10 Spooky Halloween Décor Ideas to Dress Up Your Front Door
Your front door is brimming with Halloween décor potential—all you need is a little imagination. "Decorating the entrance of your home is a great way to greet guests with some Halloween spirit this season," says HomeGoods style expert Jenny Reimold. "It's a distinct area where you can get creative with color and different accessories." Of course, decorating your door for Halloween requires a bit of creativity, especially if you're hoping to forge a festive but sophisticated entry display. "Decorating your door for Halloween is unique in that you can be more playful—and dark and adventurous—than any other holiday," says interior designer Mel Bean. "Go for accent items that will make your doorway look slightly spookier than usual, without sacrificing too much style."
What to do when you've got the spooky part down, but can't quite figure out how to strike the right stylish balance? "I suggest creating a more subtly implied Halloween mood that's light on the holiday-themed décor," Bean says. "A wreath with black flowers, slightly gnarly branches, orange berries, and dark-colored planters can still work surprisingly well." Or you can always opt for fall-inspired front door accents that don't appear overly spirited or Halloween-specific. "Place pumpkin and gourd-shaped décor items and planters around your front porch and door for a harvest-inspired look that's Halloween-friendly," says Reimold, "but that'll transition nicely into Thanksgiving, too."
Looking for some more sleek but scary ways to dress up your entry for All Hallows Eve? Here are ten somewhat spooky Halloween front door décor ideas that don't sacrifice an inch of style.
A little lighting goes a long way when it comes to decorating your door for Halloween. This bat-clad light-up wreath is composed of rattan branches and features glowing LED lights for added eeriness.
Pottery Barn "Lit Spooky Wreath," $59, potterybarn.com.
Welcome to the Bat Cave
Swap out your current doormat for a festive style to welcome visitors on Halloween. This spiderweb-inspired half-round mat is made of black coconut husk bristles so it's every bit as durable as it is creepy.
World Market Cost Plus Black and Natural Spider Web Doormat, $12.99, worldmarket.com.
Looking for a foolproof way to bring an unexpectedly spooky element to your front door this Halloween? These easy-to-use vinyl bats cling to the glass of windows and mirrors and don't leave any residue behind.
Martha Stewart Vinyl Bat Mirror Clings, $5.11, amazon.com.
Beetlejuice Inspired Banner
Want your Halloween door décor to make a statement? This sleek-but-spooky banner will do the talking for you on your front door this season.
Pier1 Halloween Banner, $17.99, pier1.com.
Whoever said Halloween décor can't be chic has clearly never seen these hand-punched ceramic pumpkins. Place a couple of these terra-cotta candleholders on your front porch to create a warm, ambient glow on All Hallows Eve.
Pottery Barn Punched Ceramic Pumpkin Candleholders, $23.50, potterybarn.com.
Enter at Your Own Risk
Looking for a wreath that captures the playfulness of Halloween? This nostalgic wreath made of natural air-dried maple leaves, comes clad in vintage-inspired ghosts, candy corn, and jack-o-lantern ornaments for added charm.
Williams Sonoma Vintage Halloween Wreath, $159.95, williams-sonoma.com.
Go with the Classic
The Witch Is in the Details
If spooky scary goblins, spiders, and bats aren't your thing, keep your décor classy with a fun little message for visitors.
Handmade Harrisburg Front Door Decal, $12, etsy.com.