Whether you've been in your Rowland home for 10 weeks or 10 years - nothing quite beats the feeling of decorating your home for a themed party. No sooner have the clocks gone back then Halloween is once again "knocking upon our door".
Halloween is becoming more and more of an event in the UK – as trick and treat takes hold – it’s time to 'Halloween Your Home'.
Here are our top tips for giving your home the spooky touch this week:
1) Spooky can still be tasteful…
Depending on your tastes - you can absolutely do Halloween with style. Tasteful tea light candles in black holders help create the contrasting darkness and light whilst making a great alternative to the traditional pumpkin. Don’t forget tea light holders come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. Some creative stencil works mounted on to canvas could also be classically creepy.
2) Orange is the new black (or vice versa)
Think about the colours associated with Halloween - black and orange. Jars of orange sweets not only look great but work for instant candy for trick and treaters - and jars of black pebbles add an air of spooky sophistication.
3) Time to make good use of that old photo frame
Let's be honest - we all have old photo frames lying around. For instant scare factor - print off the front covers of traditional horror novels (e.g; Dracula/Nosferatu) and slot them straight into the photo frame. They would make a great addition to any mantelpiece and give your guests the chills when they take a closer look.
4) Halloween Bunting
We’ve all seen the traditional bunting hanging around. Why not try a Halloween version? Circles of orange and black card with Halloween themed silhouettes drawn on, could be attached to long pieces of black ‘spider web’ cotton. They could be tacked to the ceiling or porch -giving that all-important creepy effect. This would also be a great craft to get the kids involved with.
5) Door wreaths aren’t just for Christmas
Why not design your own ‘grim’ front door wreath? This is a great twist on the beautiful red and green Christmas door wreaths and you can either go down the tasteful or spooky route. You could easily pick up the basics and decorate with sprayed leaves and to compliment it or you could go completely fright night and decorate it with a fake black bird for that extra ‘freaky touch’.
However you choose to decorate your home – we wish you a Spooktacular Happy Halloween!
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