1. Striking silhouettes
Creating an eerie backdrop for your party is all about putting light and shadow to good use. Dark paper silhouettes are simple to place around your home on window panes, along skirting boards and in corners where people least expect to see a shadowy form. You can purchase pre-cut patterns or design your own, whether it’s a witch soaring across a skylight, or a series of mice creeping up the stairs in your hallway.
2. Glitter and gold
Update your current trove of decorations with a hint of gold glitter. Plastic skulls and creeping spiders hanging from the ceiling are made instantly glamorous with a shimmering coat or a few swirling patterns of these gold flecks. Equally, adorn your chandeliers or sconces with webbing sprayed with this metallic hue to put an elegant twist on a classic decorative trick.
3. Painted pumpkins
Carving vegetables can be time-consuming, so lend your party décor an artistic twist with painted pumpkins in vivid hues instead. Complement the earthy, russet tones with colour-block forest greens and rich berry hues, or adorn your gourds with a fresh sash of seasonal flowers.