Halloween is here and I’ve decided to update my fall porch with a touch of Halloween.
I spent a lot of time and money on fall decor that I didn’t want to completely replace it for a new holiday. Plus, I know that I would want to return it to a fall porch for November in preparation for Thanksgiving.
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So I was able to add a few small touches like witch hats, spider webs, and skeletons to create this spooky Halloween porch decor in no time! The trick-or-treaters won’t want to miss this house for sure!
This is our first Halloween in our new home and I was so excited to decorate this porch for each and every upcoming season. Having a covered porch with ample space for seating is everything that I dreamed of when looking for a new home.
Here is how we decorated our fall porch before:
As you can see, all that I really had to do was drape some spider webs over the pumpkins, corn stalks, and hay bales, and added a couple spooky elements.
I love that fall porch decor can be used from early September into late November which makes the money and time well spent. However, ornamental pumpkins aren’t cheap so if you can find some similar artificial look-a-likes to use year after year, that would be your best bet.
In addition to the spider webs and ornamental pumpkins, I added a 3 foot, posable skeleton sitting on the hay bale on one side. The spider web stretches a good amount, so you shouldn’t have to worry about getting more than one web for each side.
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I grabbed some hay bales to create different levels and placed them on each side to lay the pumpkins over and in front of. This also was really helpful to add posable and spooky decorations when it was time to convert the porch decor to Halloween.
You can also use wooden crates to achieve a similar look which can be used year after year.
One of my favorite parts of the porch decor are these floating witch hats. This 15 pack of witch hats comes with fishing wire to hang them from any ceiling.
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How to Hang Witch Hats for Halloween:
Luckily we have a covered porch, so it was easy to do with command strip hooks. They come off easily so they won’t damage any paint.
We used a small safety pin to pierce a hole at the top of the witches hat. Then we strung the fishing line through that hole and tied a knot.
The other end of fishing line was connected to the command strip hook at the ceiling and we tied a knot around there too.
I placed a Halloween spooky wreathe on the door with corn stalks on each side. I got this one from HomeGoods. I was able to secure the corn stalks to the door with command strip hooks.
I love a welcome mat with an oversized rug underneath. This 3’7″ x 5’6″ Black and White, Indoor/Outdoor Gingham Check Area Rug is so versatile and can be used pretty much every season.
This Boo Ghost Doormat by Ashland went perfectly with my decor. I didn’t want a mat that was too spooky, but I like the little touch of Halloween here.
Of course you can’t go wrong with a spooky demon or something dead in your rocking chairs as well! My young kids have been so spooked this Halloween!
Here are a few other Halloween porch decor ideas for you that blend a little spooky with a little cozy and chic:
Adding battery operated lights to your porch decor is a brilliant idea. While it may be annoying to light them up every night, if you’re planning a party or get together, this looks awesome!
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The floating bats have been trendy for the past couple years and for good reason! They’re super simple to put up and take down, and they really add a whole different level of spooky, but chic, to your halloween porch decor. Pair them with white mums and you’ve got a gorgeous Halloween scene.
Similar to my Halloween porch, this one uses floating witch hats and bats with the combination of pumpkins to create a spooky scene. I love that there’s just a few things to take away once Halloween is over and then you’re back to your normal fall porch decor just in time for Thanksgiving!
This Halloween porch is simplistic, but still gives spooky fall vibes. I love the large spiders hanging which is a new trend now for porches.
Similarly, this Halloween porch has large spiders, bats, and witch hats. You really can’t go wrong! I love the large skeleton sitting at the door as well.
I’m not usually one for color, even on holidays, but these pumpkin arches have been widely popular this season. They add a nice blend of spooky, but still chic.