When October comes around, it’s time to show the outside world a bit of spirit by preparing for Halloween with outdoor decorations. There are many different ways to do this, and most of them are quite simple; there’s no need to resort to major home renovations.
There’s nothing quite like the eerie glow of orange light on a dark October night. Why not string orange lights in front of your house as you would Christmas lights? While Halloween lights are still far less common, many stores sell them as outdoor decorations, and they make a strong impression whether you put them above the door or hang them in a tree or around a bush.
Another option is to go with two-dimensional decorations. If you have paper or cardboard representations of witches, jack-o-lanterns, goblins and other traditional Halloween figures, don’t hang them all on the walls. Leave some of them for the windows and hang them up with Scotch tape. Though they will technically be inside, where they will not be exposed to extreme weather, everyone outside will be able to see them.
Another great option in the realm of outdoor decorations is to get a flag depicting something related to the season. You might get something generically seasonal, relating to fall, or more specifically having to do with Halloween, such as a black cat against a bright orange background. As long as you have a flagpole, you should find plenty of choices available.
Finally, consider getting some three-dimensional outdoor decorations such as giant inflatable ghosts or more understated yard statues to scatter around the porch. You can also have fun putting up fake tombstones and writing creative epitaphs on them.
Whatever your tastes are, you’ll be able to find outdoor decorations to make your house look more festive this Halloween.