Hal­loween oohs and ahhs— guar­an­teed!

Woman's World - - Contents -

FOR A CLAS­SIC AUTUMN LOOK

Lay­er­ing tra­di­tional fall el­e­ments (like pump­kins, hay bales and mums) cre­ates tiers of tex­ture for eye-catch­ing depth and di­men­sion, says de­sign pro Stacey Blake of Des­ig­nad­dict­mom.com. To get the look, stack ac­cents on steps or hay bales on both sides of the door. “The use of sym­me­try makes the en­try look bal­anced and invit­ing,” says Blake. “It’s a clas­si­cally beau­ti­ful style!”

FOR A BRIGHT AND MOD­ERN LOOK

Up­dat­ing the ex­pected Hal­loween hues with com­ple­men­tary cool blues cre­ates a stylish vi­gnette. “This pop-of-color porch is easy to set up,” says de­signer Jen­nifer Had­field of Tater­tot­sand­jello.com. Here, a wreath form wrapped in orange rib­bon (with a pump­kin ac­cent hot-glued to it) and a craft-store gar­land are con­trasted by a cobalt pot and a printed navy out­door rug to an­chor the dis­play.

De­light vis­i­tors and passers-by with a fright­en­ingly fes­tive front door that’s sure to make your house the talk of the block! We asked de­sign pros for their best dec­o­rat­ing tricks—from clas­sic to col­or­ful to adorable, these spook-tac­u­lar dis­plays are ter­ri­fy­ingly easy and en­chant­ingly af­ford­able

FOR A SPOOKY-CUTE LOOK

“Cre­at­ing this mon­ster door has be­come a yearly fam­ily tra­di­tion that even our neigh­bors look for­ward to,” says Blake. “It’s a fun con­ver­sa­tion piece, and it’s all made from craft-store staples!” Here, pink hair (cut from poster pa­per), teeth (cut from foam board) and jumbo goo­gly eyes are af­fixed to the door us­ing poster putty. The fi­nal touches: a black washi tape mouth and scar. Tip: To weather-proof this look, spray sealant (like Mod Podge Clear Acrylic, $ 8, Michaels.com) on hair and teeth be­fore hang­ing

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