A Brief Guide to Decorating Your House This Halloween

Posted October 11, 2016 by in Home
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Halloween is nearly upon us! You can finally start looking for that perfect costume to impress all of your friends. But what about your home? Don’t you think it deserves to be a bit spooky, too? If you want to spook-ify your surroundings, here is a brief guide to help you decorate your house this upcoming Halloween.

  1. Less Is More

One common house decoration for Halloween is cob webs. This look can be obtained by stretching out some white cotton, or the old fashioned way. Whether you have some commercial window cleaning person at your house, or you do it yourself, let it go for a while. The inactivity will create some natural cobwebs that look more natural and authentic than the store bought variety. This may bug you if you happen to be a neat freak, but saving it till after Halloween will be nothing but beneficial.

This will be especially fun if you’re planning a Halloween party in your garage or basement.

  1. Have Fun (Within Reason)

When it comes to Halloween decoration, it can be easy to get carried away. Pumpkins, skeletons and ghosts are all standard fare, but some people like to go the extra mile. With the popularity of shows like CSI and Criminal Minds, people now turn their front yards into crime scenes. If this is something you want to do, then by all means, do it, but keep it in context. Halloween is a holiday enjoyed by children everywhere. It is one thing to give people a good jump scare, but giving them nightmares is another. 

  1. Consider The Next Day

Turning your front yard into a grave yard will look awesome on Halloween, but will look silly the following day. Big inflatable bats, pumpkins or witches will similarly stick out like a sore thumb. You may have the best of intentions when it comes to setting these things up, but could be lazy about taking this stuff down. If you know you will diligently take down these decorations early November, then by all means, deck your house and lawn with spooky items. However, if you know deep down inside that you will be lazy about removing said decorations, then do yourself (and your neighbors) a favor and put in minimal effort when decorating the house.

Do you like decorating for Halloween? Let us know in the comments below!

*This article was contributed.