Whether you’re all for autumn, harvest vibes or looking to spook things up for Halloween, decorating your front door can bring some fun and entertainment to your home.
Here are some tips and tricks to give your front door a Halloween makeover:
Look after your canvas.
It’s always good to start with a clean base – use a soft bristle brush dust off any debris and real-life cobwebs. Then using warm soapy water and a microfibre cloth give the door a wipe down.
Whether you unleash your creative side and make your own or buy one ready to go wreaths are a great way to add some decoration to your front door. Our top tips for picking a wreath are:
- Make sure to pick a wreath that fits proportionally to your door. If they are too small they may look lost or too wide and they will hit off the frame or cause an obstruction when opening/closing the door.
- We do no recommend using screws or nails on your front door as they can compromise the door and void any warranties offered with your door. Use stick on hooks that can be easily removed once not in use, just remember to use ones strong enough to hold the weight of your wreath.
- Finally, don’t be afraid to have fun with your wreath, add some fun colours to your door or incorporate small decorative pumpkins, bats, skulls or other spooky bits and bobs.
Pumpkins aren’t just for Halloween! If you are looking for autumn and harvest vibes, you can style your pumpkins on your doorstep by mixing and matching a variety of sizes and colours for an autumnal tonal welcome to your home. Or, if you’re all about the spook-factor carve your pumpkins (or turnips!) and line your doorstep for a pumpkin parade. Try different expressions and designs to create some fun and mischief for visitors and passers-by’s.
A recent trend has seen fabric being used to style up doors, from bows to banners this is a great way to add some personality to your door. Burlap or leave patterned fabric can be great for a seasonal look. Or cover your door with creepy cloth or gauze for an aged and haunted look. Add spider web patterns with stretchable spider webbing for an extra layer of spookiness.
A seasonal welcome.
One of the simplest yet most effective ways to change up your entry way is to add a welcome mat to your front door. This can be as something stylish and sophisticated to elevate your front door or something funny and whimsical to add some entertainment to your home.
Light up your home
Using flickering battery-operated candles or lanterns can add some extra light to your doorway on those darker evenings. If you’re after a spookier welcome, light up your Jack-O’-Lanterns or invest in some fun motion activated light displays to play some tricks on visitors as they pass by!
Remember, no matter your style, the key to a festive look or a Spooktacular Halloween door is to have fun and let your creativity run wild. Mix and match these ideas to create a custom front door display that will make your home the talk of the neighbourhood!