Fall not only brings a shift to cooler weather, but it also means Halloween is on the way. It's the best time of year to show off your creativity in the spirit of merrymaking. Keep your exterior décor elegant with just the right touch of spooky fun with these lit-up outdoor Halloween decoration ideas.
WHAT IS THE MOST POPULAR HALLOWEEN DECORATION?
Pumpkins remain one of the most recognizable Halloween décor and displaying these iconic orange gourds is a sure sign that spooky season is upon us. Pumpkin carving is also a favorite traditional Halloween activity among many families.
But what takes pumpkins from mere sign of harvest season to star of the Halloween display is the perfect lighting. Illuminated pumpkins glowing in the dark give off a sinister aura. Even the Jack-o’-lantern needs his glowing grin to become one of the most-loved Halloween characters.
Bring your outdoor Halloween decorating to the next level with special lighting and pre-lit pieces. Whether you’re looking to make your outdoor spaces cozy or creepy this season, Balsam Hill offers elegant outdoor lighting for all your fall and holiday decorating needs.
HALLOWEEN LIGHTING IDEAS
All outdoor Halloween decorating ideas benefit from the perfect lighting to set a spooky scene. For exterior décor, use outdoor-safe lighting options to ensure they cast a warm glow over the festivities year after year. Here are some Halloween lighting ideas to make your home the spookiest stop on the block.
PLAY WITH LIGHT AND SHADOW
Create an eerie scene with looming figures as Halloween outdoor decorations. Large cut-out silhouettes are spooky on their own but become even more eerie when illuminated at night.OUTDOOR ILLUMINATED HALLOWEEN SILHOUETTE »
CREATE A SPOOKY AMBIANCE
Fairy light strings make versatile Halloween outdoor lights. String them up or wrap them around porch posts to cast a warm glow over your Halloween display. Add Halloween string lights to your chilling vignette to make it stand out when night falls.OUTDOOR GLOBE FAIRY LIGHT STRING »
STAKE OUT A SINISTER PATHWAY
Lead trick-or-treaters safely right to your door. Choose LED stake lights that cast an elegant but eerie glow over your pathway. You can also line the perimeter of your porch or garden area to create ambient lighting for outdoor gatherings. Go all-out and choose LED lights shaped like pumpkins or skulls.TINTED OUTDOOR SOLAR GLOBE STAKE LIGHTS »
BRING CLASSIC CHARACTERS TO LIFE
When it comes to Halloween yard decorations, you simply can’t do without the iconic Jack-o’-lantern. Pre-lit pumpkins take the fuss out of carving your own. Arrange them any way you like, and see their goofy grins come to life with the touch of a remote control.LIT STACKABLE GRINNING JACK-O'-LANTERNS »
WHEN SHOULD YOU DISPLAY HALLOWEEN DECORATIONS?
Start planning your Halloween display as you transition your home to fall. Think about how you will incorporate Halloween pieces to your existing harvest-themed décor. hen considering when to start decorating for Halloween, many wait for consistently cooler weather especially when planning large exterior displays. While it all comes down to your own preference, many people often put up their Halloween décor in the two weeks leading up to the big night.
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