Spooktacular Halloween decorating suggestions come alive at 101 Inspiration Lane for the decorista who dares to bedazzle house and home in haunted fashion destined to thrill and delight the eye.
Can’t you just here the creaking floors?
Go ahead and click on the sound effects to set the mood.
I dare you.
The National Retail Federation reports those of who decorate house and home for Halloween will spend $2.7 billion (that’s billion with a b, folks) on Halloween theme home decor items.
Another interesting tidbit of retail information is the total spend for 2019 is expected to be the third highest in the history of the survey. The top record for Halloween spending belongs to Halloween 2017 when spending came in at $9.1 billion.
That’s a whole lotta spooktacular Halloween decorating.
*Halloween Decorating Suggestions Tip*
At first sighting of the cute, scary, and practical Halloween (or any holiday) decorations and tablewares that speak Halloween party must-have to you is the time to buy.
Decoristas plan, prep, and purchase party goods earlier and earlier each year, and as they say, you snooze, you lose.
Same goes for ordering from sites with a 10 day to 2 week order to delivery time.
Halloween is a prime time for showcasing your decorating creativity. Front and back doors, windows, fireplace mantels, staircases, accent furniture, porches, lawns, gardens, patios, and sidewalks become prime players in a game of Halloween decorating dress-up.
Rather it be a pair of jack-o-lanterns, garden statues fraught with frightful air, or a lavish display in spine-chilling style, affordable is the trick and eye-catching is the treat.
Garden statues easily and eerily stand fabulous as centerpieces for the Halloween feast table or bar cart.
Is it me, or does this Cathedral gargoyle statue favor the flying monkeys in The Wizard of Oz?
A delightfully frightening piece of classic cinema that still freaks me out.
Seasonal, special event, and holiday decorating can wreak double, double toil and trouble on one’s wallet; reason numero uno why I like to source and suggest items that can pull double decorating duty.
The wood chip wreath featured above is an example of a decor item that can do just that.
The fiery orange color pairs well with an artificial black raven crow for Halloween either as a door or wall decoration or a centerpiece. When the clock strikes midnight on November 1st, it now becomes a fall into Thanksgiving decorative accessory.
With a nip in the Halloween night air, a fireside ghost story chat well suits and sets the tone of the evening.
Incorporate costume accessories into your Halloween decorating scheme.
Place a trio of witch hats over a trio of battery operated flameless candles to create bewitching luminaries.
Sit it upon gathered black tulle and adorn accordingly.
Place a top hat atop a pumpkin or pair with a magician cape.
GOLDSTITCH Full Length Deluxe Adult Cape Cloak Costume
Feathers, a glitter masquerade mask, or a spirited headband make excellent accessories for a no carve pumpkin option.
Ambiance is an essential component in the entertaining equation.
Flickering battery operated candles cast a (safe) spell and shadow of mystique.
Use vintage bottles and/or wooden thread spools as candle holders.
Goodies discovered in antiques and vintage shops produce a Halloween fright night right out of central casting.
Dim all the lights is not only a Donna Summer disco hit, but my lighting rule for an enchanting evening.
The soft glow of string lights in your favorite color placed inside a clear glass pumpkin jar with lid or under a collection of clear glass pumpkin cloches is a simple yet elegant lighting option.
Is it a candle ring or a DIY Halloween wreath?
I won’t keep you in suspense- it’s what you want it to be.
Using your preferred Halloween color(s), wrap a straw wreath with decorative mesh or burlap ribbon.
Spray paint is another way to go, and comes in a wide range of colors complementary to the fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas color palette.
This Halloween decorating suggestion hocus-pocus focuses on getting more bang for your buck out of items you can use on one or more occasion or holiday.
Pin the mesh or ribbon to wreath to secure. Straight pins can be removed as can the material.
This frees up the wreath to be used for another project.
Complete the look with faux flowers, and depending on how tame or terrifying you want it to be, you can add boa feathers, flecked spiders, plastic snakes, masks or rats, skull heads or skeleton hands.
I get so excited about spooktacular Halloween decorating suggestions that I lose my head.
Mama Places In The Home stopped by today, and wasted no time sharing with me her startled, spooked, fright and delight over the flecked spiders nesting on the dining chairs.
The potion for the proper blend of Halloween haunt is a spot of spooky style mixed with a touch of back in the day tradition.
Turns out I hit the Halloween decorating jackpot on last week’s dollar store run.
Skulls, flecked spiders, a black feather boa, and a pack of pumpkin picks made their way to Places In The Home.
The Halloween aisle(s) at your nearest dollar store is a Halloween decorating ideas treasure trove.
The idea is to use the pumpkin picks as cocktail and hors d’oeuvre accouterments.
Cinnamon water is what’s on the fall-October-Halloween beverage radar.
This stove top method brews and steeps the flavor and color of the cinnamon. Begin by adding 2 cinnamon sticks to 2 cups of water to a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for 5 minutes. Allow concentrate to cool before adding to cold water and ice.
I discovered the cinnamon concentrate is also delicious in hot or iced tea. The concentrate becomes more potent over time, so you may want to taste test as you go.
My Halloween decorating suggestions thinking cap was on tight when I placed an order for several of these pillow covers to tuck into Halloween party favor bags.
These pillow covers are in the style of a famous Italian designer, and a quick eBay search usually results in a super deal with free shipping.
Fun, frightful, and fabulous Halloween decorating suggestions offer affordable ideas and easy tips ready to help transform your home into the spooktacular showcase it’s sure to be.