had on my dining table, and filled it with faux flowers and a skull from last year's Halloween decor. The flowers were also from last year when I used them on my Christmas Tree. Here's a picture of the flowers being used on my tree to refresh your memory.

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I had a few butterflies that I bought at the Dollar Store for a project that never got done. I'm happy that I'm finally putting them to use. I thought they would add some interest to my centerpiece. I was right. 🦋,

I've been so into butterflies lately. I even recently purchased a button up shirt with a butterfly pattern on it. Just watch... butterflies are totally gonna be a hot trend next year, HAHA!

I finished styling my coffee table vignette with a black box and a pair of vintage candlestick holders.


Recreating this last-minute Halloween centerpiece in your home would be a cinch! This creepy Halloween arrangement would also work on a dining room table or even on an entryway table to greet your trick-or treaters. 

Don't forget to share YOUR coffee table on Instagram using the hashtag #whatsonmycoffeetable. 

Want to see more ideas on styling a coffee table? I have a whole section on the blog just for that! Check it out by clicking here:

'Till next time!


  1. you, my friend, are very talented! have a great weekend.