To me (and I know I might be alone on this) hardly anything is better than Halloween. I love the creative costumes, its unique color scheme (black + orange = awesome) the sweets, and especially the decorations.
One great way to turn your house into a home is to decorate it for the holidays. Pulling out the things that you only use that one time a year makes it feel special. The extra thought that goes into it is what makes it feel like a true home, and not a rental apartment.
Case in point: Christmas. If you take the time to shop for, pick out, erect, decorate, and light a tree in your residence, it will instantly give it that warm, cozy feeling of being home. So, since it's October I'm dedicating this post to fun Halloween-themed items you can put in your home this month!
this could be used alone as a centerpiece, or as a serving dish. The orange is bright and festive. $34.95
for the sophisticated trick-or-treater $6-$29
you get it, awesome. $19.95
the do-it-yourself: paper bag luminaries
and of course, the classic, Jack-O-Lantern