How to decorate your house for halloween

Halloween offers the opportunity to go for various decorating items, whether you prefer real corn cobs and scarecrows, jolly goblins, or spooky undead.

It's hard to go overboard on Halloween; one could argue that the more decorations you have, the more protected you are on All Hallows' Eve from evil spirits or tricksters.

Here are some ideas to decorate your house for Halloween:

Abandoned House

Transform your home into a spooky and desolate place:

  • Decorate windows with fake spider webs and spiders.
  • Use decals for windows with broken glass.
  • Use black or yellow bulbs to make porch lights appear darker.
  • Sloppily suspend the porch swing for the time being.
  • Place pieces of wood along the windows to create a boarded look.
  • If your summer flowers have died with the first frost, collect the dead stems to make scary arrangements.

Gory Scene

Add these spooky lawn decorations if trick-or-treating is more your thing:

  • Tombstones.
  • Skeletons.
  • Ghouls.
  • Monsters.
  • Rats.
  • Spiders.

Hang sinister-looking figures or silhouettes from trees, and paint pieces of wood or cardboard to look like tombstones.

Finally, to scare even the bravest, use a smoke machine and ominous music on the stereo.

Harvest House

With the help of these decorations, create a charming fall scene:

  • Straw bales.
  • Cornstalks.
  • Scarecrows.
  • Pumpkins.
  • Gums Corn.