For the main hallway walking into your home, line the walls with something creepy. You can have a parade of spiders leading further into the house, or streamers of bats hanging along the walls. Some well placed spooky signs warning your guests of their entrance can also be fun and make for a darker and scarier set up. Don’t forget the obligatory cobwebs hung in the corner, those are a must for every haunted house.
When your guests get to the other rooms, use tabletop accessories to not only decorate the dining room but the coffee table, end table, and any other surfaces you can cover with something creepy. Statues of gargoyles and black cats can decorate your shelves. If you want something a little more child friendly, consider decorating with items from Nightmare Before Christmas, which is a popular franchise for the season.
For the dining room, use black candles in your candle holders. There are actual candles that can “bleed” when they melt, which will add to the effect. Your other tabletop accessories like place mats, napkins and plates can all be bought with images of bats, skulls, and jack o’ lanterns on them. If you want to go with a more subtle appeal, pick the right colors. Black, white and orange are the perfect Halloween colors to decorate your table without having images of zombies everywhere, if that isn’t your style.
Much like Christmas time, there are also Halloween town houses that can be bought for the tabletop. With creepy, haunted looking buildings and great light up accessories, you can create a mini town that looks like it’s out of a horror movie and set that up in the main living room as a conversation piece.However you choose to decorate your home for Halloween, be sure to go all out. It’s the best holiday to really decorate every surface and every corner, the more theme, the better! You’ll come across as the coolest house for All Hallow’s Eve.