The Halloween party of 2018 is approaching and, along with it, the most terrible and mysterious night of the year on October 31, when witches, werewolves, goblins, vampires, demons, corpses, and other evil spirits return to earth. What people are doing tonight is dressing up in scary outfits and putting on makeup accordingly. However, in today’s article, we will not talk about clothing and makeup, but we will focus on another topic that is the Halloween decoration of the house, both indoors and outdoors.
Decoration for Halloween and pumpkin symbol
Like many modern American and European holidays, Halloween has its roots in the pre-Christian era and originates from the time of the Celts. For them, October 31 was the end of the year, when it was necessary to harvest, complete fieldwork for the winter, and honor the dead. The Celts believed that on the last day of this year, the boundaries of the worlds melted and any evil spirit could step on the earth.
In order not to become a victim of these spirits returning to earth, the Celts dressed in animal skins, left their homes, leaving all kinds of delicacies to the spirits, and gathered in entire tribes near the huge fires that they lit. His custom consisted of passing through the bonfires, holding the children in his arms, and leaping to purify their souls and, in this way, start the New Year purified.
Interestingly, some of the dead animals were thrown into the fire and predicted the future by the lines that appeared. At the same time, there was a tradition for Halloween that consisted of carving scary faces out of vegetables, at that time the turnip was used. Upon returning home from the feast, each guest had to bring with them a pumpkin “head”, within which burned embers of the Sacred Fire. These embers, according to the beliefs of the Celts, chased away evil spirits from the home.
Decoration for Halloween in the interior and traditions
The candy and costume traditions have survived to this day. Only now there is no need to jump over the fire to predict the future. However, there was no tradition of creating terrible Halloween decorations in homes and as time passed the turnip was replaced by the pumpkin.
To make the decoration of their Halloween party they must remember what attributes correspond to it. Pumpkins, cobwebs, ghosts, broomsticks, witch hats, bats, black cats, kettles for cooking potions, mice, monsters, corpses, skeletons, vampires, zombies, candles, scary treats, crows, snakes, worms, blood, vampires, spells, nasty insects, etc.
Also, in most cases, everything you need can be bought in stores that sell funny, horror, or online stores like Aliexpress. In this way, they can choose something that is not handmade, in order to save their money and time. The concept is the more unpleasant and strange the details, the better.
Indoor and outdoor Halloween decorating ideas
Below you can get acquainted with our ideas to decorate the house for this party. To do this, they can create different corners and one of them can be that of the witch. They can buy a pointy hat from a store, you can make a broom yourself, build a kettle from a camp kettle, and use a tourist torch to light a fire or make colored cardboard for added safety.
Next to the cauldron, place jars of colored magic potions. This step can be done manually from home, preparing and mixing stains or paints with water. They can also make up some funny names for the jars and print them in gothic type. Do not forget the black boots or shoes and decorating them with black satin ribbons, dry twigs, and grass.
To make your Halloween decorations more vivid, buy or purchase ready-made images online that you can cut out of paper creatures. On the wall, they can hang black cardboard bats or crows. In the closet, on the tables, and on the windows, they can paste their silhouettes. However, if you decide to use these Halloween crafts to decorate, you should ensure that there is a clear contrast between the pasted figure and the color of the wall.
More ideas about decorating your interior for Halloween
On the other hand, another type of interesting decoration would be that of eyes glued or placed somewhere inside. To do this, they can cut or cut out some eyes and glue them on the vases or other containers or objects, creating the impression that someone is looking at them. Don’t forget that putting the paper skeleton figure is also very appropriate for this party.
At the same time, if you want to combine the interior decoration with the exterior you can place strange branches, driftwood and autumn leave around the house, creating your own secret forest. Also, the vases and jars need to be wrapped with a black cloth or paper to enhance the effect of the Halloween decorations. Wrap the trees with cobwebs, spiders, and put some dirt and worms in the vase.
Remember that without a pumpkin, Halloween will not be the holiday the ancient Celts once invented. The main symbol, of course, is Jack’s lamp. A grumpy face, that glows from within and scares anyone. Pumpkins can also be used to make garlands, dessert wings, ice cubes, table setting compositions, balcony decorations, window frames, and fireplaces, etc.
