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Neal Edlin
28 September 2022

How to decorate your home this Halloween

With Halloween fast approaching, your mind will be racing with thoughts of everything from fake blood to scary props to help you elevate your costume. And while costumes are a huge part of Halloween – and something we can definitely help you with at Mad About Horror – as you look to dress yourself up, […]

With Halloween fast approaching, your mind will be racing with thoughts of everything from fake blood to scary props to help you elevate your costume. And while costumes are a huge part of Halloween – and something we can definitely help you with at Mad About Horror – as you look to dress yourself up, you shouldn't neglect Halloween decorations for your house. 

 

If you're planning a Halloween party, how your home looks is just as important as your costume; it will help set the scene for guests to your home and help any reluctant partygoers get into the mood. Even if you aren't planning to throw a party, decorating the outside of your home will be a nice touch for passing kids in the neighbourhood who are trick or treating. 

 

Below are our hints and tips for how to get the most out of your Halloween decorations.

 

Start with your front door and garden 

When we decorate our homes for Christmas, we adorn our garden with fairy lights, Santa cut outs and wreaths for our front doors – so why should Halloween be any different? Even if you aren't planning to host a party, create an eerie feeling and get into the spooky spirit by decorating your garden and front door. Whether it's a haunting skull placed on the porch or a dark wreath attached to the door, it'll make the spectacle of trick or treat that bit more special for kids. 

 

Think bigger than pumpkin carving 

Pumpkins have become synonymous with the celebration of Halloween, and pumpkin carving is an essential Halloween activity that the whole family can join in on, but you shouldn't stop there. Yes, design, carve and place pumpkins in your windows as you usually would, but try to think how you can push the boat out this year. Here at Mad About Horror, we stock an extensive range of Halloween decorations and items to help you get the most out of this spooky holiday, from smoke machines to giant spiders and everything in between.

 

Make use of every space and surface

The old saying goes: 'less is more'. But when it comes to Halloween, we think the more decorations, the better. Every area of your home from your driveway to your bathroom represents an opportunity to be inventive and inject some horror. We have an array of decorations, such as bloody tablecloths, spooky outdoor signs and window displays to help you transform your home into a house of horrors. 

 

Pick a theme and stick with it

When it comes to Halloween decorations, there are so many different items you can choose from at Mad About Horror, and the choice can be overwhelming' if you don't have a theme that is. In the same way that you might have a colour scheme or an overarching theme for Christmas decorations, you should think about doing the same for Halloween to create a coherent display that you're proud of. Whether you opt for disturbing dolls, scary skeletons or ghastly ghosts is up to you, but following a loose theme will help you prioritise the Halloween decorations you need.

 

Be clever with lighting 

When you're trying to set the scene for Halloween, lighting is everything. If you're wanting to create a creepy scene that invites questions and intrigue from your guest, simply turning on the big light isn't going to cut it; it's a bit of a mood killer. In order to create a sinister spectacle that matches yours and your guest's killer costumes, you need to be creative with your lighting. This means using a mixture of lighting sources, such as candles, lanterns and lamps, and you can also look to replace normal light bulbs with coloured ones to help set the scary mood.

 

If you'd like to know more about the Halloween decorations we stock and how best to use them around your home, contact us by phone 01482 935936 or email  [email protected] 

Neal Edlin
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