Halloween is almost here. You can go out—Houston is teeming with great Halloween events for kids and adults, alike—but why not enjoy the holiday at home? There are plenty of ways to celebrate Halloween in your Houston apartment, from the family-friendly, to the elegant, to the downright spooky. Here are some reasons to love apartment living at Halloween:
Apartment complexes are made for trick-or-treating.
As this post from Rent.com explains, your kids can hit plenty of doors without going out in the weather, darkness, or traffic. Of course you'll want to set rules and supervise your kids, but that's easier in an apartment complex, too. New to the building? Halloween is a great time to get to know your neighbors, either by taking your own kids door to door, or by welcoming your neighbors' little goblins. Be sure to decorate your entryway to let them know you're in the Halloween spirit, too.
No yard? Make the most of doors and balconies.
Your Houston apartment has everything you need to make an impact with spooky Halloween decor. If you have a balcony or patio, you can pull off many yard-based Halloween decorating ideas, just on a smaller scale. For inspiration, check out these porch and yard ideas from About.com. Whether or not you have a balcony, you surely have a front door. Make the most of it! You can do something as simple as this spooky twist on a holiday wreath. If you'd like to do more, here are some Halloween decorating ideas for the whole door, plus the front porch, if you have one.
You can decorate indoors, even in smaller spaces.
Whether your style is elegant or campy, friendly or frightening, you can get the feel of Halloween in an apartment. The key is to keep your decor on a scale that matches the space you have. If you're throwing a party, try some of Apartment Therapy's Halloween decorating ideas. For a taste of the season that won't overwhelm your everyday life, try wonderfully subtle decorations, like this clever idea from House Tweaking. Happy Halloween!
Posted by Melanie Belasco Levy on 10/20/11