Decorating Your New Howard County Home For Halloween

Halloween is a fan-favorite holiday throughout Howard County, and if you are spending your first fall in your new home, it’s important to make the most of the festivities! Decorating your house for Halloween doesn’t have to be difficult or break the bank. In this blog, we will share our top tips for decorating your new home during spooky season.

Start Out Front – Focus on Your Lawn

You won’t want to put all your efforts into only decorating the inside of your home for family to enjoy; adding some sugar and spice to the outside will allow those who pass by to join in on the fun! Your front lawn is a great place to start when it comes to decorating for Halloween. Use natural growths and greenery to help inspire your home’s unique look. Stringing orange lights on trees, making your lawn a graveyard scene, decorating your mailbox, or adding décor to the front windows of your home are great places to start.

Try Painting Pumpkins, Instead of Carving Them!

Carving pumpkins for your front doorstep is a Halloween tradition, but it can get messy! Not to mention the unwanted critters that might end up on your front steps to munch on your spooky creation. To avoid this and allow your décor to last all season long, consider painting pumpkins instead of carving them. This is a great activity for all ages, as no knives or sharp objects are needed. Your painted pumpkins will last all month on your front porch, where carved gourds will only withstand up to a week!

 Go Thrifting for Decor

You might feel pressure to empty your wallet in order to properly decorate your new living space. Instead of purchasing new decor from specialty stores, check out your local thrift market! There are tons of accent pieces and furniture available that have been used, so they provide a bit of extra charm and character. Look for lanterns, wicker baskets, tablecloths, centerpieces, and dishware that can help bring a cozy element into your home.

Don’t Forget Fall-Colored Florals!

Fall is overlooked for being one of the best seasons to add flowers and vegetation to your home. Unlike in the summer, you won’t have to worry about the plants overheating and becoming dehydrated as easily. Shop for flowers in colors such as orange, red, purple, or deep blue to help bring out the fall tones around your home. You can even decorate pots and planters to put your new arrangements in (add that to the thrift store shopping list!) Wreaths can also be used on mailbox posts and doorways for an extra special touch; this décor item does not only apply to winter holidays! Create your own using leaves, pinecones, dried flowers, and berries.

We hope this article helps inspire you to embrace the fall season and add an extra special touch to your Howard County home for Halloween. Remember, you don’t have to break the bank in order to get festive! Many of the recommendations listed above can be DIY projects used as a fun fall activity for the entire family. 

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