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5 Last-Minute Porch Decor Ideas for Halloween



Looking for something awesome to do before Trick-or-Treating?


Halloween only comes once a year, so you might be scrambling to get all of your home decor ideas together. Luckily, you don’t have to spend hours at the store or spend hundreds of dollars on decorations if you want to get in the spirit of Halloween this year.


Just follow these 5 amazing last-minute porch decor ideas for Halloween, and your visitors will be sure to enjoy themselves when they come trick-or-treating!


From some scary and spidery decorations to some traditional and tasteful pumpkins, we have got you covered.



Quick-Tips For Front Porch Halloween Decor


1. Spooky Elements

Find some glowing pumpkins or spooky-looking fake spiders, or go with a more sophisticated look by placing some elegant antique furniture on your steps. Also, selecting spooky plants is an easy way to decorate your front porch. Ghoulish-looking jack-o-lanterns, witch hats and brooms, skeletons, or spider webs are all great options if you want something more traditional, but you can also go classic with black tulips or white roses.


Just a few cute decorations will put you in the spirit of the season and bring all the little ghosts and goblins right to your doorstep.


2. DIY Lanterns

This spooky project is best for your home and your wallet. Start by making a trip to your local dollar store, where you can pick up some mini pumpkins and votive candles for as little as $1 each. You will also need burlap or another type of fabric to hang across each pumpkin. When you get home, push a candle into each pumpkin and drape your burlap over it so that it hangs down like a door.


3. Add Lights

Light your porch up with some festive lights. These are inexpensive, simple to install, and are very effective at drawing attention from kids walking by, trick-or-treaters, and their parents.


Remember: you want these decorations to be safe and non-intrusive, for guests can come and go as they please. As long as you keep an eye on it during trick-or-treating hours and clean up afterward, there should not be a problem!


It is also an easy project if you have children. Ask them to help out with hanging up any of your decorations around the house, such as door wreaths or garlands. It may add some extra bonding time and teach them how fun decorating can be while you prepare for Halloween.


4. Incorporate Fall Elements

When decorating your home for Halloween in a jiffy, incorporate fall elements into your decorations as well - pumpkins, decorative corn stalks, and gourds are all seasonal decorations that will come in handy at this moment. Start by moving your furniture inside and layering fresh leaves in every corner of your porch. When it is time for trick-or-treaters, light a candle or two and sit back while everyone marvels at how beautiful your home looks!


There’s nothing like the smell of fall in the air and the beautiful colors that nature offers us every year to get excited about Halloween. Go ahead and deck out your porch with a few of these items if you are looking for a way to combine seasonal touches with a bit of spooky fun!


5. Use Pumpkins

The obvious choice, pumpkins are one of those quintessential things that scream Halloween!


Pumpkins come in all different shapes and sizes. You can easily mix and match them with your decor to provide instant personality to any front porch. Carve a face into your pumpkins using tools you have lying around to add an element of fright. Besides, you need not limit yourself to simply placing them on tables - prop up some on steps leading up to your front door, or position some along the stairs leading up to it.


Even if you do not have room in your driveway or yard, they make a perfect indoor decoration too!


Best of luck with your Halloween decorations—and happy haunting!


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