Other than costumes and candy, Halloween decorations are definitely a favorite when it comes to one of the most popular holidays of the year. When you’re not trick or treating, decorating your pumpkin, or eating pumpkin pie, some time should probably be spent on making your home a little scarier for Halloween. Even if you’re just putting a mask on your front door, you’re at least showing the world that you’re in the Halloween decoration spirit.
But to take it a bit further we decided to do two things today. The first is going to be a guide on how you can decorate nearly every room in your home to make a Halloween house. Secondly, we’ve found some incredible pictures of people who went all out on Halloween decorations to make their homes a step above the rest.
So let’s dive into making your home a Halloween home.
Front Door and Entrance
Depending on the type of home you have, your front entrance can be your doorway or a path leading up to the doorway. Remember, your front entrance sets the mood for your entire home so you want to try and get it right. Having a pumpkin outside your door is a given but you might want to take some effort to create an interesting pumpkin carving to impress your trick or treaters. Then there’s making a spooky vibe. You might consider some homemade spiders, webs, use a fog light if you really want to get fancy. You could add sound effects as well. Whatever it is you do, you want to make sure visitors know what they’re in for before they even enter. As for your front door, there are unlimited options from scary masks to wreaths, to logos or even creating fake cobwebs. It’s really up to you how far you want to take it.
Entryway or Foyer
Here’s where you need to decide if you’re going to be humorous or you’re gunning for super scary. If you have a chandelier, perhaps you can replace the shades with pumpkin themed shades. Or you could use horror themed shades (ones with scary faces on them). Hanging ghosts is a great gimmick that people use. The key is you want things coming down from the ceiling or hanging off of furniture. Don’t forget about the hallways either. If you have mirrors, reflective paint is a great idea to scare people who are trying to see themselves.
There are two main things to consider in the dining room. The table itself is where you can do most anything but a great start is replacing the tablecloth with something scary themed. Then there’s the light fixture which you can alter and then there are the walls What will you put up? Will you go as far as to put fake heads on your dinner plates? And don’t forget to use your dining room hutch. It’s a great place to add extra fun trinkets. For example you could add a fake trail off ants leading from the hutch to the dining table.
Swap your glasses in those cabinets with Halloween style mugs. Also don’t skimp on the Halloween decorations you can scatter on the table, refrigerator, or even the oven. Make sure you whip out the mini pumpkins, black candlesticks, and other Halloween themed decorations in your kitchen.
Windows and Curtains
If you’re not big on decorating particular rooms the windows will give you something very simple and very effective to do. There are so many options for your windows from signs, to cut outs, to stickers. You might want to create the illusion of your windows being cracked. Curtains are another great area that are often underutilized.
This one is completely up to you but we decided to stay away from this room as it’s a more private place and guests shouldn’t really be going to this room.
If you want to go the extra mile then you can really get creative in the guest bathrooms. Some ideas might include themed toilet covers, “creature” soaps, plastic bug toys to go inside the sink. Remember to use reflective paint in the bathroom mirror as well. Nothing’s better than a surprise in the vanity as well. Guests always love to open a bathroom vanity. Why not have something waiting for them inside?
Exterior of the home
For those who are really into the Halloween spirit and decorations that will impress, try getting on your roof, work in the trees, find any area around the perimeter of the house and add whatever you want that will scare the neighbors silly.
Speaking of the exterior, here’s the fun part. Enjoy these 50 photos of Halloween decorations that truly went the distance: