What’s not to love about Halloween? Pumpkins galore, scary decorations and awesome parties make this centuries-old holiday the perfect excuse to dress up and have a little festive fun. This year, prepare for the spooky celebration by decorating your apartment with your favorite Halloween stuff. Here are some fun Halloween décor ideas to get you started.
Paint a Pumpkin
If you don’t want to deal with the mess of carving pumpkins, try painting them instead. For a nature-inspired theme, trace the outside of a couple of leaves onto a pumpkin, then fill in the outline with black, red or green paint. For a more polished look, consider spray painting several mini pumpkins with metallic gold or silver paint and adding glitter to their stems.
Make a DIY Door Wreath
Creating your own Halloween-inspired wreath is another great way to make a statement to your guests. For a spook-tacular wreath, wrap black yarn over a Styrofoam wreath to simulate a spider web. Then, add in a few plastic spiders. If you prefer a more traditional look, simply go for a fall-inspired wreath. These can be made easily with faux leaves, plastic berries and glue.
Think Outside of the Box
Want to break free from the traditional Halloween décor? If you’re not a fan of the classic orange and black, mix things up by decorating with hues of purple, metallic gold, silver or bronze. You can also fill your apartment with whimsical trinkets like skulls, lanterns and elegant candle holders to add a fun element to the space. Have a sweet tooth? Lay a stylish spider web tablecloth over your coffee table and set up a few ceramic bowls filled with candy.
Looking for more simple ideas to add spooky accessories to your space? Try these!
- Black Plants – For a fun take on Halloween ‘greenery,’ spray your faux plants with black paint to appropriately darken the mood.
- Faux Cobweb – Spook your neighbors by dressing your windows with faux cobwebs. Setting this up takes less than 10 minutes to do and works great for creating a classic Halloween look. Glue on some plastic bats for extra authenticity!
- Witch Props – Create a simple Halloween scene inside by placing a black witch’s hat and boots next to a tall rustic broom. If you’re feeling creative, cut out the silhouette of a witch and stick it to the front door of your apartment.
Halloween presents plenty of opportunities to get creative as you decorate your apartment. Keep these tips in mind and you’ll have a festive apartment in no time that you’ll want to show off to friends and family!