Spooky Decorating at Home this Halloween

Halloween decorating can be a challenging yet fun activity you can enjoy with your family every year. What makes it challenging is that the pressure of topping up your last year’s decoration will haunt you to do better this coming year. For a change, you can lean into the spooky side of Halloween, the really frightening one and practically scare half of the kids in your neighborhood with your Halloween décor. It is a big challenge but it will be a fun and fulfilling one if you manage to pull it off.

Here are some ideas you can try to make your home the scariest one in your street.

  1.    Turn your home into an Abandoned House

Nothing will creep out the trick-or-treat kids like a creepy deserted house does. Simply keep all your windows closed and as much as possible, prevent light from coming out from your indoors. To make things scary, your windows can feast on spiders and cobwebs and add a few broken-glass stickers to your windows to make it look like it’s really been deserted for years. Change your porch light and outdoor lighting to black lights for that creepier ambiance. You can also place flickering electric candles indoors behind your express curtains and blinds to create a really frightening effect to anyone who would go near your homes. A creaking sound would also do great on your porch.

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  1.    Turn your Home into a Goblin House

Place Jack-O-Lanterns on your porch and light them up with flickering electric candles at night for the complete spooky feel. You can also use plastic sheets or white cloths to make ghosts. At night you can place a small fan beneath your “ghosts” and make them look like they are floating due to the wind from the fan. You can also place creepy RIP signs on your front yard leading to your front porch painted in black or with mold looking paints or paper to make it look more realistic. Kids doing their trick-or-trick will be having a hard time reaching your front door with this kind of design on your front porch.

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  1.    A Gory Scene

Monsters have attacked your home and left people dead and some bloody. Zombies are definitely so in nowadays so it would really frighten your neighbors to see a scarecrow with the lower part of its body chewed by Zombies. You can have hand-made brains on your porch as well or skulls with gummy worms inside their eyes. The gory the scene is, the more your neighbors will imagine that a Zombie in the dark might attack them any time they decide to step on your lawn. You can have a smoke machine and a haunting background music to increase the tension and fear in your front yard.

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Photo Credit: Kevin Dooley via Flickr

However, it would be better if you would keep walkway clear and your front lawn still properly lighted to avoid tripping and other accidents due to the fear that your Halloween decorations brings.

Whether you are into scarecrows of ghouls or the usual gigantic spiders, Halloween offers and exciting opportunity to pull out all your decorating skills and have fun with the whole family or even the whole neighborhood.