How to celebrate Halloween at home
Spooky season is here!
Whether you love dressing up as mythical monsters, heading to the pumpkin patch or staying in and eating all the trick-or-treaters’ sweets, Halloween is fast becoming one of our favourite holidays.
Going out is fun for Halloween, but we think staying in is better. Especially when your home is looking gloriously autumnal, with a little bit of spooky thrown in for good measure.
halloween home décor.
Long gone are the days of plastic spiders and police tape, these days you can decorate for Halloween without compromising your personal style. Think refined and thoughtfully designed, rather than an overload of kitsch.
Whether you’re going for full-on haunted house or you’re more of a glamour ghoul, there are three colours that every home needs at Halloween – black, white and orange. Pick one and go tonal for a chic take on the festive season or combine all three together for a more traditional feel.
Add in spooky motifs. We’re talking pumpkins, ghosts, bats and more! Keep it chic by maintaining your colour scheme – don’t stray to orange pumpkins if you’ve chosen a white theme. Go for natural materials like wood or glass, without too much detail for a high end feel.
What’s Halloween without something to snuggle into and hide behind? You can’t miss out the cosy textures for spooky season. Swap light cotton for chunky knits and faux furs for a warm and comfy vibe. Go for autumnal colours like oranges, yellows and blacks or opt for spooky eye designs. Pile them on in cushions and throws over your sofa, bed and yourself before the really scary bit in your favourite horror film.
Don’t forget your bedding! For an instant transformation, switch your summer print duvet cover for something dark and moody. For a refined take, go monochrome with halloween bedding – our tufted ghost and skull bedding is soft, subtle and spooky.
No seasonal celebration is complete without a feast! From cute ‘n’ creepy cupcakes and ghoulish goulash to seasonal favourites like root vegetables, mushrooms and spiced everything, there’s lots of delicious options to choose from for Halloween.
Holding a dinner party? Go for food that’s in season at this time of year. We’re talking carrots, sweet potatoes and mushrooms. Warming spices like ginger, cinnamon and cardamom are perfect too. Make it spooky with black pasta and pastry shapes.
If you’re into your baking, try a Halloween-themed cake. Keep it simple with a black cat cake or go all out with a dramatic and ghostly meringue. Got kids? Add a bit of green food dye to your rice crispy cakes for a Frankenstein theme – or go orange and make pumpkins.
Want to really get into the Halloween spirit? Then you need activities! Turn your home into a veritable fairground without having to go out into the cold. There are so many fun options to spend Halloween at home, whether you’re a family with kids, a couple, or even spending it alone.
Pumpkin carving is the ultimate spooky season activity – and bonus, you can use your creations to decorate your home. It’s a win-win. Create scary faces, geometric designs, or forgo all the mess and just paint them. Think stripes, polka dots or pastels! Perfect if you’re going for a minimalist theme.
Want a low-effort, fun evening? It has to be a scary movie marathon. Cuddle up with your throws and grab a cushion to hide behind – it’s about to get spooky. Go for classics like Poltergeist, Psycho and Dawn of the Dead or keep it cute with The Addams Family, The Mummy and Frankenweenie.
For family-friendly fun, why not spend a day crafting? Get creative with felt, clay or paint and craft your own scary monsters and creepy critters. You could make bunting filled with little ghosts, pumpkins and spiders for a screen-free afternoon with the kids.