There is a sense of magic that tags along with Halloween. Although the summer has gone and autumn has stepped in. We frequently forget the fun and frolics that come about in the autumn and winter months of the year. Like Thanksgiving, Guy Fawkes night and Christmas! But let’s concentrate on Halloween for now. Whether you’re in the mood for a spooky little shindig at your home or you just want a rustic Halloween atmosphere in your house as you gear up for the big day. Here are things you can do to change the decor and mood of your home to get in the Halloween spirit.
Okay, so a brilliant way to make use of your Christmas tree more than once a year is… to use it for Halloween. Stick with us here. Envision a white tree, decorated in mini orange pumpkins, black spiders, and tiny witches dangling from the branches. If anything says cozy and rustic Halloween, it’s a faux tree drenched in spooky trinkets. If you don’t think it’ll work, try it for yourself! Use the distinctive colors of Halloween to your advantage and wrap the tree in an autumnal theme with golds, oranges, and reds!
Carve a Pumpkin
A failsafe way of creating a seasonal Halloween vibe in your home is, of course, to cart in the pumpkins and get carving. You will no doubt be bad at it, as you attempt to follow the incredible designs shown on Youtube. But that’s okay, because it’s your own squished face pumpkin, and you should be proud of it (or all of them for that matter). Don’t forget to add the finishing touches, the candles.
On the other hand, if you don’t have time to sit around carving pumpkins, then keep them in their natural form – whole! You’ve probably seen images already with pumpkins just mounted in a heap on Pinterest, and they look fabulous. Pumpkin orange is a genuinely cozy color.
Lighting Is Everything
As with lighting your pumpkins, the lighting everywhere else in your home matters too. Maybe don’t get too wild and start changing all of your bulbs for red just yet. But perhaps allocate your Halloween ambiance to one room. Switch bright white, clinical lights, for soft, warm lighting that’s kinder to the eyes and hides imperfections like the much-needed Vinyl window repair that’s needed or the patchy paintwork that needs disguising. Bring out your stash of candles and light them up. Flickering fires, warm lighting, and the added heat shall most certainly lull you into a sense of Halloween coziness.
Not so much a surprise for you anyway. But if you want to mix up your cozy rustic with a touch of real spookiness, add some spiders (fake ones) around the shop. On the shelves, your books, the fireplace. Or maybe! Put them in a few jars with some faux green and plant them around your home on the desks and window sills. People might think you’re a spooky witch!
Back to the warm, cozy, rustic decor theme you want to emulate in your home, Halloween inspired garland is the perfect accessory to drape here there and everywhere. In hues of oranges, purples, black or green. Thread lashings of garland through your railing down the stairs. Around mirrors and pictures and of course across shelves to bring you steps closer to a home with a cozy, Halloween vibe.
Dishevel A Book Or Two
If creating a spooky book or two out of the stories you own seems too painful to do, get a few from the goodwill store, or use that cookbook from the attic that your mom gave you, that you’ve never ever used. This step takes a bit of a crafter and a lover of the witches’ book pictured in Hocus Pocus. To get here, you want to tea stain and ruffle the pages. And add whichever decor you choose to the exterior. Be it purple fabric stapled to the cover or green leather. With writing in a gold pen across the front. Place your books around the home, with melted candles tumbling onto them, under your creepy surprise jars, and anywhere else you think it will look rustic and cool.
Unless you’re a seasonal decorating veteran, start thinking and planning now to create your “effortless” rustic Halloween decor. Whether hunting for garland, faux spiders or making spooky books with imaginary recipes, it all takes time to do. Otherwise, you’ll no doubt be rushing last minute for a glimmer of Halloween spirit a day before the big event!