Get Halloween-Ready Using Bone-Chilling Decor

Halloween is rapidly approaching, and in case your favorite part of the holiday is its scare factor, then it’s time to make sure your home’s spook level was turned up a notch. Whether lions, skulls or slimy eyeballs are your items of choice, take your favorite props and transform them into creepy Halloween decorations.

Check out the following photos to see how fellow Houzzers have spook-ified their homes. Caution: these décor schemes are just for the courageous.

Frame an range of creepy items and images in a pub wall. Showcase the wall through candlelight: Everything looks scarier under a candle’s glow.

Here’s a very simple idea: Frame older black and white photographs from scary movies like The Birds by Alfred Hitchcock. Place them across your fireplace mantle for your guests to see. Just the memory of those frightening films will cause a chill.


Obviously, a spooky tablescape is a must. The black netting across the bottom of the candleholder creates an eerie sense of fog, along with a ripped runner appears like spiderwebs inching across the desk.


Nothing is spookier than an unexpected scare, like a skull concealed amongst an innocent goat display…

… or even a bowl filled with eyeballs in the midst of everyday décor.

Playing lighting is a superb way to up the scare factor of your home. Replace your room’s usual lighting with a small bulb positioned within a faux skull head. Switch off all lights besides this and observe the room fill with the creepiest of shadows.

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A very simple way to set a spooky scene would be by placing lit candles in front of a mirror. The reflections alone will send you running for the covers.

Have fun with wall stickers, such as these mice across the staircase. A glimpse of a few of those unexpected fellas from the corner of your eye is guaranteed to make you shriek.


Console tables and mantles are the perfect setting for bone-chilling décor. Mummies and skull-laden candles are sure to make a scare. The picture on the wall adds to the eerie allure!

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