How To Make Your Home Halloween-Ready (Without It Being Tacky)

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by Caitlin Casey |
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As the days start to get shorter and leaves start to turn on the trees outside, we all know what time of the year is coming - and it's time to make your home Halloween-ready. Inevitably, Halloween is turning up on our doorsteps, and we're ready to get cosy with autumnal decorations that will have us snuggled up with a pumpkin-spiced latte.

Donning our homes with skeletons and pumpkins can sometimes become a bit... tacky. This year, we're looking for something more tasteful and a little less cheap. This doesn't mean we have to stop celebrating the spooky season though, with a whole range of gorgeous decor, tableware and crockery to make Halloween dazzle.

How to get an authentic look without the same-old-same-old? Experts from Alexander James Interior Design say that it's all about pulling your decorations through the entire house. "To create more of an impact, consider one running theme throughout the interior and extend to the front of your home including the garden."

"Use lighting, lanterns and large sculptures for an eye-catching entrance. Create impact in your dining table décor, add spooky-looking table centres for a Gothic feel. Including candelabras, large bowls with small pumpkins or add dark liquids to see-through jugs and wine decanter."

Something that never goes out of fashion: pumpkins, of course. "Whether they are stacked up as an outdoor porch display, carved beautifully placed in the window or sprayed in a multitude of seasonal colours or metallics, these really are a must for not only Halloween but the whole of Autumn."

If you're not already feeling spine-chilling with the colder weather seeping in, an order of Halloween decorations is sure to get you in the eerie mood. From skeletal crockery to gorgeous prints and lampshades, we've got the best ideas on how to make your home Halloween-ready - with that orange, autumnal glow we all adore.

How To Make Your Home Halloween Ready

Best table runner for autumn and beyond


Nothing says Halloween like burnt orange. Dress up your table with this gorgeous Layered Lounge

Best pumpkin wreath for Halloween


We're kind of obsessed with this Velvet Pumpkin Door Wreath from Etsy. Perfect for a gorgeous and

Best rug for Halloween parties


Take Halloween to the next level with our Halloween Night Rust Orange Rug. Scary, right?

Best dried flowers for an autumn arrangement


Dried flowers last long and give your home that autumnal crisp feel. From Etsy, you can pick these

Best for Halloween dinner parties


If you're really going to the full extent for your Halloween decorations this year, make sure to

Best Halloween glassware


Halloween doesn't have to be so in-your-face. You can pick up the decor around your house by

Best Halloween decoration


Halloween Velour Pumpkin Trio make an adorable autumnal decoration to admire year after year.

Best Halloween wreath

Bat Halloween LED Wreath
Price: £18.42 (was £23.03)


Get ready for Halloween with this Bat Halloween LED Wreath. Spooky and stylish, it is the perfect

Our favourite autumnal homeware


Le Creuset has the ultimate kitchenware - and they've just slayed the entire season with this Le

Best Halloween balloons


Create a spook-tacular Halloween party with these spooky Spiders And Cobwebs Halloween Balloons

Gothic homeware for Halloween


Live out your deepest Halloween dreams with this silver Culinary Concepts Candelabra. Make it feel

Best Halloween dishes


What would a party be without dips? These Le Creuset Stoneware Mini Halloween Dishes are the

Best autumnal candle for your home


Boujee Bougies Cuir Culture is daring and rich. Unashamedly dusty, this candle is accented by the

Best gothic Halloween wreath

Handmade 38cm Black Eucalyptus Wreath
Price: £22.95


A year-round piece of gothic homeware, the Handmade 38cm Black Eucalyptus Wreath from Etsy is

Best Halloween table runner


If you're into your tablescape, a table runner is a must. We suggest this Black Spider Web

Best garland for autumn


An artificial garland will last for years to come - and this Artificial Orange Eucalyptus Garland

Best outdoor Halloween decoration


Add some cute little kitties to your doorstep this Halloween for a purr-fectly playful touch

Best Halloween candle for tablescape


The 54 Celsius Single Wick Candle, Black Velvet is ideal for Halloween dinner party or to spruce

Best Halloween garland


There's nothing wrong with wanting some classic garlands to hand this Halloween season. We like

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