Turn Your Home Into A Haunted House!
For some, decorating the home for Halloween is a huge deal. If you want your home to look appropriately spooky this Halloween, you should be on the lookout for some scary and fun Halloween decor. This article will provide tips on how to find the perfect decorations to make your home look just like a haunted house!

1. Know your budget.
No matter what amount of money you've set aside to invest in decorating, you can still come up with a satisfyingly spooky haunted house for your family. Just know that tighter budgets require more effort from you, while a more forgiving budget allows you to buy more material that's already assembled in the store. It's a good idea to have a balance of DIY decoration and store bought. This helps you keep your budget down and ensures that you don't get burnt out!
2. Give People Something to Talk About.
Pick unique, spooky, and interactive decorations. Don't be afraid to go all out and give your neighbors something to talk about for years to come!

3. Good Lighting.
Choose lighting that will really scare people! Randomly flickering (or strobe) lights tend to work the best. Consider using battery powered candles, plasma lamps, strobe lights, or flicker boxes to develop the eerie atmosphere you're hoping for.

4. The Strengths of your Home.
Consider the way that your home is designed, and use it to your advantage. For instance, if your home is really old, or has an old fashioned look, you could go for a Gothic-style haunt. If it's sleek and modern, you could try for a more medical mad-scientist's-lab theme. If you try to work with what's already there, you'll end up saving money and having more time to spend on Halloween fun!

5. Don't Ignore the Small Things.
Incorporate small, but creepy details. Cobwebs, drapery, chains, etc., can really help the look of your scene. Set up things that will scare or surprise your visitors in places that they won't expect. As they say, the devil's in the details.

6. Decorate your Food
It could be fun to decorate your food, too, especially if you want to have a Halloween party. There are recipes available that will make the food look great and believable. Also, there is edible stage blood available (that you can make yourself or buy) that could look great mixed in drinks, or over the top of food.

7. Go Large
If you have a big yard, use it. Consider creating a graveyard with headstones and coffins. This will look particularly nice if you have an older home.

By incorporating all (or even some) of these things, you'll end up with the ideal haunted house look for your home. Try it!