Want to brighten up your home for Halloween but pushed for time? You’re in the right place. We’ve put together 5 easy last-minute Halloween decoration ideas to help you get your home looking spooky.
1. Decorate your front door
If you don’t have much time it makes sense to decorate the part of your home that the most people see. Carved pumpkins with candles in outside your front door are a must (electric ones if you want to keep little ones safe).
You could also try hanging spiders, bats or fake cobwebs from your knocker or any outside lighting. Or if you want to go more festive than scary, fix an autumnal wreath to your door. Glamming up your front door will turn it into a centrepiece, and it won’t matter that you haven’t touched the rest of your home.
2. Invest in some spooky lighting
A quick and easy way to decorate your home for Halloween is to put up some spooky lighting. This can be really effective and actually takes very little effort.
There are lots of types of Halloween string lighting and fairy lights out there – go for orange, pumpkin-shaped ones if you want to be traditional, or mix it up with whites and purples if you want to be a bit different.
Lanterns are also a brilliant way to create spooky lighting. Old metal lanterns lit with chunky candles can look amazing if you’ve got the time to hunt round antique shops. But you can also find good-looking modern ones in gift shops and garden centres. Light them with electric tea lights for a safe and low-maintenance option.
3. Style up some pumpkins
Carved pumpkins are one of the first things that come to mind when you think of Halloween, but there are lots more you can do with them.
Use some black glitter glue to create spooky images or patterns on your pumpkins. Or use markers, paint and accessories to turn them into cats, owls, spiders or other Halloween animals.
4. Dress your windows
If you’ve got limited space outside the front of your house or don’t fancy venturing out into the cold, dressing your windows can be a good way to get your Halloween decorations seen from the outside.
Buy some spooky window stickers or create creepy silhouettes with black card and some tape or blue tack. Teamed with some low interior lighting, these can look really effective.
5. Create some sweet treats
Creating some colourful sweet packages is a great Halloween decoration idea that also prepares you for any passing trick-or-treaters.
Buy a selection of little sweets and chocolates and package them together in small circles of orange tissue. Pinch the ends together and wrap them with green tape to create some cute mini pumpkins. Put them in your windows or arrange them in a basket to brighten up your home and feed any passing spooky creatures.
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