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Posted by on Oct 22, 2018 in Halloween, Seasonal & Events | 0 comments

Six Decorating Ideas Guaranteed to be Spooktacular

The arrival of fall brings forth new variations of pumpkin spice as well as aisles full of spooky Halloween décor. As with any season, many homeowners can quickly spend too much on overpriced outdoor decorations. However, there are plenty of Halloween decorations that will go a long way to welcome trick-or-treaters to your door without breaking the budget. Check out these ways to decorate the outdoor areas of your home for Halloween this year:

Spread Spiderwebs


Although many homeowners would argue that they don’t need any extra spiderwebs, some will want to add more to their outdoor porches and entryways to create a spooky environment. Spiderwebs are an easy way to quickly add a touch of drama to your outdoor area and don’t cost a lot. Stretch fake spiderwebs underneath leaves or across the front door to instantly provide a seasonal look. Pick up a few bags of these spiderwebs at Target and consider adding them to the top of bushes and other plants in your front yard for an ultra scary appearance.

Place Straw Bales

The placement of a single straw bale near a front door gives the basic foundation of any Halloween themed decoration. Consider purchasing a few, or a mega bale from Walmart, to spread out over the patio as well as break some apart to stuff into scarecrows or around pumpkins for a natural touch of fall to your outdoor areas. For those who aren’t into the scary side of the season, straw bales provide a spot for not only kiddos to sit but also an excellent placement area for pumpkins and other décor items. A large bundle of straw is usually just a few dollars and can add much interest to a decorated outdoor space.

Choose Different Pumpkins

Everyone knows that arrival of pumpkins on front stoops and porch steps mean that fall has arrived. Picking up a few pumpkins to carve is a typical American tradition, however, consider going beyond the standard orange pumpkins and choose some other variations of this favorite gourd this season. From small to large you can find multiple sizes of pumpkins in stores and at local pumpkin patches that will quickly raise the level of your outdoor décor. Choose from different colors like dark green, yellow, or white pumpkins as well as those that have warts on them for a spooky look. You can usually pick up these gourd variations at a discounted price since they aren’t as popular as well, Home Depot had an ample supply.

Incorporate Harvest Colors

Yellow, orange, green, dark crimson and brown are all colors that you can easily incorporate into your outdoor Halloween decorations. Consider looking around the inside of your home for decorations in this color scheme that could easily hang up outside. Even things like door hangers and year-round, welcome signs can be adorned with a ribbon in these harvest colors to quickly and easily decorate for the season. Pick up some neutral wood decorations at a second-hand store and consider spray painting them one of these colors to add instant color and interest to your outdoor space this fall.

Popular Fall Flowers

One of the absolute most natural ways to decorate for the season is to incorporate fall flowers that are in bloom around Halloween. Chrysanthemums are a very popular fall flower in that they bloom when the weather turns colder. Mums also come in a variety of harvest colors like white, yellow, orange, and crimson red. Many stores and area farms carry mums during the fall, and you can quickly pick up some small pots for just a few dollars. Consider mixing and matching different colors and sizes to add areas of depth to your outdoor living areas.

Other flowers that do well for decorating during Halloween are the giant sunflowers that recently grew to maturity. Sunflowers come in a wide variety of types and sizes, but the most popular ones are the dinner plate sized sunflowers that have large heads and provide instant color and beauty to an outside area.

Decorating for the Halloween season doesn’t have to cost much money. Consider using things in the house as well as flowers that are on sale this time of year. Spreading spiderwebs and picking up some different styles of pumpkins as well as a few straw bales will add the perfect touch of Halloween to your outdoor décor.

Lucy Crawford is a home design and DIY writer, and lover of herbal tea.  With her busy hands, she is always challenging herself with a new DIY project. She enjoys designing spaces where she can relax and enjoy a good book.