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Easy Halloween decoration ideas for your home

Happy Halloween wallpaper.

Easy Halloween decoration ideas for your home

With Halloween just around the corner, you are probably wondering how you are going to decorate your home. Now, some people spend months installing decorations and designing their homes so that it is as spooky as possible. Others, on the other hand, decide that decorating their home for Halloween is childish and that they shouldn’t bother. Well, we feel that the best attitude to have is in-between. You should decorate your home for Halloween, but you shouldn’t spend a fortune on it. So, if you agree with us so far, let’s take a look at some easy Halloween decoration ideas that you can incorporate in the next couple of days.

Halloween decoration ideas for your home

The world’s most creative Halloween decorations are usually thought up when there is a fixed budget. After all, if you have all the money in the world to spend on Halloween decorations, why would you bother with being creative. So, if you are worried that you do not have enough money to decorate your home, you are in luck. A low budget can even be a creativity boost. All you need is some cardboard, duct tape, and paint, and you will easily create beautiful decoration pieces that are bound to bring your home into the Halloween spirit.

Halloween wallpapers

One of the easy Halloween decoration ideas is to simply put up temporary Halloween wallpapers. You can put these on your walls, your doors, and your furniture in order to bring the whole house in Halloween spirit. There are numerous designs that you can choose from, so don’t shy away from looking for one that suits your home the best.

Creative pumpkin carving

An artful pumpkin carving.
Some pumpkin carvings can truly be astounding.

Now, we can consider easy Halloween decoration ideas and how to implement them. But you simply cannot have Halloween without carving a pumpkin.  So, what are you to do? Well, simple. Go to YouTube and pick a tutorial that suits you best. Ideally, you want to have a practice pumpkin on which you can make your rookie mistakes. But, after a bit of practice, you’ll be able to follow the instructions and make a perfect pumpkin lantern. These should be the key to your decoration as they are the most recognizable symbol for Halloween. Mind you, you don’t have to limit yourself to scary faces. If you are feeling confident in your pumpkin carving abilities, you can attempt to copy some of the stuff online that is truly a work of art

Cardboard monsters

It is a common mistake to view making monsters out of cardboard as arts and crafts for kids. People, who know nothing about it, think that no decent piece of decoration can be made with simple cardboard. Well, they are wrong. There are countless online guides and tutorials on how to make beautiful, yet spooky cardboard monsters. Ghouls, trolls, bats, witches, and even spiders. All of them can take their form with some precise cutting and proper painting. True, you might need to get some decent cardboard in order to make some. But there are a lot of designs that only require everyday cardboard, a bit of duct tape and some colorful paper. So, go to websites like if you want to learn where to get cheap moving boxes. That way, you can start creating your little cardboard monster army as soon as possible.

Spooky balloons

If you plan on hosting an outdoor party for Halloween, then you’re in luck. Along with pumpkin lanterns and cardboard monsters, you only need to place spooky balloons. “Now, how in the world can balloons be spooky?” you might ask. Well, simple. First, go to your local store and get helium balloons. Then, you can either draw ghost faces on them (you should do this for white and orange balloons only), or you can place a light cloth over them. Soon, your balloons will look like cute little ghosts. Add to that some proper lighting and you are bound to create a great Halloween atmosphere.

Halloween cushions

People often overlook cushions when it comes to decorations. This is why it is no surprise that they are almost completely ignored during Halloween. But, as it turns out, cushions can be one of the better easy Halloween decoration ideas. You can get cushion covers at your local store or even order then online. Soon you will see that there are hundreds if not thousands of creative designs that you can use to incorporate Halloween into your home. And, if you happen to be moving to a different part of the city or you simply need to store away your Halloween decorations, you are in luck. Cushion covers require no storage space, and can even be used as wrapping materials.


Decorative jar lanterns, showing one of the easy Halloween decoration ideas.
When it comes to easy Halloween decoration ideas, jar lanterns steal the show.

You need to have the proper light effects if you are going to create a true Halloween mood. All the easy Halloween decoration ideas and all the work that you put into them won’t do you much good if you don’t set the light. So, how are you supposed to do that? Simple. First, use your lamps. Multiple lamps are usually a better choice for a living room since they provide a more natural feeling light. So, if you are still using an overhead light for your living room, reconsider. All you need to do is to put Halloween decorative shades on your lamps and make sure that the light is low.

Another way to tackle light, if you don’t have multiple lamps, is with candles. A neat idea is to put candles into jars and then put decorations around the jars.

This is bound to create the right mood for your living room. If you choose to do so for an outdoor gathering, just make sure that you have enough. Candles don’t produce as much light as electrical lights, which is why you might even consider combining them with a couple of standard lamps.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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