Halloween is coming again. Would you like to decorate your house for the occasion? Pumpkins, dark lighting, and lots of black crows. Here are some great ideas to inspire you. It is never too early to prepare your home for Halloween. After all, it takes a lot of work to strike the perfect balance between fear and style. Whether you’re keeping spooky décor to a minimum or giving your home a complete makeover, these easy décor ideas will give you plenty of options to suit all your needs. Ideas to give the house that fun and spooky touch that Halloween deserves.
If you are thinking of giving a party on the night of terror, surely you are going to cook some of the richest and most dark recipes that you can think of. Well, here are some great suggestions for decorating the Halloween table.
Let’s start with the tablecloth. To achieve a terrifying effect you have to take care of all the details. Here’s a special way to get a spider web patterned black tablecloth.
To do this you just have to buy a black cloth and draw the cobwebs on it with chalk. Then you have to spread the fabric on a surface protected with plastic. Soak a cotton swab in bleach and follow the chalk lines in the drawings. The bleach will leave those streaks colorless. It is best to start in the center of the tablecloth and work your way to the ends. Do this carefully so that the bleach doesn’t spread too much. Wait a few minutes and then rinse the fabric well with water and wash it afterward. You have your Halloween tablecloth ready!
Light up the table with a witch’s broom
I found this DIY idea to be the most decorative. And, in addition, it is very simple to put into practice. In fact, the biggest complication is finding a nice witch’s broom made of briar or raffia and with a stick.
If you already have it, the rest is simple. Find some small candle holders or glass jars and tie them to the broom with black string. Then put a black candle inside each jar. I would look for small led lamps that work with batteries. In general, they offer much more safety than candles.
Finally hang the broom on the table, suspending it from the ceiling with invisible nylon threads. Cool!
A spooky welcome
Decorating the front door with a special wreath is an imported custom, but a very special one. I love to use those crowns to decorate the house on Halloween and give a special welcome to the guests if you expect visitors.
And if at Christmas they dress in tinsel, mistletoe, and holly, Halloween wreaths also have their special motifs. Like this crown decorated with haunting crows …
If you decide to do it yourself, you will quickly realize how easy it is. Look for a wreath of vine or other branches, as long as they are dry branches, without leaves. Paint it black with spray paint. Then glue a few crows cut out of black cardboard and attach a ribbon to hang it on the door. In this case, one of the black and white squares has been chosen.
Decorative center with bats
Halloween brings us a few special motifs and designs with which we can decorate our spaces, the living room as well as the entrance or the garden. These are skulls, spiders, crows, witches, black cats, bats … Precisely bats are chosen to create this decorative center that couldn’t be easier to do. Find a few dry branches on one of your walks in the park and place them in a glass vase.
Halloween brings us a few special motifs and designs with which we can decorate our spaces, the living room as well as the entrance or the garden. These are skulls, spiders, crows, witches, black cats, bats …
Precisely bats are chosen to create this decorative center that couldn’t be easier to do. Find a few dry branches on one of your walks in the park and place them in a glass vase.
Then cut out the silhouette of the bats on black foam rubber. Choose a glossy finish to add a special touch to the outfit. Glue the bats with a glue gun and… you have it!
The last idea that I bring you today is really original. It involves making a skull-patterned painting using nails and string on a large wooden board. Start by painting the board, applying two coats of black paint if necessary.
Once the paint is dry, place a paper template with the skull drawing on the board. Drill small nails with heads around the entire contour of the skull. Remove the template and tie the white string on one of the nails. Create the drawing with the string, making sure that it is well taut.
Any of these ideas will help you decorate the house on Halloween. They will not take up much time, you will have them ready in a moment and they will put that festive and terrifying note that you are looking for. Booooooo!
Decoration for original Halloween
And part of the fun begins a few days before when we start to make the decorations for Halloween ourselves and if it is with the help of the children, better. Pumpkins are the most typical, instead of piercing them, you can take the smallest ones and hang them from a garland, combine them with pineapples, flowers, or whatever comes to mind.
You can illuminate the entrance of your house with lanterns made with simple paper bags to welcome terrifying messages to those who dare to arrive for treats.
Another simple way to decorate with lights and shadows with amazing results, just by placing silhouettes cut out of black cardboard between the candle and the wall.
The typical pumpkins carved for Halloween can take on amazing effects.
Are you ready to decorate your house for Halloween? You may need some last-minute tips to give your home a spooky look.
First, pay close attention to lighting, which should be minimal. Turn on very dim lights or better yet use only candles to create a spooky Halloween glow. Of course, be careful where the candles are placed for the sake of safety. You can also replace regular light bulbs with dark-colored bulbs.
Welcome your guests with carved pumpkin lanterns. Here is a good selection to inspire you.
Scatter creepy spiders everywhere, including the buffet table, chairs, ceilings, and anywhere else you can surprise your guests.
Cover your furniture with white sheets to simulate a deserted haunted house. You can even sprinkle some talcum powder on the sheets to create a cloud of dust when your guests sit down.
You can make a bat, witch, or black cat silhouette out of cardboard to hide in the corners or in your windows. And enjoy a terrifying party!
If you want to decorate your house for Halloween but you have little time and little money, you can be inspired by these simple ideas.
This sparkly spider web looks fantastic and is super easy to make! You will need to glue 2 sheets of wax paper together and lay them on a flat surface to start drawing your spider web with glue or vinyl glue (refrigerate it for a few hours so that it is less liquid), making an asterisk with 4 lines.
Starting in the center, draw with a single line the fabric that connects each asterisk, continue it until it is the desired size. Spread glitter glue over the fabric and let it sit overnight. The next day you shake off the excess shine and let it dry for one more day so that it hardens completely. Using a putty knife, gently peel it off the wax paper.
Even a beautiful flower arrangement can get spooky when covered in cobwebs. To do this you will need torn white pantyhose, which when stretched will tear them and give that scary look. The flowers should be dark, in this case, red roses and dahlias were used.
Decorate ordinary glass tumblers with spooky pictures for the table or as front door lanterns.
Decoration for a table
If you are planning to celebrate Halloween with a party, receiving friends, or simply with the family, in addition to decorating the house, you should think about how to decorate the table, adding some macabre touch like this dark centerpiece with plastic cockroaches.
Halloween party decoration
If you are an expert pastry chef, and your thing is to decorate cupcakes and cakes, these images can help you. Now if your thing is not the kitchen and you lean more towards crafts, you can try to create paper decorations like the ones you can see in the last photos, they seem simple, right?
And if you don’t want to even try you can buy it all made at FrogPrince Paperie.