Trick or treat!!!! Whenever these words come into our ears, our mind sails away to find the lost childhood which we once cherished so joyfully. You’ll not find a single American who does not love this funny & exciting day of Halloween. Different people have their different ways to celebrate this big day. But the most common thing which every person does is to decorate their home & neighborhood according to the Halloween’s spirit. Therefore, it would be wise enough to start buying those decorating stuff from now on.
Here goes some quick suggestions which might be useful for you :
Interior : As the theme of the Halloween is based on ghosts, magical creatures & other weird things, your decorations should also match the theme.
*Living room - Cover your furniture with white sheets as it will give a spooky and horror look. Use colorful lanterns for lighting and colorful wrapping papers for decorating showpieces etc. Instead of using normal tea pots, use goblets for serving any drink, it will render a gothic look which is suitable for this environment. You can use wooden/brass objects & furniture instead of luxurious couches & sofas. Decorate shelves with paper flowers & bronze skull models. Choose daisies and marigolds or other flowers in other shades for making beautiful centerpieces. Use old folk melodies or simply countryside music to create the atmosphere more relevant.
*Kitchen - Decorate your kitchen with un-orthodox wooden or raw metal utensils. Cook & serve meals by using goblets, iron paper towel holder, cauldrons with markings, gothic art-work which can be used to decorate refrigerators. Use brass made pitcher, fork-knife, salt-pepper boxes, etc.
*Bedroom – To provide a thrilling look, you can paint your rooms with dark colors as per your choice. Use dark designer curtains, ghostly imaged pillow covers & sheets. Use at-home gilding kits for giving a glittering look to the cupboards racks and reading-table. Use scented candles for lighting & fragrance.
*Bathroom – You can use scented candles, pumpkin-lamps for lighting purpose. For an aromatic environment, bath-salts can be much suitable. Bronze/brass/silver/ivory made pots & mugs can give a vintage look to the bathroom. Use silk flowers to create tiny bouquets which can be a special visual treat. White & black marble bathroom fittings, shiny glass holders can also be used.
*Stairs – If your house have long stairs, decorate them with combined color flowers. Specially orange or red flowers will give a festive charm if you use them properly. Different ghostly symbols, props you can use to make it eye-catchy. More or less, do not use bright lights during nights, or it will destroy the spooky, vintage environment. Try to use low/dim lights or better no lights at all : use only candles or pumpkin-lanterns.
Exterior : Now it is time to pay attention to the another part of your house. Just like the inner part, the outdoor areas can also be utilized for Halloween decoration.
*Gateway – Decorate your house’s porch with hanging paper bats, Halloween pumpkins, over sized spiderweb, Hey-balls & many more. You can use handmade spider-screen door panels to attach with your doors. Different kind of wreath can be used to express the scary ambiance. Try to use vibrant & dark colored patterns objects for decoration. If black is not your color, then use dark grey, deep blue, etc. If you prefer lighter colors, use pure white decorations instead of dark shades.
*Yard – You can use white marble slabs & place them in your yard like tombstones. Make wooden scarecrow, decorate bare -limbed trees with pumpkin lanterns & free-flying ghosts made by balloons & fabrics. Hang creepy big paper spider from your house’s facade & fence. You can use red & blue lights to create a ghostly environment at night. If you have sitting arrangements in your yard, then keep a life sized skeleton to greet your guests as they appear in your lawn. Place a customized haunted hotel sign in front of your fence gate. Make cut-outs of popular Halloween shapes in black paper & adhere them to your windows. At night, when you will switch on the indoor lights, the shapes will visible from outside as living ghosts. Hang illuminated light-pods from trees & walls.
Apart from that, if you have a garage, you can also decorate it using above given ideas. Most importantly, don’t forget to make delicious treats for the children who will visit your home & of course for your family. Make this day one of the most remembered Halloween of your life.