Posted: October 21, 2019 | Categories:
Design and Decorating
By Highland Homes
It’s officially spooky season! With Halloween so near, it’s time to make your home just as festive as your costume! Halloween décor can range from smiling Jack-o-lanterns to ghostly and ghoulish choices—and everything in between. No matter which décor style you prefer, we have a few spook-tacular tips and tricks you can use as you prepare your Florida home for All Hallows’ Eve.
Lanterns are a popular home décor element that you may already have in your home, and their flickering flames make them perfect for Halloween. Spice them up for the holiday by adding cinnamon-scented candles, as the scent alone evokes a fall kind of vibe. Or, switch out your regular candles for black candles that will add a spooky vibe, especially when they begin to melt.
Wreaths and Garland
Even something as simple as greenery can be transformed for any season with the addition of a few elements. Incorporating a few faux pumpkins onto a wreath or as part of a garland strand will transform it from plain to autumnal in an instant! If you want the greenery to be a little spookier, you can also add extras like plastic spiders and faux cotton webs or rubber bats for that Halloween vibe.
Speaking of that Halloween vibe, it definitely wouldn’t be Halloween without a few skeletal remains! The options are nearly limitless for how you can incorporate skeletons into your spooky décor, from funny to downright frightening. For an elaborate option sure to scare the trick-or-treaters, place a skeleton in a faux graveyard in your front yard that looks as if it’s coming out of a grave. Or, go for tasty skeletons instead by decorating simple gingerbread-shaped cookies with skeletal white icing.
These festive gourds are arguably the quintessential component of any Halloween decoration or celebration. Our favorite ways to use pumpkins include adding a cluster of varying shapes and sizes to your front stoop, painting them to match your home’s interior décor, or carving them with silly faces to delight the youngest kids in the crowd.
There are so many ways to incorporate candles into your spooky Halloween décor. If you’re planning to host a Halloween gathering, add a whimsical Harry Potter vibe with these DIY-floating candles! Using just a few simple household items – cardboard paper towel rolls, paint, glue sticks and a hot glue gun, as well as a flameless votive candle and clear fishing line – you can have a banquet hall fit for wizards in no time!
For even more Halloween décor inspiration, visit our Halloween Hootenany Pinterest board.
At Highland Homes, we offer a wide variety of new homes in Florida that you can personalize and make your own throughout the year and the holiday season. Browse our conveniently located communities throughout Central Florida, including Lakeland, Ocala, Davenport, Winter Haven and Plant City. Visit the Highland Homes website or call our Florida New Home Specialists at 863-797-4999 for more information on our new Florida homes.
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