How To Make Your Windows And Doors Look Spook-tacular For Halloween

Spooktacular decorations for your home

Halloween can transport us back to our childhood. With fond memories of dressing up, trick-or-treating and eating too many sweets, that spooky magic can be easily recreated for the children (and adults) in your neighbourhood by adding a few simple touches to your windows and doors.

Despite what you might believe, you don’t have to put on big gaudy displays to embrace Halloween. Orion’s tips keep it classy with subtle ways of changing the mood of your home to fit in with the season.

Decorate your door with an autumn-inspired wreath 

Many homeowners love to add a Christmas wreath to their door for the festive period but they fail to take advantage of just how beautiful an autumn wreath can be. 

Forage your own garden for colourful leaves, acorns and small twigs, grab some wreath making supplies from a well-stocked craft shop and get crafty. If you don’t have time to make your own, many shops sell impressive autumn wreaths that will be sure to give your guests a cheery welcome.

Autumnal wreath

Make an entrance worthy of the occasion

Carving pumpkins is a fun Halloween tradition. Although it can get messy, you’ll be left with a creation that can be used for the entrance of your home.  Make the neighbours smile with creative carvings scattered around your doorway.  

Remember: instead of throwing away your pumpkins on the 1st of November, cut it into chunks for hungry wildlife as a one-off treat. Birds love pumpkin seeds too! 

Doormats can add character to the entrance to your home, and this is certainly the case with humorous Halloween-themed entrance mats. Etsy has hundreds of options that range from clever to creepy.

Pumpkin patch

Give your home a glow

Don’t underestimate the use of lighting around windows to make a spooky impression for passers-by. Hang mini LED pumpkins and coloured string lights to give your home a warm, enchanting glow. 

You can also replace porch lights with coloured bulbs, choosing between bright orange or a more subtle copper tone.

Lights around windows

As you draw attention to the exterior of your home with these Halloween decorations, get in touch with Orion to find out about updating your existing windows and doors today.


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