1. Create An Indoor-Outdoor Look
Typically, Halloween window decorations are either indoors or outdoors, but there's no need to pick just one side of the window to decorate. Installing indoor-outdoor Halloween decorations adds a level of fun and intrigue to your home that one-sided window decor doesn't. These three-dimensional plush ghosts are installed both inside and outside, creating an illusion that the ghosts are crashing through the windows.
2. Stage A Skeleton Takeover
Skeletons look cute when posed on the patio furniture as part of your Halloween porch decor, but if you're looking for a more creative – and spooky – way to set up your skulls and bones this year, hang them from the windows of your home.
3. Spook-Up Your Window Boxes
If your window boxes are still looking lovely this time of year, take advantage of it when planning your Halloween window decor. Stack a set of mini pumpkins on one side of the planter, then insert witches legs, a broomstick, limbs from a skeleton, or your other favorite Halloween motif.
4. Board Up The Windows
The only reason to board up perfectly good windows? Halloween, of course. Create a condemned look by tacking lightweight boards around your windows, like stylist Shannon Morscheck has, above.
5. Hang Paper Bats
For a subtler Halloween window decorating approach, take a cue from those that Instagram loves most: paper bats. Hang cut outs on the inside of your windows to make it appear like a cauldron of bats is fleeing from your picture window. You can make your own from black construction paper, or purchase a set pre-made
6. Create A Halloween Diorama
Treat your windows like a Halloween diorama. Close your curtains to create a backdrop (it'll help your decor stand out better to passersby), and layer in hanging items, decor on the windowsill, and window-clings or painting for a three-dimensional, layered look.
7. Have Fun With Silhouettes
If you have a windowed storm door, silhouettes make a great Halloween door decoration. Use a large window-cling silhouette to make it look like the shadow of a witch is brewing up a spell, or a ghost is peeking through the curtains.
8. Set Jack-O-Lanterns In The Windows
Halloween window decor can be spooky and style-minded at once. Case-in-point? Putting jack-o-lanterns in the windows and lighting them up at night. To elevate the look, skip the jack-o-lantern face and try a pumpkin carving idea that's more graphic, like drilling a series of holes around the pumpkin to create a luminary effect. The windows are also a perfect spot to display your best pumpkin painting ideas, too.
9. Let The Kids Go Wild With Window Clings
Window clings are one of the easiest Halloween window decorating ideas, since they're so easy to use and remove. All you need to do is peel them off of the backing, and stick them to your window. They're repositionable, which makes it fun for kids to rearrange them through the season, and they pop right off when you're done, leaving zero mess behind.
10. Hang Halloween Lights
String lights were once reserved for Christmas and the holidays, but the tradition is becoming more popular for Halloween, too. Grab a set of orange string lights and hang them around your windows (you do this indoors or out) for a look that's instantly festive.