How to decorate the interior and exterior of your home for Halloween

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October 31st is the perfect time of year to get creative—and creepy! With the right cool Halloween decorations, you can spruce up both the inside and outside of your home. After a quick trip to nightmaretoys.com, you’ll have everything you need in the nick of time to transform your crypt into a spooktacular paradise.

Decorate your yard and surrounding areas

While horror aficionados enjoy setting the scene for the spaces they spend the most time in, it’s equally important that you make your lawn and surrounding areas Halloween-ready. 

Since your yard space sets the tone for the rest of your home, here are some ways we recommend decorating it:

  • Rake up the old, crunchy leaves in your yard and use them as a decorative element
  • Place a pair of old shoes under your garage door so that it looks like a dead body is lying there.
  • Stick some fake tombstones out of the ground. Remember that since it’s Halloween, you want your props to be dirty and dingy and randomly placed. 
  • If you have trees, be sure to cover them in spider webs and place some fake spiders on a low-hanging branch.
  • Never underestimate the appeal of a creepy scarecrow, additional pumpkins, and some corn husks placed among your other cool Halloween decorations.  
  • Toss a couple of loose skulls and full skeletons in random places around your yard. 

Decorate your front porch, doors, and windows

Your porch and entryway should act as a creepy portal to the scare-tacular setup on the inside of your home, and for unsuspecting guests, this area is the space where their eyes will wander the most. 

Here are some great ways to add decorate this area:

  • Add some spiderwebs to your railings, doorbell, and around the parameters of the winders and door. 
  • Decorate your window with a few hair-raising stickers.
  • Items like black cats, stuffed rats, and random human body parts are perfect to add some spine-chilling aesthetics.
  • Carved jack-o-lanterns always add that finishing touch to an entryway on Halloween. 
  • Hang a ghost or skeleton from your gutter. 
  • Opt for a spooky doormat that screams when stepped on.
  • Hang a chilling wreath on the front door.
  • Splatter fake blood on various areas. 
  • Add some fake wooden beams to board up your windows and consider police caution tape for the areas you want to keep off-limits. 

Decorate the inside of your home 

Although the level of Halloween-ready you make your indoor space is up to you, there are many small and effective ways to make your home look creepy and abandoned with some simple props:

  • Cover your couches and chairs in white sheets.
  • Use a tattered black tablecloth as a runner.
  • Drape your bookshelves in spiderwebs.
  • Strategically place some fake skulls and pumpkins on your tables and shelves. 
  • Add some lights to create an eerie ambiance.
  • Change over to some wall decor that sets the scene. 

What cool Halloween decorations do you use year after year? Drop a comment below to share. 

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