Entry : The entry to your home is the first impression visitors get of your home. Too often we forget how much impact this can have when decorating for the seasons.
- Halloween Display. Make the most of it by creating a simple display of Halloween figurines set on a small table covered with a black or orange tablecloth. The 4 to six inch figurines are inexpensive enough to even use outside if you have room enough for a small table by your door. Inside, you can go with this same concept, even adding spooky lights and garlands available at dollar and discount stores.
- Animated Items. Animated Halloween figures can add instant festivity to a boring entry table. These figures can move, have sound, and some are even motion activated. A great way to make your entrance one to remember! With increasing popularity, these items are now appearing in dollar and discount stores.
Living Room / Family Room : To dress up the rooms where your family spends the most time, use most of your Halloween decor ideas in these rooms.
- Figurine Display. Use your mantle, a wall shelf, of even your coffee table to display an assortment of inexpensive Halloween figurines. Mantles are normally overlooked until Christmas, but fireplaces are a great staging area for many seasonal displays.
- Halloween Curtain Tie-Backs. To add a spooky touch to your room, add a garland of skeleton heads as tie-backs to your curtains. These garlands are available at most dollar stores and one garland can be cut in half to use on a pair of curtains, you can use another garland across the top for a little added Halloween fun.
- Candy Bowls. Halloween is all about candy. Display candy corn and other themed candy in bowls for a decorative and tasty touch.
Dining Room : turn any October meal into a Halloween party with fun and expected seasonal touches.
- Spider Napkin Rings. Turn any napkin ring into a Halloween hit by using hot glue to attach the spiders from cheap Halloween rings to a napkin ring. These are very inexpensive and normally sold in bags at discount and dollar stores. A very small investment for a unique decorative touch.
- Placemats and Tablecloths. Go ahead and invest in either an orange or black tablecloth or placemats. This simple change adds instant Halloween charm to any table.
- Spooky Centerpiece. Add a touch of the unexpected with a large glass bowl filled with tiny skulls. These can be purchased either in a bag or attached to a garland that can be coiled inside the bowl.
Outside : Only the Christmas season surpasses Halloween when it comes to outside decorations. Be the talk of the neighborhood with decorations that go beyond the predictable jack-o-lanterns.
- Tombstones. Turn your front yard into a graveyard with tombstones made from inexpensive foam board and a little paint. Thinner than the ones you can purchase in stores, you can personalize these for your family (pretty morbid), your favorite horror film characters, or