Give your living room some spooky glam with these Halloween decor ideas!
Halloween is approaching and some of us have a real knack for it! If you are a fan of this holiday, then perhaps you would like to decorate your living room using a few eerie decorations. Without further ado, check out these Halloween decor ideas to make yours the spookiest living room in the neighborhood!
Halloween is a holiday celebrated on October 31st that has its origins in the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, where people lit bonfires and wore costumes to ward off ghosts. In the 8th Century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1st as All Saints Day. Soon after, the evening before became known as All Hallows Eve (later Halloween) and incorporated some elements of Samhain (you can imagine which ones!). Nowadays, the tradition seems to have evolved into what we now find commonplace: trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, festive gatherings, wearing costumes, and so on.
Trick-or-treating, festive gatherings… sounds like you need to get your house ready to welcome people in it! Naturally, you’ll need to do so in the spirit of Halloween. In the night of monsters and ghosts, let the decorating freak in you out and about for some good spooks!
Of course decorating for this holiday doesn’t have to be hard, and Halloween decor ideas certainly do not have to go overboard. After all, Halloween is about warding off ghosts, not people! You don’t want anyone going around terrified of your decorating skills!
You don’t have to be too bold. What you want is the typical spooky vibe, with a suitable color scheme and fitting decorations. Trick out your home so that no one questions your commitment to the holiday!
What we recommend is small decorative pieces that are easily movable and affordable. For example, a lamp can make all the difference in the world, as the perfect lighting can maximize the potential of your ambience by making decorations come together. Speaking of lamps, jack-o-lanterns have no rival when it comes to Halloween decor! They are both lamps and accessories and will definitely add a touch of spookiness to your living room decor.
As for color, opt for a palette that is sinister but also elegant! You do not want sacrifice sophistication to the ominous spirits that are set loose on this night by any means, especially if you’re receiving people at home. As we said before, you want to spook people, not terrify them. Don’t make your house all black, for example (we beg you, actually).
Remember that Halloween combines creativity with mysticism, so the color palette should reflect that. Orange and black are the traditional colors, but also purple, red, white and green can be great options too and you can make some great combos using them.
These colors have specific meanings, actually. All of them have rather eerie ones, with the exception of orange. Orange stands for the bounty of Fall and vibration of life. Black stands as its polar opposite symbolizing death. Red is blood, purple is the witches brew, green is monster slime and white is ghosts.
Ready for Halloween? Let out the freaky decorator in you and have fun trick-or-treating!
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