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Spooktacular Ways to Turn Your Home into a Haunted House

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Creaky doors, cobwebs everywhere, and horrifying blood stains are not what you want to find in homes in Lakeville MN, but come Halloween, they’re perfect decorations for creating your own haunted house. Whether you’re hosting a party or simply want to get into the scary spirit of the season and give trick-or-treaters a thrill, here are a few ways to turn your home from a welcoming oasis to a gory nightmare.

If you want to create a haunted house that gives you shivers from the very start, you must begin outside. Crooked tombstones scattered through the yard, faceless ghosts and ghouls floating in the trees, and sound-activated swinging bats in the entrance are all sure to have visitors jumping out of their skin before they even cross the threshold.

Every window is a perfect opportunity to convince even the most hardy that your whole house is filled with creepers, ghosts, and mummies, thanks to a variety of decals. There are even special hologram kits you can buy to make it appear as if all sorts of ghosts and demons are floating in air, waiting to get at some fresh souls.

Inside, hang an image-shifting portrait straight out of the Exorcist in your front entry to start any visit off with a scare. Hallways and stairs are the perfect place to attach life-like hands to the wall, making it appear as if they are reaching through the wall, ready to grab anyone who gets too close.

Even kitchens and bathrooms can get in on the horrible fun. Decals for the toilet make it look as if blood is dripping from the cistern, while a swirling, bloody vortex of zombies on the toilet seat lid may have guests crossing their legs.

In the kitchen, stainless steel appliances like refrigerators or dishwashers are the perfect place for 3D stickers that make it look like skeletal heads are trying to work their way through the appliance from an otherworldly dimension.

For the finishing touch to any haunted home, don’t forget to hang up some strings of all of your tools and torture devices, like bloody saws, knives and more. Finish it all off with the ubiquitous but all-time favorite smoke machine to keep everyone a little bit jumpy.

All of these decorations for haunted homes in Lakeville MN can be purchased from places like Amazon, Think Geek, Michael’s, Target, World Market, Party City, Walmart, Home Depot, and other stores and online options. Creating your own house of horror is a breeze. Wait. Why did it suddenly get so cold in here?

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