Nothing says “Halloween” quite like an amalgam of truly eerie decor that makes you and your guests feel at home on this special holiday while simultaneously peeking around corners in frightened anticipation. Halloween, lest we forget, is about more than creepy thrills – it’s about sharing the kind of great food with friends and family with the kind of fresh and comforting autumn produce that only comes around once a year. Why not combine the two to crate the perfect invocation of the Halloween experience within your own kitchen? After all, what better way is there to serve an oven-baked pumpkin pie than under the lights of jack-o-lanterns with a skeletal assistant and a fleet of bats to help out?
You wonder, “How can I decorate my kitchen for Halloween so my guests can feel that comforting, delightful, and creepy sense of forebodingness?” Enter if ye dare upon these 17 Halloween kitchen decor ideas.
1. Sacrifice a towel to create spooky patterns.
Indeed, towels hold many qualities that enable them to spook your guests when they make the fatal (figuratively) decision to wipe their hands. Having a rag custom printed with the silhouette of a witch and her bat companion above text that reads “keep calm and ride on” will provide homage to the Halloween spirit.
You may also opt to adorn towels with bloody hand stains, so that your guests may ponder the fact that maybe you have some dark, poorly covered secrets. Tip: don’t use real blood. That’s just dangerous.
2. Decorate appliances with plastic spiders
It might seem corny, but there’s still fun to be had in making your friends with arachnophobia blurt out for a second before realizing how clever you are. Tutorial: thatswhatchesaid.net and hgtv.com
3. Bring the Halloween spirit to the tops of kitchen cabinets
Halloween aside, the tops of kitchen cabinets are one of the scariest places in your home. What’s up there? You don’t know! By adorning your kitchen cabinets with a fine set of fake crows in a roost, an arsenal of witch hats, and bottles of the reddest wine imaginable, you convey the true nature of that dark place. Tutorial for center idea: theghostess.com
4. Decorate the Countertop hand-painted wooden spoons in jars
Bring the fright to the table with the likenesses of Frankenstein’s monster, ghosts, and jack-o-lanterns painted upon wooden spoons.
5. Create sheets of mysterious fog flowing from your sink with dry ice
It’s witchcraft! No, it’s science – don’t tell anyone. Educate yourself on how to handle dry ice safely before proceeding.
7. Add floating witch hats with the help of fishing lines
Nothing says mystery quite like levitating witch hats in your kitchen. Tutorial: polkadotchair.com
8. Add a coat of (removable) orange to your fridge
Now you have the perfect canvas for cobwebs and construction paper bats and spiders.
9. Change the look of your cabinet doors
Large flat surfaces like these are perfect for bloody handprints and ghosts. Tutorial for bottom idea: justhollyann.com
10. A skeleton working in your kitchen
You need someone to help with the dishes. Source: halloweenforum.com
12. Black bats hanging from the kitchen ceiling
Give your guests the impression they’re in a cave. Dim the lights while you’re at it. Tutorial: summerkitcheninteriors.blogspot.com
13. Add a crow and/or witch decal to your kitchen windows
No looking outside to escape the dread inside in this house.
14. Place a (fake) bound body on the kitchen to terrify guests
15. Turn lamps into ghosts with white sheets, sticky felt, dark eyes, and a mouth
Kitchen lighting powered by undead energy.
16. Turn a white fridge into a ghost with black foam magnets
Make guests think twice before grabbing another beer. Source: jeanscraftycorner.blogspot.com
17. Finally, garnish with black tattered curtains made of crepe paper for authentic Halloween flavor
Serve with an eerie black-and-white portrait. Source: sewwoodsy.com