Halloween is coming up soon, but there's still plenty of time to decorate your apartment! Decorating a rental is different than decorating another home, so you may be looking for some guidance.
Luckily, we've put together a list of the 10 best Halloween decorations from across the internet. We've searched high and low to find these, and are sure that you'll agree. We can't wait to see how you implement our idea of the best Halloween decorations in your own home!
i bought this lil spooky ladder at the fair which originally had a blank green board to be personalized. i painted it and added some flowers and lights ???? (trying to have a rustic halloween home in a nyc apartment is HARD) pic.twitter.com/n3QelT7OnF
— Leah Stodart (@notleah) August 29, 2019
With a couple of very simple additions to a plain decorative ladder, you can have a stunning Halloween decoration that looks like you spent a ton of money on it.
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Instagram user @vintageroundup came up with this fabulous, easy-to-achieve rustic Halloween look. Using up-cycled gas cans, metal buckets and a little bit of paint, you have these adorable "jack-o-lanterns" to put all over your home. The best part is they're safe for indoor or outdoor since there's no open flame involved!
Nothing says Halloween like the classic jack-o-lantern, but getting the effect can be tricky in an open flame-restricted apartment. This DIY project from Crafts by Amanda, however, is a super spooky option that will leave guests and trick-or-treaters blown away.
All you need is an old TV and some paint for a fun twist on the classic jack-o-lantern that you can use year after year.
Adding a welcome mat is one of the simplest ways to make a rental feel like home, and a holiday is a perfect occasion to use a themed welcome mat. This tutorial from the House on Longwood Lane blog teaches you a cheap method to DIY a blank welcome mat.
You can use any wording you want since it's a DIY project, but the blog recommends you pick out a "punny" Halloween greeting. This is one of the best Halloween decoration ideas because you can truly express your fall spirit any way you choose!
This is a tiny touch that you can add to your home, but it will make a big impact on your guests. This idea, from Sugar and Cloth, uses standard black window clings and glassware of your choice for a festive end result.
You can do this to any glassware, but copper mugs work quite well as "pumpkins" and give you the perfect excuse to make Moscow mules!
Who says that the best Halloween decorations have to be exclusively creepy? If you're looking for Halloween decorations that are prettier than they are scary, this one is perfect for you.
Using fresh flowers, The Merrythought has created this gorgeous Halloween decoration that conveys the spirit of the season without giving off any "spooky" vibes.
Like a welcome mat, a small sign outside of your front door is a very simple way to add a small but impactful bit of decor to your entry. Dahlia July came up with the incredible idea of custom painting a wooden coffin to create a Halloween-themed welcome to her home!
You could very easily recreate this idea by purchasing one of the wooden coffins like Dahlia and painting your own message. The best part is getting to pick your own color scheme.
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If you have a staircase in your apartment, the underneath section is likely one of the forgotten parts of the home. After all, the wedge-shaped wall or closet area is seemingly a waste of space. What better part of your house to decorate for Halloween, though?
And since the area is typically pretty small, you can make a big impact with minimal effort. Like Instagram user @theharvestmoonwitch, you can use hanging Halloween signs, lights and even seasonal rugs to make a serious impact with this small space.
This project will literally only cost you a few bucks, depending on the price of one yarn skein and some pushpins. "True Blue You and Me" came up with this idea that makes a big statement with minimal effort.
Even if you don't like this idea for all season long, it makes a super cost-effective decoration for hosting a Halloween event.
If the fall weather in your city allows for outdoor entertaining, consider this DIY project to add a very chic element to your outdoor Halloween decor.
This project, debuted on the blog "Polkadot Chair," uses cheap witch hats, fishing line and LED lights. The decor looks great both day and night so you can leave it up all season long.
We hope our list of the best Halloween decorations has inspired you to get ooky and spooky this Halloween season. The projects presented range from small, single-day projects to larger, more intensive displays — something for everyone!
Additionally, many of these projects are family friendly, meaning you can get the little ones in your life involved, as well.