Homeowner Tips, Home and Garden Fun Ways to Turn Your Home into a Haunted House
Create the Ultimate Haunted House this Spooky Season
Halloween is almost here, and with it comes all things spooky. If you want to turn your home into a haunted house, but don’t know where to start, HomeHunt can help. We created a list of additions you can implement in your home and yard space to create the perfect haunted house this Halloween without breaking the bank.
Pick a Theme for Your Haunted House
A fun element of haunted houses is their range of themes. Make a list of haunted house themes you may be interested in for your home and choose one. Examples include:
- Insane Asylum
- Haunted Hospital
- Witch Coven
- Prison or Dungeon
- Haunted Circus
- Demonic Possession
Once you choose the theme you want, you can narrow down your decor and how you want your haunted house to look.
Create a Haunted Cemetery
If you have a decent amount of lawn space, create a cemetery complete with tombstones and fog. To create your own tombstones, you will need foam, paint, and a great imagination. Once your tombstones are done, place them throughout your lawn to create an eerie setting. You can also buy bags of topsoil and scatter them in front of the tombstone to look like a freshly dug grave. Add some shovels to give the appearance of a real gravesite.
Add Frightening Haunted House Characters
The best haunted houses don’t disappoint when it comes to scare tactics. A haunted house’s prime residents include ghosts, witches, skeletons, bats, and spiders. To create your own spooky ghost, you will need a balloon, white sheet, tape, a thin plastic stick or rod, and a marker. Inflate a balloon and tie it off. Next, tape a plastic stick to the back of the balloon with scotch tape. Use the marker to create a scary ghost face, then place a white sheet over the balloon. For other scary residents, you may need to visit your local Halloween store as these can be costly to make.
Don’t Forget About the Front Yard
Many people find spiders to be creepy, so adding fake ones to the outside of your home will surely turn heads. Many online stores sell giant spiderwebs that can be applied as outdoor decor, as well as enormous spiders that sit on your roof. While these spiders can be pricey, certain stores often run sales to kick off the beginning of the season. Additionally, you can never go wrong with a fog machine during this time of year.
For an ominous and eerie effect, play Halloween music or ghostly sounds to frighten trick-or-treaters. While many people overlook this step, you don’t want to skimp out on lighting. If you have spotlights on your home, switch out the bulbs for red or orange lights to add definition to items hanging from your trees or to highlight decor on the lawn. Don’t forget to add pumpkins to your steps and walkway!
Halloween is a great time of year to be creative with your home. For more fall decor ideas, or how to have your home to appeal to potential buyers during the fall season, contact HomeHunt today.