By Monique Valeris for Good Housekeeping
When it comes to Halloween decor, your first thought might be to carve pumpkins for a table arrangement or hang a fun and spooky banner to make a drab room more festive. While these are certainly no-fail Halloween decor ideas, there’s one element that you shouldn’t overlook: your front door. Make a great first impression this year with these Halloween door decorations that are guaranteed to be the talk of your neighborhood. Whether you love all things creepy of prefer understated Halloween decor, you’re sure to find a favorite here.
Keep Out Cardboard Planks
Turn your home’s entrance into a graveyard—the perfect project for dedicated Halloween enthusiasts. Add a “Keep Out” sign on cardboard slats, place cobwebs all over your door, hang a ghost, position a few gravestones on your steps, and you’re ready to celebrate.
© John Kernick
You can’t go wrong with eye-catching stacks of pumpkins and a complementary gold wreath.
© Grace Cary
Place a cloaked skeleton at your door and see how many trick-or-treaters will dare to knock.
© Michael Partenio
Vinyl Witch Door Decal
With a bit of black matte vinyl from the fabric store and a printable witch template, you can have your door Halloween ready in no time.
© Jonny Valiant
If you’re pressed for time, go for a jack-o-lantern door. Begin by using masking tape to hang orange gift wrapping paper. Then, enhance the look by cutting an eye, nose, and mouth from gold paper. You can finish the look by adding tree branches, pumpkins, cabbages, and faux crows.
© haveseen – Getty Images
Florals and Pumpkins
Creepy Halloween decor isn’t for everyone. If you fall into this category, settle for a mix of colorful florals and pumpkins to celebrate the holiday in style.
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