Every person's "internal creep" rejoices with the opportunity to decorate their homes with spooky things as their heart truly desires, playing host at a Halloween party with a well-curated spook-tacular theme is a fun way to get into the festive spirit and bring a new tone every year.
Check out and enjoy these theme ideas!
1. The Butcher House
Guts, blood and gore, this Halloween decoration theme is not for the faint of heart, both fears and fantasies of violence are at the core of the thrill of these decorations, as they are for most people who love Horror movies and TV series.
Many may decide to go for more family-friendly types of themes, however for those who truly worship this alarming aesthetic and are not afraid of a little blood and guts, this can be the perfect way to decorate for the holiday!
Aside of these spooky and gross art prints, there are many different ways to incorporate this scheme into your household, with for example the use of fake weapons, potential torture tools, chains, and tons of fake blood, hanging guts and bloodied body parts, you can create gruesome scenes that will both stun and delight your Halloween party guests. No matter how you choose to do it, this theme is sure to send a shiver down your spine!
2. The Gothic Castle
The Goth subculture and Halloween have a lot in common, both are associated with dark, spooky, and supernatural concepts. While Halloween (originally Samhain) formerly celebrated the end of the Harvest and people would perform rituals and wear costumes to ward off ghosts once the veil between the underworld and ours thinned, the growing Gothic subculture has brought stories, depth and philosophy into the picture, with reflections about reality, existence, Death and the aftermath, and even more "fantasy topics" like the existential anguish of being cursed (or blessed) with being a vampire or werewolf, the nature of fear and the tragedies of being alive.
This theme uses sober colors and may include motifs that reflect upon these stories, most notably skulls and crosses. This Gothic atmosphere can be achieved by dark rooms, well placed printed curtains, tapestries or pillows, and setting up candles and candelabras, additional props that give an impression of abandonment, or morbidity, such as cobwebs or unusual dark items, as well as removing anything that is too colorful or out of place in this setting.
3. The Monster Mash
This style does not have a single color scheme, but is more of an homage to all monsters, or even better, you choose one and then make the whole decoration theme around it and it's story. To name the most famous:
Vampires are cursed (or blessed') to live forever and wander the Earth consuming other's lives, while everyone is familiar with the ones that happily and violently try to make the most of their existence, many suffer from the harm they cause, yet fear death too much to let themselves go, and the fact that they choose to go on torments them.
Werewolves are on a similar situation, but are not even able to make a choice over their actions, who or when they hunt, even fewer may enjoy the lack of control and loneliness that their existence brings.
Zombies go a step further, similarly cursed but permanently trapped inside their rotten bodies, can you imagine being conscious in there? Smelling yourself, feeling the worms crawl and pieces of yourself fall as you consume your best friends? This is why I hate zombies.
Much as wonderful tv series like American Horror Story or Midnight Mass noted, horror is not only about physical violence, but also about mental anguish!
4. Bloody Nightmare
You can also make your home the spookiest on the block with a blood-themed Halloween decoration style, that low-key invokes a sense of menace, and may give the impression of yours being the den of Vampires, Werewolves, zombies, or other threatening types- This striking red and black color scheme will make up your house into a bloodbath, and make the cursed monster inside you feel right at home.
You can start by covering your walls in red and black streamers or fabric, browse Abysm Shop and find vibrant bloody prints of spiders, octopuses, demons, medusas, demons, and more! Then add in gory details like fake blood splatters and severed limbs. And finally, for a truly chilling effect, don't forget the all-important finishing touch: a bowl of fake blood by the door for guests to dip their fingers in as they come inside!
5. Horror in the Snow
When you think of Halloween or horror decorations, white is probably not a color scheme that comes to mind, but you'd be surprised, used in the right way it can give out the most spine-tingling, eerie and unsettling of all looks.
This ethereal color scheme is associated with Death, ghosts and spirits, and it's perfect for creating a haunted house or 'underworld' vibe, and there are plenty of ways to incorporate it into your décor. If you can dress up your home in white as much as possible, while having specific props, blood or prints "come out of the snow or mist" at the key places, you will create one of the most menacing, unique and unforgettable atmospheres.
In addition to art prints for curtains, bedding, pillows and tapestries, you can use white lights to create an eerie glow, drape sheets over furniture to give the vibe of abandonment, and hang spooky props or cobwebs from the ceiling, you can also use white paint or cheap props to create zombie-like hands reaching out from the walls. With a little imagination, you can transform your home into a truly terrifying and delightful space to enjoy during Halloween, or the rest of the year!
Bonus: The Coven
This is yet another unusual color scheme for Halloween that used in a imaginative way will make your house the most original of the block! At the core of this theme is witchcraft and magic, although witches come in all moral alignments, the evil ones have haunted the hearts of humanity for centuries.
The chief colors are black and purple, which inspired on the darker spectrum of the Pastel Goth aesthetic and combined with magic and demonic symbols, can give a room an incredibly magical and mysterious look, you can add flashes of orange here and there to bring back some of the classical Halloween look.
To create a truly spooky atmosphere, consider the use of eerie lights, black light, candles, altars and totems. Classic fall themes such as pumpkins, scarecrows, and natural decorations made with wood such as pentagrams, dead branches, or contained fires for the yard are also a natural accompaniment for this theme.
I hope you these theme ideas inspired you to make something astounding out of your home this year that made your guests scream with delight!
If you purchased any of my products, made them part of the decorations, and can send me a good picture about it that I can use, I will be happy to give you a discount for future items or if the setup is positively stunning even consider a freebie!