Every autumn, as the leaves begin to change color, and the cool fall breezes begin to blow, I immediately start to think about Halloween. Halloween has been the longstanding favorite holiday worldwide. It is the perfect time to be creative – and “creepy”.

每年秋天,随着树叶逐渐换了颜色,微风吹来夹带着凉意,我就会马上联想到万圣节。万圣节在全世界都是常年受人喜爱的节日。我们可以在这一天实践自己的创意,也大可以尝试“古怪离奇”。

Through the years, I’ve haunted my own house in every possible way. This year I will be celebrating in Shanghai . I’ve gathered some easy guide to decorate your home for Halloween!

这几年来,我都竭尽所能的,为万圣节装饰我的房子。今年,我会在上海度过万圣节。这里我收集了些简单的方法,来为这一节日装扮您的屋子!

Decorate your front porch. Your front porch will be the portal to all of the creepy things inside your home, so it should be as scary as possible to lure your unsuspecting guests inside your house of horrors. Here are some great ways to add some Halloween spice to your front porch:

装饰您的前门廊。您的前门是您敞开迎接各种稀奇古怪东西进入家里,所以,应该弄得越吓人越好,这样意想不到的宾朋们都会被吸引到您的恐怖小屋来。下面就传授一些给您的前廊添上点万圣节气息的好方法:

  • Use the stairs leading to your porch to create some great visual impact for your Halloween display and incorporate different shapes and sizes of planters and pumpkins.
  • Add some cobwebs and spiders
  • Make some spooky friends
  • A bucket of dead white flowers and painted white pumpkins
  • Scatter some tree branches on the ground.
  • 在走上门廊的台阶上进行创作,让来宾们在门口就感受到视觉冲击,可以选用不同形状和大小的花篮和南瓜。
  • 装饰一些蜘蛛网和蜘蛛。
  • 做几个幽灵朋友。
  • 放一桶白色的花束和涂成白色的南瓜。
  • 在地上撒些枯树枝。

Decorate your front door and windows. The door and window are the eyes and mouth of your home's Halloween soul. Adding just a few ghoulish touches to your front door and windows will make your house look haunted.

装饰您的前门和窗户。 如果把您家比作万圣节的鬼怪,那么门窗就如同他的眼睛和嘴。只要加上点睛之笔,就能让您的房子看起来真的像栋鬼屋。

  • Attach cobwebs across the windows and dangle plastic spiders
  • Hang a wreath covered in bats on the front door
  • Splatter some fake blood on your front door
  • 在窗户上添些蜘蛛网,再吊几个塑料蜘蛛。
  • 在前门悬挂一个花环,上面布满蝙蝠。
  • 在门上撒上假的鲜血。

Make your furniture look Halloween-ready. There are a few small but effective tricks to make your home look abandoned, creepy, and ready for Halloween.

让您的家具也看上去有万圣节的气氛。 有一些方便易行又有效的小技巧,能让您的家看上去像无人居住的荒宅,处处散发出恐怖的气息,符合万圣节的情景。

  • Cover your couches and chairs with white sheets. Pick the oldest sheets you have to make it look like your home hasn't been used for years. Brownie points if the sheets have some natural-looking holes in them.
  • Cover your tables with tattered black tablecloths. Take an old black sheet and cut ragged edges all over it.
  • Drape your bookshelves in cobwebs
  • Strategically place a few fake skulls to spice up drab pieces of furniture.
  • 把您的沙发椅和椅子用白床单罩上。挑最旧的床单,好让您的房间看起来久未居住。如果床单上正好有几个很自然的洞那就更好了。
  • 在桌上铺上破旧的黑桌布。拿一块黑色的旧床单,四周剪出毛边就好。
  • 书架上挂上蜘蛛网。
  • 放些假骷髅让死气沉沉的家具更阴森恐怖。

Light up your home. Your lights will help set the eerie ambiance for your home, so you should make the most of the lights you have while keeping the house looking fairly dim, so that something spooky could pop up at any time. If it's too bright in your home, you won't have enough room for mystery.

