Halloween is fast approaching, and it is a good time to start thinking about decors that will brighten up—or probably spook—employees and visitors in the office or in your home.
Today, we will provide you with the best ideas on how to decorate your office or home for Halloween! All of these are guaranteed to be spooky, but they are not for the faint of heart.
1. The Crime Scene
This décor is an elaborate set-up, and you need yellow tape. What you want to do is to choose an area in the office or in the house and then sequester that with the yellow tape to make it look like a crime scene.
At the most basic, you can use masking tape on the ground or floor to create the shape of a human—it is reminiscent of real-life crime scenes where investigators draw the outline of a body with chalk.
To make it look better, you can splatter red dye on the ground or the yellow tape, and your décor will look like a crime scene. Add a small section in the area, and then place a desk in there. Put some notebooks, magnifying glasses, fingerprints, and you got yourself a set-up worthy of a Hollywood film.
In addition, you can create those numbers that investigators use to mark areas of interest or areas where they found evidence. You can also create a fake bullet shell on the floor, plus a fake gun. This should give the impression that it is a questionable suicide case.
2. The Classic Druid or VooDoo
One scary décor that you can bank on is a classic ritualistic setup. You can use bones and candles and some fake human body parts and then add some weird symbols like the hexagram or anagram.
Of course, this can spook people, especially those who have strong, spiritual convictions. What you can do is tone it down if it is too strong. For example, you can use jack-o-lanterns in replacement of the fake human body parts.
You can also forego satanic symbols if people find them offensive. Instead, just use ancient-looking candlesticks. You can also use non-offensive materials like old coconut shells. Put some mysterious liquid in them, and you are good to go.
One great idea is to put small vials where you can put blood-looking liquid. You can also use green goo or slime that you can easily find in stores. It is going to give the impression that it is an experimental area that went wrong.
3. The Vampire Castle
Of course, how can anyone miss this? If anything, vampiric decors will never go out of fashion. It is for this same reason that vampire games are everywhere, including the online casino industry.
To do this, you need to use cardboard and paint them. Turn your walls into castle walls or create an entrance to a castle.
Separate an area for this castle. Inside, the viewer must see a coffin, not a casket. A coffin is shaped like a human, with six sides. Although they are no longer the standard, you can still find ones for rent for this specific purpose.
If nobody is renting it out, then what you have to do is to look for a carpenter or woodworker. He only needs to put together six sides of wood panels to make one.
Of course, the more complex the coffin is, the more money you have to shell out. Do not forget to ask someone in the house or office to dress up as Dracula and lie down in the box for photo-ops.
4. The Crazy Dollmaker
If you want something that is straight out of a crazy person’s head, then you can use the dollmaker’s room as your Halloween décor.
What you are trying to portray here is the workroom of a dollmaker who has gone made. Make sure you have props for scissors, threads, doll parts, and many more. It also makes sense if you line up some scary looking dolls.
This décor does not have to be complicated. You just need the proper materials. If you want, you can set the table aside at the corner of a room. Make the table look like a working desk. Spread out the threads and needles, buttons, and doll parts. Then, line up the table with dolls. If you can find a dresser with a mirror, then you hit the jackpot.
Halloween is an important occasion—one that kids love. The scarier the place, the better experience kids will have in their trick or treat visit. It is wise to plan ahead. Start buying your materials early. Once October hits, prices of Halloween materials will start going up, and you do not want to get in the middle of a shopping frenzy.