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Best Halloween Decorations Ideas

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Published on: 29 Oct 2020

It is that time of the year, already - Halloween is right around the corner! Squirrel away your old trinkets, as we have handpicked the spookiest Halloween decorations ideas for you. Get a bit creative to give a fun twist to all those tinsels (bats, pumpkins, skeletons, spooky ghosts, and witches). Put these up and be sure to impress all trick-or-treaters or every Halloween party guest. 

  1. Pumpkin paper lanterns
  2. Skull/pumpkin lights
  3. Creepy cutlery
  4. Pagan altar corner
  5. Colourful pumpkin carving
  6. Bloody wreath
  7. Halloween candy cauldron
  8. Scary staircase
  9. Crawley spider spots
  10. Sanitiser station
  11. Wizards' dining
  12. Lawn ghost guests
  13. Skull bookends
  14. Black magic space
  15. Cobwebbed corner
  16. Vampire punchbowl
  17. Hanging heads

If you feel extra inspired, do experiment with your Halloween costumes this year. Give in some brainstorming sessions and dress your best for this spooky season.  

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While you plan everything else, let us handle the decor. Here are some brilliant ideas to make your house more eerie and ghostly for Halloween.

Pumpkin paper lanterns

Halloween Decorations Idea - Pumpkin Paper Lanterns

If you are looking for cheap Halloween decorations, go with lanterns. Buy a bunch of them from the store and swing your DIY skills into action. For this, all you need is some dark-coloured paper, contrasting to your lantern shade. Cut out into different spooky shapes (bats, moths, spiders, snakes) and glue them to your lantern. 
Hang these Halloween lanterns in a dark corner and enjoy the creepy ambience. 

Skull/Pumpkin lights 

Halloween Decorations Idea - Pumpkin lights

Led tealights are among the many cheap Halloween decorations. They are a safe spot to portray creativity this fall. 
Pick a bunch of pastel-tinted fairy lights (preferably white). Tie pumpkin or skull cutouts at regular intervals. Design them as creepy as you can. If possible, pick the ones with red led lights. Combine them with black coloured skulls for a vampire-themed Halloween party. 

Creepy cutlery 

Halloween Decorations Idea - Creepy cutlery

Why restrict Halloween to wall decor and ornaments? Spice things up a bit and creep out your guests with appropriate cutlery. All it demands are good craft skills. Cut jack-o-lantern faces and stick them to jars and glasses. Decorate straws or pitchers if you plan to serve Halloween cocktails. 
If this seems too predictable, glass paint or puff paint mugs with cobweb patterns. Serve eccentric coloured drinks that complement it. 

Pagan altar corner 

Halloween Decorations Idea - Pagan altar corner

The scariest night of the year demands some additional efforts. And there is nothing better than a spine-chilling altar. Since Halloween is a modern rendition of a pagan festival called Samhain, build a pagan altar in the living room. Assemble it with faux bones, skulls, candles, and crucifixes. 

Colourful pumpkin carving

Halloween Decorations Idea - Colourful pumpkin carving

Nothing speaks Halloween more than fun pumpkin carvings. But it is time to take it to the next level this season. Make a shift from the mundane yellow-orange colour and paint the pumpkins in fun neon colours of green, pink, or blue. 

Bloody wreath 

Halloween Decorations Idea - Bloody Wreath

Let them trick-or-treaters know about the spookiness of the place they are about to enter! Make a wreath, dripping with red paint, or with crumpled leaves and small pumpkins. Hang it up on the front door. 

Halloween candy cauldron 

Halloween Decorations Idea - Halloween candy cauldron

This holiday is all about the petrifying sweetness it comes with. But you ought to keep it scary enough to match with the Halloween spirit. If you do not wish to hand out candies, there is enough room to play around with it. A popular concept is to put all candy into a fun bowl, for instance, a witch candy cauldron. You can also carry this cauldron around while going for trick-or-treating in the neighbourhood. 

Scary staircase 

Halloween Decorations Idea - Scary staircase

Decorate every spot inside and out for Halloween. You can get really creative, especially with the staircase. Decorate ropes to look like a spider nest and intertwine it in the bannister. 

Crawley spider spots

Halloween Decorations Idea - Crawley spider spots

Make a family of DIY spiders and scatter them around the house. Paint them in fun colours to add some glow to Halloween decor. You can use them for different purposes. 

