Besides your costume and killer party cocktails, your front porch is the biggest chance you have to really wow your guests with *all* the Halloween goodness. Once you’ve established how you’ll spookify your front door and picked out the coolest porch lights, it’s time to hunt down the perf accessories that’ll take your porch to the next level. Whether you’re going for a rustic haunted house vibe, chic black and white style or modern minimalism, these stylish pieces are just what you need to get in the spirit of Halloween. Scroll down for 30 accessories to buy or DIY to guarantee you’ll get the spookiest porch on the block this year.
1. DIY Candy Corn Flamingos: Before you tuck those summery pink flamingos into the garage, give them a whole new life as Halloween decor. Pull out the spray paint and turn those flamingos into everyone’s favorite Halloween treat: candy corn! (via The Glitter in My Tea)
2. Marbled Balloons: If you’ve waited ’til the last minute to decorate your front porch, it’s time to hit the helium. A chic black and white photo balloon backdrop can be yours in less than five minutes. Add string lights and you’re D-O-N-E. (via 100 Layer Cake)
3. Target Halloween Studded Pumpkin ($6): Talk about edgy. This studded pumpkin has got it going on. If you’d prefer to steer clear of all that scary material, nail your porch decor with these rad pumpkins that have Halloween style for days.
4. DIY Glitter Skull: When in doubt, go with glitter! This simple and inexpensive project is a fun way to add some festive flair to your space. Hit up the dollar store for all the supplies and set these grinning faces up all over your porch. (via A Beautiful Mess)
5. Oh Joy! Sparkling Moons Pillow ($25): This one’s more glam than spooky, but your porch chair deserves a little love this Halloween too. Give the black and orange thing a rest and go black and copper this year for a porch that’s totally chic.
6. DIY Pool Float Pumpkins: Witches, bye — it’s all about the unicorns this Halloween. If you’d rather not bid adieu to your summer friends, follow this DIY to make every pool float, from the toucan to the gold swan to the ever popular unicorn. (via A Joyful Riot)
7. Target Halloween LED Ghost String Lights ($14): Who says ghosts can’t be chic? These cartoon-like specters are totally adorable and get the Halloween message across loud and clear, without spilling a drop of blood.
8. Little Party Event Co Gold SPOOKY Letter Balloon Garland ($23): Go ahead and spell it out in trendy metallic letter balloons. It’s quick, easy and just what you need to spruce up a teeny, tiny porch.
9. H&M Clear Glass Candle Lantern ($25): You’ll want to grab a couple of these pretty and versatile lanterns. Fill them up with mini pumpkins, pop a glowing skull in there or keep it classy with a flameless pillar candle (extra points if it’s glittery).
10. Evergreen Tufted “Boo!” Rug ($15): Your porch is about to get a lot of foot traffic, so make sure you have a doormat at the ready. Keep things chic and graphic with this awesome mat that gets the Halloween message across loud and clear.
11. DIY Winking Eye Pumpkin: This black and white pumpkin is *v* chic and just what your modern Halloween porch needs. Let your trick-or-treaters know you’ve got the good candy with this giant winking eye. (via Idle Hands Awake)
12. Crate & Barrel Boo Halloween Luminary ($15): These modern paper bag luminaries could cast some seriously awesome shadows. Whether you set these up on the porch or along the sidewalk, these BOO luminaries make a big statement. Just make sure you use battery-powered candles to get lit, just in case one gets knocked over by little feet.
13. DIY Balloon Dipped Candle Holders: Halloween decor is synonymous with lots and lots of candles. Spruce up simple mason jars with this easy DIY and use them to line the sidewalk, porch and everything else in between. Again, battery-powered candles only, please. (via Brit + Co)
14. Target Halloween “Boo” Marquee Sign ($25): Get right to the point with this straightforward BOO. This bold and modern marquee light is colorful, dramatic and takes zero time to set up.
