If you are planning to host a Halloween party this year, or you want your home to stand out in the neighborhood, there are lots of things you can do to make your home look spooky. Whether you purchase ghoulish figures or creepy accessories, you are sure to give trick or treaters a fright when they rock up on your front porch.
Halloween is a brilliant occasion to let your imagination run wild. So, here are some great tips and tricks to ensure your party and home are the talk of the town.
Transform Your Front Porch
Your front porch will act as the portal to all things ghoulish and scary inside your home, which is why you need to make it as scary as possible to attract trick or treaters and lure unsuspecting party guests into your house of horrors. You can achieve this by adding spiderwebs on your porch, scattering tree branches, adding a few carved pumpkins, as well as hanging a ghost to really set the scene.
Light Up Your Home
The lights you use in your home will set an eerie ambiance. So, purchasing black and orange fairy lights, lighting candles with fake blood dripping down them, or lighting a couple of orange paper lanterns that you can scatter across your home are great ways to match the mood you’re looking for.
You can also use glow in the dark paints and objects to light up your home when the sun goes down. As explained by glowinthedarkness.com in their guide to how glow in the dark works, use fluorescent lamps to have a much stronger impact on your items so that you won’t need any of your regular lighting on too. You can search for fun products like hair accessories, body paint, and shoelaces to add a spooky touch.
Decorate Your Lawn
When trick or treaters pass your home, you want your decorations to be the talk of the neighbourhood. If you have a large front yard, you can add lots of creepy accessories to create a spooky atmosphere. Whether you place tombstones in the ground, cover your trees with spider webs, or have a skeleton popping out of the ground, the sky is the limit when it comes to decorating your lawn.
Revamp Your Furniture
If you are hosting a Halloween party, there are lots of ways you can make your furniture look creepy, abandoned, and ready for the festivities. Covering your chairs and couches with white sheets, adding black tablecloths to your table, as well as draping spiderwebs on your bookshelves are great ideas that can transform your space and ensure guests have come to the right place.
Have Spooky Walls
If your walls are looking a little bare for your Halloween bash, hanging cobwebs on your existing artwork, drawing creepy eyes on your mirrors, and covering your paintings with fake blood can help you create the theme you’re after. However, make sure that your paintings and artwork are framed behind glass so the fake blood can be washed off easily.
Whether you’re on a tight budget or you’re ready to splash out, Halloween is the perfect opportunity to get creative and transform your once modest-looking home into a creepy haunted house. To make your property look spooky and ghoulish, all the tips above can help.