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How To Easily Decorate Your Front Porch For Halloween

Holidays | September 30, 2020

Decorating your porch for Halloween can quickly be done by applying the ideas I share in this post. These porch decorating ideas have a hint of spookiness but mostly fun.  Get started today on creating a cute Halloween themed porch.

Planter with pumpkin and faux fall garland

[This post contains sponsored links. The items featured and linked in this post were all provided by JOANN; all opinions and reviews are my own.]

I am so excited to be a part of this blog hop featuring 20 inspiring outdoor spaces for fall.  Don’t miss touring these at the end of my post.  Thank you to Krista at The Happy Housie for organizing this hop.

DIY Planter with Pumpkins and Trees

Easy Halloween Porch Decorating Ideas

Decorating our front porch for Halloween this year was a lot of fun and easy to do.  I knew that I wanted to have what I call a “Fall base” and add in Halloween decorations from there.  Having Fall items makes it easy to transition from Halloween back to Fall before Christmas decor takes over. A Fall base means you have pumpkins, florals, and other things like hay bales.

Halloween Front Porch

“Fall Base” Outdoor Decorations

We will start here and then add in the Halloween specific decorations. I knew right where to go with this plan in mind: JOANN! JOANN had a huge selection of both Fall and Halloween items.  If you missed it, I shared my Hello Fall Home Tour that also featured some fabulous Fall finds from JOANN; you can check it out here.

I had a great time pulling the Halloween and Fall items together and excitedly headed home to get it all set up on our front porch.

Orange and White Real Pumpkins

Identify the Halloween colors you’d like to showcase on your porch.  I chose to use traditional colors, including orange, white, and black. Decorating with orange and white pumpkins provide instant Halloween spirit to your porch. The long stems on these pumpkins, too, add a whimsical touch that is inline with Halloween decor.


Up close of pumpkin with a faux garland

Coordinating Faux Fall Garland

We have a set of DIY wood planters (you can find the DIY here), and I placed a large orange pumpkin in each planter instead of a plant.  To cover the space where the pumpkin didn’t fill, I wrapped this beautiful Fall garland around the pumpkins. It filled the space perfectly! I love how it has so much beautiful color and inline with our Halloween color scheme.


Straw Bales

Straw bales are great to have for three reasons! They contribute toward the “Fall base,” add varying height, and provide great texture. These cute mini straw bales can be found here.


I used lanterns I had on hand, but recommend using black lanterns for a more Halloween feel.  Having lanterns a part of your outdoor Halloween decorations will cast a great glow when the sun goes down.  Flameless candle lanterns are so fun to have when your trick-or-treaters come to visit and will be enjoyed after Halloween has passed too. I recommend this one from JOANN.


Side view of Halloween Porch

Coordinating Faux Wreath

The Fall berry and eucalyptus wreath (found here) I chose coordinates with the Fall faux garland and has the bright oranges I am using for the Halloween decor. I love the berries and think they look great for Halloween and Fall in general.

Outdoor Halloween Decorations

Now it’s time to check out the Halloween porch decorating ideas! These Halloween decorations are sure to bring festivity to your porch all season long.

Halloween Mat

This Halloween outdoor mat here was the inspiration piece behind this year’s front porch decor.  How fun is this mat? I layered it on top of another mat I already had on hand.  Having a Halloween doormat creates a fun, welcoming feel to all those who visit.

Jack-O-Lantern and Glitter Pumpkins


How fun are these metal Jack o’ lanterns? I love how you can use them as I did here (empty) or you can fill them with candy on Halloween night, or place flameless candles in here too.  The black and orange colors instantly bring our Halloween color palette to life!

Glitter Pumpkins

The glitter pumpkins were in honor of my three teen daughters.  I knew they’d enjoy having a touch of glam on our front porch.  Having two different sizes (found here ) adds interest to the groupings.  Whimsical pieces are especially fun for Halloween decor!


BOO Sign

How cute is this BOO sign? I do love words in decor and choosing a not-so-spooky word keeps things light-hearted.  It’s also black and white, in line with the rest of the Halloween porch decor.

Spooky Glitter Trees

Spooky trees are a front porch must! There are various sizes you can use, but these cute little tabletop trees fit perfectly in our pumpkin-filled wood planter.  Adding these trees brings Halloween across our porch.

Planter with pumpkins and spooky trees

I hope you filled inspired to give it a go with these Halloween porch decorating ideas and decorate your front porch for Halloween. Not only will your family enjoy it, but those driving by or coming to visit will too.  As you can see, these ideas are budget-friendly, simple, and create a fun Halloween porch.


Halloween Front Porch


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Fall Mug


And today I’ve joined some of my talented blogging friends who are also sharing their outdoor spaces decked out for fall. You can hop around and check out their posts by clicking on the links below their image.

The Happy Housie ** Tatertots & Jello ** Craftberry Bush ** A Pretty Life

Lolly Jane ** Rambling Renovators ** Cassie Bustamante ** My Sweet Savannah

The DIY Mommy ** Willow Street Interiors ** Cherished Bliss ** Amidst the Chaos

Finding Silver Pennies ** Life is a Party ** Chrissy Marie Blog ** Life is Better at Home

Modern Glam ** This is Our Bliss ** She Gave it a Go ** Clean & Scentsible




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  16. Love the spooky look! Your layered mat is super cute!!

  17. Krista says:

    So many cute, festive touches, Brendt! A fun Halloween entry!

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