Horror homewares: Halloween decorations you can get away with all year long
While Halloween isn't that big of a deal here in Australia (where the only people who really celebrate it are small children who can get away with trick or treating even though most households aren't prepared for it) the popularity of Halloween parties has started to pick up steam in recent years (I've been invited to four this year!). This is probably due the my super scientific theory that obscure costumes make a party at least 20% more fun, which is especially important if you're preparing for your party to suck.
If you're holding the hosting end of the Halloween stick this year then deciding how to decorate your abode in the spookiest manner possible must be forefront of the brains you're carrying in your hand. Sure you could buy a whole bunch of the super cheap pumpkin decorations that you find at any $2 store and be done with it, but then you're just going to throw them all in the bin the next day which is a major waste of money. Go for a more sophisticated spook-fest this year with homewares that have a spooky feel (and yes, prepare yourself for a fair amount of skulls coming at ya!) but that won't make your house feel too tacky if you decide not to pack them away until next year.