In preparation for the trick or treaters turning up on your doorstep, give them a fright of their own on the 31st by putting a Halloweeny-spin on your home.
You don’t have to pay a small fortune to do it or spend hours and hours making it look fang-tastic. Several subtle touches to your windows and doors should provide enough of a scare.
Autumnal wreath for the front door
Wreaths aren’t just appearing on front doors at Christmas any more. You see them on lots of doors year-round now, and you could hang an autumnal wreath on yours.
Use your initiative and pick up fallen leaves from outside to create your own wreath, bringing it together with some wire. Otherwise, find a beautifully handmade autumn wreath on Etsy, which should last for many autumns to come.
Turn your entrance into an eerie one
There will be a slight trepidation amongst people who come to visit when your entrance has an eerie-look to it.
It’s got to have pumpkins on show. If you have young children, take a trip to a local pumpkin patch so that they can pick some out, rather than do the usual and just buy some from the supermarket.
Help them carve their pumpkins safely with a serrated knife, using one of the many free and templates you can find online to fashion a bone-chilling design. Pop some battery-powered lights inside the pumpkins to illuminate them.
As one last hair-raising touch, put down a doormat that says ‘Turn Back Now’.
Get lights in the windows
The use of string lights around your windows will certainly draw attention to your haunted house and it would make sense to opt for lights with red and orange bulbs.
On any window sills you could always add some mason jars that have fairy lights inside of them. They will make your indoor environment feel that bit cosier as you snuggle underneath a blanket watching the Scream movies or the more family-friendly Hocus Pocus.
Our current Autumn Savings promotion includes great deals on replacement windows and doors, should you find that when decorating your existing windows and doors they’re allowing draughts in.
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