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Halloween Home Decor

October 6, 2017

Halloween provides a wonderful opportunity to turn any home into a haunted house that even the undead would be on edge to enter! You can create this transformation by using various Halloween themed decorations and increase the reality with adding special effects like the addition of scary sounds and fog machines. Make your roof tops creepy with the use of spider webs. You can make your jack-o’-lanterns grimacing and scary, and you can even use decorations which represent ghosts, ghouls, witches, goblins, etc. It is not the amount of decorations, but how they are used to create a believable ‘haunted house’ theme and the feel of horror and dread for would-be trick-or-treaters! With some themed props and decorations you can do a minimal amount of work to give a terrifying look to your home. Just to give an idea, Halloween decorations are not the only way one can add a spook-a-rific haunted theme to your home or Halloween party. To add even more to the horror, serve some really frightening foods to your guests that will leave them spellbound. Of course, setting up some CDs to pump some ghoulish fun and frightening music, sounds and screams will leave guests shuddering with fear and fun.

Halloween is one of the best times to have some seriously wacky fun with hair-raising decorations people will remember for years and years. Decorating your home for Halloween is loads of fun, and it’s even more fun if you start early and get creative with your plans. So let’s talk about some of the scariest and creepiest ways to decorate the inside of your home.

Where to Place Your Halloween Decor Ideas:

  • Windows & Window Sills
  • Fireplace Mantels
  • Doors & Doorways
  • Walls
  • Steps & Staircases
  • Ceilings
  • Tables & Countertops
  • Corners of the Room

More Spine-Chilling Ideas: Find some crisp, colorful dry leaves from your garden or park. Scoop them up in a big bucket and spread them wherever you want that ghostly, abandoned Halloween feel. No Halloween is complete without creepy spiders! Scatter lots of them throughout the house and yard. The more the merrier! And don’t forget the fake spider webs that turn any home into a ghostly haunted house.

Spooky Lighting Effects: Also, the right lighting can send chills up any visitor’s spine. Dim your lights low, put dark colored bulbs in the right places or even go without electric lights and use only candles — that will really freak out even the ghastliest spirit who dare venture into your Halloween chamber of horrors! Just watch where you put those candles so the little ones (and not-so-little-ones) don’t get hurt. The right lighting can truly make or break your Halloween decor. Making your own Halloween decor is a great way to have some family fun!

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This post was written by Shawna Dunaway

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