The temperatures in southeastern Wisconsin are dropping. The trees are turning brilliant colors of reds, oranges, and yellows. Fall is in full swing, and Halloween is around the corner. Bring the festivities into your custom-built home by decorating this Halloween.

Halloween decorating can be a fun and creative activity this season. There are so many ways to transform your home into a spooky, exciting stop on any child’s trick-or-treat route!

Halloween in Your Custom Home

Spooky Entrance

Whether you’ll be hosting a Halloween party or just entertaining the local trick-or-treaters, you can turn your front porch into a spooky entrance to get into the Halloween spirit. Start with a Halloween-themed wreath on your front door or some window decorations to add some spooky effects to your front door. You can also take ideas for fun front door decor and put a spooky spin on them for Halloween. From there, consider the space along the sides of your door and the pathway up to it.

Add creepy-looking trees and pumpkins, a motion-activated creepy figure, or floating ghosts to the sides of your door to frame it with a Halloween vibe. You can also add a colorful rug or floor mat to upgrade the look of your front landing. Strategically placed lights, lanterns, and glow-in-the-dark decorations can create the mood with lighting on your front porch decor when it starts to get dark. Even if you don’t add many decorations to the interior of your home, you can take a minimal approach to your front porch or go all out to transform the entrance to your home.

Decorate the front yard

Similar to how people decorate their front yard for Christmas, you can use similar techniques to decorate it for Halloween. Use lighted figures and structures in the grass to help light up your Halloween decor, or use cutouts to create spooky-shaped silhouettes.

Scary skeleton sitting on porch of modern house by front door with welcome mat and garden in background. Funny Halloween image for trick or treat for Halloween in Your Custom Home blog post

Spooky cutouts can also be added to other exterior areas to tie them together. For example, cutouts in the yard can flow into the front porch with cutouts along the porch railing. The options are endless! You can also add green, orange, or purple solar lights along your walkways to give off an eerie glow. These lights double as fun decor and add safety since they help light up your walkway in the dark to reduce potential trips and falls.

Indoor Spooky Decor

If you will be hosting a Halloween party or just really love Halloween, you’ll likely decorate your home inside and out. There are tons of options for indoor Halloween decor because you don’t need to worry about the weather. Turn your fireplace into a spooky centerpiece by decorating the mantel and adding some decor to the side.

kitchen with dark green cupboards

You can buy Halloween-themed tablecloths, towels, cloth napkins, and more to add some spooky touches to every room of your home. Pumpkins are quintessential fall and Halloween decor items. Natural or artificial, pumpkins can add a classic look to your decor or be turned into jack-o’ lanterns for a spooky touch. When it comes to decorating for themed holidays, the options are endless. Picking a palette and a theme can help you keep your decor tied together inside and out. You can choose a different Halloween theme for each room and decorate accordingly! Whatever you decide, these Halloween decor ideas can help inspire you on your spooky decorating spree. Let your custom or custom lake home become part of what makes Halloween a fun holiday for young and old alike!

Halloween in your custom home

For more ideas, check out our Pinterest board here!