It’s officially the spookiest time of the year: Halloween! Want to make your neighbors quake when they pass by your home? Use these 13 tips to make your home on the eeriest on the block.
Add some DIY spiders to your porch. Everything’s creepier on eight legs!
And while we’re talking creepy crawlies, let a flock of bats land on any wall to spook up the room.
Wrap everything on your front porch and lawn — including arches, benches, potted plants, flower beds and more — in silly string and cotton cobwebs. It’ll instantly transform your beautiful home into an eerie haunted house.
Mummify your front door with white crepe paper and large googly eyes.
PAINT IT BLACK
Just one can of black spray paint can give your home that eerie aura you’re looking for. Spray your potted plants, pumpkins, garden gnomes or grass — anything you’re okay with only using as Halloween decorations!
Buy plastic skeletons and stage them in various scenarios around your porch. Maybe they’re helping each other scale your roof, rappelling up your wall or just sitting on a bench.
Re-use your cardboard delivery boxes by cutting them into long strips and taping to your windows to give your house that creepy, boarded-up look.
REST IN PEACE
Buy some fake plastic tombstones and construct your own graveyard in your front lawn.
Add a supernatural vibe by creating these floating witch hat luminaries to hang on your front porch.
STEP RIGHT UP
Guide trick-or-treaters to your door with “bloody” footprints. Step in red paint and then walk from your sidewalk toward your front door.
Fill your windows with creepy silhouettes, like black cats, haunted houses and owls.
GHOSTS AND GHOULS
Hang cheesecloth ghosts from your railings or tree branches. They’ll be even spookier swaying in the wind at night!
WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST
Something wicked this way comes! You can use pool noodles, striped stockings and pointy heels to add witch’s legs to your planters.
If searching for a new home seems freakier than the latest horror flick, connect with one of ourReeceNichols agents! Our experts can make your home ownership journey scary smooth.