If you’re not one for dressing up this coming Halloween, you can still join in the fun by transforming your home with these Halloween décor tips. Whether you’re a Halloween enthusiast or just want to give a subtle nod to the autumnal festivities there’s inspiration for all homes!
Creep it Real
For the spookily inclined, Halloween isn’t complete without creepy decor. Cast a spell on your home with the addition of cobwebs, cheesecloth spirits and tombstones on the lawn. This theme is achievable on any budget, whether you wish to create your own decorations or invest in store bought pieces. For the hard-core among you the addition of shrunken head jars and ominous figurines are a must to give your guests a fright!
Tip to remember: when it comes to creating a creepy environment, more is more!
Not a fan of sharing your home with ghastly ghouls and cobwebs? Maybe consider embracing the cosier side to the festivities with a hygge Halloween theme. Fill your home with handmade Halloween bunting, knitted pumpkin decorations and displays of fresh pumpkins sat alongside your favourite candles. Put a wreath on the door, pull over a cosy blanket and snuggle up for a night of horror films- we’ll leave the film choice up to you!
Decorating for Halloween doesn’t mean you have to neglect luxury. Bring sophistication to your home this Halloween by sticking to a monochromatic colour scheme. Create a display inside an open fireplace with spray painted pumpkins or add a little glamour with glittery mini pumpkins and skull replicas. If you’re feeling particularly creative, cover a pumpkin in fabric and add embellishments for a stand-out focal piece.
To ensure for an eerily elegant affair, experiment with lighting by using candles in ornamental holders for a spookier atmosphere. Antique objects such as old clocks and masks add both texture and chilling elements to decorative displays, try situating these alongside flower arrangements to create a stunning table centrepiece.
Make it a family affair and get everyone involved creating handmade decorations. Carve traditional Jack-O-Lanterns to display in your windows, craft black paper bats to display inflight up your walls and multicolour wool spider’s webs to tangle up your stairs. The simplest of touches can make the biggest of difference, create a fun environment by adding a tablecloth and themed crockery to your kitchen table. Halloween is also the perfect opportunity to indulge your sweet tooth, make mini marshmallow ghosts and decorative biscuits to display in a pumpkin or cauldron at your doorway- perfect for Trick-O-Treaters!
True Crime Theme
True Crime dramas provide the perfect inspiration for Halloween décor. Get inventive and turn your home into a crime scene! Set the scene by using filled blood-splattered plastic coverings on all surfaces and walls, caution tape, fake blood and magnifying glasses.
This theme is perfect if you are looking for party inspiration. Organise a murder mystery that your guests can fully immerse themselves in. You’ll be in for a chilling night of fun!
How will you be celebrating Halloween this year?