Okay, all monsters and movie characters aside Halloween is an enjoyable festivity throughout that preys much upon the inherently cozy nature of fall itself. With this in mind, we’re going to take a look on the other side of All Hollow’s Eve. A cozy pumpkin-scented evening with a pleasant crackling coming from your fireplace is how you should decorate your place for a truly cozy and rustic Halloween Eve!
Subtle Indications of the Festive Iconography
Now, it’s not a rule that you have to go all over the place with stacked witches, skeletons, and bed sheets with faces sketched on them. At times, all you need to set in that special All Hollow’s Eve atmosphere is, in fact, very minimal and cleverly placed decor. Such as a simple pumpkin and a set of regular candles, a minimal combo will produce an awe-inspiring ambiance without the use of overblown commercial aesthetics!
Get Creative with Jack-o’-Lanterns
The ultimate Halloween decor, the Jack-o’-lantern, is essentially the same thing to fall as All Saint’s Day and the Christmas tree is to wintertide. With pretty much unlimited options regarding the engraving, you’re free to create the grimace of your dreams. Whether it’s Harry Styles or Darth Vader, a custom-made pumpkin decor will surely add a lot of humor and personality to your place.
It’s what we don’t know that we fear the most. Thus, if you’re not intentionally poking fun of B-rated horror movie aesthetics, you might go with a horror image that leaves much to the imagination. With a simple wall art depicting a mysterious event in action (or, there might not be any action at all), you’ll kill two birds with a single stone (forgive us for the idiom). While the artwork will serve as a great atmospheric addition to your Halloween interior, it will also work great on… well, any other date of the year. Leave zombies and Freddy for next year.
An important part of any seasonal event, gastronomical wonders of Halloween are probably the most open to our imagination. Combine yummy gummy rainbow worms with eyeball cupcakes or spider-clad pizzas for the Halloween table is completely open to your interpretation. With that said, you can also go for a pleasant looking rustic meal compiled of the last harvested goodies. Again, it’s a question of what kind of night you have envisioned. While a loud custom party will beg for the former, a simple horror movie eve shared only with your significant other will be perfect for the latter.
Rites & Magic
With all of the horrors and dead things acquiring a new life, Halloween is also a period where rites and spells play an equal part in conjuring up the magical mood. Or, at least that’s how the post-Harry Potter generation might view it. Whether you and your friends have decided on a candle-lit Ouija session in the attic or summoning a very nasty spirit you were warned to definitely not try to summon, letting our inner child free roam is what Halloween is all about.
As Far as You Can Get from the Buzz
Assuming that some of us might be genuinely tired of the whole trick-or-treat affair, there’s always an option to go for full-blown austerity. An artwork that only suggests the season itself, let alone any festivity, will definitely complement a rustic-industrial interior where a tacky Halloween decor (while, by no means, bad in itself) might not exactly be the perfect fit. This is a vivid example of getting closer to the point by seemingly straying away from it.
Undead in Style
And, as Halloween night is, of course, mostly about changing your appearance to whatever hero/villain/animal you fancy, the wardrobe question is one we simply could not exclude. With that said, your outfit doesn’t have to necessarily be a subpar replica of some famous Hollywood attire. Keep what makes you unique and just add some Halloween-esque visual references. In this way, you’ll maintain some self-awareness while also staying true to the whole festive agenda. What’s left is to organise a decent Halloween party with your gang of runway-worthy spooks! With a setup like this, you’re sure to become the most fashionable zombies in the perimeter.
Okay, even with the grim overtones and the constant reminders of The Beyond, Halloween is through and through a fun fest, a night of candy scrounging, of dressing up, and of generally feel good vibes. Whether you stay at home to pay tribute to any of the all-time classic horror flicks or go on an actual trick-or-treat quest, keep in mind that the right atmosphere can be conjured up even with the tiniest of details (or a single piece of wall art decor). If that’s still not enough of an argument, you can at least comfort yourself with the idea that there won’t be too much cleaning to do afterward!