Halloween Home Decor & Tablescapes

Halloween is a week from today and we’re all so excited! If you haven’t already started decorating your home for this festive, spooky holiday, we have some fun, ghoulish ideas sure to make your friends envious. We also have some scary and very cool table decor ideas to throw your way if you plan on hosting a Halloween party this weekend or the day of! Let’s get started!

Candles

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A very easy way to go from cute to creepy is just to use candles. Don’t bother turning on the lights and just fill every room with many candles. Go crazy by adding both black and white candles, and if you can find the ones that have red wax (like blood) dripping down the side, use those too! Get creative with them by placing them in clear antique vases or in wire bird cages, really anything that adds to the spooky Halloween effect.

Spider Webs

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Cover everything with webs! Go nuts. Here’s an extra little tip: one bag of spider webs from Michael’s or your local craft store will go a much longer way than you would’ve ever thought. Spider webs are a huge key when trying to achieve that haunted look. Spread it over antique picture frames and black and cream pumpkins.

Wine Bottles

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Wine bottles are key when it comes to adding that creative flair to your Halloween decorations. Collect bottles of all shapes and sizes (doesn’t have to necessarily be wine bottles) and spray paint them matte black. Use cut up pieces of a brown paper black to write the what the “evil” contents are and glue the pieces onto the bottles. Voila! You have your own set of potion bottles. If you want to take it one step further, buy a book from your local thrift store and give it a spells and potions book cover.

Tablescapes

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When it comes to the Halloween party tablescape, you have to think of a couple different areas on the table: the centerpiece and the personal set up. The centerpiece should be a cluster of spooky items such as a skull, black lace, spider webs, potion books, a clear vase with black flowers, etc. Try and think elegant with an eerie presence.

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When setting the table, try to stick to silver and black plates. Feel free to do them all one color or alternate black and silver. Use antique drinking glasses and silverware. This will add in that chillingly creepy look. If you can stick with hauntingly beautiful decor pieces, it will create a strange and almost supernatural effect.

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5 Creepy Halloween Decorations You Have to Try

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Everyone loves Halloween parties, but they’re always so much better if the decorations actually spook you! We’ve formed a list of the creepiest, spookiest Halloween decorations and the secrets to creating them!

1. Potions Cart

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To start out with one of the best, turn your bar cart (that would be stuffed in a corner anyway) into a potion cart! To really achieve a high level of spookiness, make sure to include many jars full of “ingredients,” such as cockroaches, pickled mice, swamp lizard, eyeballs, poison, etc. Get creative with it! Print out a potions book label and cover a book from your library. To give it that extra edge, place ravens on a couple jars to make it look like they’re just hanging out there.

2. Rustic Raven Porch

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The outside of your house is definitely just as important as the inside decorations! Make sure your front porch matches the inside by adding some large branches, cream and black pumpkins, and ravens strategically placed on the branches. It has a rustic look almost as if the house is abandoned.

3. Zombie Baby Dolls

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Your guests will be sure your home isn’t abandoned from the zombie baby dolls walking about in your front yard. Take your old baby dolls, or if those have sentiment attached to them, buy some at a thrift store, and rough them up a bit. Rip the clothes, pull some of their hair out, and paint scars using blood paint from a Halloween store. Everyone is scared of zombie dolls no matter what they say.

4. Bloody Handprints

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This is very simple and easy to do. Using the same blood paint from the Halloween store, place bloody handprints on the glass doors to look like someone has been dragged away. It’s a classic decoration that is sure to give the whole room a spooky feel.

5. Emerging Head Frame

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This last idea is extra creepy! Buy a Styrofoam mannequin head, or use a baby doll head, and glue cheesecloth to it. When it is all glued to the cheesecloth, tape the rest of the cheesecloth to the picture/mirror to make it appear as if the head is emerging from the wall.

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