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
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.
This stylish Halloween pumpkin has been crafted using rattan to give it texture and warmth. A lovely, rustic no-clean-up alternative to traditional candlelit jack-o’-lanterns.
Showcase autumn’s bounty with these hand-painted pumpkins and gourds, available in a variety of organic shapes and seasonal colors.
Light up the autumn evenings with this versatile Pumpkin Luminary; a more contemporary, creative take on the classic fall gourd.
The best outdoor wreaths and garlands
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.
Bring the splendor of the season into your home with warm earth tones and natural accents. Faux fall leaves, pumpkins, sprigs of berries, and pinecones provide effortless autumnal beauty on this autumnal wreath.
Celebrate the changing leaves and autumn's bounty with this festive pumpkin wreath. It's a charming addition, whether you're refreshing your front door or decorating your fall mantel.
This colorful wreath will bring in the beautiful colors of fall into your home, perfect for hanging on a door, on a wall or above a fireplace.
Perfect for dressing a mantel, stairs or even for decorating your front door, this beautiful autumnal garland from Balsam Hill perfectly captures the colors of fall.
Modern and high-contrast, this pinpoint-illuminated garland pairs delicate bare branches with white maple leaves and miniature pumpkins, perfect for a more minimalist fall look.
This bundle of sparkling light strands casts a gorgeous, striking glow, perfect for illuminating other Halloween decor, or for a more simple, stripped back seasonal design.
The best outdoor lanterns
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.
These handcrafted metal lanterns can be used all year round, but are perfect for adding an extra glow and warm welcome to your home at Halloween.
This metal jack-o’-lantern can take flameless candles or string lights to bring a little hocus-pocus to your outdoor Halloween decor.
For this lantern you can choose between bats, fall leaves, pumpkins, stars and more for your chosen impression.
The best fun outdoor Halloween decor
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.
No haunted house is complete without a Skeleton in the closet. This life-size pose-n-stay skeleton features realistic molded bones, with a full rib cage, spine, arms, legs, and skull with a movable jaw.
These waterproof bat decorations are bound to create a spooky feel in your front yard, ideal for hanging from trees.
Bring in the Halloween season in style with this amazing outdoor spider web. The design can easily be attached to your home with 6 stakes to hold it down.
Stand out from the crowd with this impressive (and scary) inflatable ghost decoration, measuring at 8ft high.
This ghostly lawn stake set is both scary and sweet simultaneously, perfect for placing near a front path or by a porch.
This set of 3 different sized spider decorations can create a perfect spooky atmosphere for outdoor Halloween decor.
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.
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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.
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