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Turning Your Sarasota Home into a Haunted House

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This Halloween, spooky, spine-chilling fun is closer than you think… just look around!

With a few thematic touches, you can turn your home into a haunted house that’s sure to thrill the whole family. Take a look at today’s blog to see our favorite ways to do just that.

Section off the spooky fun

In the weeks leading up to Halloween, you might want to still maintain some sense of normalcy in your home. One way to do that is to section off the spooky, “haunted” portion of your home—keep it contained to one hallway, one floor, or maybe even one large room (like your porch or sunroom). This way, you’ll be able to enjoy the thematic touches without having them interfere with your everyday life. After all, who wants to run into an old cobweb when they’re rushing to brush their teeth in the morning?

Look to the ceilings

Running out of wall space? Don’t worry… there’s a wide-open, empty blank canvas right above you! You can hang plastic spiders from your ceiling, or drape wispy white sheets from corner to corner to create the illusion of hovering ghouls.

Make snacks scary-good

Candy is an important part of Halloween, so don’t forget to sweeten up your haunted house with treats and snacks! Add a frighten flair to traditional goodies: fill up a mason jar of chocolate eyeballs, for example, or add some red food coloring to your white chocolate fondue for a deliciously creepy treat.

Add allure to your lighting

For a simple yet impactful touch, switch up your lighting! Battery-powered candles (from tea lights to wall sconces) offer up an alluring flicker without you having to worry about blowing them out at the end of the night. You can even take a few such candles and make them “float” by affixing them to the ceiling with string!

Set the scene with sound

Haunted houses aren’t all visual. Spooky sounds can make the experience that much more exciting, so be sure to pick out a few Halloween playlists (with wolf howls and haunting instrumentals) to play throughout the home.

Fear can be fun when you deck out your home in fall flourishes like these! We hope that today’s blog helps you achieve a haunted house that the whole family will enjoy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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