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13 Home Décor Tips to Lift Spirits this Halloween

September 21, 2020

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The leaves are falling, the air is cooling, and your favorite horror flicks are playing on repeat. It’s officially fall! This exciting change of seasons also means one of our favorite holidays is quickly approaching: Halloween

That said, it’s time to get scary festive! Here are 13 wicked home décor ideas sure to make a monster impression. From lining your hallways with misty mirrors to wrapping the stairway in pumpkin garland, lift spirits this season for a Halloween they’ll never forget.

Festive Halloween décor ideas

The entryway

Pumpkin flower arrangements:A vase is so last season. Nothing screams fall like fresh blooms popping out of a pumpkin. Craftier than just carving and easier than ever to create, start by cutting off the top of your pumpkin and scooping out the insides. Next, line the pumpkin with plastic and insert floral foam that has been soaked in water. Add the long-stemmed flowers of your choice, then integrate leaves, berries, or anything else you wish.

Misty mirrors: Mirror, mirror on the wall who has the spookiest house of all? With a DIY ghostly mirror, it’s got to be you. Cut out any word you wish to spell with newspaper and then paste it to your mirror with double-sided tape. Simply mist with matte finish spray, allow to completely dry, and then peel off the newspaper. And don’t be a scaredy-cat! Glass cleaner will reverse this spell after Halloween.

Chandeliers or lampshades: An easy spooky swap for the season is updating all your lampshades with Halloween favorites including bats, pumpkins, and ghosts. Make it as scary as you please with plenty of Halloween options. We think jack-‘o-lantern shades will fit on any of your lanterns quite perfectly. 

The living room

Festive coffee table: Make the coffee table a fiery focal point of the room. Robust orange, yellow, and red flowers surrounded by mini pumpkins, crow figurines, and cobwebs will make for a startling and stunning centerpiece for the living room.

Halloween-themed throw pillows: Decorative Halloween throw pillows are another effortless way to toss some festive flare into the room. Add them to the couch or a window seat, then sit back and enjoy the coziness of the season.

The dining room

Tantalizing table settings: Set thescene, and the table, for a frightening feast with spider web table settings. These additions make for a playful yet stylish table accessory. 

Bar cart of boos: Create a space for sips that will cause a stir in the night. Mad scientist or bartender? You choose! Transform your everyday bar cart by adding black roses, skulls, and, of course, plenty of boos. 

Dripping candles: Set the mood with some eerie dripping candles. Adorn the dining table, end tables, or anywhere you please with accessories that burn for attention. 

Mystical mugs: Pick your poison each morning and afternoon with a menacing mug. Switch over your ordinary coffee mugs to festive orange, black and white ones—bonus points for all pumpkin-flavored drinks.

The stairway

Pumpkin garland: Creaky steps are so in this season, and so is pumpkin garland. Dress up your stairway by draping pumpkins across the handrail. The good news is that pumpkins are versatile enough to leave up throughout the fall.

The bedrooms

Spooky picture frames: Cause a fright with some ghostly DIY picture frames. Make a black and white copy of any photo then brush the image with black paint and water to “age” it. After the paper dries, match up a piece of card stock to the back of the photo. Using an X-Acto knife, cut out the eyes of the subject in the image. Add mini red Christmas lights through the back of the eyes. Finally, set it up on your nightstand, or anywhere in your house. 

Scary fun pillowcases: Dress up your bedroom with festive Halloween pillowcases. Perhaps, try ghoulishly cute ghosts or bat cases. Simply swap out your daily pillowcases for these fun fall options. 

The bathrooms

Spidery soaps: The bathroom isn’t even safe this spooky season! Upgrade the room with DIY soaps that will make you scream. Start by melting a soap base in a   pot until it reaches 140 degrees. Using a soap mold, place one plastic bug into each mold and then pour over the melted soap. Once the bubbles rise on the mold, use a knife to scrape them off. Leave the soap in the molds overnight. Then remove, rinse, wash, and repeat until October 31st.

Enough tricks, it’s time for treats

To top it all off, decorate your home with Halloween flowers and gifts to get everyone in the spooky spiritShop our Halloween collection to find sweet treats for every boo and ghoul! 

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