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8 Ideas to Turn Your Home Into a Haunted House

Here are a few of our favorite ghoulish ideas to turn your pad into a perfectly creepy haunted house.

My idea of the perfect Halloween party is a room full of creepy yet chic ghouls and goblins sipping on some festive Halloween cocktails and munching on some spooky snacks.  But if the traditional zombie boogie isn’t enough, you may want to turn your home into a haunted house to scare the pants off your guests and stir up some serious spook-filled conversation.

And we’re not talking about the cheesy haunted house at your local library, either. You won’t find any men in chainsaws chasing you around at a real haunted house, so why bother with the less-than-scary effect here?

  • Every haunted house needs to have a welcome mat – or corpse – in this case. This poor fellow didn’t make it through the whole haunted house, but don’t let it discourage your guests! This multi-video YouTube tutorial provides step-by-step directions for creating the creepiest corpse for maximum effect.

  • This DIY is a little complex, but trust us when we say it’s a MUST at your Halloween haunted house.  Swap the creepy clowns for any of your favorite spooky characters or icons to make it your own.


  • Finally, a use for those old PC monitors that have been collecting dust in the basement! This magic mirror trick is sure to shock (and impress) guests of all ages!

    Image via Instructables

  • The secret to a great haunted house to leave no stone unturned – that includes the entrance to your haunted home. Transform your home instantly by swapping your plain wooden fence to a gate fitting for a cemetery.

    Image via Instructables

  • This craft is perfect for any Halloween celebration – haunted house or not. Place a few of these heads in a jar throughout the home for added creepiness.  Bonus points if you can get the heads to look like your guests!

    Image via The Idea Store by Cusf

  • There are endless possibilities for decorating your home for Halloween. Unfortunately, sometimes you need to sacrifice your budget for one thing to satisfy another. If you’re focusing your efforts on delicious cocktails and snacks, you can still turn your home into a haunted house without breaking the bank with a few of these fun and easy ideas!

    Image via Magnet Street

  • This wreath is a Halloween triple threat: dark, dreary, and trendy.  Hang this inviting wreath on your door so your guests know to prepare themselves for the spookiest thrill ride of their life!

  • Nothing says haunted like a chilling room of fog. If you’re not feeling creative, you can purchase a ready to go fog machine, but we suggest skipping the steep price tag and making your own with these easy to follow tutorials.

    Image via Wired

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