10 Easy (Non-Cheesy) Ways to Dress Up Your Porch for Halloween

updated May 1, 2019
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I love a good Halloween decoration almost as much as a Christmas decoration. The only problem? So many of them are just so darn cheesy. Sorry, but I don’t really want to display a giant inflatable mummy. Ditto for a skeleton of a dead dog. Luckily, there are some pretty cute decorations that are still festive and sure to set the mood for trick-or-treaters.

Check out these 10 fun finds.

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Natural Coir Black Crow Doormat, $28 at Bambeco (Image credit: Bambeco)
  1. Natural Coir Black Crow Doormat, $28 at Bambeco: Those willing to cross this crow (and ring your doorbell) will be in for a sweet reward (in the form of candy!).
  2. Spooktacular Garland Kit, $13 at Paper Source: I’m big on surprising colors for Halloween and I especially love this banner, featuring oh-so-trendy mint green. Plus, this is basically the easiest DIY project ever.
  3. Lit Bat Wings, $59 at Pottery Barn: Go a little batty with this battery-powered marquee-style light. Hang it on your door or use fishing line to seemingly suspend it in mid-air.
  4. Polka Dot Pumpkin, $40 at Grandin Road: Unlike the pumpkins you buy at the grocery store, this nine-inch, polyresin option will last through the year — and all the years after.
  5. Halloween Twig Wreath, $20 at Target: Who says wreaths are just for Christmas? This one is eerie yet classy at the same time.
  6. Boo LED Halloween Decor, $32 at Wayfair: No one will boo you for putting out this galvanized metal sign.
  7. Black Cat Burlap Pillow, $15 at Vine and Country: If you’ve got a covered porch with a rocking chair, you need this pillow. The burlap is perfect for fall and the hand-drawn cat is the right mix of cute and creepy.
  8. Bloody Edison Bulb Set, $12 at Big Lots: Edison bulbs can be spooky on their own, but add this faux dripping blood, and this string of lights is just the thing to set the mood.
  9. Large Glass Pumpkin Jar and Cover, $15 at Oneida: Depending on how many trick-or-treaters you get, this jar won’t hold enough candy for everyone. But you can always replenish it as the night goes on. Or fill it with some battery-powered lights and set it on a cafe table.
  10. Bug and Skull Flameless LED Pillar Candles, $24 for three at World Market: Skip the jack-‘o-lanterns and let these candles guide the way up the steps to your front door.