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Halloween with a difference: preparing your home for a spooky celebration


Brooms at the ready, you’re in for a spooky time…

Halloween is fast approaching and, for many of us, it’s one of the most fun and exciting times of year. It’s also the perfect season to throw a frighteningly-good party.

If you’re hosting this year, the chances are you’ve been thinking a lot about the most stylish way to fill your home with skeletons, ghouls and ghosts. Halloween doesn’t have to be tacky and you’ll be pleased to know that you can keep your home looking sophisticated and elegant, whilst still embracing the scary and supernatural.

This year, create a mysterious atmosphere in your home with simple, chic décor, handmade accessories and unique finishing touches. 

Step away from the traditional spook-fests with these top tips on how to decorate your home for a sophisticated, stylish and haunting Halloween party. 

Start by choosing your colour scheme

If you’re not careful, Halloween décor can look a little messy. To create a chic Halloween style, stick to a strict colour scheme when decorating your home. A monochrome theme can be extremely effective at Halloween, especially if you team it with subtle shades of brass or copper.

If black and white isn’t your style, try to incorporate autumnal colours when styling your home for the party. Think autumn leaves when choosing your accessories in natural shades of orange, brown and red.

It’s all about the lighting

At Halloween, lighting can make or break your spooky vibe. Try to stay away from anything too bright - duller lighting will help to create a mysterious atmosphere and will help your guests get in the Halloween spirit.  

If you’re not able to dull the lights in your home, decorate your space with twinkling fairy lights and indoor lanterns. Traditional candle-sticks can be lit and placed in autumnal fruit and vegetables too, such as miniature pumpkins, gourds and squash, to create an authentic autumnal atmosphere. Just remember to blow out the candles once your guests have had a few drinks to avoid any accidents!

Decorate your front door

Wreaths aren’t just meant for Christmas. A stylish, twig wreath is the perfect autumn house accessory and will make a great first impression as guests approach your house. Team it with pumpkins, lanterns and vines hung around your door to set the tone for your spooky Halloween party.

Re-vamp your pumpkins

Nothing screams Halloween like pumpkins, and lots of them. But carving pumpkins can be messy, and very time-consuming. The latest Halloween trend is painting pumpkins, so embrace your artistic side and bring out your paintbrushes.

Choose colours and styles that match the theme of your party and pick up a range of different sized pumpkins to decorate. Whether you paint spooky images on your pumpkins, or go for a more stylish, subtle theme, painting pumpkins is a great alternative to carving and is guaranteed to be lots of fun.

Choose simple, chic accessories

Make your Halloween party stand out from the crowd with simple, elegant accessories that make a big impact. Stay clear of anything flamboyant and loud, opting for delicate, subtle pieces instead such as twisted vines and elegant, draped spiderwebs. Add effective finishing touches with handmade creepy-crawlies climbing up your walls, draped autumn garlands and an extravagant table centrepiece.