Halloween Decoration Ideas

Create Amazing Halloween Decorating Envy

Use our Halloween decoration ideas to create a fabulous Halloween display on your front porch or yard. It isn't difficult and can be done relatively inexpensively.



Fun for the your whole family! Our grandchildren and their parents love decorating for Halloween.

Whether you prefer scary Halloween decorations or would rather opt for just a fun display, our Halloween outdoor decorating ideas can help you create a display that can be the envy of the neighborhood.

sophisticated Halloween decoration ideas using witch theme
photo courtesy of Centsational Girl
see more of her vintage decorations
We know there are folks who like to adorn their yard and porch with every imaginable Halloween decoration to make an over-the-top display.

That can make for an interesting yard indeed. However, we will concentrate on Halloween decoration ideas that are more focused on a theme or color combination like that in the photo above.

First, you might want to take a moment and view the short video below to get a few general outdoor seasonal decorating ideas.

Video: Halloween Decorating Ideas Galore

Halloween decorating ideas and music that we put together for you!



Focused Halloween Decorating

Ever notice decorative displays that just seem to catch your eye?

Most, if not all, have a specific focus. They either use a theme or color (or both) to create a scene that captures a specific idea or color pattern.

eye-catching Halloween decorating display with crows
Photo courtesy of Deborah of Dirt Simple
Deborah's front porch - shown above - is an excellent example of using black crows and spiders on her autumn decorations to both transition from fall to Halloween and create a specific theme.

Explore more of Deborah's wonderful Halloween decorations - they are quite amazing!

Create a Scene Around a Cool Theme

Halloween pirate theme decorations on front porch

In the photo above, this family created a pirate scene that can be enjoyed by young and old alike.

What other interesting outdoor Halloween decorations might you add if you wanted to turn this into scary Halloween decorations?

spooky Halloween decoration theme on front porch

Don't forget to use your entire setting to help create the effect you want.

In the photo above note how Halloween decorations are positioned in the trees. Consider using lamp posts, trees, shrubs, and other objects as well.

autumn pumpkin and mum decorations on front porch Autumn and Halloween just go together so be sure to see all of our fall decorating ideas and find tips for transitioning your fall decorations to Halloween!

Big Impact with a Singular Decoration

skeleton on bicycle for halloween
Do you love this skeleton bicyclist?
You don't have to plaster your yard or front porch with decorations. Often times, just one or two decorations will suffice as shown in the photo above.

Skeletons are extremely versatile Halloween decoration ideas. You can use them in all kinds of settings. Spook them up or place them in fun postures.

I've seen them dressed in different outfits, playing musical instruments (have music playing in the background), wearing funny hats and gloves, or a ton of other ideas. Just use your imagination.

Fun Halloween Decorating Ideas from Plow&Hearth icon

icon halloween yard flag metal witch with kettle yard ghosts for halloween Click on the pictures to see more details on Plow&Hearth icon

As these are seasonal items, they may not always be available.

Special Feature: Karla's Halloween Decoration Ideas

These Halloween decoration ideas from Karla of It's the Little Things That Make a House a Home, will be a big hit with the entire family and your neighborhood. Enjoy her pictures and she even tells us how she did it (along with some lessons learned)!

Halloween decorated porch with bats

Karla's ideas came from a photo in Country Living magazine of a front door decorated with bats. That was all it took to inspire Karla to create this great Halloween decoration idea.

Decorated porch with black felt bats

spooky bat decorations on front porch

Cut a Bazillion Bats

Karla bought black construction paper and she and her family cut out the bats. They cut out lots and lots and lots of bats using a template provided by Country Living magazine.

She did not know how many to cut but knew it had to be many in order to create the effect she wanted.

Paper bats for Halloween

Black Construction Paper or Felt?

Not to say that Karla was exited about this Halloween decorating idea but...she confessed that she started it without reading the directions!

She didn't realize until she had cut "zillions" of bats that she was supposed to use stiffened black felt, not black construction paper. Uh-oh.

She soon realized the results of her mistake. She attached her construction paper bats to her home with duct tape.

The next morning, much to her surprise, the wing tips had curled. She re-taped the bats, hoping they will make it to Halloween! She also didn't realize that the sun will fade construction paper. Not all is lost.

As you can see from the following photos, her porch is a real hit in the neighborhood. So take Karla's advice - use stiffened black felt.

Chalkboard on the porch

Fall decorations for color

Pumpkins on the porch


Our warm thank you to Karla for sharing her Halloween decorating ideas with us and we hope you enjoyed them as well.


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