Halloween oohs and ahhs— guaranteed!
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