It’s that time of year again: the time when the spooky spirits are allowed to come out of the shadows and haunt us. Halloween can be a lot of scary fun, but it can become frighteningly expensive, too. It doesn’t have to be, though. Use a little creativity and you can make your house the scariest on the block without spending money on expensive Halloween decorations,.
Halloween Colours and Characters
Orange, black and white are the traditional Halloween colours. Your Halloween pumpkin or pumpkins will take care of the orange part of the equation. Traditionally, Halloween pumpkins were meant to scare away evil spirits, so it’s important to have at least one outside your front door. Letting the kids help with the pumpkin is half the fun of Halloween, but you don’t have to stop there. Why not:
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“Do I really need help decorating my home? Or can I just do it myself?” is a common question renovators and homeowners ask.
Of course, that decision is down to you. But if you’re still unsure about how an interior decorator could help you, consider these 5 reasons to hire a pro:
1. Save time and money
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Look at that boring ol’ white wall. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if it were splashed in colour? Made mesmerising with a mirror? Showcased with patterned paper or abstract artwork?
But where to start? With this round-up of the top ten coolest feature wall ideas:
1. Beautiful boudoir
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Spring is the season when we feel inspired to rejuvenate every aspect of our lives, including our home interiors. What are the hot 2015 interior decorating trends?
Old and New
Interior decorators are going to garage sales and secondhand furniture stores looking for inspiration. Why? Because a shiny new interior can look sterile and uninviting without touches of old, worn, but beautiful objects. Juxtaposing old and new together enhances the appearance of both and can make a modern room look and feel more cosy and inviting. Using an old chest for a coffee table instead of a new glass-topped coffee table, for example, can give your interior the touch of warmth it needs.
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Found a few old wood pallets lying around? Before throwing them away, consider recycling them with a simple DIY project. (Just a word of warning – be sure to check the pallet wasn’t treated with chemicals, as it could be harmful to your health).
There are oodles of ways to use pallets around the home. Here are 5 of our favourites:
1 Handy headboard
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