With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to start getting your home into the spirit of the season.
While most people spend the majority of their time inside of their home and want to focus their decor here, during Halloween, you can expect to have kids of all ages visiting your home as part of trick-or-treating. And because of this, it can be fun to spend some time decorating the outside of your home as well.
If this is something you’re going to be doing soon, here are three tips for decorating your home for Halloween.
Consider Your Neighborhood
Before you start buying and putting up Halloween decorations around your home, you should first consider the neighborhood in which you live.
For neighborhoods that get a lot of young trick-or-treaters, it might be best to avoid the type of Halloween decorations that can traumatize little kids. Especially if you’re looking forward to having trick-or-treaters come up to your door in their Halloween costumes, you’ll want to try to make your home spooky enough for them to know you’re welcoming trick-or-treaters but not too scary that you frighten them from wanting to stop by. Once you’ve decided how spooky you’re comfortable going with your Halloween decorations, you can start actually beginning to put things together for display.
Work With Your Landscaping
When adding decoration to the exterior of your house, you should first consider what your current landscaping looks like and how you can use that to your advantage.
To help you in doing this, think about what elements your yard has and what type of maintenance you’ll be having to do during the month of October. If you’ll have to continue to mow your lawn during this time, you may not want to have too many things littering your yard. But if you have bushes, you can incorporate them into your decoration by adding things like skeleton limbs or buggy eyes straight into the bushes.
Complete The Decoration With Spooky Sounds
Along with the visual aspects of decorating your home and yard, you can also add some spooky sounds to really complete the atmosphere.
Depending on the theme you choose to go with your decor, you could put all kinds of background noise behind the decor that you’ve put together. And while you likely won’t have to have this soundtrack playing every night, at least turning it on on Halloween night can help make your decorations really stand out from the rest of your neighbors and help all of the trick-or-treaters appreciate the time and energy you put into your display.
If you’re wanting to decorate the outside of your home for Halloween, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you do this effectively.