• Audra O'Neal

Decorating for Halloween Doesn't Have to be so Tricky!

Cob webs, ghosts, witches and spiders?? The thought of Halloween decorating can sometimes be a little frighting. Where do you even start? Well we thought we'd help take the scary out of this intimidating holiday, so we spoke with an interior decorator to get a few helpful tips and tricks on some of the best ways to add a little something extra to your Halloween decorating this year.

1. Pick a Palette

Limiting your decor's color palette to just a few colors creates a look that's perfectly pulled together. This mantle is both classic and fun! The rustic window and black picture frames keep it simple while the cut out bats, orange and black accents and playful banner give all the Halloween feels.

2.Dress the Windows

Add a little something extra to the front of your home in a flash by using curtains with Halloween stenciled designs to give your windows a haunting makeover! Cutout the design stencil using cardboard or heavy black construction paper, add them to your windows and put curtains behind. When it is dark outside your house lights will create a spooky silhouette that's sure to be a scream!

3. Poison Bottles

Don't throw out those old bottles just yet! Save them and turn them into a batch of mysterious potions and elixirs! First make sure to clean the bottles well, spray each of them with a coat of spray primer, add a few coats of matte black spray paint. Let them dry completely, add labels and a few spooky names and your collection of peculiar antidotes is complete!

4. Make a Festive First Impression with your Front Porch!

Being that most trick-or-treaters don't make it past your front door, spook up your front porch with a fun and festive look! Add a colorful rug, that's inviting but also stays in line with the Halloween theme. Groups of colored pumpkins, lanterns, and a few ghostly trees wrapped in orange lights offer the finishing touches that we are loving!

5. Set up and Outdoor Trick or Treat Station

If the weather cooperates then this is a great alternative to the classic door bell ringing, trick or treating, that the kids will love! Bring a light weight table or shelve and set it up in your drive way or front yard, decorate the table with some fun or creepy decor. Fill the table with an assortment of store bought candies, goodies and treats! Use different labels, jars and bowls to create a unique and fun experience for your neighborhood.

6. Add a little Something extra to your Pumpkins

Brighten up your home by choosing a different colored gourd to display. Adding chic decorative lettering using stencils or stickers to these white pumpkins offers a stylish alternative, and setting them up on cake stands or candle holders makes for the perfect center piece, mantel display, or even use them to add a little Halloween spirit to your kitchen counter!

Happy Halloween 👻 and Happy Decorating 🎃!!

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