Unleash Your Spooktacular Halloween Home
The spooky season is upon us, and that means it’s time to embrace our inner ghouls and prepare for mischief!
Some people think that Halloween is purely for children, and will often point to trick or treating as evidence of this. While they’re not wrong, this is an activity to let children have some fun and meet people in their community, it doesn’t have to be the only way we celebrate and enjoy the season.
It presents an opportunity to showcase your creative flair AND give trick or treaters something to look forward to - and all you have to do is transform your front garden and home into something creepy and exciting.
We’re going to look at how.
Before doing anything yourself, it’s a good idea to take a look at what other people have done. This will give you plenty of inspiration of what you can do with your own home.
Turn up the fright at your door and make trick or treaters earn their rewards. This homeowner has decided that spiders are scary, and we’re pretty sure they’re right:
Anything you have can be made spooky. Take a flower planter for example. With just a pair of shoes and a mask or Halloween toy, it can look like someone has been buried alive. Place this anywhere for maximum effect:
You don’t just have to set the scene, either, you can also show some action with Halloween decor, such as these skeletons clearly up to no good:
It doesn’t have to be a small action, either, with these skeletons clearly looking to have some fun with this house by climbing all over it. Who knows what they’ll do if they get inside!
There are so many different ideas out there, and you can look across social media and the Internet for more, but these are a great place to start.
Getting into the Halloween Spirit
With those ideas under our belts, it’s time to think about what you can do to create a spooktacular Halloween home - and you might be surprised to find that some of these ideas are actually very simple to put together.
Walking Through a Spooky Graveyard
Is there a better option than turning your front garden into a spooky graveyard for trick or treaters to brave their way through? You could argue that, as ghouls and monsters themselves, it might not be scary, but that’s not the case.
Start with your paving slabs and make them look uneven by covering parts with dirt, moss and grass for an uneven, wonky path. For extra creepiness, drip fake blood along the way to show ‘something’ has followed that same path.
Lead the trick or treaters right to your door.
You can give your fences or walls the same treatment. Cover the base with mounds of dirt and moss to make for an uneven surface - like something is ready to burst out of the ground. If you want to go a step further, look for a fake hand or leg to bury around and show zombies trying to break free.
However, the easiest thing to do with fences and walls is to cover them in fake spiderwebs!
With strands of cotton wool and string - and a few larger than average toys - you can disguise the picket fence, wall or any other boundary setting you have with something tickly and tangling.
No one will want to get too close.
Sit with the Ghouls and Zombies
On a nice evening, why not spend a bit of time in your graveyard?
Garden furniture is the best way to do this, whether it’s with a bench or a 3-seater sofa, but you must not forget a table to place a cauldron on - whether it lights up or not doesn’t matter, but a cauldron will definitely add to the effect.
Spookify your furniture with the cobwebs and creepy-crawlies, while a throw or blanket that you don’t mind decorating with fake blood will never go amiss, either.
A few skeletons could be the perfect company - and don’t forget to talk to them when the trick or treaters arrive!
Add the Finishing Touches
What do all graveyards need? Gravestones!
These can be bought or made, with polystyrene, cardboard or even stone if you want to go the full yard. Pop these around the front garden, complete with more spiderwebs and fake limbs poking from the ground and you have not only got yourself a graveyard, but the start of a zombie apocalypse.
While it should be dark and gloomy, a bit of mood lighting never hurts. From jack-o-lanterns to green and goulish lamps, you can pop a few of these around the graveyard to complete the spooky atmosphere.
Embracing Halloween and all its Glory
Halloween really lets you bring out something special. The great thing is once you’ve done this one, you can do it again in future years. Whether it’s new garden furniture, fencing or paving for your garden, you can easily transform anything you have into spooky decorations and return them to normal for the rest of the year.If you want to know more about the best products to transform your garden that can survive a spooky transformation and back, get in touch with our team.