Decorating for Halloween is scary fun, and Lifestyle Blogger Kris Jarrett offers up eight irresistibly easy tips for dressing up your entryway with Halloween décor. Shop the Happy Halloween Décor Idea Board curated by Kris for a spooktacular spread of trick-or-treat-season treasures and Halloween inspiration.
Halloween is just around the corner, so it’s time to start decorating your home for all of those ghosts and goblins who will come knocking on your door. Creating a festive Halloween entry is a snap using these eight simple tips.
1. Front Door Décor
Set the mood before you even walk into your home with frightfully fabulous Halloween decorations at your front door.
This wreath with glittery bats and ghosts, and the spider web Halloween doormat below it are perfect for creating a fun, spooky feel that your trick-or-treaters will love.
2. Trick-or-Treat Tabletop
Choose a beautiful console table as the base for creating your festive entry. A narrow console keeps an entry area from feeling cramped, and a bottom shelf provides extra space to display decorative accessories.
3. Versatility is Key
Be a smart shopper! Decorate your console with a mix of Halloween-themed decorations and accessories that you can use year-round. Accessories such as this hammered ceramic table lamp, round mirror, woven basket, and black throw can be used long after the Halloween decorations have been put away.
4. Fun with Fabric
Wrap fabric remnants around hardcover books to add a playful dash of color and pattern. Since grouped accessories are more eye-catching when they’re of varying heights, adding a few fabric-covered books underneath an item is a simple trick for giving it a little lift.
5. Add Sparkle & Shine to Your Space
Up the spook factor with decorations that have glowing lights, such as trees with LED lights or a set of string lights.
6. Be Creative with Candle Holders
Don’t go any farther than your grocery store to find ideal fall fillers for vases, jars, and other decorative glass vessels. These glass pillar candle holders filled with candy corn, nuts, dried beans, and popcorn kernels bring a harvest-inspired feel to your entryway.
7. Get Your Glow On
Light up the night with candles! Real candles create a welcoming glow when placed in black metal lanterns to accent your front entry, while flameless candles are just right for indoor use. The flameless wax pillar candles I used not only have a realistic wick that flickers and glows like a real candle, but they also have a five-hour timer, so you can set them once, and they’ll automatically go on and off each night!
8. Naturally Halloween-Themed
Add color and beauty with plants, flowers, and pumpkins. Colorful croton plants in cast stone planters flanking the front door, a pile of heirloom pumpkins, and an autumn-hued mum alongside a wrought iron lantern make this Halloween-ready home come to life.
So now that you have all the tips you need to create a festive entry that’s sure to impress, there’s only one thing left to do – stock up on candy and wait for the trick-or-treating to begin!
– Kris Jarrett, Lifestyle Blogger, Driven By Decor
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