The kids are in school, the weather is starting to cool off, and leaves are beginning to fall from the trees little by little.
That means it's almost time to dress your kids up for Halloween and trick or treat around the neighborhood.
If you want to decorate your house for Halloween, but you feel like you just took down the decorations for the 4th of July, don't worry.
Decorating for Halloween doesn't have to take up much of your time or eat into your candy budget.
To get started, take a walk around your house to find every spot that could use a festive touch.
Staircases, entryways, and even lampshades are all options.
Below we'll go over ten ways you can decorate your home for Halloween.
Table of Contents
- A Bookshelf
- A Mantel
- An Empty Corner
- A Console Table
- A Lampshade
- A Staircase
- A Porch Light
- A Gallery Wall
- A Couch
- The Ceiling
- Get Spooky
1. A Halloween-Themed Bookshelf
Push your books to the side and add some spooky decorations to your bookshelves for a quick Halloween makeover.
Throw in some spider webs made of wax paper, craft glue, and glitter.
2. A Spooky Mantel
Getting your mantel ready for Halloween is quick, easy, and very affordable.
Look around your house to see if you have any old books, vintage accessories, or candles.
Then, add in a few Halloween-specific accents like stuffed owls or skeletons to complete the look.
You could also add in some fake spider webs from your bookshelf.
3. A Scary Empty Corner
Bring that dull empty corner to life - or death in this case - with an eerie vignette.
Hang witches hats from the ceilings and prop a broomstick against the wall.
Add in some spider webs, fake spiders and a skeleton, and you're all set.
The best part about this idea is that it will take you less than 15 minutes to set up.
4. A Creepy Console Table
You can also create a Halloween-themed vignette on a console or side table.
Common spots for these tables are an entryway, living room, or dining room.
Choose a fall-inspired color-palette to help it blend in with any other fall decorations you have in your home.
5. A Goulish Lampshade
Don't feel like going all out on your Halloween decorations, but still want people to know you're paying attention? Then decorating a lamp shade will do.
This idea is subtle but still makes your house festive.
Impress your trick-or-treaters by adding a few spooky accents to your lamps.
6. A Spook-tacular Staircase
Decorating your staircase for Halloween is surprisingly simple.
All you need is some black paper, pumpkins, and a fake skull.
Cut out a few spiders from the black paper and stick them on the staircase walls.
Set the pumpkins on the edge of the stairs, and put the skull on the stairs newel post.
7. A Haunting Porch Light
Let the neighborhood trick-or-treaters know you're serious about Halloween by decorating your porch light.
Using three different sized embroidery hoops, paper bats, black craft paint, and black string, your porch light will be the talk of the neighborhood this Halloween.
Paint your hoops black and attach them together with the string, creating a chandelier effect.
8. A Bone-Chilling Gallery Wall
If you're a big fan of art gallery's, you can create a Halloween-themed gallery wall right in your home.
And the good news is that you don't have to buy any expensive art, you can just make it all yourself.
Hang a homemade picture of a jack-o-lantern using scrapbook paper.
You can even get creative by hanging fake taxidermy.
9. A Ghostly Couch
This is the perfect way to put all of your old throw pillows to use.
Wrap white muslin straps around the pillow and secure them with glue.
Then, glue eyeballs made of black and white felt to the pillow.
10. The Haunted Halloween Ceiling
It doesn't get much easier than hanging a few ghosts from your ceiling to get your house ready for Halloween.
Add some lace to your ghost decorations to give them a vintage feel.
All you have to do is pick up some lace scraps at your fabric store and wrap them around some foam balls.
Then put black sewing pins on the heads of the ghosts to make their little eyes.
Get Your House Halloween Ready Today
Getting your house ready for Halloween doesn't have to be expensive or time consuming.
All you need is a little imagination and a few craft supplies and you're all set.
If you really plan ahead, you can decorate for Halloween in a way that will make it an easy transition to your fall/Thanksgiving decorations.
For more holiday/seasonal decoration ideas, give these posts a read:
- Fall Front Porch
- Setting Your Thanksgiving Table
- The Ultimate Guide To Decorating Your Home For The Holidays