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3 Spooky Décor Ideas for Your Storm Shelter this Halloween

Living in Oklahoma, you’ve probably come to realize how essential having a storm shelter or underground bunker in your home is. But this practical investment and addition to your home doesn’t need to be anything boring; in fact, in addition to doubling as partial storage space during the off-season, it can also be handy for holidays and events such as Halloween.

When planning décor for this fun and exciting evening of spooks, you can run as wild as you’d like, so long as you’re careful and cautious. Consider the fact that tornadoes are incredibly unpredictable, and Oklahoma often sees them during October and November, so your shelter needs to be accessible regardless of other uses too.

1.     Use your shelter as a prop in your setup

You don’t actively need to use your shelter in your décor if you’re not comfortable with it. It might be a good idea to leave it out of the festivities anyway, given that your emergency supplies and other objects may be placed inside.

However, you can use it as a party prop! Add signs, prop ghosts, monsters, create an atmosphere, or even use it as a photo booth if you have a steel safe room that’s easy to access.

It helps to include it because while the practical use of a shelter is to protect you, it makes for a great Halloween addition; after all, who wouldn’t be terrified of a random mystery space in the middle of a party, right?

Given that we’re still in the middle of a pandemic, however, you might want to limit social interaction and the number of guests or convert it into a drive-through party prop of sorts. Whatever your setup is, make sure you’re safe.

2.     Add cobwebs, insects, and creepy crawlies

This is one of the easiest décor ideas for your shelter. Head to your nearest party store and grab a ton of fake cobwebs, spiders, and other bugs, or get creative and resourceful, recycling old paper to create your own creepy crawlies.

Add cobwebs, creepy crawlies, and more for some added scares and frights.

3.     Use lighting and sounds to set the mood in the space

Like we said, get as creative as you can be! Whether you’re using your shelter or bunker as a dance space, or as a game prop, or simply as décor, get flashy lights or Halloween special lighting that you might be able to find at a local store too. Put up some speakers and play creepy music, scary sounds, and create the spookiest little nook in your home.

These are all easy and creative ideas, but be sure once the party is over, you clear out your shelter ASAP and also disinfect it following these tips and advice, to prevent any spread of germs and bacteria.

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