With the right decorations, you’re sure to become the spookiest house on the street that trick-or-treaters would never skip. Learn how to celebrate the spooky season in style with the best outdoor Halloween decorations. Read on for the perfect Halloween decorating ideas for outside the home.
How To Decorate Outdoors for Halloween
Here are 5 Halloween decoration ideas for your outdoor area you can add when the occasion draws near.
Add Some Jack-o’-Lanterns
Get everyone into the Halloween spirit by animating your outdoor autumn décor with Jack-o’-Lanterns. One of the quintessential Halloween outdoor décor ideas, have fun carving real pumpkins with the family or simply use faux ones for convenience. Choose quality polyresin pumpkins that are pre-lit and battery-operated so you can place them anywhere with ease. Best of all, you get to use them year after year.
Create a Spooky Setting With Eerie Lights
Spook up your yard and porch with a play on Halloween lighting. Choose a main lighting color such as orange, blue, purple, or red. Use a spotlight or flood light in any of these colors to illuminate your décor from a distance. Then, choose contrasting colors for accent lighting. For instance, if you choose orange as your main spotlight, use blue or purple light strings to complement it. Wrap these light strings on trees, pillars, fences, or around Halloween decorations.
Conjure a Spooky Scene With Haunting Shadows
Here’s an interesting take on Halloween front yard ideas: Surprise neighbors and guests with a larger-than-life display of Halloween figures. Use silhouette figures and strategically placed lights to bring familiar Halloween characters to life on your garage doors, porch sidings, or other empty areas in your yard. This is the perfect idea if you’re looking for subtle and classy Halloween decorations.
Give Your Outdoor Foliage the Spooky Treatment
Display outdoor-safe artificial foliage featuring Halloween-themed elements to further amplify your spooky scene. Try wreaths and Halloween outdoor garlands decorated with mini pumpkins or orange-tipped lights. Twig wreaths also look sinister, especially when lit with small LED lights at night.
Set Up Halloween Treats for Everyone
Add large outdoor Halloween decorations that pull double-duty as treat bowls or trays. Not only do they add to the spooky atmosphere, but they also serve a functional purpose as well. Place one near your porch steps or by your front door to warmly welcome trick-or-treaters. Accentuate with flameless pillar candles for a polished take on elegant Halloween decorations.
We hope these Halloween outdoor decorating ideas inspired you to create your own playful space outside in time for the spooky season. To see our full collection of outdoor Halloween décor, visit our site by tapping the button below. For more decorating guides, visit the Balsam Hill Resource Center.