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Author: Caron Burrows, Posted: Thursday, 24th September 2015, 08:00

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Halloween falls on a Saturday this year, providing the perfect opportunity to enter into the spirit of the season. Whether your home is the venue for a children’s trick or treat party, a formal party for friends and family, or you simply want to cosy up your home for autumn and beyond, here a few suggestions to inspire you further.

Pumpkins
An obvious choice is the trusted pumpkin. If you want to add a few Halloween touches without going overboard, just concentrate on the doorway and entrance hall. Style a table or dresser with pumpkins, and add candles and twigs for a natural display. The children will be excited by plastic spiders and witch’s hats added to a display.

Perhaps you are not a fan of the typical orange and black Halloween colours? Try something a bit different with an alternative colour scheme. This can be easily achieved by spray painting pumpkins – white painted pumpkins will look smart, whereas gold and silver will bring some sparkle.

Soft Furnishing
Create a sumptuous decor with multiple layers and textures in a range of materials. Replace throws and cushions with fur or knitted fabrics. Black provides the traditional Halloween look and autumnal colours offer an instant cosy feel.

Candles
An abundance of candles grouped together is one of the most effective ways to add atmosphere, whatever the occasion or time of year. For an autumnal effect, twist seasonal foliage around the base of large church candles or place them inside glass jars or lanterns.

Wall Art and Signs
Instantly set the scene with spooky signs hung on your front door and dotted around your home. A more grown-up and long-term investment can be achieved by a large piece of appropriately themed wall art mounted in a prominent position – a great source of conversation.

Sophistication
Decorating for Halloween can be elegant with a more ‘adult’ feel. Think about a few simple touches with a dark edge, such as serving drinks in black glasses or a decorative skull. Waterford Crystal offers a great range, which will add elegance and drama.

For a more permanent fixture, quirky animal sculptures and rustic antlers can all add a spooky vibe to your home. Display them against a dark painted wall for extra spookiness.

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