Elements that characterize the decoration for Halloween
Without a nasty web or cobweb, the terrifying atmosphere won’t be completed to the end. They can do it very simply and easily with wool thread and a mesh. They can then hang it so that it covers mirrors, bedside tables, cornices, chandeliers. In addition, in some of the chairs and armchairs, they can place a zombie, a skeleton, a witch, or a vampire.
On the other hand, to make Halloween crafts they can use their old dolls and with them, they can make monstrous crafts that scare not only children but also adults. They can make up with incredible zombie make-up, while the other toys can be cut, ripped off any part of the body, if they do not feel sorry, and paint them with red paint, imitating blood.
To scare their neighbors, they can put a bloody finger on the doorbell button. However, these Halloween things are easier to buy from a specialty store than to make from improvised materials. To complete the image of your facade, you can splash red paint on the walls of the entrance and the front door, also using your bloody fingerprints with paper.
Some bloody ideas for Halloween decoration
On the other hand, if you want to recreate a really criminal scenario, you can pour a bottle of red paint or tomato juice on some dolls and put them in garbage bags. They can be placed both indoors and outdoors because these Halloween arrangements are appropriate for both areas. They just have to be careful not to exaggerate too much so that it does not come to the disassembly in the police.
When we talk about interior decoration, furniture can also be used. If you want to decorate your sofa you can use rags, pillows, skinned and torn. In this way, on the one hand, it will appear that the sofa is covered in dust and cobwebs. For added effect, place a huge spider on it or draw roaches and spiders on the gauze.
On the other hand, on the coffee table and the wall, they can place some “bloody” candles, having bathed their base in red paint. In this way, when they are lit and they begin to burn, the paint will flow, giving the impression of real blood.
Decoration for Halloween for the centerpiece
Another interesting way to decorate among our ideas for Halloween is to put the hand of ice in the pitcher of lemonade. Then they have to pour water into the rubber glove, tie it up and place it in the freezer. When the water freezes, they have to cut off the glove, drop the ice brush, and lower it into the pot with a bang. At the same time, both the decoration and the cooling element will be present in your decoration.
A special atmosphere at this party will provide a musical accompaniment. Make a playlist of songs that are played in horror movies, mystical movies, or Halloween comedies. All kinds of screaming women, the sounds of chainsaws, chilling laughter will help set the right mood.
Another type of Halloween decorations is the decorative elements for the doors. In this case for your front door, you can place a wreath. To make it characteristic of this party, you can choose some black branches, if you are going to make it at home, and place some small pumpkins. On the other hand, if you prefer to buy this decorative detail, you only have to choose the model that you like best in the store.
Some interesting decorative elements in the decoration for Halloween
Continuing with the theme of the doors, the idea that they see reflected in the photo above is also very appropriate and very original. Firstly, the protruding hands of the door would give a chilling touch to the decoration, and secondly, they increase the originality in the interior. If you want you can also place an apple in your hands and in this way convey the idea of the witch from Snow White.
On the other hand, there are other types of decorations that include lights in their design. For Halloween night in the market, there are many lighting variants with animal shapes and typical symbols for this night. These details can help you to give a little light to the darkness, placing them in the most appropriate places inside.
A very important place in the decoration of the house is the fireplace since it offers many variants that you can choose from and combine. In addition, this place is appropriate to decorate at any party, especially if it has a shelf where you can place your decorations. In addition, this place is also appropriate to hang a garland with the inscription “Happy Halloween”.
Decoration for Halloween for the fireplace area
In the following photos, you can find some ideas that can help you to design your own decorative model. If you want to bet on colors, it is important that two main ones appear, which are black and orange. The black because it is related to the dark and the dark, while the orange with the color of the pumpkins.
On the other hand, the white color can be used to balance the tones. Choose some appropriate balloons and match them with some inscriptions. However, beware of exaggeration and going overboard with decorative details. Otherwise, it is quite possible that your decoration is not scary.
After all the decorative elements and symbols that we have mentioned throughout the article, we have to say something about the image of Halloween ghosts. Perhaps, this is one of the easiest decorative elements to make because for him they mainly need a white sheet, if they want it to be a larger figure. or a white or almost transparent cloth.
Ghosts and Halloween decorations
Keep in mind that ghosts are also suitable for outdoor decoration, but you must ensure that they will remain even when there is wind. Otherwise, the ghosts will fly away. Therefore, put some stones or a weight that will keep them firm on the ground.
Below, you can see more photos and more decoration ideas that can help you draw your decorative model for Halloween.