If you’re borderline competitive when it comes to Halloween yard displays, then you’ll want to make sure that your house will impress everyone who sees it. Here are some ways you can make your house memorable to passing neighbors or trick or treaters when Halloween comes around.
Use Halloween Specific Lighting
Lights add a dramatic flair to any occasion. There are certain lights you can use at Halloween that will add to the spooky element and create the right atmosphere.
You can set the mood with colored floodlights, and wrap them around tree branches or porch columns. To add a sinister effect, you can burn these lights into a blood red color, and put spooky looking flashing lights in the bushes that no one will be expecting.
Uplighting also has the effect of making everything look eerie. Use this type of lighting on a decoration that you want to be the main focus, whether it’s a scarecrow, ghosts, or fake tombstones.
Create a Window Scene
A window scene adds an extra layer of suspense to any front yard on Halloween. You can create a creepy scene on your windows by cutting out silhouettes from black construction paper. You can then use a backlight and create an entire window display.
If you’re in the London, Kitchener, or Kanata area and your windows need replacing, stop by a Golden Windows showroom. The team at Golden Windows are experts on every level of window replacement, and can help you get your windows done in time for Halloween. They can also advise you on all the different window styles that would suit your home.
Take Pumpkin Carving to the Next Level
Pumpkin carving is a fun activity for people of all ages. To add more excitement to pumpkin carvings, you can add luminaries. This type of effect will light up in the dark when people are trick or treating and creates a pleasing aesthetic.
You can stud your pumpkin with miniature bulbs or various geometric designs. To do so, carve open your pumpkin, mark dots on it, poke holes into the pumpkin, and run a light cord from the bottom of the gourd to an outdoor plug outlet.
Turn a House Yard into a Graveyard
There’s no debating it – cemeteries are some of the creepiest places in the world. Why not use this to your advantage and build your yard into a cemetery? You can create a cemetery gate, and add a life-sized skeleton with a pop-up coffin. Then, place the skeleton behind rows of tombstones. The empty coffin makes the mood extra scary.
Some people opt for creatures in their graveyard. Whether it’s Halloween creatures like a bat, crow, or owl, you can’t go wrong with adding an animal element.
Halloween is a fun time for all, and allows you to get creative with costumes and décor. Your front yard can be a great place to showcase your ideas and love for Halloween, and there are a variety of directions you can go with your design.