Sanitizer Station

Halloween Decorations Idea - Sanitizer Station

With an ongoing worldwide pandemic, we ought to celebrate every holiday with a lot of caution. But that should not stop us from being creative. Since sanitisers are here to stay, pour them into squeezy bottles to keep up the Halloween spirit. A good innovation would be to decorate a store-bought bottle with a skeleton design. 

Wizards' dining

Halloween Decorations Idea - Wizards' dining

Take Halloween to your table and prepare a wizard themed spread. Since God lies in the little details, decorate your dining area to perfection. 
Collect scene setters to enhance the theme. Add a complementing centrepiece to complete it.  

Lawn ghost guests

Halloween Decorations Idea - Lawn ghost guests

A frightening set of ghost figurines are one of the many Halloween big props. The bigger it gets, the freakier it is going to look. Pile up pumpkins one on top of the other to make it look as tall as an actual person. Veil this with a transparent white cloth. Wire the head with led lights and place it in a dark corner of the lawn.  

Skull bookends

Halloween Decorations Idea - Skull bookends

Plant your house with Halloween decorations as much as you can. This is the trademark of a well-ornamented space. Give your books the luxury of enjoying the spooky season and stash them together with spooky bookends. A skull or a slit wrist pattern would make a good bookend. 
They are easy to make with DIY tools at home. Add a hint of sinister feel by adding dripping blood illustration to it. 

Black Magic Space

Halloween Decorations Idea - Black Magic Space

Bring Halloween to your guests right when they enter through the front door. Welcome them with a black magic ritual. Use faux bones, herbs, crystals for the same. 

Cobwebbed corner

Halloween Decorations Idea - Cobwebbed corner

The most commonly seen Halloween decoration is a cobwebbed ceiling or corner. The idea is to cover an area with cotton or white tapers to make it look old and haunted. Try this on a nook with a window. Add to the creepiness by decorating it with candles. 

Vampire punchbowl 

Want to serve Halloween cocktails? Be innovative and put out a very appealing punchbowl. A good idea is to present a red fruit drink in a blackish punchbowl. Add fang details to add to the vampire theme.

Hanging heads 

Halloween Decorations Idea - Hanging heads

What is creepier than hanging heads? Hanging mummy heads! 
They are easy to make and are not too mainstream, either. To make monochromatic mummy heads, wrap tissues or gauze bandage around an oval base. Leave space for the eyes and stick protruding eyeballs. Voila! Your ceiling decor is done. They will look best on the porch and make beautiful Halloween decorations outdoors. 

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How can I decorate for Halloween cheap?

You can have a spooky Halloween on a budget. Here’s how:

1.Try your hand at DIY projects for decorations
2.Plan a budget
3.Shop at the thrift store
4.Decide on a theme
5.Recycle old Halloween decorations

How do you decorate your house for Halloween?

Your Halloween decorations for your entire house can become simpler and manageable when you have a theme in mind. After deciding that, you can plan to go from room to room and plan separate things and decor items with their unique placements. Incorporate effigies in motion for an element of surprise. Also, don’t forget about the front yard and porch, where you can use the open space more creatively.

How can I decorate my small apartment for Halloween?

There are tons of ideas to decorate your small apartment for Halloween. To begin with, you can have glow in the dark ghosts in the balcony, creepy music and mood lighting, a spooky corner in the living room, and some spooky cutlery to go with the theme on the dining table.

How can I decorate my bedroom for Halloween?

The best ideas for decorating your bedroom for Halloween include:

1.Halloween-themed bedding
2.Pop in a pumpkin
3.Use candles and mood lighting to create a spooky atmosphere
4.Mount bats on the walls

How do I turn my house into a haunted house for Halloween?

The best way to turn your house into the most haunted mansion of your locality is firstly by deciding on a theme. Is it going to be gothic, vampire or graveyard or something even spookier? When settled with the theme, you can play a lot with the little decorative elements, but the main attraction of your haunted house can be the surprise elements throughout the home. For example, a drop-down skeleton in the coat closet is enough to give your guest that rush of excitement.

Why do we wear costumes on Halloween day?

The tradition of wearing costumes originated in the times of the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. People would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. And since then it is followed till date.

Why is candy given on Halloween?

Since there were no soul candies to be found when the tradition started, it started with homemade treats. It was simply efforts to satisfy the discontented bellies of the visiting dead.