Try these easy ways to dress up your door for the spookiest season of the year.


There’s more to Halloween decorating than a wreath and a couple of pumpkins on your front porch. If you want to take your house’s décor to another level this All Hallows Eve, why not try some spooky and creative door Halloween door decorations that will impress your neighbors and trick-or-treaters. There are plenty of themes to choose from, depending on your design style.

If you want to go the more traditional (and not-so-scary) route, try a “ghoulish garland,” which is a magnolia garland that’s spray-painted black and framing the door. Add some black paper roses with floral wire for a dark romantic look, and then finish with a matching magnolia wreath.

For something very frightening, opt for creepy graveyard scene by scattering skulls and bones around your front porch. Finish with an “angel of death” wreath (black feathers and a faux skull). Embellish with chunky chains and overturned pumpkins, too.

For movie buffs, there’s nothing like Hitchcock’s classic, The Birds. Use that film as inspiration and decorate your front door with faux crows. Drape the door first with red gift wrap and then matte black tinfoil on top. Make “slash” marks on the door so it seems like some of the crows were trying to scratch their way indoors.

And lastly, a glamorous, artful idea is the “cabinet of curiosities.” Cover your door with matte black tinfoil (or if you already have a dark door leave as is). Then hang frames like a gallery wall and place interesting objets inside—like masks, antlers, and more.