Tasteful Halloween Porch Décor That Is Subtly Spooky
Prepare the front of your home for an elevated evening of trick-or-treating.
If Halloween's fake skeletons or orange-and-white decorations don't speak to your home's aesthetic, take a more elevated approach. Armed with metal lanterns, rattan wreaths, glass candleholders, and more, you can decorate your porch with the ethos of the holiday in mind—and without dropping your usual design standards. Keep reading for tasteful ways to prepare the front of your home for a (stylish) night of trick-or-treating.
Who says wreaths are winter accessories only? This one, which comes with a garland set, is made from rattan branches, plastic, black fabric, and glitter—and incorporates LED lights and small bat figurines to add a touch of Halloween fun.
Shop Now: Pottery Barn Pre-Lit Black Glitter Branch Wreath and Garland with Bats, $59, potterybarn.com.
Switch out your usual front door mat with this simple, festive piece so you can let trick-or-treaters know they're at the right place.
Shop Now: Artoid Mode Home Pumpkin Decorative Doormat, $15.99, amazon.com.
Go big with this spooky life-size skeleton made from jute and plastic. You'll excite trick-or-treaters and liven up your seasonal outdoor station when you throw this theatrical piece into the mix.
Shop Now: Pottery Barn Life-Size Indoor/Outdoor Mr. Bones Skeleton, $99, potterybarn.com.
Simple enough to place outdoors year round, this wooden "Welcome" sign is made of fir wood and painted orange, which means it's festive enough for Halloween.
Shop Now: Grandin Road Orange Check Welcome Sign, $159, grandinroad.com.
These fake gourds look like the real thing, but they're actually hand-painted Styrofoam and plastic. Place these in or around your home and avoid cleaning up rotting pumpkin.
Shop Now: Pottery Barn Faux Pumpkins, from $16.50, potterybarn.com.
You can't decorate for Halloween without throwing in some classic iconography—like ghosts. These standalone metal iterations can be arranged indoors or out, and are so easy to set up; their striped and gingham patterns give them a slightly rustic vibe.
Shop Now: Grandin Road Farmhouse Ghosts, $329 for three, grandinroad.com.