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Decorating Your Home for Halloween

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With Halloween creeping up around the corner, it’s time to start digging out last year’s pumpkin heads and preparing your home for this year’s spooky makeover. Not savvy in the fine art of Halloween decorating? Have no fear, we’re here to help.

Here are six spooky ideas for decorating your house that’ll give your trick-or-treatin’ neighbours a solid scare this Halloween.

The Classic Abandoned Mansion

Note: this one is perfect for anyone who’s newly moved house and hasn’t fully unpacked yet. Gather as many white bed sheets as you can and drape them over your furniture and windows to create an abandoned feel. If you’re feeling creative and have some old sheets handy, cut circles out for eye-holes and draw on ghastly smiles. That’s a surefire way to find out who is afraid of ghosts and who isn’t.

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Candlelight Manor

Candles are a fun and easy way of decorating for Halloween. If you’re not worried about the possibility of your house catching fire, go crazy and set them up everywhere. If you want to err on the side of caution, simply set up a table with a few fake spiders scattered among some candles and voilà! Your very own little decoration station.

 

Simple & Elegant Yet Scary

Want to join in on the celebrations without making your granny flat look like a grim reaper stopped by with ten of his mates to mess things up? Take this simple and elegant approach to placing some pumpkins on your porch and decorating your front door with spooky cobwebs and strategically placed critters. Easy!

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Grungy Graveyard

This one makes a great DIY project for the handymen and women out there. Think planks of wood to make crosses, dirt piles that resemble graves (outdoors only obviously) and maybe a few skeleton bodies for good measure.

 

Pest Infestation

Head to your local junk store and buy as many fake spiders, rats, beetles, rattlesnakes and any other creepy vermin you can find. Spread them around your house like wildfire (maybe hide some in cupboards or behind couches for those lucky visitors you’ll be inviting to stay for tea).

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Lights, Camera, Action!

A few colourful garden lights can work wonders when it comes to lighting up the outdoors of your home. To keep the scare factor going, simply add a few blow-up zombie snowmen or creepily carved pumpkin heads.

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