As Halloween approaches, the urge to adorn yourself, your children and your home with spooky accessories and scary outfits just has to be followed. Halloween is a great time to indulge your inner child, have a little fun with your interiors and perhaps even encourage visits from local children doing the trick or treat rounds with their parents.
The groups of little ones out and about dressed as witches and ‘skellingtons’ are adorable at this time of the year, and many neighbourhoods have a system for trick or treaters; leave a light, a pumpkin or something in your window if you’re happy to give out sweeties at the door.
Meanwhile, if you are looking for Halloween themed accessories, we have just the things for you:
One of these slightly gothic candelabras would look amazing in the front window, away from the curtains, of course, to show that the spooky costumes are welcome at your home.
You could also leave a lantern in full view, or make a display of it with atmospheric lighting and a few well-chosen bits and pieces with a Halloween theme…
If you’re hosting a Halloween party, lighting has to fit the mood, so make it eerie and atmospheric with a mysterious lamp or candle holder. Tell a few spine-tingling ghost stories around the table and try to our scare each other with tales of things that go bump in the night. A ghost story marathon just wouldn’t be the same with the lights on.
Mirrors have been a feature of many a scary story for centuries. Dorian Grey’s portrait was the mirror of his soul, Maleficent asked her mirror on a daily basis who was “the fairest of them all”; and of course stories of haunted mirrors are rife.
These mirrors would look the part in any Gothic fairy story or vampire tale.
However you decide to mark All Hallow’s Eve, we hope you have a lovely time.