As Halloween draws closer each year, we begin to start thinking about all the decorations we want to display in our front yards. Both adults and trick-or-treaters take joy in seeing all the spooky and festive decorations presented on Halloween night. However, simply placing any spooky decoration won't do the trick. Therefore, we've compiled some of the best suggestions for decorating your front yard this Halloween.
You Don't Have to Break the Bank
One of the best things about Halloween is that you don't have to break the bank when it comes to decorating. Often, the most ordinary of things can, in fact, be the scariest. A great example is a traditional scarecrow. Gather together a few pieces of hay, a raggedy shirt, and a pair of jeans that you don't use anymore and you're done. Pumpkin prices skyrocket around this time because retailers know that people are looking to carve some jack-o'-lanterns. A great alternative to this is to find some old milk jugs and design them to your interest. They're not only cheap to obtain, as you might already have old milk jugs, but you can also do so much more with them, such as adding different lights within them, painting them, and carving them.
Don't Go Overboard on Decorations
If your goal for your front yard is to have the spookiest decorations possible, then going overboard on your decorations may occur. The fact is that when it comes to being truly spooky, simple is always better. Often, the more decorations you place, the more comedic it gets. The end goal is not to make your home look like a parody of Halloween. One great option is placing some creepy gravestones in the front yard, along with skeleton hands coming out of the ground. Go ahead and cover them with dirt to really get that old look that will make your guests second guess if it's real or not.
Light the Path to Your Door
According to data from the past two years, most accidents on Halloween occur due to tripping hazards. Although much of the research doesn't show how people tripped, we can assume that it was mainly due to insufficient lighting and obstacles being present, such as jack-o'-lanterns. To keep your steps and walkways well lit, be sure to turn on your porch light or utilize other lighting sources. This helps prevent kids from tripping on their costumes. It's also a good idea to look for other tripping hazards and eliminate those as well. Remember, kids are excited to get candy and will often run straight through a yard without considering the obstacles. As a precaution, we highly advise lighting your path.
As Halloween is quickly becoming the second most popular holiday for decorating, it's no surprise that people want to begin decorating their front yards. Getting that true spooky look to it can be both easy and challenging. as various factors become apparent during the process. Simply adhere to the list above to begin adding your personal Halloween touch to your front yard this year.
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