Outdoor Halloween Decor That Will Make Your House the Scariest Home on the Block



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Trick-Or-Treating might look a little different this year but we’re still going to do our best to dress our house up with spooky outdoor Halloween decor that lets everyone in the neighborhood know that we’re still celebrating the scariest day of the year in a big way.

Whether your Halloween style is gothic or goofy, whether you’re looking for a giant spider web for your yard or some cartoonish inflatables, these outdoor Halloween decor options will inspire you.

Think of it this way: As much as we love trick-or-treaters, this might be the first year when you *don’t* want a bunch of strangers coming to your door, so a truly terrifying Halloween display that wards people off might be a good idea!

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Halloween Decor Ideas – Easy Tips for a Spooky Home

Entry : The entry to your home is the first impression visitors get of your home. Too often we forget how much impact this can have when decorating for the seasons.

  • Halloween Display. Make the most of it by creating a simple display of Halloween figurines set on a small table covered with a black or orange tablecloth. The 4 to six inch figurines are inexpensive enough to even use outside if you have room enough for a small table by your door. Inside, you can go with this same concept, even adding spooky lights and garlands available at dollar and discount stores.
  • Animated Items. Animated Halloween figures can add instant festivity to a boring entry table. These figures can move, have sound, and some are even motion activated. A great way to make your entrance one to remember! With increasing popularity, these items are now appearing in dollar and discount stores.

Living Room / Family Room : To dress up the rooms where your family spends the most time, use most of your Halloween decor ideas in these rooms.

  • Figurine Display. Use your mantle, a wall shelf, of even your coffee table to display an assortment of inexpensive Halloween figurines. Mantles are normally overlooked until Christmas, but fireplaces are a great staging area for many seasonal displays.
  • Halloween Curtain Tie-Backs. To add a spooky touch to your room, add a garland of skeleton heads as tie-backs to your curtains. These garlands are available at most dollar stores and one garland can be cut in half to use on a pair of curtains, you can use another garland across the top for a little added Halloween fun.
  • Candy Bowls. Halloween is all about candy. Display candy corn and other themed candy in bowls for a decorative and tasty touch.

Dining Room : turn any October meal into a Halloween party with fun and expected seasonal touches.

  • Spider Napkin Rings. Turn any napkin ring into a Halloween hit by using hot glue to attach the spiders from cheap Halloween rings to a napkin ring. These are very inexpensive and normally sold in bags at discount and dollar stores. A very small investment for a unique decorative touch.
  • Placemats and Tablecloths. Go ahead and invest in either an orange or black tablecloth or placemats. This simple change adds instant Halloween charm to any table.
  • Spooky Centerpiece. Add a touch of the unexpected with a large glass bowl filled with tiny skulls. These can be purchased either in a bag or attached to a garland that can be coiled inside the bowl.

Outside : Only the Christmas season surpasses Halloween when it comes to outside decorations. Be the talk of the neighborhood with decorations that go beyond the predictable jack-o-lanterns.

  • Tombstones. Turn your front yard into a graveyard with tombstones made from inexpensive foam board and a little paint. Thinner than the ones you can purchase in stores, you can personalize these for your family (pretty morbid), your favorite horror film characters, or
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