Halloween is a fun time of the year, and it's also a great excuse to decorate your home, throw a party, get dressed up and watch scary movies.
You can decorate the house for Halloween in a variety of ways. The best way to start is by deciding what you want to do. Are you going to have a party or just have decorations out for kids? Will it be an indoor or outdoor decoration?
Here are some great ideas for how to make your home look ghoulishly cool when October 31 rolls around!
Make it scary with cobwebs! If you're having a hard time getting those spiders to cooperate with your decorating plans, no worries - you can always buy some fake cobwebs at your local home store or online retailer. Spread them around like crazy in every corner of your home; they'll go perfect with any halloween accessory. You could even opt for a more sustainable spiderweb made from ethically sourced cotton.
You could keep it traditional and use bats, spiders and skeletons. These three things will make any room look haunted and spooky! You could hang the fake spiders from the ceiling.
If you're looking for a sustainable, thrifty and fun way to decorate your home for Halloween, look no further than your local charity shop. There are plenty of used decorations out there! And why not give to a good cause at the same time. Charity shops are often affordable - and if you're lucky you could get something classic or nostalgic in style (like a vintage haunted house).
Think about using some creative props that could also serve another purpose (like a ghostly candle holder). For example, if you're a big horror film fan, consider having a themed display based around your favourite film - whether thats The Addams Family, Scream or Chucky.
You can use pumpkins to create a full-on display or just incorporate them into other decorations.
- They can be used to create a focal point, whether it's where you're placing them or how you display them.
- Use a variety of colours, they're not all plain orange! Ghost pumpkins are especially spooky
- Use a range of sizes and shapes. The more variety you have, the better!
You don't have to use plastic pumpkins or other single use items for your Halloween bash. There are many eco-friendly options out there. Plus you could always reuse your pumpkins later to make some tasty pumpkin pie or pumpkin pasta. There are also some more great ideas on how to make the most out of your left over pumpkins here.
There are many ways to decorate your Halloween window. They're also a great way to get your neighbours into the spooky spirit of Halloween. By setting up some eerie decorations in your windows and doorways, you can catch the attention of everyone in your neighbourhood.
Classic Halloween decorations include: pumpkins, skeletons, bats, spider webs, ghosts, skulls and other scary stuff!
If you're feeling ambitious, consider creating some kind of scene or story with your props.
Window displays can be made to look terrifying, thanks to use of props, lighting and colour. The most popular choice is to use seasonal colours, like orange, black and white. These colours create a spooky effect when used in a display together.
Our Venus Orange Star Lantern is a firm halloween favourite as a window decoration. Giving out an eerie orange glow. We have customers who have had their lanterns in daily use for years. They may get a bit dusty over time, but can be cleaned using a dry cloth.
Alternatively opt for slime green as your main colour instead. This is an easy way to give your display a creepy look without going overboard on the colour scheme. Add some slime-green coloured lights for extra effect.
Use a variety of lights. For example, you could have some lights hanging from the ceiling and others on your window sill. Make sure they're different sizes, styles, and heights to add interest to your display.
LED fairy lights could be used creatively in a Halloween display, you probably already have a few sets already lying around the house. Place them in different areas of the window. You might want to spread out all the lights so they cover most or all of the window, or you can place some over certain areas of glass like a spiders web for example.
Halloween is a great time of year to get creative, and you don't have to rely on purchasing expensive decorations or supplies. Just think of all the ways you can max out and reuse things you already have around your house. Plus, it will help save money while still looking spookily good.
Think about how you can use earth kind decorations and ones that you can reuse again and again. Treat your Halloween decorations well and they'll last for years to come.
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