Alas, spooky season is upon us, which means it’s time to break out those terrifying tombstones and creepy creatures to decorate your house for Halloween!
Enjoy no tricks – all treats as we break down the best way to turn your Drees home into your very own haunted house. Read on (if you dare) for the best Halloween décor tips.
1. Select a terrifying theme
To decorate the Wilshire, we went with a theme fit for the Music City. Calling all ghouls, goblins and creatures of the night – come one, come all to see the Blues Brother Bones Band rock the house!
We staged the Blues Brother Bones Band to greet guests at the Wilshire’s expansive covered porch. The home’s bold, black exterior provides the perfect backdrop for a show. Sit and stay for a spell beneath beautiful, rich cedar before entering the model home (if you dare).
2. Don’t be afraid to decorate the whole (haunted) house!
At more than 4,700 square feet, the five-bedroom Wilshire has so much space it’s scary. In the roomy entryway, spooky skulls and bats await. Stick around, and you might see them fly right up the staircase – its design features stunning oak handrail paired with striking wrought iron.
Across the hall in the study, come for the banjo and harmonica doo-wop … stay for the exquisite, floor-to-ceiling custom shelving. The spacious room is large enough to house a desk big enough for you, your skeleton vulture and your bad-to-the-bone doggie. Or like, books and stuff.
3. Carry your theme throughout your home
Delightfully frightening décor adorns the Wilshire throughout. Crows have made a twisted nest on the cast stone mantle in the family room. A part of the flock resides on the waterfall island in the kitchen where the backsplash – a dusty gray marble – makes for a moody setting.
Head to the owner’s suite bathroom, where you’ll find a spooky skeleton scrub a dub dubbing in the freestanding bathtub. The expansive primary suite bathroom features gorgeous, modern cabinetry, a walk-in closet and an oversized shower.
And when you’re ready for a fireside treat, hang out back with some ghoulish groupies for a s’more or two. The Wilshire’s spacious outdoor living area – with covered porches on each floor – is the perfect spot for the after party.
No need to fright if fire pits aren’t your thing. You can warm your bones beneath the Wilshire’s covered porch, where an outdoor fireplace – lined by a cedar mantle – roars into the night.
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