Spooky Halloween Lighting Tips & Ideas

Spooky Halloween Lighting Tips & Ideas

Taryn Williford
Oct 18, 2012

You probably already know that the right lighting can make all the difference in a room, but you can also use lighting outside your home to get a spooky effect for the holidays. Don't know where to start? No problem. Here are a bunch of great ideas for geting into a ghoulish spirit for Halloween.

Decor and renovations site House Logic put together a roundup of tips for lighting up your Halloween display for trick-or-treaters. They include strategies like using up-lighting to give a great campfire effect to your spooky decorations, and using CFLs and LEDs to cut down the costs of operating your holiday lighting scheme.

But our favorite tip is an easy one: Go overboard inside your home with lights in a single color, green in this case, to give your whole place a nightmare-like glow.

And here's another example from Lisa of Soak It All In, who used red-orange lights to transform the cozy porch into something more sinister.

Do you light up your outdoor space for Halloween?

(Images: James Barker/House Logic, Brandon Osuna/House Logic, Soak it All In)

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