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    13 Minimalist Halloween Decorations That Are Actually Classy

    Haute haunted house.

    Halloween, however wonderful, isn't known as being particularly subtle.

    Here are a few simple decor ideas for anyone who loves Halloween but wants to keep things cute:

    1. Cut bat shapes out of black construction paper for cheap decor that won't make you want to flee the scene.

    2. Light some black candlesticks for both atmosphere and aesthetic.

    3. Cover your furniture in white bedsheets, if you're looking for a simple trick that totally transforms a room.

    4. "Torture" your candles with nails for a look that's just creepy enough that it won't scare anyone away.

    5. Wrap your yard flamingos in ripped up bedsheets for a lawn mummy that'll have your neighbors screaming, "OMG, LOL, DEAD."

    6. Gild your pumpkins if you want your jack-o-lantern to be more glitzy than gory.

    7. Or paint big eyes on them if you still want a little bit of spook.

    8. DIY a Jack Skellington doorknob by cutting out some black washi tape to make eyes, a nose, and a mouth.

    9. Clip up spooky etchings in the foyer to make it...less welcoming.

    10. Nest plastic spiders in fake webbing for a decoration that's both eery and elegant.

    11. Cover styrofoam balls with cheese cloth to make ghosts that aren't hauntingly cheesy.

    12. Spray-paint old animal figurines black for an ornament that won't make your eyes bleed.

    13. And paint wooden letters for a spooky sign that's a bit cuter than vinyl window stickers.