Halloween Decor: Framed Black and White Photos and Art
I adore classic, vintage, and goth styles of Halloween decor and am a great admirer of black and white photography. Put these loves together and you have concocted a style that offers up the perfect ambiance to a favorite fall holiday. Some words of advice: Never never forget about your walls.
On the decorative side, the idea of adding black and white vintage Halloween photos to your decor, offers a wonderful dimension to festivities. Let's look at color pallet. The six main colors of Halloween are •black •white •grey •orange •green •and purple. So you really can't go wrong with black and white photos.
They can replace photos and paintings you may already have on your walls, mantels, stairwells, hallways. Very large or poster sized ones can even be leaned against open wall spaces. You can display many or just a few. They can be a main part of your Halloween decor, or serve as a backdrop. They can be draped in cobwebs and spiders or banners and streamers. Smaller, framed, black and white Halloween photos can even be set up strategically on your buffet amongst spooky punch bowls, ewy-gooey cupcakes, and wormy sugary treats. The choice is yours.
What photos work best?
Well, that's up to you. There are so many choices, from photos you have taken, to black and white vintage-style Halloween posters you may find. It could be especially fun to use personal photos of you, family or friends, "passed" or present dressed in Halloween costumes, or not (as some really do look spooky just as they are).
With digital photography the way it is now, and with all the software available to transform the look of a photo, you can even turn a pleasant colorful pumpkin-picking-in-the-sunshine photo into a black, white, and grey, spooky and ominous delight. You can even request that your color photos be printed up in black and white from just about any photo print shop. Take photos of:
• pumpkins • Halloween decor pieces - individual or together • an off angle close up of wooden porch steps (preferably peeling) • a run down house • the moon through the trees.
Whatever your choice, be creative, take loads of photos, crop away, use what works.
Of course your photos don't have to be vintage, or even have a vintage feel to them. But I have to say vintage spookiness can be quite fun to decorate with.