How To Decorate For the Holidays: Halloween

Now that we are reaching September, Halloween and the holiday season is just around the corner. Although the holiday season is the busiest and most exciting part of the year, getting ready for them can be quite stressful. Thankfully, there are so many choices and styles to choose from when it comes to planning out how you’re going to spookify your home. 

This article will cover styles and how to execute different styles in order to help you get ready for the upcoming spooky season.


Picking The Right Style For You

Like with interior designing, picking a style is an extremely important part of decorating for Halloween. How do you want your house to appear? Are you looking to scare the heck out of anyone who walks by your house or are you looking for a family friendly Halloween decorated home? Picking a theme prior to purchasing or setting up Halloween decorations ensures that you are sending the right kind of spooky vibes. Some of the more popular styles are: scary, spooky, festive, and modern.


When most people think of Halloween they think of scary and terrifying creatures jumping out at you when you least expect it. This is why a lot of people decorate their house in a way to horrify anyone who walks by. Some people go as far as creativing haunted houses in their front or backyards. When deciding how to decorate a spooky house, you will want to gravitate towards a lot of spider webs, scary creatures, realistic skulls, and a darker color pattern. It might help to even think of things that scare the Bejeezus out of you! 

Test your decorations on family members and see how scared they are. Overall, the most important thing about this style is making sure people do not want to go anywhere near your house because they are too afraid. Your house should only attract those who have the stomach to get close enough.

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You may be wondering what the difference between spooky and scary is. The answer is quite simple, scary is adult only Halloween where spooky is a family friendly way to decorate your house. You may still use scary characters like witches, mummies and spiders. But, instead of these items looking like they can kill you, they will have googly eyes and happy smiles. This is letting people know that you welcome Trick-or-Treaters and creates a more welcoming feel. 

This style of decorating your calls for black, orange, and purple color patterns. If you can, take a youngster with you while you look for Halloween decorations. This may help you stay on a spooky path rather than a scary one. The most important thing to remember about the Spooky themed decorations is that they are all about having fun.

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Festive styled Halloween are a more classic way of decorating your home. This style consists of a harvest color pattern and incorporates a lot of different colored pumpkins. The use of hay will also create a sense of fall and a festive feel. You’ll want to stick with warm fall colors across most of your decorations and stick to simpler items. What is great about the festive style of Halloween decorating is that it can be left up until you are ready to decorate for Christmas.

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Ready to Get Your House Ready for Halloween?

There are great resources on where to get Halloween decorations and how to place the decorations in order to execute your Halloween style. If you are looking to keep the Halloween vibes all year round, contact us and our design team can make all your Halloween dreams come true. Keep checking back with us every month to get more decorating ideas for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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