Creating a Spooky Experience for Your Home this Halloween

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There is an exhilarating feeling when it comes to celebrations, no matter what time of the year or what the event may be, but the thrill of getting dressed up and decorating your home is all part of the fun. And when it comes to Halloween it is no different, in fact, many people and families look forward to Halloween more so than other holidays throughout the year.

Perhaps it is the adrenalin flowing freely knowing that there could be a heart-stopping scare around every corner, or that you get to dress from head to toe in clothing otherwise deemed inappropriate for everyday ensembles. But for most Halloween celebrators and enthusiasts their excitement comes from transforming the home, inside and out, from a traditional one to a haunting ‘spooktacular’ version that looks like it is for the set of a movie. And décor is the quickest and easiest way to do this, all without breaking the bank if you still hope to maintain some cost efficiency.

A time to scare up some fun

Thousands of kids and adults alike globally enjoy the thrill of Halloween. The costumes, the decorations, and of course not to forget the endless amounts of candy and sugary treats that fill buckets and confectionery holders throughout the night. Halloween has certainly grown in popularity over the past few decades, and more so with new and innovative halloween house decorations readily available in stores. There is something for everyone, from silly and fun, to realistic and haunting, and decorations can truly bring the experience to life.

So why is it that decorations are so impactful? Do they truly make the event that much more enjoyable or do they more aptly convey the message and symbolism of the celebration so you are immersed in the occasion? If you have been on the fence about whether to decorate your home this Halloween or considered simply sending the kids out dressed up to fill their treat buckets by the neighbors, then take a moment to see why getting into the spirit of the event and adorning your home as the next witches castle is a must.

The impact of curated decorations

So, what can you do to make your home the talk of the town this Halloween? Well, the first thing you need to think about is a design, a theme to bring it all together, and to ensure when covering the areas of the home and front garden it has a cohesive look rather than one of an exploding jack-o-lantern. It may be Halloween but that doesn’t mean we can’t do it in style, right?

See how, a well-picked-out collection of Halloween decorations, can be both scary and sophisticated.

Setting the scene

Walking up to the door is the perfect time to give trick-or-treaters a taste of what is inside or about to open the door. Use moody lighting, lanterns filled with flickering, ambient candles, and if you have the option to loop a spooky soundtrack throughout the night. Begin your scene setting from the curb right up to the front door, there should be no escaping the eeriness.

Don’t forget the front yard

Sticking to the mood, be sure your front garden and porch are on the same design. Skeletons and skulls are great décor items, left natural or sprayed black they evoke a sense of anxiousness which will get the heart pumping. Low-hanging, cob-web-adorned bunting is also always a winner and great on the wallet too.

Treats on the ready

Of course, one of the main objectives for younger trick-or-treaters is the candy so be sure you have plenty on hand. You could have larger individual options for them to pick out from a bowl of bloody gummy worms (who doesn’t love a bowl of worms), or a large basket for them to dive their hand into to grab a fistful of bonbons.

Color is everything

If you have ever seen an impactful room, clothing item, or object you can be sure it has a color to match. Halloween doesn’t need to be all bright orange or black. Think moody maroons, dark navy, or burnt, rust orange to stay on theme while adding a sense of spooky lux, and a pop of black here and there will help to tie it all together.

Looking forward to great design

Now that you have an arsenal of tips and tricks to work with, and know Halloween decorations needn’t cost an arm or a leg but are available at stores across the country, you can begin your home Halloween decorating adventure and get ready for the scariest (most well-designed) Halloween experience this year. Your kids and family will love it and the neighbors will wish they had thought of it sooner. Who knew Halloween celebrations could be fun and scary? Win-win.