27 Outdoor Halloween Decorations to Create the Creepiest Yard on the Block

Bring the holiday fun to your porch with these chic and festive outdoor Halloween decorations.

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September 16, 2021

Halloween might look a little different this year, but thankfully, one thing that's still socially acceptable (and strongly encouraged) is going all out with your outdoor decorations. In my neighborhood, jack-o'-lanterns and plastic witches are already appearing on porches, a full month before the start of October. Just imagine how eerie the block will be by the end of the month.

Suffice it to say, more is definitely merrier when it comes to this candy- and costume-filled holiday. This year, take your typical Halloween display over the top and delight your own neighbors with these classic, cheeky and slightly creepy outdoor decorations. Get inspired by our favorite scary-chic looks and shop our must-have items for decorating your porch and yard this Halloween.

Frightfully Festive


Go for a Gothic look by flanking your front door with a pair of stark, frightening trees and adding bold black and white accessories. Orange mini lights give off an eerie glow while flickering pillar candles and an assortment of pumpkins add a warm, inviting touch.

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Perch a cluster of crows on the tree branches or above the doorway to add yet another bewitching element to your ominous stoop.

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Haunted Harvest

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Hang a set of witch hats from your porch ceiling or a tree for both an unsettling and magical arrangement. It's a little bit Hogwarts and a little bit Hocus Pocus. Alternatively, floating bat silhouettes achieve the same spine-chilling farmhouse vibe. Dried corn stalks and fresh pumpkins keep the look welcoming.

Attack of the Arachnids

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HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams

Think big with lifesized spiders and webs that will give neighbors and trick-or-treaters the creepy crawlies. Keep everything else on your porch simple with a few white pumpkins and a monotone wreath.

Ghostly Guests

Two Planters With White Ghosts Flanking a Doorway

Ghost Halloween Decorations in Planters On a Porch

These tall, white ghost figures are actually tomato cages stuck inside of outdoor planters. A foam ball is used as a head to drape a white sheet and cheesecloth over.

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Cassidy Garcia

These friendly floating figures definitely look more cute than scary, but the drapey, floating effect adds a bit of "Eek" factor to an otherwise stylish stoop. We love how ghosts look hanging from tree branches, but if you don't have a yard, using large planters as props works just as well.

Magical Mischief

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia

Cassidy Garcia

Set up a spellbinding display by cleverly hanging capes and hats or a weatherproof witch prop on your front door or tree to stop visitors in their tracks. Add in more playful props like stockinged feet and foreboding signs to play up the witchy theme.

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