30+ easy Halloween decoration ideas for your house
If you love Halloween as much as I do, you know that Halloween decoration ideas for your house are a must. But sometimes it can get a little bit expensive. That’s why I’ve come up with a list of some wickedly-cute ideas that won’t break the bank. Take a look!
So, I just decorated my house for Halloween and it gets more and more exciting every year. Considering I have eight storage boxes full of decorations, I’ve got plenty of Halloween decoration ideas for your house. Check it out.
Tips and tricks for decorating
- Grouping: Find a handful of areas in your home to put decorations like the hallway table, the bathroom, the floating shelves and the kitchen table. Otherwise, it starts to feel cluttered.
- Glue gun: These cheap plastic decorations break sometimes. But don’t throw it out. Keep a glue gun warmed up so you can make quick repairs.
- Inside first: Sometimes it’s easy to get overwhelmed when decorating so worry about decorating inside of your house first, take a day or so break and then start on the outside.
- Theme: If you love witches (I have like 20 of them), then run with it. Fill your house with a theme or aspect of Halloween that you love most.
- DIY: If you can’t afford that $150 Halloween door hanging at the local boutique, save some money and make it yourself!
- Garbage: Throw out the stuff you don’t love. There’s no reason to keep that old, wooden sun-bleached ghost that you found at a yard sale five years ago.
- Store regular home decor: Take your regular decorations off the shelves and put them in a box during October. Your house will feel less cluttered so your Halloween decorations can shine.
Halloween do-it-yourself decorations
- Advent calendar – Just like Christmas, everyone needs an advent calendar for the month of October.
- Life-size Blobby from Hotel Translyvania – With a few pool noodles and hot glue, you can have your very own yard decoration for half the price.
- Monster in the bushes – Grab some giant googly eyes and put them in your bushes
- Hard-working skeleton – Randomly pose your life-size skeleton doing everyday tasks on your front lawn.
- Garage door – Transform your garage door into a Halloween masterpiece
- Witch’s shoes – Take an old pair of dress shoes and transform them into Grizelda’s favorite pumps
- Dead caged bird – Nothing says creepy like an animal skeleton in a cage. This is super easy to make too
- Trash bag spider webs – With a couple snips, you’ll have the coolest webs in town.
Halloween themes for the front yard
Some other Halloween decoration ideas is to decorate your house based on a theme.. Here’s a few ideas to get the juices flowing:
- Abandoned house – Complete with cobwebs, stay out signs, and wood slats across the windows
- Arachnaphobia – Nothing says creepy like giant spiders crawling all over your house and yard
- Haunted Circus – With a couple of canopy pop-up tents and string lights, you can have a bonefide haunted circus that even the Wringling Brothers would approve of.
- Spooky cemetery – The options are endless with those Styrofoam headstones and a fog machine.
- Pumpkin Mania – If you have a garden full of pumpkins, take advantage of this easy way to spruce up your porch for the fall.
- Skeleton Town – You can really go all out with a bunch of life-size skeletons. It’s fun to put them in all kinds of different poses.
- Movie Theme – Beetlejuice, Hocus Pocus, Goosebumps, Hotel Transylvania, Goonies, Stranger Things, Addams Family. Take your pick and get creative.
Keeping it simple
Sometimes simple is better. So here’s some Halloween decoration ideas for your house that are super easy.
- Custom Halloween sign – I ordered an awesome Halloween sign that says, “Loveless Hocus Pocus Co.” and it’s one of my favorite. So easy too.
- Bats – You can buy a pack of 120 of these and just tape them to your wall
- Yard inflatables – These are so fun and so easy. Plus, you have tons to choose from.
- Lighted witch hats – Whether indoors or outdoors, these witch hats create such a cool effect
- Crashing witch – This one’s an oldie but a goodie
- Gnomes – These cute little guys make any area in your home look cute
- Halloween Village – Lemax takes the cake when it comes to villages. They come out with the most detailed and adorable creations. Highly recommend.
- Spell books – I love spell books and potions. They are what I think of when I picture Halloween
- Throw pillows – Nothing scream easy more than a few adorable Halloween pillows on your living room couch.
I hope you liked these Halloween decoration ideas. Let me know what other fun things you like to do to decorate your home for Halloween in the comments below.
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