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When fall holidays approach, we often get questions about decorations. What would a designer do? Can I still have fun with my halloween decor? The answer to both questions is yes, of course. To help inspire your halloween door decor this year (is there anything more important than a great first impression on Halloween?), we pulled together some great inspiration that will set just the right spooky mood for any front door.

Mood Lighting

eerie mood lighting

There’s something kind of eerie about tons of pillar candles, but the look allows you to actually see all of the cute costumes on your doorstep! Decorate your door with twinkly lights, then place tons of pumpkins, glowing lanterns, and big candles around. The more the better! It’ll make your front stoop look like it’s starring in the latest season of american horror story.

Minimalist Halloween

Another look we love is this rather minimalist bat decor. You could make your own spooky shapes out of poster board and then hang with fishing line for a fun but monochromatic look that injects just a little bit of elegance into your halloween front door style!

Unexpected Elements

Add a spooky twist to your usual door decor (in this case, a wreath) by adding an unexpected element! We love how this front door used the wreath hanger to add a fun little surprise. You might not even notice this door is decked out for halloween, but when you do, it’s a fun and silly take.

Spooky Sticks

Even if the trees aren’t quite bare by Halloween where you live, you have to admit that bare branches are totally freaky. This house did a great job injecting just a bit of halloween scare-factor with a wild, untamed wreath and a couple of large limbs to frame the doorjamb. Love it!

Tactile Experiences

A final great way to decorate your doorway for halloween is to create an experience around the final approach to the candy bowl! This house did a great job; each trick-or-treater will have to feel these spooky spiderwebs before getting their reward. How fun!

Words by Kate Connors