Halloween Decor, Anything But Dreadful

We've come a long way from ghosts made from coat hangers and paper cut-outs taped to front doors. Halloween decor has evolutionized to crafty proportions and has seen everything from the gory to elegant goth. Homes are now being showcased during this season with real jack o'lanterns carved with intricate precision adorning stoop steps; wreaths of 3-D bats and ghosts; orange, purple, and green light shows, and mantles adorned with skulls, ravens, spellbooks, and other eerie antiquities. It's enough to have quite the Halloween gathering!

Finding the perfect Halloween costume can be difficult, but decorating your home so that it invites all the ghouls, goblins, and witches can be enchanting and wicked fun! We found a few amazing decor ideas that will give your haunt a spirited disguise.

Witch Hat Luminaries Simple enough, but make a great effect from the street. You can play with different sizes and colors, but make sure you get the strongest LCD/Electric candle lights so they will be seen through thicker materialed hats.


I Want Your Skull

Skulls can be surprisingly elegant on the dinner table. You can find them in most craft / dollar stores. You can paint them and you can dress them up with beautiful floral arrangements in the season's selection or you can bling them out with jewels, perfect for your mantle or table centerpiece. MAKE IT!

Vintage Lace Spider Webs We loved this idea of framing lace/macrame and inserting a spider onto it. What a cool way to show off intricate "web" designs, but also easy to find in thrift stores or in Granny's closet. You can even dress up your pumpkins with it. Doilies never looked so cool! MAKE IT!

While you're dressing up the home for Halloween, don't forget to post your pics to our Facebook Page or tag them in Instagram with #homesweethauntRVA. We can't wait to see how you've spooked the place up. Also, we want to see those pet costumes! You'll get a chance to win a gift certificate to Home Depot or Dogma Grooming & Pet Needs. We will choose our favorite Haunts and Cujuos and announce on Halloween Eve. Have a safe and happy holiday!