One of my favorite spots to decorate for Halloween is the entryway. Decking out your front door in festive spookiness makes the experience extra fun for trick-or-treaters and anyone else who may visit or walk by throughout the season. There are so many cool things you can do with this space. It’s great to take advantage of the ceiling, front door, steps, railing, and even the outdoor elements. You have an opportunity to tell a creative story right on your front porch by playing with all the fun components available to you. Here are 10 to inspire you for your own haunting Halloween entryway.
Halloween Entryway Ideas
1A glamorously spooky canopy strung with lights gives this entryway the feel of a haunted mansion. Other pieces of decor help tell the story.
2This front door was transformed into a monster for a quirky Halloween entryway. Tall twigs and various pumpkins complete the festive setting.
3Creepy branches grounded by pumpkins and filled with fake crows create an eerie vibe that makes a great setting for Halloween photos.
4Tattered drapes made from cheese cloth are an easy DIY project that will instantly transform your front porch into a creepy setting. Vintage birdcages are a unique but wonderfully clever choice to adorn the steps.
5Bats created from felt fly across the front door for a chic, charming Halloween look that will delight your guests.
Tutorial: Country Living
6Skeletons are a popular staple during Halloween, but this front porch got creative with their placement. They’re a humorous and unexpected addition when they tell a story like this one.
7Self-made bats take advantage of the height of this porch. The broomsticks placed by the door are a fun, subtle addition to the decor.
Tutorial: Martha Stewart
8The life-size temporary tree decal serves as a perfect focal point for this festive front porch.
9Painted pumpkins and glowing lanterns create a charming scene on this quaint entryway.
10Festive decor in a subdued palette matches the home’s existing architecture to blend seamlessly into the space.
What are your plans for your entryway this Halloween? Any traditions? I’d love to hear about them in the comments!