The spookiest holiday season of the year has arrived and we’re looking forward to decorating our homes in a festive spirit to welcome Halloween in October. From skeletons and witches to pumpkins and spider webs, decorations for this holiday always stand out. Since Halloween involves specific decors rather than your typical fall decors, you’ll want to decorate your home at the right time – not too early and not too late. So, when to start decorating for Halloween?
Halloween Gifts For Your Loved Ones
If you want to find something special for your loved ones this Halloween, giving a gift is the best way. There’s a little something for everyone on our Halloween gift list. So you should be covered whether you’re shopping for a teen, mom, dad, or even a grandma or grandpa.
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When to start decorating for Halloween?
If you’re wondering when to start decorating for Halloween, the most popular time to start decorating for the holiday is within the first two weeks of October. However, if you want to start early, don’t let anything or anyone stop you. Especially if you missed out on the full Halloween experience last year, now is your chance to make Halloween 2021 a memorable holiday! You should also consider the scale of your Halloween decorations when deciding on a timeline.
If you’re turning your house into a haunted house, you’ll want to decorate by the end of September to get off to a head start. Try your best to get started early on the complicated settings of Halloween. If you keep it simple this Halloween, you can decorate in early October.
On the other hand, you can start decorating for the fall when the weather starts to change. However, this cannot be said for everyone. The final decoration will depend on your personal taste and the timing and seasonal changes wherever you live.
If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, you can start decorating for fall in September or October, when the leaves change color. However, if you live far north, decorating for fall can be as early as late August.
Remember to use elements that celebrate the good harvest when decorating for fall. Try not to forget seasonal accents like pumpkins, berries, apples, and fallen leaves on your entryway and dining table.
When You Can Put Up Halloween Decorations?
According to statistics from YouGov about when Americans think their Halloween decorations are acceptable, and the results may surprise you. And here is the full breakdown of the participants’ responses:
- Before Labor Day: 5%
- Between Labor Day and September 30: 16%
- Between October 1 and 15: 47%
- Between October 16 and 30: 21%
- On Halloween (October 31): 3%
- Don’t Know: 8%
Halloween Decoration Tips
When it comes to decorating your home with Halloween-appropriate items, there are plenty of ways you can create a unique space. Regardless of how you decide to decorate your home for the fall, follow these simple tips to make Halloween decorations easier.
Un-Decorate before decorating
Remove your normal picture frames from walls and decorations from all surfaces including counters, shelves, and tables. When you add Halloween decorations on top of your normal decor, the result looks messy and cluttered. Put all the focus on your Halloween decorations by making them the center of attention. Fill in the gaps left by other picture frames with Halloween wreaths or spooky decorations.
Focus on one color scheme
The classic orange and black color scheme keep your home always looking great. You can also add purple for more color space. Or you can also try a creepy black and green color scheme or go fussy with black and silver. Try not to mix more than three of these bold colors. This will keep your home free of messy and clutter.
Decorate With Pumpkins
Halloween is also the season of pumpkins, so make use of them to decorate your home. For a more spooky and chic look, try painting pumpkins or using glitter or button glue. You can place the pumpkins outside as a welcome sign outside, or inside as decorations on a table or fireplace. Try drawing a pumpkin according to your creativity and countdown to Halloween!
Unique Halloween decoration with horror food
If you’re planning to invite guests on Halloween night, try some horror food. Like witch’s broom cake, poisonous spider, finger cake, tombstone ice cream, spooky strawberry. These pastries are not only delicious, attractive, they are also a great choice to scare your diners out at first sight.
Using candles for decoration is a great way to create a creepy atmosphere for All Hallow night or Halloween party night. White candles look the spookiest and are easy to find. Combine and mix candles of different sizes and heights and tealights on the mantle or as the centerpiece on a table. Dim the lights and candlelight will give all the rest of your decorations a ghostly flickering shadow!
When to Take Down Halloween Decorations
November 1st is the best time to take off Halloween decorations. Since the holiday is only for one night, there’s no harm in extending your decorating time until the next day, around noon.
However, you can always extend the decor by a week or two, depending on your preference for the holiday. I love Halloween and always focus on decorating; so I always make sure my decorations are up for at least a week. You can try it this year!
There are two factors you must consider before removing those scary and beautiful decorations; scale of your indoor and outdoor decorations.
If you have a lot of outdoor decorations, it may take you a while before cleaning up the place. In this case, you should start taking the decorations down as soon as last night. However, if you don’t have a lot of outdoor decorations, there’s no need to rush.
On the other hand, in case your home decor is too much, you may want to take it down immediately. However, if those designs interest you, wait until a week has passed.
Whether you choose to take down the Halloween decorations that night, November 1, or after a week or two, just make sure they don’t last until Thanksgiving.