It may seem odd to begin planning your Halloween decor before summer has even started, but for many, it’s their favorite holiday, and you can never start the prep too early.
Halloween is a fun holiday that many people look forward to each year, especially kids. The psychology behind this is interesting, as it seems that people love a bit of what is known as ‘fake scary’, where you get a bit of fright without being in any real danger.
So, whether you are planning to host a Halloween party or simply want to decorate your home for the holiday, there are several ways to prepare your home decor for Halloween.
Here are five ideas to help get the creative juices flowing without being too gory or gross. Enjoy!
Create a Spooky Entrance
The entrance of your home is the first thing your trick-or-treaters or party guests will see when they arrive, so it’s important to make it as spooky as possible. One way to do this is by adding a wreath made of black twigs or branches, which can be adorned with faux cobwebs, spiders, or other creepy crawlies. You can also add a doormat with a Halloween-themed design, such as a pumpkin or ghost. Of course, where would any Halloween decor be without skulls? If you are looking for some nifty skull-based decor for the front of your home, then head to maple gifts to peruse their skull candles, skull doorbells, and even their skull sweet bowls!
Add Seasonal Accents
To give your home a festive touch for Halloween, consider adding seasonal accents throughout your decor. For example, you could swap out your everyday throw pillows for ones with Halloween-inspired designs or add Halloween-themed candles, such as those with scents of pumpkin spice or caramel apple. You could also incorporate seasonal fruits and vegetables, such as pumpkins, gourds, and apples, into your decor. Also, don’t forget to throw in some orange and red leaves!
Use Lighting to Set the Mood
Lighting is a key element in creating a spooky atmosphere for Halloween. Consider using candles, string lights, or colored light bulbs to add a creepy glow to your home. You could also place LED candles inside jack-o-lanterns to create a fun and safe alternative to traditional candle-lit pumpkins. If you are really going big, why not invest in some outdoor lights to showcase any props you have? Green lighting is a spooky alternative to bright white and can really add to the Halloween vibe!
Create a Haunted Mantel
The mantel is a great place to showcase your Halloween decor. Create a haunted mantel by arranging seasonal items such as black crows, skulls, rats, skeleton bones, or witch hats. You could also create a themed banner with spooky phrases or use framed Halloween prints or photos.
Decorate Your Table
Halloween is a great excuse to have a festive meal with friends and family. To decorate your table, consider using Halloween-themed tablecloths, napkins, or placemats. You could also create a centerpiece using a carved pumpkin, a plastic skull, seasonal flowers, or Halloween-themed figurines.