Halloween, in our opinion, is one of the best holidays to exist. And as we’re in the midst of September, Halloween is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start planning costumes, buying candy and most importantly- preparing our house for the spooky season! When decorating your house for Halloween, it’s important to go all-in and include everything you can think of to symbolise Halloween. In addition to decorating the interior of your home with Halloween decorations, there are plenty of ways to make the exterior of your home equally as decorative, which could add some Halloween kerb appeal. So, if you’re property is on the market and you’re wondering “how can I sell my house fast?” then maybe enticing decoration is the way to attract prospective buyers. Here at We Buy Any House we have compiled our top tips for staging your house for Halloween.
Staging a Cemetery:
As the first impression of the exterior of your house, why not create a haunted cemetery? It’s super simple to create and will make a great first impression on trick or treaters, guests or potential buyers. There are some things that can make the exterior of your house look extra spooky. Here are a few tips:
- Create DIY tombstones: All you need is foam, a knife and a tub of paint. Write whatever you like on the front (keeping in line with a creepy theme) and ensure that they don’t look too polished. Alternatively, if DIY isn’t your forte, you can buy tombstones on the internet for a relatively cheap price. Scatter them around your garden to create an eerie atmosphere.
- Hanging Ghosts: If you have trees in your garden, then it’s a good idea to hang ghosts and ghoulish figures. If you’re after a DIY project, you can create your own using old bedsheets or gauzier material. Hang them from the trees using string and voila- you have your own ghostly cemetery!
- Add a Scarecrow: Scarecrows are an essential part of any spooky scene. Although they were originally used to scare off birds, they are a fabulous scary addition to any home decorating. Using old clothes, newspapers, a broom and some wood- you can create the perfect scarecrow. Top it off with a scary mask or pumpkin head for the full effect.
- Spider Webs: Hanging spider webs around your house creates the perfect effect. It presents your house as derelict and neglected- the perfect combination for a spooky staged cemetery.
- Fog Machine: A fog machine is a small addition that will have a huge impact on the overall effect of the decoration. Not only does it set the scene, but it will create a creepy atmosphere that pulls everything together.
- Sounds Effects: Scary sounds will complete your haunted cemetery. Heightening the senses of those who come across your cemetery will make your decorations a You can find scary sounds on YouTube and play them through a speaker to intensify the creepy Halloween experience.
Windoor and Door Decorations:
The windows and door of your property are essentially the eyes and mouth of your home. It’s a great idea to take full advantage of this and decorate them in preparation for Halloween, and there are plenty of simple ways you can accomplish this. A few tips are:
- Replace your front door mat with a Halloween themed mat to welcome visitors to your spooky house.
- Put bloody handprints in the window, to make it appear as if a tragic accident took place in the window.
- Smear fake blood on your front door to make it look as though people are entering a scary house.
- Put biohazard tape over windows and doors to make it look like the house aims to deter people from visiting.
Indoor Decoration Ideas:
Once people have entered your home, there’s no reason to stop the decorations! There are plenty of things you can do to ensure the inside of your house is spooky enough for trick or treaters. Why not consider these things?
- Placing a scary figure or mannequin in the upstairs window to spook passers-by and trick or treaters.
- Candles are an essential part of creating a Halloween vibe to your home.
- Adding pumpkins around the house is a staple part of Halloween decoration.
- Scatter things such as skeleton heads, a cauldron and spiders around the house to help create the illusion of a derelict house.
- Hanging bats off the ceiling is a great way to add dimension to your Halloween decoration.