Turn Your Home Into A
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
This article will provide tips on how to find the perfect
decorations to make your home look just like a haunted
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
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
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
6. Decorate your Food
It could be fun to decorate your
food, too, especially if you want to have a
party. There are
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