Halloween is right around the corner, which means that it is time to break out those decorations if you have not already! Halloween is one of those holidays that the décor can go in multiple directions. From pumpkins to scarecrows, witches to ghosts, skeletons to zombies, there is not a bad route to go with your seasonal front porch design.
Whether you are looking for a simple look, a themed approach, or easy haunted house ideas, here are some suggestions on how to decorate your front porch this Halloween.
1. Go with a simple look.
Halloween does not always have to mean scary ghouls and ghosts. There are many ways that you can create a festive, yet welcoming Halloween porch without scaring away all of the trick or treaters. Pumpkins, corn stalks, and gourds are all trademarks of this time of year as well and a good route to go if you are trying to avoid the creepy Halloween vibe. Decorate your front porch with pumpkins of different sizes and colors or place a scarecrow sitting on a haybale to meet the kids.
2. Try a themed approach.
Sticking with a theme is one of the best decorating tips for any occasion, but it is especially true on a holiday that has so many options for decorations. One great theme option is spiders. You can hang spiderwebs all around your porch and front door and place spiders throughout. Another great theme is witches. To do this place some old wooden brooms out, dangle some witches feet and hats from your house and do not forget the bubbling witches brew! If you are really looking to up your creep factor, a cemetery theme is always a good way to go. Place some headstones around your front porch, have skeletons and bones scattered about, and body parts such as hearts or brains will really put the final touches on this theme.
3. Throw together an easy haunted house.
If haunted houses are more your style, you can put on a quick and easy haunted house feel with a few tricks. The first place to start is lighting. Change out your front porch lightbulbs for some colored ones. Purple or orange give off a creepy feel. After you have lighting taken care of, you should add a fog machine to really pump up the spookiness. Music is also a must for any haunted house. You could have some very ominous music playing, the sound of organs, or screeches to add to the spine-chilling vibe. To make it a family affair, enlist grandparents or other members to play a part. They can put on a eerie costume and hide in the bushes to jump out and scare people or they can sit in a chair at the front porch handing out candy to those brave enough to enter.
Whichever way you choose to go with your Halloween front porch décor, we hope that you have a fun and safe holiday!