It’s that time of year again! Halloween decorations are popping up left and right. There are two types of people in the world: those that feel joy at the thought of pumpkin-flavored everything, changing leaves, scary movies, and haunted houses, and the Halloween bah-humbugs who moan and complain at the first sights of Halloween and fall decorations on the store shelves. To the bah-humbugs…you can stop reading now. To the fall lovers like me, let’s talk about the best Halloween decor because decorating for Halloween is half the fun of the holiday!
There are a lot of different styles you can use to decorate for Halloween. Some people like to go for the horror effect using scary props and noise machines to really spook their trick-or-treaters. Personally, I prefer the cutesy fall/Halloween look for my home.
The staple decoration of every fall has to be pumpkins. It’s definitely one of the first things I think about when I think about Halloween. The beauty of using pumpkins to decorate is there’s not a lot of work required. Buying 2 or 3 pumpkins and placing them on your front step instantly makes your home look ready for the Halloween season. It’s even fun to place a few mini pumpkins around the fireplace mantle or on a bookshelf.
The other obvious decoration idea with pumpkins is to carve them. This is especially fun with kids. Well, it’s at least fun for the kids. Honestly, mom and dad will probably end up doing most of the hard work of the carving, but the kids will absolutely love their finished carved pumpkins. Cute jack-o-lanterns with snaggly smiles lit by tea light candles are a classic Halloween look.
Spiderwebs are creepy little things. The sticky and wispy look of them makes them perfect Halloween decorations. I’m not saying let your unwanted spidey friends go to town in your house this October, but buy some fake spiderwebs to drape along a bookshelf or couch. It’s a simple decoration that will give your home a hint of Halloween.
Many people decorate an entire shelf to match the current season. Draping fake spiderwebs on the shelf and then adding other decor is a fun way to display your Halloween passion. Using wooden decorations (you can find some on thoughstinvinyl.com), a jar full of candy corns, and a mini pumpkin or two, you could transform your shelf into a Halloween hotspot.
I remember my grandma dressing up as a spooky witch every Halloween. She wore the long black gown, the crooked witch hat, and even completed her look with a fake scary witches nose. It was so fun to go to her house and get my caramel popcorn ball from the “scary witch.” Witches are a common theme of Halloween and witch-themed decorations can be so cute. A couple of witches brooms sitting next to the front door or floating witch hats on the patio can set your house apart this Halloween.
There’s really no wrong way to decorate for Halloween. Unless you choose to not decorate…don’t be a boring bah-humbug. Embrace the spooky fall season and put up those spiderwebs, display that witches broom, and carve those pumpkins.