Move over Christmas! For many of us, Halloween is the most wonderful time of the year. While decorating your home is only half the fun, we believe that choosing high quality table and wall decorations that can be used year after year should be just as important on October 31st as they are on December 25th.
Selecting the right Halloween decor doesn't need to be tricky. That's why we've put together a real treat of a buying guide to help you spend your money wisely. From bats, spiders and crows to Halloween pumpkins and dancing skeletons, we've ranked the top 10 best in the UK from John Lewis, Argos, Amazon and eBay!
Halloween decorations often tend to be thoughtless throwaways. That's why we're on a mission to help you find top quality items to turn your home into the spookiest of settings this October 31st. By choosing Halloween decorations that are made to last, you'll be able to use them year after year and reduce your household waste!
Before you even think about which decorations to buy, take a good look at your space and decide which areas you'd like to fill to create a haunting atmosphere. Are you after large items to set the tone, or smaller decorations to impress guests with a keen eye for detail?
Halloween decorations that take up a large part of the wall or ceiling are a time-saving way to turn your space into a scary backdrop worthy of any horror movie. By investing in large decorations, you can also make a big statement with a relatively small budget.
If you're hosting a sit-down meal, or even a seance, we recommend picking up some spooky table decorations. These are ideal for adding a frightening flourish to your halloween decor and can be dotted among the tableware, used to create a centrepiece or even incorporated into games!
Whichever decorations you choose, check the dimensions to ensure the best use of space. For example, garlands and banners tend to measure between 1.5 and 2 meters, so you'll need to make sure you have enough to bring your vision to life. We've included the key dimensions of almost all the items on our list, so you can make sure your purchase fits.
Now for the fun part! What sort of mood are you aiming for this Halloween? Subtle eeriness, jovial fun or all-out-hysteria? Different age groups may appreciate different types of decoration, so in this section we'll look at the kinds of decorations best for children's parties vs grown-up gatherings.
For little ones, Halloween should be a fun celebration that's not too scary, especially if you have some sensitive souls on your guest-list. For young'uns, seek out cheerful decorations in bright and colourful shades to give the festivities a bit more of an upbeat twist.
Look for decorations with traditional motifs to give kids the good kind of shivers. Smiling skeletons, bouncing jack-o-lanterns, cute bats and anything with googly eyes are all excellent choices to help keep the mood light.
Hoping to create a more subtle ambiance this Halloween? Why not adorn your abode with realistic spider webs, a quizzical crow or a leafless tree? If you're prepping for a more sophisticated Halloween soirée suitable for grown-up guests, then darker hues such as blacks and purples should fit the bill.
Another fun idea for this years' Halloween decorations is to hang a light-up slogan sign. These highly-instagrammable statement items are bang on trend and will set the mood within moments. Choose an eye-catching neon 'Boo!' banner or a 'Spooky' sign for the perfect Halloween photo op.
When it comes to Halloween, the lower the light, the more spinge-tingling the feels! That's why it's important to get the lighting just right. Little ones love the idea of Halloween, but too much darkness can be worrying for more anxious types. After all, while a murder mystery benefits from a darkened room, you'll need to make sure everyone can read their scripts.
To truly get into the Halloween spirit, candles are a fantastic mood-builder. They create that evocative, flickering glow that just can't be captured with an electric light. However, the obvious downside is the risk of fire, particularly important if you're hosting children.
A much safer, if less ambient option, is a string of Halloween themed fairy lights. They're far safer, can be used time and again and garlands of bulbs will still create a low light setting that;s ideal for spooky soirees. Choose a suitably horrifying design, hang them up and summon spirits to your heart's content!
Why can't Halloween be like Christmas, where we make a tradition of getting out beloved decorations year after year and putting them pride of place in our homes? It would certainly benefit the planet by reducing waste. This year, make it your aim to buy high-quality reusable Halloween decorations, rather than overflowing the dustbins on November 1.
Look out for paper decorations, instead of cheap plastic ones. Or how about selecting hard-wearing, durable decorations your can store carefully after the celebrations are over and re-use instead of always buying new?
Next we want to guide you through our picks of the ten best Halloween decorations of 2020 so you can select stylish items that also suit your budget. From Halloween lights to sinister table top decorations, we've picked well-made, beautiful decorations that will still give your guests the fright of their lives.
|Dimensions||H 9 x D 12 x W 7 cm|
|Recommended For||Kids and adults|
|Dimensions||H 23 x W 200 x D 1 cm|
|Dimensions||H 80 x W 80 x D 0.5 cm|
|Dimensions||H 7 x W 2 x D 130 cm|
|Dimensions||H 60 cm|
|Placement||Ceiling, wall hanging|
|Dimensions||D 20 cm|
|Recommended For||Kids and adults|
|Dimensions||H 12.7 x D 19.5 x W 8.9 cm|
|Material||Faux feathers and plastic|
|Placement||Ceiling, wall hanging|
|Dimensions||H 609 x W 606 x D10cm|
|Dimensions||H 16 x D 1.5 x W 40.5 cm|
John Lewis and Partners
Neon Halloween 'Spooky' Light
Giant Halloween Spider Decoration
Pack of 3 Black Halloween Crows
Halloween Pumpkin Lights
15 Piece Tissue Paper Hanging Halloween Pom Poms
Pre-Lit Black Tree
LED Halloween Skeleton Lights
Halloween Light Up Spider Web
Halloween Bat Bunting
100% Pure Vegetable Wax Skull Candle
Neon Green Wall Light to Set a Spooky Tone
A Sparkly Eight-Legged Friend to Oversee the Halloween Proceedings
Handmade Crow Ornaments to Adorn Tables and Sideboards
Grinning Jack-o-Lantern Lights
Simple Decorations in Halloween Colours Add Texture to Your Space
The Perfect Sombre Centrepiece
Chill Guests to the Bone with this Skeleton Light Garland
A Striking Backdrop for Your Halloween Shenanigans
Simple, Tasteful and Frightfully Good
Natural Skull Candles in a Range of Colours
|Placement||Wall hanging||Ceiling, wall hanging||Table decoration||Wall hanging||Ceiling, wall hanging||Table decoration||Wall hanging||Wall hanging||Wall hanging||Table decoration|
|Recommended For||Adults||Kids||Adults||Kids and adults||Adults||Adults||Kids||Kids||Kids and adults||Adults|
|Dimensions||H 16 x D 1.5 x W 40.5 cm||H 609 x W 606 x D10cm||H 12.7 x D 19.5 x W 8.9 cm||1.5 m||D 20 cm||H 60 cm||H 7 x W 2 x D 130 cm||H 80 x W 80 x D 0.5 cm||H 23 x W 200 x D 1 cm||H 9 x D 12 x W 7 cm|
|Material||Plastic||Paper||Faux feathers and plastic||Fabric||Paper||Plastic||Plastic||Plastic||Paper||Vegetable wax|
If you love Halloween as much as we do, it won't just be your home you'll be dressing up come the end of October! Check out the links we've shared below for brilliant costume ideas to help you celebrate All Hallows' Eve in Spooky Style.
We hope this article helped guide you through the creepiest Halloween decorations on the market. You can't deny we've selected some good'uns that are sure to transform your home into a haunted house that will send chills down the spine of any guest or trick-or-treater. Happy Halloween!
Author: Annie Hopkins
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