2022 Halloween Home and Décor Trends
Although many people love decorating for Christmas, others go all out decking the house for Halloween. These tips will help you make your house extra fun and spooky this year.
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Spooky Yard Scene
Sit down with your family and plan a spooky scene for your yard or home. This is a fun way to spend time together and celebrate, and all ages can participate. You can conjure up a haunted forest or cemetery to scare trick-or-treaters.
Deck Out Your Landscaping for Halloween
Use bushes to your advantage. Add eyes or zombie hands. Rake your leaves and fill trash bags that you can decorate.
Skip the Carving and Paint Pumpkins for Your Patch
Not everyone likes carving pumpkins. If you’re in that category, paint your pumpkins with funny faces. Or if you want more of a polished look, give this zigzag pumpkin tutorial a try.
Turn Your Garage Into a Haunted House
If you have kids, are having a party, or want to give trick-or-treaters a little extra scare, create a haunted house in your garage.
Make Those Pumpkins Last
Pumpkins are an “all fall” decoration. If you want to make your uncarved, unpainted pumpkins and gourds last longer, some suggest a bleach bath.
Make Fun Halloween Costumes
As a break from Halloween decor planning, you and your family can decide on your own Halloween costumes. You could even make it a DIY project!
Don’t Forget the Squash!
Although pumpkins are the main Halloween fruit (yes, they are a fruit), squash can add vibrant color to your decor inside and out.
Decorate with Dollar Store Finds
Take your kids to your local dollar store and stock up on fun things like window clings, candle holders, etc. to decorate your house. This is also a fun way to decorate your office or workspace!
Get Spooky with Spider Webs
Spider web decor is inexpensive and fun. Drape your bushes and front door with webs and incorporate them into your home decor. Get plastic spider rings that easily attach to complete the look.
Get Ghoulish this Halloween
A favorite cute and easy decoration idea for parties or trick-or-treaters is to have ghosts floating about. You can get helium balloons and cover them with a white cloth or snatch up one like this!
Stock up on orange, white, and black balloons and some Sharpie markers. Decorate the balloons with scary faces for a fun and fast decoration idea!
Be Festive with Flowers
Okay, so this is scary, but flowers always give your home a welcoming vibe. You can even use a pumpkin or plastic skull for a vase.
Create a Coffin
Nothing spooks partygoers or trick-or-treaters like a coffin. You can build one yourself out of wood or heavy cardboard, or you can even buy a kit! Just be sure to make it big enough to hide in so you can pop out and scare people.
Let Your Pets Play a Part
Consider dressing up your pet to complement your Halloween decor. Make sure to consider their safety when choosing a costume. Remember, if they don’t like it, don’t make them wear it!
Scary Halloween Piñatas
Paper mache goblins, monsters and mummies make classic Halloween piñatas. No time for DIY? You can buy one if you prefer!
Make Use of What You Have
You can repurpose old wood pallets to make a scary graveyard or empty cans to make lanterns. Check out your scrap bins for miscellaneous materials that would make cool decor this Halloween.
Give It Some Glitter
This is the perfect holiday to add some glitter to your decor. Buy a plain skull and use spray glue and glitter to make it glitzy!
Break Out the Brooms
You might have an old broom in the garage or you can buy one that really looks like it belongs to a witch! Strategically placed, brooms can give the impression that a coven has descended on your home.
Stage Skeletons for Halloween
This time of year you can find skeletons at every store selling decor. Stage them around your house, chatting on the phone, sitting at the table or even hanging out on the front porch. Interested in eerie stories?
Get Crafty with your Windows
The windows are the eyes to your house. No, seriously, you can make them look like eyes! This is a great way to make your house look like it’s filled with monsters without having spend money on, and find storage space for, a whole cast.