With the temperature dropping and leafs starting to change colors, fall is in full swing in Illinois. But there is something else in the air, something frightening and sinister. That’s right, it’s Halloween, and as any good homeowner knows, Halloween means time for neighbors to go all-out on their decorations.
While some people relish the attention and fill every inch of their yard with skeletons and ghosts, others prefer to sit back and put out just a few pumpkins. We are here for the more relaxed decorators with a handful of unique, but still eye-catching decorations that you can use to spruce up the exterior of your home. While these decorations may not get you on the list of craziest Halloween-decorated homes, your neighbors and friends will notice and ask where you got these amazing items from.
Unique Decorations for Halloween
- Heirloom Pumpkins – While the traditional orange orbs are expected, heirloom pumpkins add a splash of color and intrigue to your front steps. With various shapes and sizes, these pumpkins enhance your doorway and add autumn flare that any home could use.
- Pirate’s Chest – Leave the mixing bowl inside, and instead get a rustic chest from the antique shop to use as your candy bowl. Just be careful to avoid splinters, as real blood isn’t as fun to deal with on the scariest night of the year.
- Bubbling Cauldron – Want to spend the night outside enjoying all the costumes? Then making your own cauldron over a fire while you dress up as a witch or mad scientist can enhance the entire experience. Whether you decide to make an actual meal or a delicious cider drink, you can spin this idea in a number of ways to get creative on your front lawn.
No matter how much you partake in the festivities, we hope you have a magical Halloween. If you want to ensure your entrance is ready to welcome the many trick-or-treaters visiting your home on the 31st, then call Olson to talk about replacing your front door with a brand-new one.