October is nearly upon us, which means it's time to start thinking about how you want to decorate your home for Halloween. We've got some spooktacular top tips...

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Halloween is a time of year that calls for over-the-top decorating and we thought we'd kickstart your planning process with these cool and quirky interior ideas. You don't have to spend a fortune to transform your home for the spooky season.

1. Ghostly dinner setting

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Halloween is for grown-ups, too! Be inspired by this ghost-friendly dinner setting from George Home and pick up some irridescent dinnerware and spooky chalices and fill with halloween-inspired food and drink. A full-sized skeleton butler will definitely surprise your guests.

2. Wicked wreath

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Welcome trick-or-treaters with a Mexican-inspired, Day of the Dead wreath.

Decorating your front door is a great way to set the tone of your halloween decorating style and this one from HomeSense is super fun and colourful.

3. Fantasy wall mural

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For halloween enthusiasts, a scary wall mural will instantly transform the look of your home.

This one is from Wallsauce and they have a huge range of different designs that can suit the colour theme of any space. 

4. Monochrome pumpkins

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Adopt a modern and sophisticated halloween style and spray paint your pumpkins a solid colour.

Carving your pumpkin is a thing of the past if you want to make your home look totally instagrammable. Paint your pumpkins black, white or gold and display them in a bundle. 

5. Doomed doughnut wall 

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Halloween is all about sweet treats and this doughnut wall will be the talking point of any halloween-themed party.

You can easily make this yourself by cutting a bat or pumpkin shape out of a strong piece of card, poke wooden sticks through the card and simply hang your delicious donuts. 

6. Creepy neon sign

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Neon lights are all the rage right now and Halloween is no exception. Pick up a halloween-themed design and place above your buffet table to zone off the area.

This 'spooky' one is from Sainsbury's – we love the fluorescent green colour.

7. Petrifying photo props 

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Image: Ginger Ray 

If you're having a Halloween party or gathering it would be a good idea to create a mini photobooth area. What does every great photobooth need? Themed props.

You can either purchase some online or you could always try and make some yourself by printing off designs that you love and glueing them to a wooden stick for guests to hold.


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