Attention ghosts & goblins! October is finally here and it’s time to start thinking about what your Taylor Morrison home is going to wear this Halloween. From eerie holiday parties to fun trick or treating for the kiddos, making your house the most frightening on the block is an annual tradition.
Take a look at these fun (or terrifying) Halloween home décor ideas and let your imagination run wild.
Start Off with a Great First Impression
New Charlotte homes at Hunton Forest feature gorgeous covered porches. Turn your front door into a monster mash with nothing more than colored construction paper and a little creativity.
Or bewitch guests with a 3-D multimedia witch on a broom – another easy DIY project that can easily be taken down and stored for next year.
How about a couple ghosts to go with your Jack-o-lanterns? Check out how they use black duct tape to spin a spider web on the pavement. What a cool idea.
Help your spooks take flight with these hanging phantoms!
A dozen cheap witch’s hats from the craft store and you’re well on your way to casting a spell on anyone who dares come a knocking.
Spook the Neighbors with Even More Outdoor Fun
Indian Land real estate and the Bent Creek community are known for tranquil suburban charm. But that doesn’t mean the ogres don’t still visit for Halloween. Use your garage door to give the impression that entering your home is diving into the belly of the beast.
You’d have to be a full-on Halloween enthusiast to take holiday decorating to this extreme, but what we’d really like to point out here are the creative spider webs clinging to the lamp posts. With a little rope and a few knots, it’s easy to add a little creep to your front yard.
How about turning your entire home into the world’s biggest Jack-o-lantern? “Carve” eyes into your windows and flick on the lights for nighttime fun.
You can even temporarily replace light fixtures with orange bulbs and create terrifying window silhouettes with black paper, scissors and a roll of Scotch tape. Another option is to attach orange tissue paper or hang thin, see-through fabric to get the same color effect without having to swap out your bulbs.
No bones about it. This skeleton on a bench idea is enough to give any passerby the creeps.
Or get your creative juices flowing by turning your front yard into a makeshift graveyard. Headstones can be customized with clever Halloween sayings.
Use that old oak tree to your advantage with hanging Jack-o-lanterns. Find instructions on how to make your own for just one dollar a piece here on the Making Lemonade blog.
Haunt Your House with Creepy Indoor Decorating Ideas
Need a way to boost the Halloween flair at your new home at master-planned Travisso in Austin? Here’s a fun orange & black infused bedroom that won’t set you up for nightmares once the lights go out.
Imagine the screams at your next Halloween party when guests arrive to find skeletons seated at the dining room table. Lots of eerie lighting adds to the effect.
A terrifying poltergeist dangling above the bath is enough to give anyone heart palpitations. This is an especially good one for enthusiastic fans of horror movies.
A cheap and easy way to turn any room into creep central. Print out disturbing imagery that you find online with a color printer and then frame the best ones. You can pick up cheap frames from a thrift shop and spray paint them gold for an old-fashioned effect.
Flickering candles add an ominous presence to any Halloween themed gathering – but dripping wax candles take it to the next level. They’re easy to make, too.
In fact, dripping wax can spruce up almost any Halloween decoration.
Go Gothic at Crystal Falls
Halloween is the only time of year you might want to display dead flowers at your Leander, TX home. Residents of Crystal Cove, Mesa Oaks and The Fairways can recreate this chilling spiderweb laced bouquet to give visitors the impression there might be banshees in the house.
Speaking of flowers. Skull shaped pots in the garden are a cute & fun way to display potted plants.
Cooking Up a Scream at Montebello in the Texas Hill Country
It’s time to pull your Halloween aprons out of the attic!
And now that you’re in the mood to prepare hair-raising Halloween treats, see if you can recreate these truly authentic looking edible spiders. This project is 100% NOT for arachnophobes.
Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Everywhere
Some people just don’t know when to say, “enough is enough” at the pumpkin patch.
Got a Jack-o-lantern problem?
Instead of feeling ashamed about it, display all your daily carvings for the whole neighborhood to enjoy.
Spell out holiday greetings with painted pumpkins.
Looking for a way to decorate with pumpkins that doesn’t waste food or rot on your porch? These square pumpkins are a fun fall craft project made with old scrap wood.
Make this Year’s Halloween International with Dia de los Muertos Décor
Whether you’ve got Mexican heritage in your family or not, there’s just something special about Dia de los Muertos. From vibrantly painted skulls to delicious sugar skulls, instead of haunting the neighborhood, it’s a time to honor those who have passed and remember the dead.
Here are a few of our favorite colorful calaveras in a wide variety of media – from ski chairs in Colorado to needle-point, throw pillows and more. A simple search for “Day of the Dead” on Amazon.com makes it easy to find authentic Mexican ornaments for your home.
Get into the spirit and learn how to make DIY sugar skulls with step-by-step instructions at MexicanSugarSkulls.com.
And if you’d like to honor your own ancestors with a traditional Day of the Dead altar in your home, here are a couple perfect examples to get ideas from.
Don’t Forget the Candy!
When your home is all dressed and ready to go, don’t forget to stock up on sweets for the trick or treaters.
When you live in the coolest haunted house on the block, all the vampires, werewolves and princesses will be lining up to knock for candy.