Halloween is quickly approaching, and if you’re the sort of person who likes to decorate for the holidays, it’s time to get ready! No matter where you live, be it a mansion or a little shack, the size of your living space shouldn’t stop you from going all out with decorations. Apartments are especially easy to decorate, because even if they’re smaller than the average house, they still have enough space for some really good decorations. Here are some good ideas on how to decorate your apartment for Halloween.
One of the easiest and most noticeable ways to decorate your apartment for Halloween is to decorate your windows. Many stores sell sheets of decals that you can stick to the windows for great effect, and better yet, most of the time they’re reusable. Another way to decorate your windows- or most of your house, if you have the money- is to use strings of Halloween lights. These can be picked up at many craft stores or department stores for under ten dollars.
If you’re going for a spookier sort of feel with your decorations, fake cobwebs, which can be purchased at any store selling other Halloween decorations, will look great on your walls! You can even throw fake bugs in them for extra fun!
Another way to both decorate and help set the mood is to use candles. In this case, both Fall and Halloween candles will work. The warm glow they provide lends nicely to the Halloween atmosphere that you’re going for, and in addition to that, scented candles will make your place smell really nice! Go for Fall scents, like pumpkin, for maximum effect!
Pumpkins and gourds are a great way to decorate for Halloween and fall in general. Because your space may be limited in an apartment, consider sticking to the smaller-sized pumpkins and gourds available for cheap at your local grocery store or farmer’s market. If you want to put extra effort into it, consider making a centerpiece out of it by arranging the gourds and pumpkins with other Fall and Halloween-themed things, such as some pretty autumn leaves.
It’s very easy to decorate your entire home by replacing simple everyday objects as well. For example, consider replacing your bedspread with something orange and black. Switch out your bathroom towels and mats for Halloween-themed ones.
Having a bowl of candy sitting out can be a great way to invoke a Halloween feel. This is an especially fun decoration because you can snack on it, too!
A final way to decorate your apartment- and share some of it with the outside world- is to have a Halloween-themed welcome wreath hanging on your door.