7 Ways to Haunt Your Foyer for Halloween

Calling all ghouls and goblins! 'Tis the season to give your home a haunt. Welcome the witching hour by giving your home's entryway a Halloween makeover.

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Jennie Andrews

The key to giving guests and trick-or-treaters an authentic haunted house experience is to ensure they’re scared silly the moment you open your door. These terrifying tips and tricks will transform your foyer into something truly thrilling. From fright-tastic flickering lights to scary spiderwebs to creepy crawlers, we’ve left no gravestone unturned.

Up the Ambience With Flickering Bulbs

Nothing will bring down your foyer's scare factor quicker than bright light bulbs. Swap them out for flickering bulbs, then turn the lights down low to set a malicious mood (Images 1 & 2).

Bring Nature Inside

A classic haunted house has become one with nature. Bring outdoor elements inside with twigs, faux birds and dried moss to achieve low-cost creepy vibes (Images 1 & 2).

Light the Way With Moody Lanterns

Light a walkway or stairway with battery-operated candle lanterns. This will set a moody tone while also helping you and your guests walk safely around the decorations.

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Jennie Andrews

Swap Your Photos for Eerie Art

Luckily, there’s nothing creepy about your family photos. Swap them out for something that better fits the theme. Print out old black-and-white photos, cut them to size, and slide them into your existing frames.

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Jennie Andrews

Trade Hats and Scarves for Witchy Accessories

No matter how eerie your entryway has become, leaving your favorite fall jacket on the coat rack is sure to break the fourth wall. Circumvent this by swapping all your garments out for black cloaks, pointy hats and a witch's legendary ride (Images 1 & 2). Learn how to make your own witch's besom or broomstick.

The More Spider Webs the Better

What’s scarier than spider webs? While any number of spider webs in your house may give you the creeps, you’re going to need quite a few to really sell the haunted house look. Drape the craft store variety over the banister, across light fixtures, on furniture and anywhere else you can get them to stick. Don't forget to scatter a few mini, plastic spiders around the webs (Images 1, 2 & 3).

Haunt a Chair With Stuffing and a Few Creepy Critters

Last but not least, creepify a chair with faux rats and stuffing. Because what's more nightmarish than scampering rodents nesting in your favorite furnishings?

Photo by: Jennie Andrews

Jennie Andrews

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