Dressed for the season, this charming shingle-style home beckons visitors with its friendly decorative pumpkin-and-nandina berry wreath. A garland of fall leaves punched up with a string of ghost lights is crowned with an eerie plastic bat. Don’t look now, but there’s a gargantuan spider ready to spring from the rooftop.
Tiny grocery store pumpkins and pale, early-season nandina berries affix to a wire wreath frame for a lovely fall welcome. Not just for Halloween, these miniature gourds are meant to last -- extending your decor well into November.
No Halloween is complete without a carved pumpkin. Be precise with a store-bought carving kit or freehand it the good old-fashioned way with a butcher knife! Whether scary or funny, a flickering jack-o’-lantern is nothing short of festive.
A gardening urn provides the perfect platform for a trio of pumpkins. Stacked large to small, these nubby gourds make a happy tower and fill in for the post-summer season.
A historic marker on the front of this old house hints at the spooky stories inside. Cotton curtains trimmed with black borders frame the window-paneled door, shielding sidelights from view. Seasonal flowers and a pair of howling jack-o’-lanterns distract trick-or-treaters from the spooky hanging mummy head.
Refresh tired summer ferns and porch plants with baskets full of mums and other seasonal color. Hang a vibrant wreath trimmed in autumnal flora and fauna. Tuck in flowers, leaves, and berries for a festive display.
Amp up your spooky home display with a strategically-placed hot rod in your drive. Custom vinyl decals dress up any ride for a spooky cruise.
An iron garden gate and arbor goes from charming to eerie with a suspicious skeletal host. A sign warns visitors of the graveyard beyond.
What looks like Lurch himself stands at ill pose welcoming daring guests to his bag of tricks on the front porch. Layers of creepiness dress this home’s chilling façade.
A plastic skeleton pinned against an iron fence showcases his anguished demise. Mummies and gravestones seem to shout warnings from the front yard.
From the looks of this fellow’s fate, who would want to trespass? With such foreboding warnings, this house better offer full-size candy bars -- no minis here.
Dress a historic home with spooky sentiments, and the result is doubly creepy. This front yard shouts its holiday horrors with tombstones, garlands of bats, and a witch silhouette who is ready to cast her spell.
A jigsaw cutout of a witch strikes a frightening pose in this front yard. This is one time of year that a leaf-cluttered yard actually adds curb appeal.
Is he in or out? A carefully positioned skeleton seems to be straining for freedom from his final resting place. Watch your ankles!
Dress a porch chandelier with hair-raising accessories such as bones and miniature skeletons. Change the bulbs from bland white to black or orange for even more daunting appeal.
This front entry is just enough spooky and just enough sweet. Mums and a row of comical dancing skeletons keep the scene friendly enough for little kids.
This angry spirit isn’t your friendly ghost. All aglow, and surrounded by cobwebs and illuminated plastic jack-o’-lanterns (use battery-operated lights), this angry spirit is in full scare mode.
Keep your Halloween and Thanksgiving decor simple and easy by adding a few pumpkins or gourds to planters and window boxes.