屋里的灯光。室内照明能帮助您营造房子诡异的气息,所以您应当充分利用所有灯具,但房子要看上去暗暗的,好像鬼怪随身能冒出来。要是家里太亮了,神秘的气氛就一扫而光。

  • Tape plastic bats to the inside of the shade of an ordinary lamp. When you light the lamp, the bats will stick out.
  • Light some white candles with "blood" dripping down them. Simply put some white candles over a towel or paper towel, and light a red candle over them until you've dripped enough wax over it to make it look like fake blood is oozing down the sides.
  • Light a few orange paper lanterns and drape them all over the house.
  • Carve a spooky face, a silhouette, or another spooky design on a pumpkin and light the inside.
  • 在普通灯具内的暗处贴上塑料蝙蝠。这样打开灯,蝙蝠的黑影就会跳出来了。
  • 点几支滴“血”的白蜡烛。只要把几支蜡烛放在毛巾或纸巾上,再在上面点一支红蜡烛,这样红色的蜡油就会滴下来漏在白蜡烛上,看上去仿佛鲜血留了下来。
  • 点几个桔色的纸灯笼,在房子四周挂起来。
  • 在南瓜上刻出鬼脸、剪影或其他可怕的图案,在里面点亮。

Play up the pumpkins. Halloween would not be the same without pumpkins.

强调南瓜。 没有南瓜,万圣节就不像样了。

  • Hang some pumpkin balloons. Scatter them on the floor or hang them from the ceiling.
  • Take some pumpkins and paint them black, silver, or cover them in glitter. Arrange them in the corners of your home.
  • Open up a pumpkin and use it to hold potpourri.
  • 挂上南瓜气球。把它们散落在地板上,或从天花板悬下。
  • 把南瓜涂成黑色、银色,或裹上金属纸,装点房间的各个角落。
  • 挖开南瓜,里面放上干花。

Have spooky walls. Your walls can do a lot to make your home look even more spooky. Just adding a few things to the paintings and walls you already have will make your haunted home come alive.

墙壁也要看起来吓人。您的墙壁也能让您的房子惊悚起来。在您的装饰画和墙上添些东西能让您的屋子更加活灵活现。

  • Draw creepy eyes on your mirrors, so people will get scared when you look into them.
  • Cover your paintings with fake blood. Just make sure you put it over paintings that are framed behind glass and that it washes off.
  • There are a bunch Halloween wall decals options for fun decorations. It can be cute or ghoulish.
  • 在镜子上画上诡异的眼睛,当人对着镜子看的时候就会觉得毛骨悚然。
  • 在您的装饰画上抹上假血。确保您的画有玻璃装裱过,这样血迹可以被洗掉。
  • 有很多万圣节墙贴可以选择。 它可以是可爱的或可怕的。

Cover your home with creepy surprises. Make the ordinary extraordinary by adding a few additional touches to complete your home's Halloween look.

在您家里加上惊吓元素。 添加一些元素让您的万圣节装扮更加完美,让原本平平无奇的家变得与众不同。

  • Place an old birdcage on the floor. Scatter some fake rats on the bottom.
  • Set up a bouquet of nice white roses, and then cover them with little fake black ants, spiders, and caterpillars.
  • Make a bat garland out of black construction paper and drape it all over your home.
  • 在地板上放一个旧鸟笼。笼子里扔几只假老鼠。
  • 放一束白玫瑰,上面爬满假黑蚁、蜘蛛、蜈蚣。
  • 用黑纸做一个蝙蝠环,在家里四处挂上。

Choose the ones that work for you, and remember, it’s your own creativity that’s puts the “spooky” in Halloween. Show your love of Halloween this year with freaky flair!

选适合您家的方法,记住,您的创意才是让您的家在万圣节变得“阴森恐怖”的最大法宝。快用这些怪招展示您对万圣节的喜爱吧!

Author

Angela Bi is an international citizen who has lived both in Shanghai and Vancouver Canada. She’s worked in immigration for over a decade and has experienced first hand the joys of living overseas. Angela Bi 是生活在中国上海及加拿大温哥华两地的世界公民。她从事专业移民行业已有十余载,并掌握着旅居海外的一手乐活体验。

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