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Illuminating tips for setting the tone and lighting up Halloween

Posted by Mark Cohen on

The month prior to and including Halloween evenings are the perfect time of the year for all kinds of creative lighting. Warm and glowing, or flickering and flashing candles, string lights, and luminarias can all be used to create your particular Halloween mood. From warm and inviting to fiery and restless, your lighting sets the tone for both your home, your guests and your trick-or-treaters.

  • Glowing candles for a tranquil scene
Soft glowing candles like tea lights can be used to set a calm relaxing tone. Lighting votives or tea lights in small glass vases or candle holders casts a calming dim light in corners of a room. Floating waterproof tealights in a large crystal bowl makes a perfect centerpiece for the coffee table or dinner table.
  • Welcoming guest lighting
Lining the entry path to your home with luminary is an inviting way to create a welcoming scene for both you and your guests. There are all types luminarias (traditionally a lantern consisting of a lighted candle set in sand inside a paper bag) from homemade with your own pattern to pre-printed ones for Halloween. Ghosts and pumpkins luminarias make great Halloween decorations. For safety's sake, there all kinds of battery operated lighting (like votives, tealights and flickering Pumpkin Lights) designed to fit inside luminarias.
  • Inviting pumpkins and jack-o'-lanterns for trick or treaters
Once Halloween is here, it is time to bring out the pumpkins, corn stalks and scarecrows. If you are really into Fall decorating and Halloween, the time has come to carve the pumpkins and get ready for the trick or treaters. Whether you purchase and custom carve your own pumpkin into a jack-o'-lantern, or already have ceramic Jacks at hand, place them on your front porch or just inside your front windows to let folks know that Halloween is happening at your place. Battery operated flickering Pumpkin Lights work great. Pumpkin Lights come in light assortment packs in a variety of colors.
  • Halloween traditional lighting colors - orange and black of course!
Lighting with the traditional Halloween orange and black rope lights or hanging pumpkins, spiders or ghost themed string lights can also help with the Halloween mood.
  • Let the spooky "spirits" fly!
Release your inner Halloween spooky spirit with skulls and skeletons thumping and beating in time to flickering lights. To up the ante and animate your Halloween, flashing lights in time to audible beating hearts or scary music will definitely set a scary tone and elevate it to a new level.

If you follow some or all of these tips, you can choose to set your Halloween mode as a tranquil glow, or dial it up to an all out chilling spine tingling frenzy.

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