Want to get your hands on the coveted title of the neighborhood’s best decorated home? With the year’s spook fest around the corner, it is now time to consider a Halloween home decor inspiration. With kids also popping by for trick or treats, there is a major risk to stick out like a sore thumb if you choose not to decorate your home. Therefore, there is no reason to put the brakes on your creativity. Especially since this is the chance to get one over that egoistic, self-centered, over-competitive neighbor of yours. So check out our Halloween home decor guide and pimp your home!
This is the most important bit of any Halloween home decor. Think of your porch as if it were a postcard for your home. If you fail to impress, don’t even expect anyone to glance towards your home. However, if you nail it, you’d be the talk of the neighborhood. If you’re lost for inspiration on where to begin with decorating the porch, simply look out the window. The season offers a great inspiration. Fall is a beautiful time. More importantly, the colors of the leaves match the shades of a Halloween essential – pumpkins. Use this to your advantage by getting the two elements to pair up, especially if your walls are painted in a neutral hue. The color contrast promises to be a real winner.
The good old pumpkin along the garden walkway does not disappoint. Throw in some garden lights and your backyard transforms into an Instagram hot spot. However, don’t just stop there. Take your Halloween home decor up a notch with cobwebs and spiders hanging from the garden fences and trees. Some chili lights would be great too. For those looking to go the extra mile, consider a portable speaker. Turn on your favorite harrowing tunes as your guests walk through the garden, leaving them both shocked and impressed.
3. Living room
Think of your living room as an exhibition. Here’s where your biggest canvas lies, and it’s completely yours to experiment with. Begin with decorating the furniture. Customized Halloween pillows are always a big hit. For perfectionists, consider wrapping the legs and arm rests of your sofas with some cotton to mirror a spider web.
Next, transform that display vase into a terrifying work of art. Swap out plants for old twigs and hang some cardboard bats from the ends. Also, fill empty corners in the living room with a display of pumpkins, witch hats and bats. Finally, turn the coffee table into a horror exhibition by replacing antiques for carved out oranges with a Joker-like smile.
The kitchen is one of the best places for a Halloween home decor. As it is, the ‘weapons’ make this a spooky prospect. Think of all the knives and forks. The boiling hot water from the dispenser. The flames from the stove. It could be a set for Final Destination. Here, it’s best to begin with the fool-proof decoration- candles. You can never have too many of them during Halloween. Especially if you’re looking to turn off the main lights, the candles ensures your house still has the spooks.
It’s also never a bad idea to decorate the kitchen island with more pumpkins. It’s also a good idea to have some spiders on the cupboards. Additionally, serving cooked dishes from a carved out pumpkin is never a bad choice.
In a bid to leave no stone unturned, the bedroom should not be spared from a Halloween home decor. For the easiest makeover, swap out bright sheets for darker linen. A couple of spider-web like pillow sheets is another quick Halloween cheat sheet. The bedside table is another canvas to take your Halloween home decor game up a notch. Some creepy candles and pumpkin inspired table lamps are surely the way to go.
Follow this Halloween home decor guide and we guarantee, you’d be the star of the neighborhood. For those looking to dive deeper into the spook feast, check out our 70 Halloween design inspirations. Alternatively, catch up on our guide to dark tourism travels around the globe, and indulge in this adventure like never before.