Spooky Halloween Décor Ideas for Your Eerie Interiors!
With Halloween just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start planning how you’re going to transform your home into a spooky space. Whether you’re throwing a Halloween party, want to entertain the little ones or simply love getting into the Halloween spirit, these homemade ideas are all easy to do and won’t break the bank.
Ghost Inspired Lanterns
There’s something eerie about a faintly glowing lantern, and with these ghostly lantern ideas you can bring a spooky touch to your home. Using a clear, empty carton (water or milk bottles), you can create your very own lanterns. Simply remove the lid from the carton or bottle and dangle in some small fairy lights, leaving the switch/battery part of the lights on the outside. Next, using a marker pen you can draw a ghost-like face on the front of the container. Switch the lights on and hey presto! You have yourself some spooky ghost lanterns. These are great for dotting around the house and the garden!
Hanging Bats and Spiders
A classic Halloween decoration has to be the hanging bats and spiders. Simple and very easy to make, they create a Halloween feel within your interiors, without taking up much space or looking over the top. Using some black card, simply draw the outline of a spider or bat, then cut out carefully with scissors. To make give them a little character, you could add some googly eyes and a mouth drawn on in silver or white marker. Once you’ve created your cardboard spiders and bats, attach them to a piece of string and hang them from different areas in the house. Whether it’s dangling down from your kitchen cabinet doors, or you have them hanging from the light fixtures, you can add a little touch of Halloween to every room with these simple yet fun decorative pieces.
Nothing screams old haunted house more than a bunch of cobwebs hanging from the ceiling, which makes them perfect for giving your home an old, abandoned feel. There are some really cost-effective cobweb bundles available in the shops, but if you really wanted to be creative you could find some cotton wool sheets and split them until they look thin and cobweb-like. The only thing to do now is to place them in the corners of each room, have them draped over a doorway or even dangling from the ceiling to catch people out when they walk by. You’re guaranteed to get a shiver down your spine when you see a huge cobweb lurking in the corner.
Pumpkins are by far one of the most popular Halloween decorations, especially with the little ones. Carving pumpkins is a really fun activity, which you can be really creative with. Have a look online for some scary pumpkin carving stencils, or you could try freehand designs, and get to work on carving out your pumpkin. Once you’ve created a spooky design you can add a candle and place in the window or on the doorstep. Another great thing about pumpkin carving is that you can use the remains of the pumpkin to make pumpkin soup, which is always a tasty Halloween treat!
How do you decorate for Halloween?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.