The 21 best Halloween door decorations to buy – for spooky and seasonal cheer

Whether you want to scare trick-or-treaters or create a more cozy welcome into the home, these Halloween door decorations will be sure to impress

The best Halloween door decorations
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One of the most, if not the most, important places to decorate for Halloween is your front door. 

Halloween door decor will not only make your outside space feel more special throughout spooky season, it is a chance to create a fun and unique Halloween scene that can be enjoyed by you, your neighbors and of course, trick-or-treaters.

From wreaths and fun door stickers to cozy lights and seasonal doormats, our top picks of outdoor Halloween decor for your front door are guaranteed to create both a spooky and stylish design that the whole street can enjoy.

Explore the best Halloween door decorations we've found this year

To help you in your quest for only the best outdoor Halloween decorations, our front door favorites include designs that can be suited to an array of different Halloween schemes. From fun to frightful, these are our best buys.

The best wreath decorations

Halloween porch decor with lanterns

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Wreaths can be used all year round to celebrate the changing seasons, and are great decorations for making your home's entrance feel more unique and inviting.

Whether you're wanting to shop for a more natural, rustic fall wreath for a chic Halloween look, or are looking for a spooky design that embraces traditional Halloween motifs, our collection of the best wreaths can appeal to all.

The best door stickers and signs

Scary ghost face sticker

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From chic word decals, to jack-o’-lantern faces and skeletons, who knew that a few simple stickers could transform your front door into something quite scary (and surreal) for Halloween. Shop our favorite sticker designs below.

The best doormats

outdoor halloween decor on a porch

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For a seasonal front door decoration that combines practicality with fun seasonal cheer, then why not opt for a Halloween-inspired doormat? 

From pretty pumpkin designs to mats that light up (yes really) a new doormat is a simple yet effective way to refresh your home's entrance for Halloween. 

If you're struggling to pick a favorite design, then why not but two – one for indoors and one for outdoors.

The best pumpkins

Halloween front door decor

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What's Halloween without decorating with pumpkins outdoors and for indoor Halloween decorating ideas? Probably the most traditional Halloween symbol and decoration of them all, these colorful, spooky squashes have been used since ancient times to scare evil spirits away. 

As beautiful as real pumpkins and gourds can be, some of us just don't like the mess of pumpkin carving and pumpkin painting, so we've gathered the best faux pumpkin designs for you to place outside of your front door instead.

The best lights and lanterns

Halloween scene outside front door

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To make your front door even more eye-catching for Halloween, be sure to decorate with plenty of lights.

Lanterns, string lights and more will not only help illuminate your other Halloween front door decor, they can be used as fabulous decorations in their own right.

Whether you opt for a simple set of colorful string lights, or embrace traditional jack-o’-lanterns, never underestimate the importance of good Halloween lighting.


How can I decorate my door for Halloween?

Whether you are in need of quick and easy decorating ideas, or are looking to create a magnificent, maximalist Halloween display, there are plenty of ways you can decorate your door for Halloween. 

As we have explored with the best Halloween door decorations, there are design ideas to suit all manner of styles and decorating abilities. 

From a stand-out seasonal wreath, to pumpkins, stickers, lights and doormats, you can be as subtle or as creative as you like!

For a more impactful design, ensure to pair you Halloween door decorations with Halloween window decor, too.

A lot of the decorations used on your front door can also be used on your windows, so be sure to factor in you windows when shopping for door decor. Stickers, pumpkins and lights, like this Spider Web Halloween Light from Target, are just some of our favorite ideas.

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.