It's #spookyszn y'all!
Is it just us or does it feels like yesterday was just July 4th? Now that temperatures are dropping it feels like our to-do list is getting longer: carve pumpkins, find costumes, haunt houses, pick up candy (try not to eat the candy)...
If Halloween snuck up on you, and you still want to give your home a spooky vibe - we've got three last-minute window decorating projects to trick out your windows for a real treat.
1. Spooky Silhouettes
Black poster board is perfect for creating creepy creatures that watch you. Print out and trace ghastly creature with our free template download or get crafty and freehand your own!
Pictured: Blinds.com Faux Wood Shutter in White
This project can be visible both inside and outside the windows depending on the time of day. It works best with light filtering shades or blinds with slats tilted open so light can shine through in either direction.
Floating "pupils" behind eye shaped cutouts will create the illusion that they are following you around the room. The trick is in the depth! Suspending the pupils a half inch from the eye cut outs give it this unique perspective.
Neighborhood watch takes on a whole new meaning...
2. Pom Poms
Halloween decor doesn't have to be all pumpkins and scarecrows. Pom poms strung along a thin thread and hung vertically in the window can look chic while still letting you operate your window treatments. Choose a fresh color palette, like this yellow ochre, black and cream. The trick to a more sophisticated look is limiting the number of colors you use. We recommend keeping it to 3 colors max. Consider coordinating or contrasting the colors with your window treatments!
Simply tape the pom pom strands to the headrail of the blind or your window frame. We don't recommend attaching to the valance (the decorative molding piece at the top of your blinds) due to the extra weight that could cause the valance to break or fall. For outside mount blinds, try hanging strands within the window frame so the blinds slide over them but are still visible when tilted open!
3. Foliage Strands
Leaf it alone! For a less spooky and more seasonal, try hanging leafy strands vertically in your window. A dab of hot glue or a needle and thread is all you need to string the leaves. If you opt to use a needle and thread a tiny knot will stop the leaf from sliding up or coming off the thread.
Spread them out on the strands for a look that feels light and airy. Hang these in the window just like you would the pom poms.
This look would be especially cute with rustic or farmhouse influenced decor styles. Plus it transitions into the Thanksgiving season nicely so you don't have to worry about leaving it up a little longer!
Hey! Leaf that alone! Pictured: Blinds.com 2" Premium Wood Blind in White
Try these projects on your windows and tag us in your photos on Instagram @blindsdotcom. We hope you have a happy and safe Halloween!
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