Spooky Lighting In Minutes

Halloween is less than one month away! If you’re thinking of decorating your home for the holiday, nothing can help turn your house into a festive sight like lighting. In minutes, you can turn your quaint cottage a ghoulish green, make your bungalow glow orange, or paint your front lawn an eerie yellow. Suddenly, your charming home becomes mysterious and thrilling to trick-or-treaters and passersby.

Image via ApartmentTherapy.com
Image via ApartmentTherapy.com

An impressive Halloween lighting design doesn’t take much time or effort to execute. It can even incorporate the outdoor lights you already use like up lights, outdoor recessed lights, spotlights, or floodlights. You just have to change the color by adding colored light filters in green, yellow, orange, and even blue – iconic Halloween colors. The colored light will work well on its own or as a backdrop for a more elaborate design:

  • Green light can turn your home into an over-the-top laboratory, bringing to mind bubbling viles and fluorescent beakers – you’ll half expect a mad scientist to pop out from behind the bushes with a monster of his own creation trailing close behind. 
  • Yellow light is perfect for simulating the otherworldly glow of an old graveyard. It can take a cluster of fake headstones to the next level, indicating the presence of something ghostly.
  • Orange light will illuminate your home like a ginormous jack-o-lantern, reflecting the colors of leaves, pumpkins, and candy-corn. It’s definitely the most traditional color to choose, but a big crowd-pleaser.
  • Blue light is great if you want to turn your home into a cold, abandoned haunted house. It blends in with the night, but sends chills up your spine when you pass by.

Just secure the colored filters of your choice over your outdoor lights, and ta-da, your house is creepy! It’s as simple as that.

Technical note: Determine the size of the filter you choose by the diameter of the fixture that will hold the filter in place, not the size of the light bulb within your fixture.

Do you have any big lighting decor plans this month? Please share!

Annie Josey

Annie was the E-Commerce Marketing Specialist at Pegasus Lighting from June 2012 to October 2013. She has a background in English literature, and loves using language to help illuminate the world. So covering lighting news and tips naturally fit her interests. In her personal time she enjoys painting, biking, and reading.