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It’s that time of the year again! The leaves are rapidly falling, the weather has turned colder, and evenings are drawing in. With Halloween just around the corner, get into the spirit of things and give your windows a trick or treat makeover.

Creepy windows and doors

When it comes to Halloween there are no limits! If you have children then get them busy creating some great DIY Halloween decorations. Creepy silhouettes are easy to make using black card. Simply cut out some spooky images, such as witches, ghosts, zombies or cat shapes. You can use a stencil for guidance or if you are a talented artist, try and create your own. Place them in your window and switch on your lights. This is a simple way to dress your windows for Halloween, and they give great results.

For a more traditional Halloween look, try making a garland from acorns, leaves and conkers. Frame your windows with some orange coloured fairy lights to add a bit of atmosphere. You could also put a few ornamental squashes and pumpkins on your window sill, doubling as an autumnal display as well as a Halloween one.

For a modern look, there are animated projections. Mad About Horror have joined with US special effects experts, AtmosFX, making these amazing digital decorations available in the UK. Mad About Horror say:

“Use your TV, monitor or projector to display digital decorations and turn any environment or surface into a thrilling, haunting experience. Perfect for Halloween decorating, trick-or-treaters, parties and more. With a range of scary effects to choose from, this will turn any home or party into an unforgettable event. Digital Decorations are so versatile, you can use them almost anywhere, indoors and out – on your TV, your windows, even pumpkins. There are several ways to use our Digital Decorations, so no matter what you are celebrating, the possibilities are limited only by your imagination.”

Wicked exterior Halloween decoration ideas

In America, it is traditional to place carved pumpkins outside on porches. The pumpkins, also known as Jack o’ Lanterns, were originally used to ward off evil spirits that came near the property. You can buy pumpkin carving kits from the supermarket that will help you to carve elaborate shapes and designs, or you could carve your pumpkin in the traditional way. You can also carve tealight holders from other fruit and vegetables such as apples, turnips and pineapples.

There are fantastic exterior Halloween props available to spook up your porch and garden. From gravestone props to hanging grim reapers, you’re sure to scare passers-by. Lights4fun have a plethora of light-up props and decorations to choose from:

“Halloween decorations can bring a touch of autumnal style to your home this season. We’ll show you the most trending must-have decorations for your Halloween home including Halloween lights for adding some sparkle and Halloween candles for an inviting glow. Our collection of ghoulish garlands and props are also perfect for a Halloween party.”

Freaky fireplace adornments

Decorate your fireplace with a Halloween theme by adding mini ornamental pumpkins which come in different colours to give a rustic seasonal look. You can also add fairy lights and tealights.

*Always supervise children when carving pumpkins.

*Never leave burning candles unattended and keep out of reach of children.