As Halloween is fast approaching, it’s time to turn your home décor frightful yet chic. You don’t have to go to the extreme, your home can still be stylish, and with the right interiors you’ll never want to take the decorations down.
Whether your party planning or just love to give your home a costume too, we’ve got you covered with some eerie and elegant tips on how to prepare your home for the spookiest night of the year.
Just make sure you don’t forget the sweets for your scary visitors!
Candles are a great way of creating a subtle spooky atmosphere. Dim your main lights and let the burnt amber hues shine in your home - it’s a great way to combine style and elegance this Halloween, without scaring your neighbours.
The rule for candles is that you can never have too many! You can get creative by putting them inside a lantern, cluster black pillar candles of different heights and place them on your mantel or as a table centrepiece for instant spooky vibes!
This may be an obvious one, but let your pumpkin do the talking this Halloween. You can opt for faux pumpkins which make the perfect display for your table and knitting or crocheting your own are massively on trend this year and a great way of getting creative. You can even recycle them for next year!
If you consider yourself a master carver then stay traditional with real pumpkins – make sure you have your carving tools at the ready. Whether you want to create a simple spooky face, puking pumpkin (eurgh!), or even a painted pumpkin, (which is the new big thing), pumpkin carving is always a fun way of bringing the family together around Halloween and put their creativity to the test.
However, if you don’t have time this year then do not fear, you can buy pre-carved pumpkins from most supermarkets, so you don’t miss out on the festive fun!
Beautiful flowers may not come to mind when you think of Halloween, but if you’re the type of person who can’t resist having fresh flowers in the house, then this one is for you. Bring a boo and bloom into your home this Halloween and switch the sunflowers for orange gerbera daisies or deep purple roses. If you can’t cope without your favourite flowers, opt for a skull or pumpkin vase, or a decorative accessory to your arrangement.
Give your neighbours the creeps this Halloween! If you’re wanting to attract the treat or treaters and be the best dressed on the street, then take your home décor outside for an even spookier look. One of the easiest ways to decorate your home is to take full advantage of your windows. Window decals are a quick and simple way of giving your home a Halloween makeover and when the light shines out, it’ll leave a scary glare peering out.
Who said a wreath is just for Christmas? If you’re after a more subtle Halloween décor then a wreath is the perfect stylish touch for your front door.
We hope everyone has a Spooktacular time decorating their home this year and a happy Halloween!