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Halloween Decorations You’ll Want to Keep Up Year-Round!


One of my FAVOURITE holidays to decorate for is Halloween … even more than Christmas. In fact, I have more Halloween decorations than Christmas decorations, and we are running out of room!ย There’s just something so thrilling about pulling out all of the life-sized skeleton’s (aka Mr.Bones), bats, fog machine, and oversized lanterns to decorate for this spooky holiday!

I often get asked about my Halloween decorations and even more so how I decorate for Halloween without it looking kitschy! So, today I am rounding up all of my favourite decor options for the spooky season and including a few helpful tips when it comes to decorating and storing your pieces! Plus, make sure to make your way to the very end of the blog post because for the first time EVER we are releasing a few Halloween-inspired digital products and I can’t WAIT for you to see them! ๐Ÿ’€

Halloween decor round-up 2020

1. Spider Web | 2. Giant Spider |3. Pumpkin | 4. Skull | 5. Apothecary Bottles | 6. Fake Chains | 7. Rat | 8. Bat Wall Decals | 9. Fake Raven | 10. Outdoor Candles | 11. Life-Size Skeleton

1. Life-size decor

My go-to saying when shopping for Halloween decor is “the bigger, the better!”. Not only does it end up looking more realistic, but I find the bigger the decor items, the more likely I am to use them for years to come. My favourite life-size decor pieces are giant skeletons, furry spiders, crows, faux pumpkins, apothecary jars, cloches, and lanterns!

Psst … did you spot the NEW Wild at Heart print below? The black colour is not only perfect for Halloween decor, but it’s also timeless and something you can keep up year-round. If you want to get your hands on this digital print in time for Halloween, click here! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Pro Tip: To make your decor a tad spookier and more life-like, stage your decor as though it’s real. For example, hang a bat from a pendant light inside or hang a giant spider on the side of your house!

How to pose a fake Skeleton

2. Invest in your decor

I have been decorating for Halloween for over the past 10 years and really like to invest in my decor pieces. I find that the more I invest in decor items, the more I love setting up every year and I end up hanging on to the pieces for years to come!

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3. Colour palette

I ALWAYS stick to the same colour palette, I’m talking neutrals, browns, different shades of cream, white and grey. Sticking to a colour palette keeps it looking classic and not kitschy! If and when I use other colours (like orange and purple) I use it very sparingly.

Fake skeleton halloween decor

4. Halloween Inspired Art Prints

For every holiday and season, I like to swap out my art prints for a new look and feel! To make this affordable, I stick to similar-sized frames, so when it comes time to swap our prints I just need to replace the artwork. To print an 11×14 piece of art on matte paper is roughly $3 while printing something on Sintra of the same size would likely be $40. So, if you find a frame you love, hang it up and swap out your prints seasonally! And speaking of Halloween-inspired prints… for the first time ever we are releasing FOUR new spooky prints to the Jilly Digital site! Keep in mind, these prints won’t be here for long, in fact, they will vanish right before your eyes on November 1st, so make sure to snag them while you can!

The Jilly Digital Halloween Prints Are HERE!

The Skull Anatomy

When I think of Halloween the first thing that comes to mind is skeletons (Mr.Bones) and skulls. So, what better print for Halloween than the anatomy of the skull. I like it so much, that I may even keep mine up year-round!

The Raven

Name one Halloween movie that doesn’t feature a raven… whether it’s descending into the darkness or spectating during a witch’s spell, nothing screams Halloween quite like a Raven.

Wicked

Spooky nights are officially upon us, this Halloween print will have you casting spells (the good ones, of course!) and eating all of the treats!

Wild at Heart

A Halloween twist on our popular Wild at Heart print, swap out your original, and get your hands on this timeless edition.

5. Halloween Decor Storage

When it’s all said and done and it’s time to pack away all of my Halloween decor (wah!), I store everything in giant labeled tote bins! It makes it SO easy to put everything away and pull out all the decorations the following season!

Well, there you have it! All of the in’s and out’s on how I decorate for Halloween! If you are looking for more spooky decor ideas, make sure to check out my curated shop page here!

Best Witches! ๐Ÿฆ‡

Jilly

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  1. I too love, love, love Halloween! (I know my Mom held on and didn’t pass away until November 1st last year so that she wouldn’t spoil Halloween for me, I’m still heartbroken!) I love your tip of using life size props. We had a life size skeleton in our department at work in the conference room that we would pose in different positions all the time. The IT guys put the video camera in it’s eye for our video conferences so we had to look it in the eye while talking to our audiences lol! I love seeing what your family costumes are every year. We are skipping the party this year of course due to covid but my decorations are up!

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