Top 10 Tricks (or Treats) to Having the Perfect Halloween Home
As we enter the season of vibrant leaves and hot apple cider, it’s finally time to start shopping for your Halloween decorations and accessories! From spooky spiders to festive jack-o-lanterns, there are a variety of ways to get creative with your Halloween aesthetic this year. For inspiration and advice on holiday decorating, enjoy our top tricks and tips to creating the perfect Halloween home.
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1.Stick to a Theme
Pick one genre and stick to it.
When shopping for your Halloween décor, it’s important to have a theme in mind for your home decoration. Like traditional home decorating, a coordinating theme provides your interior with a nice flow throughout the Halloween season. Although there are many different Halloween themes to choose from, we’ve developed a few helpful ideas to help you get started.
If you plan to have young children in your home this Halloween, you’ll want to ensure that your décor is playful and fun, rather than frightening. If you’re looking for a theme that’s classic and kid-friendly, pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns are the way to go. Not only is this an excellent theme for homes with children, but the vibrancy of your pumpkin-themed décor provides your home with an enjoyable pop of color for fall.
If you’re in search of something a little spookier, you can’t go wrong with the classics. Mummies, witches, ghosts, and zombies are all excellent thematic choices for the scary holiday. With Halloween decorations from Haunted Hill Farm, you’ll enjoy a seamless decorating process with our variety of unique Halloween accessories.
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2. Pick a Color Palette
Center your décor around a few colors.
After you have chosen a theme for your home, you’ll need to decide on a color palette to guarantee that your house has a cohesive aesthetic. Halloween is known for its unique color combinations, so you have a variety of options to choose from. For a playful and vibrant color palette, a theme of orange, yellow, and white is an adorable option for a kid-friendly Halloween. And if you’re looking for a darker option, we recommend a combination of purple and black, as this color palette truly highlights the creepiness of the holiday.
3. Don’t Neglect the Windows
Windows are the eyes to the house, so make them spooky!
To create the perfect Halloween home, you’ll want to give your windows some attention when decorating. You can add colored handprints and decorative spider webs, or even add a life-size animatronic to peer out the window as people walk by.
If you’re looking to invest in high-quality animatronics for the upcoming Halloween season, take a look at our collection of impressive items. From creepy clowns to terrifying zombies, Haunted Hill Farm is guaranteed to give your friends and family a good scare.
4. Focus on the Little Details…
By decorating your small spaces, you can be sure to get noticed.
While large decorations are impressive and important, it’s essential to add some intricate details throughout your home to complete your Halloween decorating. If you’re in search of a few suggestions, consider adding googly eyes on your outdoor planters, taping decorative spiders onto your mailbox, or adding a festive wreath on your front door.
For entertaining Halloween wreaths, take a look at our selection from Haunted Hill Farm. These high-quality wreaths are an amusing outdoor accessory that is guaranteed to attract attention from your neighbors.
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5. …Or Commit to Going Big!
Costumes are not just for trick-or-treaters.
Go big this Halloween with statement decorations like smoke machines, lights, and inflatable decorations. If you hope to make a statement with your décor this year, these pieces are essential when transforming your home. Whether you would prefer to display festive inflatables throughout your yard or install spooky lights in front of your home, these large decorative elements will make your house the focal point of the neighborhood this Halloween.
For an extensive collection of outdoor inflatables, Haunted Hill Farm is the place to go. With a simple set-up and a bag for convenient storage throughout the year, we will ensure that your decorating process is enjoyable and stress-free.
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6. Design a Tablescape
Surprise your guests by serving up the holiday.
If you plan to invite friends or family for Halloween dinner, you’ll want to consider creating a tablescape to match your decorating theme. For the most cohesive tablescapes, we recommend adding a statement centerpiece, festive place settings, and a tablecloth or runner to complete your dining table.
In fact, creative centerpieces are simple to DIY at home. These pieces can be subtle and understated, like adding gourds to an existing centerpiece or fake spiders around napkin rings, or you can embark on a larger craft project to create an impressive display. For some advice and inspiration on designing your own table decorations, look at this helpful article. helpful article.
7. Create an Inviting Front Porch
Make the first thing they see something great.
When trick-or-treaters arrive at your door, you’ll want to give them the ideal Halloween experience with a beautifully decorated front porch. For a cohesive design, we recommend adding a few jack-o-lanterns or pumpkins, fresh mums, and a tasteful, Halloween-themed wreath.
If you don’t plan to greet trick-or-treaters on your porch this Halloween, outdoor candy displays are a great alternative to answering your door. Whether you choose to display your candy in a bowl or a festive container, this allows children to visit your home and receive some candy for the holiday if you don’t expect to be home that night.
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8. Bring the Outside Inside
Trees are not just for Christmas!
If you can’t decide between hanging jack-o-lanterns in your hallway or outside in the trees, you can enjoy the best of both worlds by decorating an indoor artificial tree. These decorative trees are a long-lasting addition to any room, as they will become the focal point of your holiday decorating. If you are in search of additional decorative inspiration for your artificial tree, consider hanging colored ornaments to match your holiday color palette, or adding artificial cobwebs to the branches of your tree to create a spooky look.
Check out this black tree that would be perfect for inside Halloween décor!
9. Light It Up for Safety and Style
Do not let dangerous driveways ruin the fun.
If you expect to have a lot of visitors this Halloween, it’s essential to ensure that your driveway or walkway is well-lit. Whether you’re planning to entertain on Halloween night or expecting many trick-or-treaters, consider investing in small landscape lights to line your driveway as people arrive. Additionally, many of these solar LEDs and spotlights provide your driveway and yard with a sleek design, as the lights are powered entirely by renewable power.
10. Don’t Forget the Treats
Have a variety for everyone.
We’ve saved the most delicious for last – Halloween candy! As the most iconic part of this creepy holiday, you’ll need to have a variety of treats for all your guests and trick-or- treaters. For a few snack and candy ideas, we suggest purchasing a few dairy and nut-free options to accommodate possible dietary restrictions. And don’t forget the full-sized candy bars to be the favorite house on the block!
Now that you’ve planned the details of your Halloween decorating, you’re ready to shop! Whether you prefer to design a kid-friendly environment or a chilling haunted house, we’re certain that you’ll create an unforgettable Halloween-themed space.