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Saturday, 22 October 2016

Make your own haunted house in your living room this Halloween with DFS #MySofaDen

When I see something scary, the sofa is usually a good place to hide behind. However, this Halloween I thought it would be a fun idea to make the sofa part of the horror and turn it into a haunted house den for the kids. Don’t worry, it’s not as scary or den-gerous as you may think!

How to create an awesome sofa den for Halloween with DFS #MySofaDen

Here’s how we got on making #MySofaDen:

How to create an awesome sofa den for Halloween with DFS #MySofaDen
A 'Before' Shot
So building a sofa den was actually pretty easy. The first step is to remove your sofa cushions and place them on the floor (this is also a good chance to vacuum your sofa - this was well overdue for us. Ooops!)

How to create an awesome sofa den for Halloween with DFS #MySofaDen

You might need extra furniture to try and create some height so we used two small chairs and then draped some black material over them to create a roof. Any blanket or sheet would work but we already had this black material in the house and thought it was ideal for Halloween.

How to create an awesome sofa den for Halloween with DFS #MySofaDen

Next, it's time to accessorise. We have a bag full of Halloween decorations that we've collected over the years and picked a few things out that fitted well. A spooky welcome sign, a couple of lanterns and a few spiders help to create an atomosphere.

How to create an awesome sofa den for Halloween with DFS #MySofaDen

We wanted our den to stay cosy so scattered cushions along the back to make it nice and comfortable.

How to create an awesome sofa den for Halloween with DFS #MySofaDen

Finally, we added a 'Trick or Treat' bucket which we filled with eyeball chocolates and a few tricks to surprise any visitors.

How to create an awesome sofa den for Halloween with DFS #MySofaDen

Time to get cosy..........

How to create an awesome sofa den for Halloween with DFS #MySofaDen

A sofa den is perfect for rainy days and snuggling up to watch a movie. Heidi loved it and spent a full day happily camped out in here.

How to create an awesome sofa den for Halloween with DFS #MySofaDen

How to create an awesome sofa den for Halloween with DFS #MySofaDen

How to create an awesome sofa den for Halloween with DFS #MySofaDen

Heidi even dressed up to try and scare her brothers if they dared to try and enter! LOL!! I think she looks pretty scary!

How to create an awesome sofa den for Halloween with DFS #MySofaDen

How to create an awesome sofa den for Halloween with DFS #MySofaDen

Making #MySofaDen was made a lot easier thanks to DFS’ step-by-step guide, details of which can be found here. Check out our short video tour of our sofa den below and let me know if we've inspired you to make your own sofa den


Disclosure: This post is brought to you by DFS. Visit the DFS website to find out more about their great range of DFS Sofas.

How to create an awesome sofa den for Halloween with DFS #MySofaDen

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15 comments

  1. Such a cool idea for the little ones! I'll definitely do it if I ever have kids over on halloween!

    - Elodie x

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  2. What a fantastic idea, all kids love making dens x

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  3. I love this idea! Lovely way for your kids to remember halloween. Hope they enjoy it :)x

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  4. Aww this looks so cosy! I love this idea xx

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  5. I love this idea and now want to make a sofa den for Halloween x

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  6. ooo this is a great idea and it'd be fun to have their friends round too

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  7. Awwwh haha this is so cute! I bettered this for my boys this year! My eldest is so excited for halloween and we have never celebrated it with him before!

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  8. This is a very cool idea for Halloween. Love the scary mask.

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  9. That's such a cute to make a little den for halloween, looks so cosy x

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  10. Such a great idea! Looks like a perfect den for Halloween

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  11. This is such a brilliant idea! Looks like a great thing to do on Halloween

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  12. Awww loving the creativity of this halloween decorations, this is something I would love to do if I had kids.

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  13. I love this. Such a great idea and actually, it's so simple. Something I would never have thought of.

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  14. Wooow, Halloween is just around the corner, very looking forward to your Halloween day sharing, thank you, Sam. :)

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  15. I love this idea! My kids would love it. Perfect for watching a family halloween movie

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I always love reading your thoughts and comments - Sam x

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