1. LET THE PUMPKINS LEAD THE WAY
What better place to start than decorating with pumpkins? This spooky squash is synonymous with Halloween (as well as with fall decor and Thanksgiving decor, too). From traditional pumpkin carving ideas, to colorful pumpkin painting ideas and no-carve pumpkin ideas, it doesn't get more timeless than placing a pumpkin by your front door.
2. GO FAUX FOR LONG LASTING PUMPKIN DECOR
If learning how to carve a pumpkin isn’t high up on your priority list right now, bring the ‘trick or treat’ spirit to your front door decor by investing in some stylish faux pumpkins. There’s no need to worry about them going bad before the big night – in fact, you can guarantee they’ll look just as good next year too. Shop some of our favorite faux pumpkin designs below.
3. ADORN YOUR DOOR WITH A SEASONAL WREATH
A classic seasonal decorating idea, wreaths are a great way to celebrate the changing of the seasons, and they can help to create a warm welcome (or spooky) welcome to your home. Either shop the best Halloween wreaths, or start from scratch and learn how to make a Halloween wreath from beautiful fall flowers and foliage.
4. CHOOSE DRIED FLOWERS TO SKIP FROM FALL TO HALLOWEEN
'All of the floral elements shown on this stand-out outdoor Halloween scheme are either dried or natural' says Stephanie L Hoey, owner and lead designer at Stephanie Hoey Interiors. 'The accompanying decor was then either handmade or sourced locally here in Savannah. The hand-painted pumpkins are a great Halloween craft idea to do at home, too.'
5. BUILD ON AN AUTUMNAL DISPLAY
Is Halloween just one night? Or is it an entire season? If you’re undecided, plan your Halloween door decor as an adaptation of your fall decor. That way you’ll have a design that will work all season long, and you can always add just a couple of spookier additions over Halloween week.
6. CREATE A SCARY ATMOSPHERE WITH SPOOKY OUTDOOR LIGHTS
Weaving string lights into your Halloween door decor will create an alluring, soft glow, ideal for making your house stand-out on All Hallows Eve, as well as making your home feel more inviting as the shorter days and longer nights begin.
7. ENHANCE YOUR FRONT DOOR WITH SPOOKY STICKERS
Whether you're looking for more subtle Halloween decorating ideas, or are looking to cover as much as your front door as possible, getting creative with fun Halloween stickers can create a great effect.
8. LIGHT IT UP WITH CANDLES
Don’t leave the best fall candles to use for your Halloween table decor – adding them to your entrance can create a truly atmospheric welcome for trick-or-treaters.
9. SET THE SCENE WITH HALLOWEEN BUNTING
'A quick fix for those last minute decor ideas, is to invest in Halloween bunting. Choose a simple (yet stand-out) large 'Happy Halloween' design like above, or opt for smaller garlands that can be strung across your door, like this adorable 'Boo' Garland from Terrain,' says Jennifer
10. DANGLE FLOATING WITCH HATS FROM A PORCH ROOF
When planning your Halloween door decor, think about using all the levels at your disposal. If your porch has a roof, use it to suspend spooky decor, as demonstrated in this example by lifestyle blogger Lianne Carey.
11. GET CREATIVE WITH LANTERNS
Of course, you cant beat the warming glow of candle-lit lantern, but to surprise your guests and modernize your decor, consider giving your traditional Halloween door decor elements an unexpected twist.
12. WEAVE A WEB ACROSS YOUR WINDOWS WITH A GIANT SPIDER
Got any arachnophobes in the neighborhood? They might want to look away now. Going oversized with your decorations is a great way to deliver a fright from afar. This example is sure to achieve just that, with a huge spider crawling over the front door, with it's web trailing across the house’s front windows.
13. LET NATURE DO ITS THING
If all-out ghoulish isn’t really your style, take a subtler approach to Halloween door decor by focusing on an all-natural scheme. In this example, pumpkins ranging from miniature to mammoth line the staircase, interspersed with fall planter ideas. This low-key design is elevated by the details: the railings are interwoven with dried cotton stems and spindly branches laden with orange berries, which give the impression that they could wrap their clutches around a trick-or-treater at any moment.