It’s that freaky time of year where Halloween has finally started to creep up on us, and it’s about time! As one of the most exciting and creative times of the year, Halloween gives us the opportunity to release our creative spirits and have some fun too. Decorating your home for Halloween is perfect for creating a great atmosphere for friends and family, as well as for making it even more exciting for little ones when they come trick or treating to your home. Here are a few ways in which you can create some fun yet spooky Halloween décor for your home.
First things first, pumpkins. Pumpkins are one of the most popular features when it comes to Halloween, and they’re great fun too. By designing your own pumpkins, you can create a fun atmosphere that makes people feel welcome and happy. Whether you decide to paint your pumpkin with some exciting autumnal colours like black, gold, green or white, or you decide to go down the traditional route and carve some funky designs into your pumpkin, you can really emphasise the Halloween look. There’s nothing that says Halloween more than a pumpkin with a spooky face, glowing away in the night with a candle highlighting its spooky parts!
Whilst they may seem more of a Christmas idea, Halloween wreaths are becoming more and more popular. There are so many different styles you can create with a Halloween wreath, from beautiful autumnal styles with browned leaves and golden touches, or you could go down the Halloween route with some white cobwebs wrapped around the wreath with some spiders crawling over the top. The wreath will usually go on someone’s front door, which shows off your creativity to your neighbours as well as welcoming trick or treaters to your home!
There’s nothing spookier than some pretend eyeballs sat in some water in a glass jar, watching you as you walk past. Place some plastic eyeballs, spiders, fingers or even ghosts into some glass jars and position them around your home. This will create a really easy yet spooky Halloween decoration that will add to the atmosphere and emphasise the Halloween feel.
Not all Halloween decorations have got to be dark, autumnal colours. Whilst oranges and browns are really good for some Halloween décor, introducing greens, reds, whites and blacks works really well too. You can create some really fun Halloween bunting with exciting characters such as Frankenstein, Casper the Ghost, Witches and even Bats. Bunting is a really easy yet fun thing to create, as well as a great activity to get the little ones involved in too. You can drape your bunting anywhere in the home, from the front door to across your kitchen cupboard doors! Wherever you choose to hang your bunting, you’ll add some Halloween spirit too!
With the nights getting darker much earlier, scary shadow decorations are a great way to add some character to your home as well as a Halloween touch. Using cardboard cut-outs, create some silhouettes of ghosts, witches, bats or even mummies and stick them in your windows. When your home is lit and it’s dark outside, people will see the silhouettes and it will create the impression that something is lurking in your windows! A great Halloween touch and really simple to make, too!