21 halloween ideas that will leave you spellbound
Are you in the mood for Halloween or just fed-up to the back teeth with the hype? Each year it seems that Halloween décor gets a little more extreme – some is fabulous, while others you may think have gone a little too far. Love them or loathe them our selection of Halloween ideas will leave you spellbound.
Exterior Halloween decorations are becoming as abundant as Christmas decorations with people putting masses of effort into making their house stand out from the crowd.
Spooky effects can be created by draping cloth (usually old bed sheets) over outdoor lighting.
There's something hauntingly beautiful about this outdoor wire statue.
There are lots of fabulous pumpkin carvings around this year – have a go yourself if you have artistic flair.
If you love handicrafts and don't fancy carving a pumpkin you could always cover them in wool or fabric for a modern look.
Be inspired by nature and glue Autumnal leaves onto gourds and pumpkins.
Halloween isn't just for kids – set an adult theme for dinner using a black table cloth and crockery.
Ravens and crows are big this year; create a spooky, yet tasteful, mantle decoration using twigs and feather birds (toys ones of course!).
These fabulous pumpkin carvings are real works of art.
Table decorations and spooky themes for food will make a Halloween party go with a bang!
With a little thought Halloween décor can be chic and stylish.
Dedicate a corner to showcase your theme – that way your entire house isn't given a Halloween makeover!
Kids will love these delightful dangling ghosts and bats.
The Birds, Alfred Hitchcock's all time frightening film, is given a modern twist for this stunning indoor Halloween décor.
Branch lighting, boa feather tree and overly large spiders are the perfect Halloween decorations.
Kids will love this trendy cauldron with witch's legs sticking out.
Home-made spooks will scare the living daylights out of trick or treaters – especially if you hang them round a dark corner! An Autumnal door wreath is given a quick Halloween makeover by adding little tissue spooks. Let teens set to work creating your Halloween décor – just don't let it get too gruesome.
Not fond of the colour orange? - go for this year's trend of black and white instead.
A feminine touch for stairs with subtle macabre undertones.