Here are some clever ways to decorate your home for Halloween night!
There are lots of different areas in your home that you can decorate: windows and window sills, fireplace mantels, doors and doorways, wall, steps and staircases, ceilings, tables and countertops, corners of the room…
Windows are one of the more obvious spaces to decorate, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be creative! Here are some fun ways to decorate the inside of your windows for Halloween…
- Cut out spooky shapes and designs from static cling black window film normally used on car glass. Then, stick them on the windows of your home. Also, if you don’t want to cut out your own, you can purchase Halloween window clings.
- Place life-size figures (like a mummy, a vampire, or even just big scary eyes) in your window with a light shining behind them. That makes them really look scary! You can purchase some of these figures as large window clings, or as full-size props.
- Paint Halloween pictures on your windows with acrylic craft paints.
- Cut out silhouettes of your favorite Halloween symbols from construction paper. Think along the lines of black cats, bats, or even a haunted house (if you’re really creative). Then, hang them in your windows. When it’s dark outside, your windows will look eerily spooky with those shapes showing.
One of my favorite places to decorate for Halloween is the staircase. You can do a lot with staircases that make them look really fun at this time of year. Here are a few ways to decorate your staircases for Halloween…
- Wrap orange and black tinsel and lights around the railing and down your banister. This is a very festive way to decorate your staircase.
- Hang fake spider webs on different parts of your staircase. Placing them in between the spindles that reach down to the stairs looks especially great!
- If your child or you have Halloween figures (such as witches, scarecrows, black cats, even small kid’s stuffed toys), you can collect Halloween things like that and put them on your stairs. Just be sure to place them where they won’t be tripped on; up against the wall is good.
You might think decorating the inside of your doors is a no-brainer when it comes to decorating for Halloween, but there are several cool outside-the-box ideas you might not think of…
- Consider hanging bats and spider webs inside the arches of your doorways.
- If you’ve ever seen those scary door portals in movies I’ll bet you’ve wondered how to do that. I know I have. Well you can purchase or make your own scary door facade for your front door …or for any door in your home.
- Cover your doors with orange or black construction paper or wrapping paper. Then, turn yourdoors into a collage of scary pictures, drawings, photos, cut-outs or whatever. When you’re done, add a mess of spider webs!
- Create a Halloween wreath for your front door by using a styrofoam ring. Then, pin black and orange candy to it.
(via The Fun Times Guide)