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Getting Spooky

October 5, 2010

It’s officially October and thus the time has come for me to transform my usually shabby chic apartment into a spoOooOky haunted house with goblins and ghosts and vampires! OH MY!

Oh, how I wish I were telling the truth…

While living in New York City definitely has its perks, when it comes to Halloween I’m afraid I’m a bit limited as to how much I can decorate my apartment. Carving pumpkins is always enjoyable, but leaving a carved pumpkin inside your apartment for a few weeks really doesn’t make for the most pleasant of smells (trust me, I made this mistake last year). Scary music certainly sets a spooky mood, but when it’s just you and your dog sitting around the coffee table it can get a little awkward. And let’s face it, a creepy dummy dangling from the ceiling isn’t something that you want hanging in your living room for an entire month. So, while such decorative approaches were the way my family and I handled things back when I was a youngin’ venturing from door-to-door in the hopes of getting as many mini Snickers bars as possible, I’ve now had to reevaluate my decoration tactics and consequently downsize quite drastically.

That being said, there are still plenty of ways to decorate the inside of your apartment in a way that keeps within the Halloween spirit but also remains classy and not overly tacky or obnoxious. So, before I make my annual trip to the Halloween store for some trinkets and treasures, I’ve pulled together a few interior decoration ideas to get my Halloween wheels crankin’.

cutout bats make for a perfect silhouette inside your lampshade •

some Halloween decorations only stick around for the month of October, but this

sparkly skull may need to stay in my apartment year round •

who needs a pumpkin when you have tin-can jack-o’-lanterns!? •

These little ghosts are extremely cute and environmentally friendly! •

I always end up having too many plastic spiders for my cobwebs, so this is a perfect way to

use up all the left over ones •

This is just the kind of thing I want hanging from my ceiling this Halloween •

photos via martha stewart & flickr
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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Jessica permalink
    October 5, 2010 6:32 pm

    Sonia, I am so inspired! I only wish I would have saved those kidney bean cans from Sunday’s chili night to make the tin can jack-o-lanterns!

  2. Kara permalink
    October 5, 2010 6:40 pm

    We don’t celebrate Halloween here but I have always wanted to go to America for it. I like these ideas.

  3. October 6, 2010 1:27 am

    Those little pumpkins are TOO cute!

    Love Grace.

  4. October 6, 2010 5:09 pm

    I love all your ideas. The bat silhouettes in the lamp shade are too cool and I love the milk jug ghosts! Great post!

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