These are the 18 best outdoor Halloween decorations we've found this year

If you're looking to create a stand-out outdoor Halloween display, then look no further for inspiration, we've rounded up the best products to decorate with

Best outdoor Halloween decorations
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The best outdoor Halloween decorations can wonderfully transform your home; uplifting your outside spaces with beautiful seasonal displays and spooky characters.

To help you with your outdoor Halloween decor ideas, we have found the best outdoor decorations on the market to buy right now. 

From traditional pumpkins to unique lanterns, garlands, ghosts and ghouls, we cover everything from scary to cozy decor ideas.

The best outdoor Halloween decor ideas to shop now

Whether you're looking for traditional Halloween decorations to coordinate with your indoor Halloween decor ideas and the best indoor Halloween decorations, or are wanting to create a more modern Halloween scheme, our list of the best buys are guaranteed to provide you with some inspiration.

The best outdoor pumpkins

colorful outdoor pumpkins

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You can't have Halloween without pumpkins, right? A staple of Halloween decor, this colorful squash is truly synonymous with spooky season. 

Whether you choose to embrace classic pumpkin carving ideas and get creative with plenty of real pumpkins for Halloween porch decor, or opt for a more modern look for you outside space with colorful faux pumpkins and pumpkin lights, you really cannot beat the timeless appeal of decorating with pumpkins

Our top picks below include faux pumpkins that are perfect for creating a more rustic and relaxed seasonal look, as well as a beautiful pumpkin light that will create a warming glow in your outside space.

The best outdoor wreaths and garlands

Coral front door with flower garland and swag

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If you're looking for more grounding, natural outdoor Halloween decor, or Halloween door decor, then you can never go wrong with the enduring beauty of seasonal wreaths and garlands.

Often associated with fall decor ideas, these decorations, usually crafted from fall flowers and foliage, can beautifully celebrate the changing natural world as we move from summer to fall and winter, and are perfect for making your home look more inviting and cozy for Halloween – rather than scary and spooky.

Our best outdoor wreaths and garlands below can work with homes of all styles. From modern LED garlands, to traditional foliage and seasonal color palettes, there are options for all.

The best outdoor lanterns

Halloween porch decor with lanterns

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Outdoor lanterns can, of course, be used for cozy front yard lighting ideas all year round, but ensure to also put them front and center for your Halloween decor. Lanterns can help to beautifully illuminate other decorations – balancing out the scary with a touch of the warm and cozy, and will only work to make your home feel more inviting and welcoming during spooky season.

Below, we have included a versatile selection of the best Halloween lanterns. One can be used all year round, the others offer a more fun, seasonal look.

The best fun outdoor Halloween decor

Halloween front porch decor

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And finally, Halloween is all about having fun with friends and family, and is the perfect time to go all out with fun decorations that will entertain both you, your neighbors and passersby. 

From spooky skeletons to ghosts, spiders and bats, we've included our favorite family-fun designs below.


How do you decorate outside of the house for Halloween?

Whether you have a small porch, a large yard or anything in-between, there are so many ways you can decorate outside of the house for Halloween. 

As we have explored in this piece, you can go as minimalist or as maximalist as you like with your outdoor decor. From lights to wreaths, ornaments and fun inflatables, we would advise to start with your front door and window decor and then work from there.

For a unique outdoor decoration than you can make yourself, why not try learning how to make a pumpkin planter, which combines beautiful fall flowers and foliage with a pretty pumpkin – what's not to love.

pumpkin flower vase

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Zara Stacey
Managing Editor

Zara is the Managing Editor at Homes & Gardens. She joined the brand in February 2022 as an Interiors Content Editor, specializing in writing content on interior color trends, decorating ideas and design inspiration. After studying English Literature at University, she worked as an Ecommerce Website Editor, Content Writer and Buying Intern at multiple independent businesses within the luxury retail and lifestyle sectors. She enjoys nothing more than discovering new trends, brands and products, whether that be in fashion, interior design or lifestyle.