50+ Outdoor Halloween Decorations You Can Leave Up All Fall Long
Halloween doesn’t have to be all spooks and scares. We love to celebrate this festive fall holiday with lots of seasonal color—bursting oranges, golds, yellows, and deep greens. Our favorite outdoor décor takes a cue from its environment—we’re head over heels for all-natural décor inspired by fall foliage and the harvest. You can find pumpkins, squash, mums, and gourds accenting our walkways this Halloween. Of course, if you’re looking for something a bit spookier, we have some inspiration for you, too. These outdoor décor ideas will be the talk of the town on Halloween night, and most of them transition seamlessly into Thanksgiving. Setting up your festive Halloween display—complete with personalized carved pumpkins and bright fall container flowers—is a great activity for the whole family. In fact, it may just distract those kids who are itching to jump into their costumes. And if you’re anxiously awaiting the appropriate time to begin decorating for Christmas (is it ever really too early to hang Christmas lights?) get in the spirit with some Halloween décor. There’s no better way to celebrate the fall then to deck your house out in the hues of the season.
An Arranged Collection
Mix a variety of pumpkins in with your existing garden decor pieces and plants for an autumnal display that will carry you through Thanksgiving.
Comfortable and Cozy Seating
Buffalo check pillows will add a touch of the season's favorite pattern to your outdoor sitting area. Get the look from Amazon.
Line Your Steps
Pick out pumpkins and flowers in a variety of tones and hues to create a whimsical stairway display.
A Layered Look
Layering rugs is the fall front porch look that's taken over our Instagram feeds. Get the layered look from Walmart.
Light the way with these simple Pumpkin Hurricanes. If you'd rather not have an open flame, feel free to use electric tea candles.
Create a welcoming glow on your front steps with oversized outdoor lanterns. You can find a similar look at Pottery Barn.
Patterns on Patterns
Forget the scary face. Carve sleek geometric designs into your pumpkins for a mismatched, yet cohesive pumpkin cluster.
Branches from your yard in an oversized jug make an eye-catching (and free!) centerpiece for any outdoor table.
Pretty Potted Plants
Purple fountain grass paired with 'Fireworks' gomphrena, 'Bandana Red' lantanas, and 'Margarita' sweet potato vines create an autumnal display of color all in one pot.
Adding a pumpkin-shaped birdhouse to your yard is an easy way to welcome the new season and maybe even some birds to your outdoor space. Get the look from Target.
Top a Table
A mix of succulent, moss, and neutral pumpkins on a tray create a stunning tabletop display. Get the directions here.
String lights are no longer reserved for Christmas. Autumn-inspired lights will light up your yard from Halloween through Thanksgiving. Get the look from Target.
Corn Husk Wreath
Add some spice to your front door with this homemade wreath that is created using tamale wrappers. Here it is paired with a bold chartreuse ribbon, but you can pair it with a more neutral color if you prefer. Get the directions here.
A large welcome sign is the perfect finishing touch to pull your fall porch together. Get the look from Etsy.
Seasonal Window Box
Update your window box for fall with a mix of ornamental cabbage, bittersweet, pumpkins, dried hydrangeas, artichokes, and ivy. You can then add gilded branches and berries to suit the season.
These jack-o'-lanterns are more smiley than spooky, making for a great welcome committee for all the trick-or-treaters.
Instead of taking cues from monsters or ghosts, these carved pumpkins find inspiration in the fall leaves. Keep these evergreen designs displayed all fall long!
Fill those door-side pedestals with miniature pumpkins for an entryway that's overflowing with seasonal joy. We just love this classic look.
While the kids are out trick-or-treating, relax and unwind by this cozy outdoor hearth that's dressed for the season.
White pumpkins add sophistication to your Halloween display. They can be used to adorn a Halloween wreath or line your staircase.
Pick of the Patch
Pick up a bunch of pumpkins in all different shapes and sizes at your local farm to create your own personal pumpkin patch.
Light the Way
Luminaries are a classic feature of our festive décor, especially during the holidays, so why not create fall-inspired luminaries for Halloween? Making these crafts is oh-so-easy and a great activity for the kids.
Normal container plants can be so boring, but we've found just the trick to reinvent the porch staple. Combine your two favorite fall plants (mums and pumpkins) in this clever, stunning "mumkin!"
A Garland of Cornhusk
Create a rustic garland by fixing clusters of ornamental corn to a dried greenery swag.
This autumnal garland pays homage to our favorite fall feature: the leaves falling from the trees. Use magnolia leaves and berries to create a full, bountiful look.
House Number Topiary
Guide the kids home on Halloween night with bold, bright pumpkins bearing your house's address. This DIY project is easy as can be, and you can use faux pumpkins to create a reusable décor centerpiece.
This decoration idea is sure to be a balancing act (we recommend using lighter-weight faux pumpkins), but it adds fabulous height and a wow-factor to your Halloween entryway. Add a festive Halloween doormat and you'll be all decked out.
It's a whole harvest on your front steps! Choose a variety of seasonal plants and greens to form a full display.
Get in the spirit with a fall-inspired twist on a classic Christmas wreath (and show off those gorgeous orange and gold leaves).
Pumpkin Votive Float
This floating candle display is reminiscent of an apple bob, and all it takes is a large bucket and some mini pumpkins. It's a great party accent and practical lighting feature.
Instead of carving up your pumpkin, hollow it out and use it as a vase for stunning seasonal flowers. This accent can be used to spruce up a porch or as a festive table centerpiece.