15. DIY Halloween Rose Gold Skull Lights: You’ll definitely want to keep these delicate copper skull lights up long after Halloween is over #nojudgment. They’re a breeze to make so you can dress up your porch AND still get your costume finished. (via Fish & Bull)
16. Boston International Pumpkin Chalkboard ($21): Leave this pumpkin as-is for a minimal, modern vibe. OR bust out the chalk and hand letter some spells and incantations onto this blank canvas.
17. Northlight Spider Web Doormat ($30): No one is going to want to take a step past your front door with this creepy AF spider guarding it. Just don’t be surprised if you keep scaring yourself every time you leave the house.
18. Happy Halloween Throw Pillow by Nicholas Darby ($20): Don’t leave your porch swing or deck chair out of all the fun. Toss a couple Halloween-themed throw pillows to ensure your porch looks just as good during the day as it does at night.
19. Spritz Halloween Tassel Garland ($4): For minimum creeps, but still a solid Halloween color palette, this modern tassel garland ought to do the trick. Hang them across your windows and doorways for a touch of sparkle and shine.
20. World Market Metallic Skulls ($30, set of three): No Halloween is complete without a little skull action. Only this time, skip the blood and gore and go for this chic collection of metallic mates. Alternatively, you could hit up the dollar store and bust out your trusty gold spray paint for the same effect.
21. DIY Cross Stitch Pumpkins: Your grandma’s cross stitching just got a majorly awesome upgrade. Skip the Jack-o’-lanterns this year and go for something completely unique. Pull out your yarn and follow this tutorial to take your pumpkin game to the next level. (via Aww, Sam)
22. DIY Feather Wall Hanging: This DIY feather hanging could go as chic or as creepy as you want. If you want more of a Halloween look, go for black features and tiny spiders, and hang the whole thing off a skeleton hand to make this easy project extra scary. (via Homey Oh My)
23. World Market Skeleton Bug and Raven Flameless LED Pillar Candles ($30, set of three): Your rustic porch needs these Victorian-inspired LED candles STAT. Flameless candles are perfect for the porch because they give that spooky, flickering effect without any fire hazard.
24. DIY Halloween Themed Doormat: Halloween night might be the most action your porch has gotten all year, so make sure it’s well dressed with an appropriately themed doormat. If you love the rough, natural textures of a rustic theme, DIY your own doormat with nothing more than stencils and black paint. (via Jojotastic)
25. DIY Burlap Bunting: Nothing says “rustic” like a good ol’ dose of burlap. This bunting DIY is so easy, you can do it while watching your fave Halloween flick. Follow this tutorial to spell out “Happy Halloween,” or put any number of spooky sayings on your banner. (via Brit + Co)
26. Target Halloween Haunted Eyeball Doorbell ($10): All eyes will be on your porch this year… literally. Give trick-or-treaters of all ages a good scare with this creepy eyeball doorbell.
27. Target Harvest Lit Tree ($15): Leave these glam branches as-is for a pretty, rustic vibe that can stay up all the way until New Years. But if you’re looking for something a little scarier, hang a few spiders or skeleton hands in the branches to give this tree a more haunted effect.
28. Smith & Hawken Vintage Clear Bulb String Lights With Gold on Bottom ($25): One of the key ingredients in a perfectly decorated Halloween porch is good lighting. Skip the spiders and go for an elegant gold-dipped option that reads *v* chic, but can totally spook-up if you add in garlands of cobwebs or crepe paper ghosts.
29. DIY Stranger Things Pumpkin Diorama: Pumpkin dioramas are having a bit of a moment this season, and there’s no better way to show off your fan status than with a miniature recreation of your fave show. Whether it’s a scene of The Upside Down or a spooky haunted cemetery, DIY dioramas are a fun way to switch up your pumpkin decor this year. (via Brit + Co)
30. DIY “Nevermore” Halloween Wreath: Get your Edgar Allan Poe on with this leafy crepe paper wreath, complete with faux crow, of course. Hit up your dollar store and you can pull this goth-inspired wreath for less than $3! (via Katydid and Kid)
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