The Walls Have Eyes Inexpensive elements, like vintage art, can add a creepy effect to any room. Shop your local flea market or thrift store to pick up a grouping of portraits and pop art featuring faces. Hang them together gallery style to give guests the feeling they're being watched.
Give Them the Evil Eye Give a devilish look to framed art or family photos with blacked-out eyes. Just cut black construction paper to size, then attach it directly to the glass or canvas with double-sided tape. Tip: It's important not to use packing tape, gift-wrap tape or duct tape when attaching eyes to a painted canvas because it can damage the surface. Advertisement
Bats in the Branches Add some overhead interest to your dinner table with bats suspended from bare branches. All you'll need are rubber bats from the craft store and clear fishing line. Before attaching the bats, make sure the selected branch is strong enough to support the weight.
House of Hitchcock Movie-inspired vignettes are excellent conversation starters, especially at dinner parties where guests may be meeting for the first time. Get your guests buzzing with nods to scenes from classic thrillers like this small seating area that's reminiscent of the 1954 Hitchcock classic Dial M for Murder.
#Halloween decorating: Tiny Ghost Town. Matte black spray paint turns craft store birdhouses into an eerie mini landscape. To bump up the creep factor, add oversized spiders, rubber snakes or faux birds to your scene.
Put a Lid on It Found in craft stores and wholesale floral markets, a cloche or bell jar is a tall glass container available in a variety of shapes and sizes that's used primarily to keep dust off objects. Great choices for Halloween bell jar displays include taxidermy, stone bust bookends, antique dolls and toys and vintage laboratory or surgical equipment.
Hitchcock Haute For Halloween decor inspired by the classic Hitchcock films Dial M for Murder and The Birds, this Victorian dining room was accessorized with pieces from the '50s and '60s, then decorated in gray, black and orange tones.