Halloween Home Decorating Ideas - Christmas Tree Market Blog

Decorating Ideas for All Hallows’ Eve

October 10th, 2013

It’s never too early to get started on decorating for Halloween! With this exciting holiday only three weeks away, now is the time to fill your house with spooky yet fun Halloween decorations. Let your creativity go wild with these amazing Halloween decorating ideas!

Use pumpkins…a lot


four metallic painted pumpkins on a chair

Pumpkins are a Halloween classic, and the holiday would not be complete without them. For your Halloween decorations this year, line up your porch with pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. Pumpkins also make great centerpieces for your dining table or unique additions to your mantel décor. You can also paint them in various colors, or make them sparkle by coating them in glitter for a more fabulous Halloween.

Light up your home with Halloween lanterns


colorful Halloween jar lanterns in various designs and sizes
A line of colorful Halloween jar lanterns in different sizes and designs


Jar and paper Halloween lanterns are lovely and fun alternatives to traditional pumpkin jack-o-lanterns, and they have been gaining popularity over the years. These light holders look adorable by day and eerie when lit up. For your Halloween décor, you can place these lanterns along your windows or on the steps of your porch as a spooky welcome to your friends!

For a quick and easy how-to, check out this tutorial from Put It in a Jar. The guide is easy to follow, and you and your kids will surely enjoy making the lanterns.

Terrify (and amuse) neighbors with haunted windows


ghost design stickers on house window for Halloween decoration
Fun window ghost stickers for your kids’ bedrooms


Scary movies teach us not to look through a window during Halloween, but those days are gone with this cool Halloween decorating idea! Grab a bag of window stickers at the store, and boost your home’s scare level by sticking awesome Halloween designs on your windows. If you want to have your haunted windows customized, you can also use this House-O-Lantern guide from Spoonful.

Get crafty with Halloween banners


Halloween flag banner for Halloween in different colors and designs
Crafty Halloween banner with different colors and designs


If you have the time and the keenness for paper crafts, then you will have fun making these adorable Halloween banners. Invite your kids to help you cut and glue together triangular pieces of paper, then let them draw and color delightful Halloween faces on them. Afterwards, string them up with nylon, and hang them around the porch, the foyer, or the kids’ bedrooms. Add ribbons, hands, ears, and neckties to make your banner more endearing. These paper Halloween banners look pleasant during the day and night, so don’t be afraid to make as many as you want!

Try out these cute and colorful Halloween decorations to give your family and friends an early Halloween presentation. If you have more Halloween decorating ideas, feel free to share them in the comments section!


Photo by Alanna George via flickr, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Photo by Lynn Friedman via flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Photo by Bunches and Bits (Karina) via flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

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