Decorating Your Home For Halloween


As with every holiday there are plenty of ways to make your home look great for Halloween. In fact when it comes to Halloween decorations there are so many options that it can become quite confusing as to how to decorate. You don’t want to end up putting all your hard work on the wall and then have it look completely disorganized. Decorating your home for Halloween takes a little bit of time and planning but it is well worth the effort.

Before you begin to decorate your home for Halloween take down all your standard decorations from the walls, shelves, tables and any other surfaces including mantels and picture frames. When decorating your home for Halloween the theme that you have in mind needs to be the top priority. If you have a fireplace then you will want to use the mantle for the decorations. The best way to decorate your mantle is to use black construction paper, faux mantel paper and some clear or colored lights. You can also buy black rope from dollar stores or craft stores to hang your lanterns and other decorations.

Once you have taken all the standard decorations down and you have decided what you would like to use as the focal point for your decorating area start thinking about some spooky Halloween decorations for your room. For your living room start thinking about pictures that have been burned into the wood or onto the frame of a mirror. You can also find pictures of ghouls and ghosts cut up and ready to hang on the wall. You can find these spooky pictures at dollar stores and craft stores.

For your front door you might consider putting up two large spiders that have just come out of the Halloween pumpkin. These scary Halloween decorating ideas will bring chills right to your front door. After your front door has been completed you can move on to the back yard. Start by using yellow and orange outdoor glow sticks and put them in the ground to look like spider webs. Place your jack-o’-lantern in the middle of the web.

You can also take a trip back in time and start decorating the porch area. Look around your yard and find some bats that have fallen from the trees. There are plenty of bats to be found all year round so when you are doing this type of Halloween decorating you need to find as many bats as you can. Use orange and yellow glow stick to make the bats jump, creepy and scary.

Another scary but totally fun Halloween decorating idea for your patio area is to hang spiders. There are plenty of spiders around that you can use to spruce up your porch. Hang fake webs on the porch to scare trick-or-treaters or just to give the kids a scare. You could also hang fake webs in the bushes to get rid of those pesky bees. The scary spiders that you find in the garden do not have to be dead for all of these ideas to work.

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