Tis the season for ghosts and ghouls! Halloween decorations aren’t meant for fools! Decorating your home for Halloween is a great way to celebrate, especially if you have children! But with or without goblins running around, you can still get festive without going overboard or looking underwhelmed!
It doesn’t have to be expensive, and you also don’t have to spend weeks on end crafting up your own creations. Pumpkins on the front porch or around the house, plus a wreath on the door with a few special effects can add visual interest, personal appeal and even a little humor to your home! Check out our Halloween Decor 101 suggestions to get inspired for the upcoming haunted holiday!
Pumpkins are a fantastic find and add the traditional elements of Halloween to any scene. Whether they are carved as jack-o-lanterns, painted black, or made to look like candy-corns, the use of pumpkins during this time of year are endless! Some people buy various sizes ranging from miniature to massive and place them throughout the house. The mid-size pumpkins (also called baking pumpkins) can be painted as well, and then saved until November to make into a pie. The same goes for larger pumpkins, too! As long as they are stored in cool, dry temps, they can last for weeks, or even months!
Plants, shrubs, and outdoor gardens are great places to create spooky spaces! By just adding several tombstones or a skeleton and bones sticking out the ground to a small flower bed will give you a creepy graveyard garden scene that’s also pretty clever. You can also use the fake cobwebs to lace through shrubs, put strobe lights at the front door, or use magical mood lighting for illuminating the walkways.
Another simple Halloween hack is to invest in cheap candles and candlesticks! Place these around your home and set on a mantle or hearth. Black, white, purple, and orange candles are the most popular colors at this time of year and they look spooky when lit! Just be sure to monitor your candles when lit to avoid unwanted fires and accidents!
Shapes that are synonymous with Halloween include witches hats, ghosts, and bats. It’s easy to incorporate these into your decor by simply finding stencils and cutting shapes out of construction paper. These can be used to put in windows, taped on walls & cabinets, or hung from lampshades, ceiling fans, or added anywhere around your home!
There are many other Halloween Decor 101 options from wreaths to lights and monster sights; creativity is key! It doesn’t have to be expensive, just spooky! So don’t feel like a dummy, just summon your inner mummy and enjoy your all Hallow’s Eve!