staying in-tombed this spooky season? dig up some devilish Halloween home ideas with our seasonal guide.
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 can be fun, but our Halloween at home ideas might make you think twice before skulking off into the night. When your home is looking gloriously autumnal with a splash of spooky thrown in, it’s hard to think of a better setting to celebrate in.
Gone are the days of plastic spiders, shoddy cobwebs and bloodstained police tape – these days, Halloween home decor ideas are more inventive than ever. You can decorate for Halloween without all the creepy clichés, and even 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, and keep it simple for a more high-end Halloween feel.
What’s the spooky season without something to snuggle into and hide behind? When it comes to Halloween home ideas, cosy textures are an absolute must.
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 all-seeing eye designs.
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.
If a dinner party is part of your Halloween at home ideas, 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 boo-tiful 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 little devils running around? 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 sink your teeth into the spooky season? Then you need some seasonal activities in your Halloween at home ideas! Turn your home into a veritable fairground without having to go out into the cold. There are so many fun ways 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 a mountain of 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.