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It’s time to… decorate your home for Halloween

It’s October, which means it’s officially spooky season, so get your pumpkins, costumes and home ready for the most spooktacular time of the year!

Although it’s not until 31 October, the most dedicated Halloween lovers get prepared from 1 October, casting a spell to transform their homes into the most bewitching haunted house.

Whenever you’re planning to get into the (ghostly) spirit of things, we’re here to help you have a boo-tiful Halloween.

Here are our top tips for decorating your home this Halloween:

Truly terrifying window decorations

Decorating your windows for Halloween immediately shows passers-by that you’re ready for the spooky season, and offers the perfect backdrop inside for your horror film screenings.

There are so many ways you can decorate your windows for Halloween. You can stick cut outs of ghosts, spiders, spiderwebs, bats and skulls on your inside window panes. All you need is card – which you can use from the backlog of delivery parcels sitting inside your home! – or newspapers!

You can also drape ‘bloody’ fabrics to create a haunted house effect. Simply take a pair of scissors to some old bedsheets and either buy some fake blood or make your own with food colouring or lipstick.

Another great window decorating is fake cobwebs – you can even get some with fake spiders in them too!

Jack-o’-lanterns are a Halloween classic. Carve your pumpkin, add a candle inside and proudly display yours in the window to show off our dastardly designs.

Fang-tastic front doors

Your haunted house isn’t complete without an eerily decorated door.

While trick-or-treating might not be the same this year, decorating your front door is the best way to show your neighbours that you’re still in the spirit for Halloween!

Every Halloween needs a ‘keep out’ sign, and they’re really easy to make. You just need some cardboard cut into plank-like shapes and a marker pen. Make sure to write in the most ghoulish way possible, so it looks like the ink is dripping down like blood. Write ‘keep’ on one sign and ‘out’ on the other and also stick other bits of card over your door so it looks like it’s boarded up.

Much like how you hang a Christmas wreath on your door during the festive season, you can hang Halloween decorations off your front door during October. Choose from hanging skeletons and witches or snake and spider wreaths. You can even hang a skeleton hand or fake spider from your door handle.

Don’t forget your pumpkins! Complete the look with a Jack-o’-lantern on the porch.

You can even hang fake cobwebs, spiders and bats from your roofline!

Cobwebs, cauldrons and candy in the conservatory

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Your conservatory is the perfect place to host your frightening fun.

Start by adding fake cobwebs, creepy cut outs and drapes to your windows – but the real trick is how you decorate the garden. Thanks to the large windows and widespan doors in conservatories, you can create a ghoulish garden to give anyone a fright as they’re looking out!

If you have a traditional conservatory, you can achieve a real gothic look that Tim Burton would be truly envious of.

If you have a glazed extension with rooflights, you can hang or stick things from there to take your Halloween home to gruesome heights.

Your conservatory or glazed extension is also the best place to keep your Halloween sweets and treats. You can buy a cauldron to keep your snacks in – or use it to pour punch from!

Keep safe this Halloween

Halloween marks the time of year where day quickly turns to night, with darkness setting in by 5pm.

This, combined with the spookiness of Halloween, can sometimes leave families feeling unsettled.

However, as trick or treating is looking unlikely this year, homes won’t be opened up as they usually are on Halloween.

Decorating your windows, doors and conservatory and keeping your family entertained inside is a great way to get in on the fun without compromising your home’s security.

It’s time for Halloween with Trade Windows

We love getting into the spirit of Halloween at Trade Windows.

We’ve even created bespoke Halloween glass designs, including Jack and Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas and Frankenstein’s Monster.

Our talented glass manufacturers can handcraft any bespoke designs you would like!

To find out more about our range of windows, doors, conservatories, glazed extensions or bespoke glass designs, get in touch with Trade Windows.

You can call us on 01332 755551 or fill in a contact form here Alternatively, you can visit our showroom on London Road, Derby,to see how we’ve decorated our fully built products for the most haunting Halloween.