Ready to make Halloween around your place a little spookier? If you’re living in an apartment, you’ll want to check with your community to see what’s allowed before you begin exploring apartment decorating ideas for any holiday, including Halloween.
Dress Up Your Apartment With 7 Spooky Decorations
You don’t have to spend a lot of money decorating for Halloween. There are ways to add to a frightful experience that cost little or nothing at all. You can also implement other ideas on the cheap and reuse them year after year.
1. Vinyl Bats
Placing these vinyl bats on the wall is one of the best Halloween decorating ideas. A cauldron of bats (yes, a group of bats is sometimes called a cauldron) looks spooky by day, terrifying by night, and sets up a perfect Halloween party atmosphere.
2. Windows Decals
For apartment owners, you might not have fancy front porches to decorate, but we do have windows. And windows are prime real estate for spooky Halloween decor. You can decorate them with special window decals. These come in a variety of shapes and forms, from not-so-friendly mansions and black cats to fun Nightmare Before Christmas characters and creepy ghosts.
3. Balcony Decorations
If you have a balcony, you can put up Halloween-themed string lights shaped like pumpkins out there. There is also an option for fun solar-powered lights (like these skeleton hands). These will get charged during the day and light up during the night.
4. Spiderweb Around
Throw a few fake spiderwebs around your house, especially in corners. Next, place a spider on top of the web here and there and enjoy the view. If you’re in a mood for Halloween pranks, you can scare your housemates by getting a cheap set of fake spiders. Hide them in cupboards, desk drawers, shoes, fruit bowls, etc. Watch your roommates freak out once they find them.
5. Potions or Liquid Jar
Fill them with colorful liquids like syrups or small candy. You can also add a bottle garland to the bottle to make it look like you have some magical creatures trapped inside. Surround the bottles and jars with gourds or webs for an extra effect.
6. Skull Vase
There are people who completely embrace the fall aesthetic with pumpkins, corn, and subtle seasonal colors. And then there are people who crave something more gruesome and creepy but still stylish.
7. Halloween Lantern
Another fun way to create a spooky atmosphere in your apartment is to use a lantern. Better yet, get a lantern that was specifically for Halloween. It will cast spooky shadows on the walls and add a scary feel to your home space.