With Halloween fast approaching, many people will have already prepared their costume for the big night (or dug one out from the back of the wardrobe). But have you considered dressing up your home for Halloween, too?
If you’re thinking of decorating your home for the spooky season, there’s plenty of options available to help you design a suitably eerie abode for the night! We’ve collected some of our favourites, with ideas to suit all budgets.
Make your Own
If you’re looking for more of a low-key DIY approach, there are lots of cheap but chilling ideas to check out on Pinterest. Some easy and inexpensive favourites include cutting out black card into creepy monster figures for windows, bat shapes to stick onto the ceiling, and also threading spooky shapes onto string to hang along the wall. The possibilities with black card seem endless! The string can be used to make great spider webs for walls too.
Have any old medicine bottles at home? A lick of green and brown paint can transform these into interesting artifacts to place around the house. Small votive candles can be found in most standard supermarkets, and can enhance the dark and creepy atmosphere.
Some more complex ideas on Pinterest include using wooden pallets to create your own life-sized coffin, shaping chicken wire into ghostly figures and even creating your own haunted fortune teller machine using cardboard.
Look online as well as the High Street
While the supermarkets have plenty to offer at very low prices, if you’re looking for something with a bit more “wow factor”, or you’re not a big fan of DIY – there’s a range of specialist shops that offer unusual Halloween decorations to spook up your home. A quick browse online can conjure up some great finds for a spectacular Halloween party setting.
HorrorShop offer a fantastic array of unique and lavish decorations for Halloween such as an inflatable “Pumpkin Portal” that certainly makes a statement, or an enchanted tree (as above) that stands at almost 2m tall. There’s also a terrifying talking pumpkin scarecrow figure to hang onto the wall. These do come with a hefty price tag, however, with some decorations coming in at over £200!
Halloween is just for one night, so unless you need our help for a truly fantastic evening, we’ll leave Halloween to the High Street – have fun and use your imagination!
If you’re looking for a long-term, less spooky home-lift, you’re at the right place! We have a huge selection of on-trend home accessories that you’ll love, chosen by our interior design team. No matter how small your budget, there’s something for everyone – give us a call or use our contact form to learn more.