Whether you are into shabby fall chic or want to go all out with the ghouls and ghosts, decorating for Halloween is half the fun (the other half being the candy of course!). It's hard to overdo it for Halloween you could say here, more is more. However, if you don't know where to start, we have you covered. Here are some tips to help you decorate your home for Halloween: The abandoned house - turn your home in to a creepy aesthetic by decorating the windows with artificial spider and webs, darken the porch lights (or replace your brighter bulbs with a duller yellow ambience). If you have signage on your porch, consider tilting it or setting it on the ground to give it that run-down look. Prop scraps of wooden boards against the garage door or windows for that condemned theme. Get the kids involved. Carve or paint several pumpkins to decorate your porch and let the kids get involved and add their creative touch. If you already have tall planters that are now void of your summer florals, consider draping them with white sheets/cloths and fashioning ghosts (with a pumpkin underneath will give it the shape it needs). Replace the porch light with a black light - gives it that spooktacular mood. If there are trees on your yard, have the kids make orange and black streamers or homemade decorations to hang on the branches. Ghoul Garden? Who doesn't want to purchase a life-size skeleton? I know I am strangely obsessed with them - especially when you can move them into different positions. Host a skeleton wedding on your front yard. Dress them up as a bride and groom - and invite all the spooky beings as guests. Or put out a couple lawn chairs and position them relaxing in front of a fake bonfire roasting marshmallows. Dress them up in your rival team jersey "rooting for xx is never good" - there is a lot you can do - and they can be the centre of the decor you plan out for the season. Harvest theme - this gives a more picturesque feel. Use bales of hay, cornstalks, pumpkins and gourds. Place them on your porch and use the bales of hay to create some levels to your decor - you can pile a couple on top of one another with some baby gourds, with some cornstalk leaning against the door. Leverage your steps and litter them (in an organized fashion) with pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. With a few pots of mums, you can add some floral to the decor but still have that crisp fall feel.
Whatever you decide to do - let your creativity take hold. There is inspiration everywhere as the fall colours and brisk air arrive.
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