Last Minute Halloween Ideas

LAST UPDATED: Apr 07, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Oct 13, 2016 | By: Julie Blanner

Effortless Halloween decorating ideas

If and when I accomplish something, it’s almost always at the last minute. Maybe I work better under pressure or maybe I’m just a master procrastinator, but it’s always worked for me, even if I look like I’ve been hit by a bus. I’m excited to join the Buffalo Styling Co Halloween home tours today today share my last minute Halloween ideas. Halloween just might be the easiest holiday to decorate for!

Last minute Halloween ideas | easy Halloween decorations

How to decorate for Halloween:

  1. Don’t clean. Resist the temptation, consider it a blessing. I told you this would be easy! It just so happens that I’m best at making a mess and I’ll take this holiday and make it an excuse to leave our home a little aloof. If a few leaves blow indoors, embrace it. Feathers start flying out of your sofa, rejoice! Bonus points for dust. Last minute Halloween ideas | easy Halloween decorations
  2. Make a mess. Let things be in disarray. Reposition your furniture, throw a bottle or two on the floor. Isn’t this fun? Effortless Halloween decorating ideas
  3. Use sheets to cover your furniture to make your home look vacant. Hmmm, I wonder who lived here before? Last minute Halloween ideas | easy Halloween decorations
  4. Give just a hint that something is amiss, like toes peeking out from under the sheet. Skeletons are so fun and versatile, don’t you think?Effortless Halloween decorating ideas
  5. Another reason I love Halloween is that it’s the one time of year we can celebrate that we’ve killed a plant or have dead flowers lying around. Showcase them! easy Halloween ideas | decorate for Halloween in minutes effortless and beautiful last minute Halloween decorating ideas
  6. Add a skeleton to a chair, sofa or bench indoors or out. He’ll definitely take guests by surprise. Last minute Halloween ideas | easy Halloween decorations

These last minute Halloween decorating ideas are just subtle enough that when kids peek into your door  this Halloween they’ll wonder if your house is always this strange.

Last minute Halloween ideas | easy Halloween decorations

Last minute Halloween ideas | easy Halloween decorations

Last minute Halloween ideas

Last minute Halloween ideas | easy Halloween decorations

I’ve cooked up a Halloween table as well. He’s well done. You can see more here.

Pretty Halloween decorating ideas from lifestyle blogger Julie Blanner

Here are a few more ideas from our previous home…

If you haven’t noticed, I’m not into cheesy, over-the-top, holiday decor. I prefer to add a few simple touches that make an impact {and 3 little girls happy}. Enjoy these little tweaks to add a little spook to your home this Halloween with simple, spooky, yet pretty Halloween decorations.
To make the most out of my decor, I focused on the living room. I removed a bird from my built in book cases and tucked a skeleton hand in to appear that it is reaching out to grab you. These are also great to use coming out of jars.
I moved a few things around on the shelves to make them appear a little off, like in a haunted mansion. Lucky for me, my decor of dried flowers, sheet music and decanter already appear a bit creepy. I didn’t realize it until I started decorating for Halloween.
Tarnished silver, candles that have been burned and old bibles are also great adds.
Babies’ breath lasts forever! I placed some on my mantel in an old julep cup.
and spiders! Those little guys are so reasonable and add a spooky element almost anywhere – especially unexpected places like a chandelier.
Black feathers may be creepier than a bird itself, hinting that one has come and gone. Again, old books and worn pages give a haunting look.
Oh, those eggs? Was there a season between Spring and Fall? I wouldn’t know, I have a newborn. Again, spiders crawling out of anywhere can make you jump!
Ever since I watched Hitchcock’s “The Birds,” I feel a chill come through the air just seeing one. I paired this lil guy with one of my favorite coffee table books, “Heirloom Modern.”
Mini ghost pumpkins are great all throughout Fall.
It wouldn’t be Halloween without my mom’s handmade ceramic jack-o-lantern.
I like to add a little something to each room. Let’s see how well Chris sleeps tonight. This spider is making his way out of Chris’ jewelry box on his night stand.