Halloween is this weekend, and it’s time to get in the spooky spirit! If you’re looking for some decorating tips and tricks for decorating your apartment this season, read on!
The Great Pumpkin Comes!
Pumpkins and other ornamental squash are a requirement of Halloween decor! There are a huge variety of ways that you can incorporate pumpkins into your apartment’s decorating scheme. Depending on how much space you have, you can use pumpkins of every size – from tiny gourds that fit in the palm of your hand all the way up to giant carving pumpkins reminiscent of the Great Pumpkin himself!
Big carving pumpkins make great jack-o-lanterns. When picking a pumpkin for carving, give it a complete inspection, and check for any soft spots — you don’t want a pumpkin that’s already started to spoil. Look for a pumpkin with a smooth surface, and try to look for a pumpkin which matches the design in your head. Carving pumpkins come in all shapes and sizes – tall and skinny, short and round, even as big as your head!
When you go to light your jack-o-lantern, consider using anywhere between 4 to 8 votive candles to make the glow bright enough to be seen. If your apartment complex doesn’t allow candles, an alternative is Christmas lights. You can get some interesting colors or blinking patterns from Christmas lights – what about a scary pumpkin glowing red or green?
Medium-sized and miniature pumpkins can be great for smaller apartments. Instead of carving them, include them and some fall leaves in a fall themed set-up on the top of your mantle or table display. Don’t limit yourself to the traditional orange gourds, either – pumpkins come in great colors like white or carnival!
Don’t Forget the Outside Too!
You may not have a porch to decorate this season, but that doesn’t mean your front door can’t get in on the Halloween action! Some options for easy door decorations include:
- Get a new welcome mat and spray paint a witch, bat, or black cat onto it
- Get a fall-themed wreath and add an orange or black ribbon bow
- Or go all out – build your own Halloween wreath with orange, black, purple, or green flowers, and add skulls, bats, cats, or pumpkins
- Create a sign to let trick-or-treaters know that your home is participating
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At The Apartments of Wildewood, located in beautiful in St. Mary’s Maryland, we offer homes with access to pools, an on-site gym, and maintenance whenever you need it – and have access to all the information you need to affordably rent a warm apartment in winter. To set up an appointment to check out an apartment rental from Apartments at Wildewood, call us at 301.737.0737or visit the website!