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Whether Halloween is your favorite holiday, or you simply want a touch of festiveness this fall, Chicago homeowners have plenty of options when it comes to decorating. Halloween decorating can be a fun project for the entire family, especially at a time when many of us are spending more time at home. No matter what kind of decorations you have in mind, this is a great holiday for homeowners to have some fun with. Here are a few tips to get you started:
Know Your End Goal
For those who love Halloween, maybe they want to go all out with a spooky front yard and a family of jack-o’-lanterns. Perhaps others don’t love the themed decor but do like to add a touch of fall festiveness to their home. Maybe you land somewhere in between. Identifying your vision for your home is the perfect place to start your decorating plans.
Get Some Inspiration
From there, a quick online search can give you endless ideas. Pinterest is an easy place to find and store ideas. Maybe you’re looking for projects the kids can help with, or perhaps you're looking for simple touches that still feel fall-ish. Getting some ideas in advance can help you pull your decorating together in a snap, if that’s what you want. If you love the process of carving pumpkins with the family and spending a day decorating the yard, you can also find plenty of ideas to enjoy the decorating process.
Utilize Your Landscaping
Your yard can be somewhat of a blank canvas for Halloween decorating, so it’s great to get creative here. Adding spiderwebs to the buses and carved pumpkins on the porch are classic touches to give your home that Halloween feel. If you don’t want to go too themed, a wreath on the door can be a perfect subtle option. Adding some hearty fall plants is also a nice way to make your home feel a bit more fun this season.
While many people decorate with lights for winter holidays, don’t be afraid to break out some lights for Halloween. With the days getting shorter, it’s nice to add some illumination to your home. Of course, orange lights can instantly give you a Halloween vibe. But even simply adding some neutral lights along the path to your front door or in some of your trees can brighten up the exterior.
Do you decorate for Halloween? Do you go all out or prefer some light touches? What are your favorite decorations? I’d love to hear your thoughts!