1. ENHANCE YOUR FIREPLACE WITH SEASONAL DECOR
If you're unsure on where to start with your Halloween decor, there is no better place than a beautiful fireplace. Offering a sense of warmth, comfort and coziness, many of us will be gathering around lit fires during the cold winter months, and what better way to celebrate this natural focal point in a room than with eye-catching seasonal decor.
2. GET YOUR PORCH PREPPED FOR HALLOWEEN
Looking to go beyond the usual pumpkin carving ideas and Halloween door decor? Then go all out across your porch.
3. PUT YOUR EFFORTS INTO AN EXPANSIVE PUMPKIN DISPLAY
Knowing how to carve a pumpkin to effect is one thing, but you can actually create way more of an impact with bold pumpkin painting ideas. Better still, these no-carve pumpkin designs need less effort and time to look fabulous. Simply choose a color scheme you love, perhaps one that matches your front door or your indoor room color ideas, and go to town.
4. CURATE A STAND-OUT HALLOWEEN TABLESCAPE
'Of course you can crowd your Halloween table decor with fun motifs, such as spiders, bats and ghouls,' says Jo. 'But for an adult-only All Saints meal, why not be a little more elegant? I love this Midnight Florals table runner and the coordinating serveware from Terrain. With the glorious candelabra and pretty pumpkins adding the perfect seasonal touch.'
5. GET BUSY WITH FLOWERS AND FOLIAGE AT HALLOWEEN
Floral Halloween decorations will make your home feel festive but elegant, too. Whether you make a Halloween wreath from fresh flowers to complement fall planters or make a pumpkin planter for a look that combines both fall and Halloween, you can't go wrong if you stick to burnished colors that complement the nature that's surrounding your home.
6. BRING HALLOWEEN DECOR INTO YOUR KITCHEN
Usually we focus on Halloween decorating ideas in our outside spaces, living rooms and entryways, but who says you can't bring a taste of spooky season into the kitchen also? We love the new Le Creuset Autumn Collection, and think the pretty pumpkin casserole dishes, servingware and accessories will make for a perfect Halloween accent in a kitchen space – and they will be sure to fit in perfectly with your Thanksgiving table decor ideas, too.
7. ENHANCE YOUR DECORATIONS WITH LANTERNS FOR A COZY FEEL
Welcome guests and visitors with a beautiful Halloween decor display on your porch and add a touch of the cozy – to balance out the scary – with plenty of warming, inviting lanterns.
8. OPT FOR A MORE SIMPLE, NATURAL LOOK WITH A HALLOWEEN WREATH
Make a Halloween wreath the center of your Halloween decorating ideas. Ideal for Halloween front door decor, wreaths can also be hung on doors and walls throughout your home, bringing beautiful seasonal texture, color and charm to your interior space.
9. EMBRACE HALLOWEEN DECORATING IDEAS YOU CAN USE ALL YEAR ROUND
There is no better time to decorate your home with plenty of candles than during fall, Halloween and winter. Candles can not only help to make a house look cozy and warm, there are plenty of wonderful scents to choose from that can also make your home smell like fall, too.
10. HAVE FUN WITH A HALLOWEEN CRAFT
Halloween decoration ideas, if made at home, should be fun, and something the kids can get involved with. The simplest of these Halloween craft ideas has to be bats cut from black paper. Perfect as Halloween window decor, they can be hung from tree branches outside or added to garlands, too; creating a spooky, easy-to-create display.
11. CREATE A CUTE HALLOWEEN SCARECROW
Looking for no carve pumpkin ideas? This is a fun Halloween decoration project to do with the children, and there really are no rules for how to create it or how it should look. We have used a pumpkin for the head, and fabric scraps and card for the clothes and hat – but you can buy kits and ready-made pumpkin scarecrows if you need a quick fix.
12. TURN SUGAR COOKIES INTO HALLOWEEN DECORATIONS
Want more than pumpkin recipes this Halloween? Gingerbread men and plain sugar cookies can quickly become Halloween decor-themed with the addition of some simple icing. Bake them yourself or cheat with ready-made cookies and enjoy the decorating. Use them as decorations, place them on a plate on the porch... or simply enjoy them at home.
13. PICK OUT ELEGANT HALLOWEEN LIGHTING IDEAS
Halloween lights needn't be garish – there are plenty of sophisticated lighting ideas, such as this gorgeous golden glass pumpkin light decoration, perfect for placing on a dining table, coffee table or in a window.
14. CREATE A WARM WELCOME WITH RICH, AUTUMNAL SHADES
Want to make more of an impact with your Halloween decoration ideas? Pick out pumpkins in bolder, deeper colors and in different shapes and sizes. Combine them with painted pumpkins – or faux pumpkin decorations – flowers, lanterns, and even autumn leaves, and arrange until you are happy with how they look.
15. HANG A HALLOWEEN GARLAND
Halloween garlands come in all shapes, sizes and styles. From home-made paper garlands, to rustic designs filled with beautiful fall foliage and flowers, like this faux design from Pottery Barn, there really are options to suit all spaces.
16. LOOK FOR MORE UNIQUE PUMPKIN DECORATIONS
These pumpkin decorations from Etsy are made from upcycled books – how clever! They can add a wonderful touch as a table centerpiece, and will certainly serve as a conversation piece while providing that cozy fall look.
You can even use them to decorate your fire mantle, end table, hutch, book case, or give them away as party favors.
17. UPLIFT REAL PUMPKINS WITH HALLOWEEN STICKERS
Another lovely project for children to be involved in – if you want to do something a little different to carving your pumpkins this year, why not add a scary sticker? These fun stickers are available to buy at Not on The High Street.
18. OR, OPT FOR COLORFUL, PAINTED PUMPKINS FOR A FRESH LOOK
Of course, you cannot go wrong with the glorious natural color palette of pretty pumpkins, but we understand, these autumnal tones are not for everyone. For a more fresh, colorful and contemporary look, learn how to paint a pumpkin and use colors, patterns and design that beautifully complement your interior style.