Halloween gives us an excuse to find fabulously spooky ways to decorate our homes and is undoubtedly one of the funnest times of the year for both children and grown ups alike. Pumpkin carving, costumes, trick or treating and spooky decorations allow us to get hands on and test our creativity. Pinterest is overflowing with inspiration for autumnal decoration and the shops have been filling with seasonal decor – but with so much choice how do you distinguish the tacky from the glam? The OTT from the classy? I am therefore sharing my top five fabulously spooky halloween decorations I have come across this year for a ghastly yet chic halloween.
Paint instead of carve your pumpkins
Pumpkin carving is probably the most traditional and fun halloween activity of all time, but why not try something new this year? Put away your knives and spoons and discover this year’s newest trend: metallic pumpkins. They are different, versatile and perfect for a chic, graceful halloween look.
Indulge your home in autumn hues
With the arrival of autumn, nature provides us with a stunning array of colours. Swap your bright summer flower arrangements for ones that celebrate all those beautiful orange, crimson, green and purple fall hues. And for an extra halloween twist why not use pumpkins as your vases?
Create some creepy candle holders
Now Halloween is not only an excuse to make your home colourful and gorgeous, it is also – of course! – about embracing some terrifying and chilling decoration. And for this genius Martha Stewart has some fabulously spooky ideas up her sleeve, like these spine-chilling candle holders. All you need is a plastic container, some alginate powder, plaster of Paris, a crafting knife and your own hands! Super easy and super freaky and guaranteed to bring some spooky glamour into your home.
For full directions go to plaster-hands-how
Float a few ghastly heads off your ceiling
For those of you who have a little more time on your hands and love making your own decorations, why not decorate your hallway with these awesome floating heads? With some clever lighting and shadows these floating ghosts will instantly transform you room into something sinister and mysterious, perfect for halloween parties or for freaking out your neighbours at night.
For full directions go to cheesecloth-spirits
Decorate with some eerie Balloons
An alternative – and less time consuming – form of creating some floating decoration are these eerie witch balloons. Simply blow up some transparent balloons and cover them with some sheer netting for a mysterious look. Perfect for adding that little bit of spookiness to a kids bedroom or party without going OTT.
Do you have any elegant ways of decorating your home for halloween? If yes I would love to hear about them in the comments section below!
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