A few days left until the ghosts, skeletons, witches and hostile looking pumpkins of Halloween creep into our homes to give that haunted, scary look. As much as we like Halloween, it is a fine line between giving your décor a little spookalicious makeover and being distasteful. Here are our top 5 tips to help you decorate your home with the creepy and creative nuance of Halloween and still keep it stylish.
Daunting Dinning Table
Choose the symbolic elements for Halloween such as skeletons, ravens, and pumpkins to use for the decoration of a creepy dinning table set up. Orange black, gold and red are the colours of this celebration so make sure to coordinate matching cutlery, napkins and accessories so your table gets the scary, yet stylish look. Black candle-holders is a must in order to add a mysterious ambiance around the dinner table. Details like birds’ feathers, spiders, even bats are all welcome to join your decoration ensemble to unnerve your guest in tune with Halloween. Keep it dark and daunting.
Being the centre of the living room, the fireplace deserves a special treat for Halloween. It is the perfect spot to showcase your carved, scary pumpkins as well as create a focal point with this holiday’s symbols. Keep the colour scheme grey, orange and black to give your fireplace a spooky look. Hanging Spider webs, skeletons, bats and ghosts will make your fireplace the focal point of the room. Add a few empty picture frames to create that haunted, abandoned look, borrowed from the ghostly house inherent to the Halloween cult.
Your outdoor space also plays an important role in making yours the most haunted house on the street. The entrance of your home can adopt all kind of scary motifs such as chained skeletons, witches, flying bats, long spider nets and ghosts guarding the door. Get creative and turn the flower pots into tubs for witchcraft spells. As the most emblematic symbol of Halloween, pumpkins in all shapes and colours have an important role in decorating the entrance of your home, also adding that natural nuance of autumn.
Unleash your imagination and give your walls a scary transformation. An easy and effective way is to cut flying bats out of black paper and stick them on the wall, instantly creating a dramatic effect. You can be creative and dress round light bulbs with cloth to make a ghost-like figures, which will spookily illuminate your room with dim, mysterious light. Spider webs can sporadically hang from every shelf making reinstating the Halloween haunted look
Pay attention to the small details, as they will wrap-up the full creepy look of your home. Skulls are one of the most effective elements that infuse a scary tone in every house. Lots of candles, pumpkins and dusty looking objects like old books and pictures will make your home stylishly spooky to trick the senses and treat your guests with the iconic festivity of Halloween. Boo!