Places like Target, Amazon and the Japanese $1.50 Daiso Japan have some really cool Halloween decor. When I’m buying things for my apartment, I don’t care so much about the price because it’s only going to be up for a month. I’d rather splurge on shoes.
I love having candles all over my apartment, 3-wick, 1-wick, mini candles...When I’m choosing Halloween themed candles, Bath & Bodyworks is my goto place. Tip: Just make sure the scents go together or it can become overwhelming.
Tealights are another great way to go. I have little glass candle holders that hold tea lights that I enjoy all year long, but they are especially festive this time of year with the rest of my fall decor. I also have a silver glass pumpkin that I put a tea light in and the sparkle adds a beautiful ambiance. I’ll light them all when I’m watching a movie and it gives off a fantastic glow and coziness.
You can find similar votive tea light holders on Amazon.
Don’t: Do big displays.
I don’t like big Halloween displays, I feel like it looks tacky and overwhelming. I think grouping together a few small items (like pumpkins, a ceramic ghost, etc.) looks a lot cuter. An addition of glitter in the display really makes it stand out and adds a sparkle when the candles are lit.
An assortment of pumpkins, Henri Bendel China Teapot which is no longer available on their website but you can find it on SocialBliss, and a Henri Bendel signature striped mug.
They are messy, difficult to hang, and look like fur balls.
Do: Hang a cute fall wreath or door sign on your door.
The fall wreath goes a long way as it can be used during Thanksgiving and it screams “It’s Fall!” in your home.
Home of the Wicked Witch door sign (find similar at Target).
Don’t: Display inflatable pumpkins or ghosts.
Your neighbors will judge you and they are a little tacky.
Don’t: Waste the pumpkin you carve.
Your pumpkin should be perfect to display. To prevent your pumpkin from molding, fill a spray bottle with 3 tablespoons of bleach and water. Spray your pumpkin evenly.
Save the seeds and roast them for a nutritious snack!
Candy and pumpkins.
Do: Spray scented potpourri around your house.
It smells lovely, decorative, and long lasting.
Don’t: Buy fake blood.
It’s messy and impossible to remove stains.
Do: Bring the decor to your office.
Halloween decor shouldn't be limited to just your home...decorate your desk and office space. I purchased a cute set of LED lights for $3 at Target. Go for orange, purple, red, and yellow colors for an eerie vibe. Most lights come in Halloween shapes such as pumpkins, spiders, bats, etc.
Don’t: Buy Halloween decorations that purposely fall down.
Example: Hanging, fuzzy spiders. No one wants a giant spider falling on them before they reach for the candy.
Don’t: Decorate to the point where your decor is gruesome.
It can be disturbing to some people so avoid hanging “dead” bodies from trees.
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