Halloween is the best time to be creative and it's creepy. If you know what to do, decorating your home for your favorite horror holiday will become fun and easy. The right decoration requires a quick trip to the store and make the most of the items you have on hand. If you want your home to look weird on Halloween, then read on!
Decorate the outside of your home
1.Decorate your lawn
If you have a lawn and you want it to be ready for Halloween, you can do a lot of creepy things to decorate the outside of your home. The lawn sets the tone for the rest of the home, so if it is weird enough, people will even curiously observe what you have in the store up close. Here are some simple ways to decorate your lawn:
- The old crispy fallen leaves should cover the ground. If you don't have a lot of fallen leaves, you should avoid raking your lawn a few days before Halloween to make the most of what you have.
- Take an old pair of boots and let them emerge from a large pile of leaves or dirt. This will make your lawn look as if there is a corpse!
- Dig the tombstone from the ground. Remember, Halloween is about old, dirty, and falling apart things, so your lawn doesn't have to be perfectly arranged. There is a tombstone here, a tombstone there, and a tombstone that is completely skewed or overturned.
- If you have trees, cover them with spider webs. If you can put some creepy critters in it, or you can add stuffed owls or crows on low-hanging branches, you can get bonus points.
- Don't underestimate the power of a terrible scarecrow. You can get a special Halloween scarecrow, or paint your ordinary corn husk fall scarecrow with blood.
- Throw some skulls on the ground. If one of your guests accidentally stumbles upon one of them, that would be great.
- Let a skeleton emerge from your yard.
- If you really want to do something for Halloween, park your car on the lawn. Paint the window to make it look cracked, and make it look like a person is trapped inside by pushing the dummy on the window.
2.Decorate your front porch
Your front porch will be the gateway to all the creepy things in your home, so it should be as scary as possible to lure your unsuspecting guests (or victims) into your horror house. Here are some great ways to add some Halloween spices to your front porch:
- Add more spider webs on your porch. Your guests may be involved without knowing it.
- The silhouette of one or two black cats will increase the creep coefficient.
- A few plush mice on the floor will help set the scene.
- A bucket of dead white flowers looks perfect on your porch.
- Some branches were scattered on the ground.
- A few pumpkins will add a splash of color to your porch. They can be carved into cruel patterns or painted in black, silver, or glitter.
- Hang a ghost on your porch. Just cut a few holes in the old sheets and throw them on the old beach ball hanging from the ceiling.
- If you have an old rocking chair, cover it with spider webs and place it in a place where it will not shake and creak as much as possible.
- Decorate your front door and windows. Doors and windows are the eyes and mouth of your Halloween soul, so you should make full use of them. Adding some cruel decorations to your front door and windows will make your house look haunted. Here are a few things to try:
- There is a ghostly doormat. It can have a picture of a spider web or a ghost.
- Hang a wreath full of bats at the front door.
- Splash some fake blood on your front door. Just make sure it can fall off easily.
- If you really want to go all out, glue some balsa beams to the glass, and then tape them to the glass to make it look like the window is sealed with a wooden board. This will make your house look abandoned and therefore gloomy.
- Take an old mannequin and put on a formal black or red dress. Put it on a window that everyone will see, if you have one, preferably a window on the second floor or attic. Illuminate with a flashlight under the mannequin to produce a ghostly effect.
Decorate the interior of your home
1.Make your furniture look like Halloween
There are some small but effective tricks to make your home look abandoned, creepy, and ready for Halloween. Here are a few things to try:
- Cover the sofa and chair with white sheets. Choose the oldest bed sheet you must use so that it looks like your home has not been used in years. If there are some natural-looking holes in the sheets, extra points are added.
- Cover your table with a tattered black tablecloth. Take an old black sheet and cut out the jagged edges on it.
- Hang a spider web on your bookshelf. If you have horror books that are particularly suitable for Halloween, such as Edgar Allen Poe (Edgar Allen Poe), display them conspicuously on the shelf or even put them on the side table.
- Cleverly place some fake skulls to add interest to the monotonous furniture.
2.Light up your home
Your lights will help create a weird atmosphere in your home, so you should make the most of the lights you have while making the house look quite dim so that something creepy may appear at any time. If your home is too bright, you don't have enough mystery. Here are some ways to get the perfect Halloween lighting:
- Glue the plastic bat to the inside of the lampshade of the ordinary lamp. When you light up the light, the bat will stick out. Just make sure you don't put them too close to the bulb.
- Light some white candles and "blood" drips from them. Just put some white candles on a towel or paper towel and light a red candle on it until you drop enough wax on it to make it look like fake blood is leaking from both sides.
- Light a few orange paper lanterns and hang them all over the house.
- Carve a weird face, an outline, or other weird design on the pumpkin, and then illuminate the inside.
- Light a few small white candles throughout the house. Spread some fake black bugs around them to get the effect.
- If all your lights are very bright, replace the bulbs with dimmer ones to maximize the terrible lighting effect.
3.Playing with pumpkins
If there is no pumpkin, Halloween is different, so you should make the most of your pumpkin decorations. You don't have to overuse pumpkins, but coming up with clever ways to introduce more pumpkins into your decoration will make your home alive.
- Hang some pumpkin balloons. Just take a few orange balloons and draw a scary face on them with a black sharp pen. Scatter them on the floor or hang them on the ceiling.
- Take some pumpkins and paint them black, silver, or cover them with glitter. Put them in the corner of your house.
- Open a pumpkin and use it to hold potpourri.
- Use pumpkin trays to hold Halloween gifts.
- If you have made a special pumpkin punch, please serve it from a pumpkin bowl.
4.Add some specimen jars to your home
Take some large glass jars, fill them with water, and add a drop of green dye until the water becomes a beautiful, rough green. Place the jars under some lights in the kitchen or elsewhere in the home so that they can be displayed conspicuously. This is what you can put in the jar:
- Any unrecognizable old objects, such as the arms of old dolls, children’s toys from ten years ago, or any random gadgets that have been in your home for many years.
- Add some dead flowers, poppy pods, or pine cones.
- Throw in a small skull or some fake eyeballs that will float to the top.
- 5.There are ghostly walls. Your walls can do many things to make your home look weirder. Just add something to your existing paintings and walls, and your haunted house will become alive. You can do the following:
- Cover some of your paintings with a white cloth. This will help further enhance the appearance of your "abandoned home".
- Draw creepy eyes on your mirror so people will feel scared when you look at them.
- Cover your painting with fake blood. Just make sure you put it on the painting behind the glass and it will be washed off.
- Hang the spider web on your wall. You can tear up large pieces of cotton, use old cheesecloth, or buy some spider webs in the store.
6.Cover your home with creepy surprises
Complete the Halloween look of your home by adding some extra decorations and make the ordinary become extraordinary. You can try the following:
- Put an old birdcage on the floor. Make sure the door is open. There are some fake mice scattered on the bottom.
- Take a bunch of branches from the outside and place them in the pot.
- Place a bunch of beautiful white roses and cover them with small fake black ants, spiders, and caterpillars.
- Use black construction paper to make a bat wreath and hang it in your home.