There’s nothing creepier than an abandoned house on a dark and stormy night. And that’s what you going to experience when you decorate your home for Halloween. The sight of cobwebs, creepy props, and ghoulish characters give you the chills. Whether this is your first time creating a spooky home or you have been doing it for many years, here are some helpful ideas to get you started. This article will help you turn your house into a spooky one in no time at all. From carving pumpkins with scary faces to hanging spider webs in strategic places, there is a lot you can do with simple decorating items.
Decorate with Orange and Black Props
Orange and black are the colors of Halloween so you should make the most of them when decorating your home. This is the perfect time to dust off your collection of witches’ brooms, spiderwebs, and bats. If you don’t have any of these props, don’t worry as you can pick them up relatively cheaply in most department stores or online. You can also invest in black Halloween tablecloths which are cheap and easy to find. You can use these items to decorate your fireplace, windows, entryway, and any other place where you want to create a spooky Halloween look. Using fake or real pumpkins or Jack-o-Lanterns is also a great way to decorate the entry, the fireplace, and any corner of the house.
Haunt the Windows
Windows are the perfect place to create a haunting Halloween scene. Drape some black fabric over the windows to give the effect of a cobweb-covered attic window. You can also cut out images of crows, bats, or other Halloween-themed items and tape them to the windows, or buy Halloween Window Stickers for the best result. If you want to go all out, you can add LED lights to your Halloween window display. You can also set a timer to turn your window display on and off at regular intervals. If you don’t have enough natural light coming into your windows, you can place candles inside orange or black cups to create a spooky ambiance. You can also invest in a Halloween-themed light set that you can use to light up your entire home.
Add Spooky Sound Effects
A popular Halloween trick is to play scary sounds in the background. This can be anything from the sound of a crying baby to the howling of a dog. Many people play the sound of a screaming woman to create a sense of dread and panic. If you want to create a sound effect for your spooky Halloween display, all you need to do is record a scary or creepy sound and play it through a speaker. You can place the speaker next to your display so that the sound is heard throughout your home. You can also download a scary sound app that lets you record your voice and make it sound like a zombie, ghost, or other creepy characters.
Lay Out a Creepy Pathway
Creepy pathways made from cobwebs are a staple at most Halloween displays. If you want to create a creepy pathway at your home, you can either buy a ready-made one or make your own. If you want to purchase a ready-made spider web, you can find them in most Halloween stores or online. However, if you want to go the DIY route, you can make your own cobweb pathway with either a spider web kit or string.
If you decide to make your own spider web pathway, you will need a large roll of black fabric, a roll of white string, a large piece of cardboard, and a glue gun. First, you will need to lay the black fabric on the ground in a shape that resembles a path. Next, you will need to glue the white string to the fabric. Once you have finished, you can place the cardboard in the path and place a gooey spider in the middle.
Hang Chains, Cobwebs and Fog Machines
Hanging chains and cobwebs from your roof and porch will create a spooky effect on your home. You can find ready-made chains and cobwebs in most Halloween stores. You can also make your own chains and cobwebs by using a glue gun. If you want to go the DIY route, you can find plenty of tutorials online on how to make chains and cobwebs using common household items. Fog machines are another great way to spook up your home. They are best placed in a place where they can be seen through the windows. Fog machines are available in most department stores and you can order online relatively cheaply.
Glow-in-the-dark shapes and figures are popular Halloween decorations. They can be used to create a creepy atmosphere in any room of your home. You can buy ready-made shapes and figures or you can make your own using common household items like white paint and glow-in-the-dark paint. If you decide to go the DIY route, you can make shapes in the form of witches, ghosts, or other Halloween-themed figures. You can make them as simple or complex as you like. You can also make them in the shape of letters so you can spell out words like “Happy Halloween” around your home. You can use these shapes to decorate your walls, windows, and even your ceiling. You can also use them to create a spooky display on your mantle.
Fill Mason Jars with dry-ice
If you want to create a creepy Halloween display, you can fill a mason jar with dry ice. You can find dry ice at most Halloween stores. Place it inside a mason jar along with some twine and a spider to create a spooky display. You can also use dry ice to make a “bloody” effect in your bathtub. Simply place the dry ice in a sock and tie it to a string. Drop the string into the water and it will look like blood pouring out of the faucet.