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Give your home a spooky makeover for Halloween

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As the dark autumn nights draw in, it’s a good idea to have a few plans in place to help you make the most of the season ahead. Halloween provides a great opportunity to dress your house up to the nines and have some old-fashioned spooky fun that will appeal to all ages.

Do it your way

Traditional Halloween decorations are far from subtle, with black and orange colourways dominating the palette. But if you’d prefer to take a more tasteful approach, why not go for ghostly shades of white and silver – less Sleepy Hollow and more Miss Havisham!

Be creative

You don’t have to spend a fortune to get a spectacular effect. There are lots of free ideas online for home-made decorations and costumes that are sure to dazzle your guests. If you do feel like splashing out on a few accessories, Party Pieces and Not on the High Street have some fun options that won’t break the bank and can be re-used next year.

Pile up the pumpkins

Supermarkets have loads of different types of squash available at this time of year and some of the quirkiest varieties – like the exotic turban squash – make excellent table decorations. Make carving your pumpkin less hazardous with a special carving kit; if you choose one that comes with a stencil or two, guests will think you’re a creative genius!

Make it last

The good news is that with Bonfire Night just around the corner, you’ll be able to squeeze at least a week’s-worth of fun out of your decorative endeavours, before packing it all away and turning your thoughts to (whisper it) Christmas.

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