For those who want to get into the festive mood, finding Halloween decorations to decorate your entryway might just be trick-or-treating. But with so many options and some obvious classic decors, you may want to avoid that it can be difficult to find the best decors. Well, fear not, we’re here to help.
Designing a whimsical entryway for Halloween can set the tone for the rest of your home’s Halloween decor, making it an important space to look its best this season.
Our experts offered their favorite decorations and design tips for your Halloween entryway ideas.
Best Halloween entrance decoration
As the focal point of your home and the first thing guests see, your entryway should capture the essence of the rest of your home, while still being intimidating and fun.
If you’re wondering what looks good in your entryway when it comes to Halloween decor, we’ve picked out some of our best buys to inspire you.
1. Lantern corridor
Ambient lighting always sets the tone for a haunted evening, and to create an entrance flow to bring your guests in, a line of Halloween-themed lanterns can be a beautiful way to add some mood lighting to your space. Alternatively, you can choose a few lanterns of different heights to create an intentional corner display.
Old and ornate lanterns with flickering LED candles can cast eerie shadows and are a safe option. You can also choose lanterns that match the existing aesthetic of your entryway, for example by finding modern designs for modern entryways.
Have fun choosing your lantern and think outside the box, some are more decorative than others, like the pumpkin themed lanterns below.
Whether used indoors or outdoors, these lighted wire pumpkins can be an easy way to brighten up a space, and are perfect for string lights or candles.
A way to celebrate metal pumpkins
Add a Halloween glow to your home or to your outdoor Halloween decor with this 11 inch black metal tea light stand. This bold and elegant design can elevate most spaces with a chic, intimidating look.
Black Metal Slice Lantern Halloween Decor
Light up a corner or table, or incorporate this lantern into your Halloween porch decor. This 5.5 inch light up lantern can add a spooky glow to your Halloween party.
2. The haunted chandelier
If you have a chandelier or overhead light fixture in your entryway, this could be the perfect piece to decorate to turn it into an interesting Halloween light display.
“This decor adds a unique, gothic chic, and whimsical vibe,” says Jonathan Vachon, founder of Halo Homebuyers. “I would recommend this concept if you want to create a captivating focal point.”
“By decorating the chandelier with fake spider webs, plastic spiders, and black crows, you set the stage for a mysterious atmosphere. This decor plays with shadows and light, making it perfect for creating a chilled-out ambiance during evening gatherings. You can also add flickering LED candles for an extra layer of magic.” ‘
3. Floating decorations
As one of our favorite Halloween trends for 2023, floating candles are a creative and exciting Halloween display to add an air of mystery to your entryway. You can make your own by purchasing some LED candles like these LED battery operated flameless candles on Amazon.
To hang them, we recommend using Guterman Invisible String, also from Amazon, to attach to the candles and ceiling. You can also invest in Harry Potter™ floating candle lights (over $149) to save you the hassle of making them.
You can create depth by hanging candles at different heights, and distributing them elegantly on the ceiling of the entrance.
Another fun floating decoration that is also a Halloween craft idea is to create floating spirits using white fabric over floating balloons, cutting out some ghost eye holes. Perfect for getting kids involved, this idea is also perfect Halloween party decor.
They won’t last long, so it may be easier to hang them with an invisible string. You can also attach bat-shaped pieces to exterior walls or hang them from the ceiling to create an entire community of flying Halloween ghouls.
4. Goblin mop
Welcome your guests with a Halloween-themed welcome mat. “Enter if you dare” can set the mood.
“Entry rugs are one of my favorite things for seasonal decor, mostly because they are the first thing you see when entering a home which allows them to set the tone and create a festive mood,” says Devin Shaffer, principal interior designer at Decorilla. Believe it or not, by having a Halloween rug in your entryway or porch, you will be able to use fewer Halloween decor pieces in other rooms because of the rug’s initial impact.
“If you are planning to spend more than $50 on a rug/rug, I recommend choosing a rug that can be used during the fall season rather than a trendy rug. If you are planning to spend less than $50, go all out with a lantern, spider web, black cat, or skull, And don’t be afraid to act bold and moody because it’s meant to make a statement.’
Welcome trick-or-treaters with this spooky black door mat design. Rug measures 1ft 4in x 2ft 4in.
Welcome trick-or-treaters with this fun and adorable multi-colored pumpkin toy. This is perfect for Halloween porch decor.
Bat-shaped skeleton mop
For a fun way to keep your entryway clean and well decorated this Halloween, this skeleton doormat is the perfect buy.
5. Evil signs
If you’re looking for some Halloween entryway wall decor ideas, signs offer the opportunity to find or customize custom signs to warn or welcome guests to your haunted house. You can achieve an authentic Halloween aesthetic by deliberately disrupting and overpowering the look of the sign.
Welcome to Goblins Halloween Wall Sign
Welcome all the Halloween ghouls into your home with this monochromatic “Welcome Goblins” banner, which can easily be integrated into most spaces and styles.
6. Entrance decorations
There are many different Halloween decorations to decorate your front door that will elevate your entrance, whether it is a Halloween wreath, lights, scary statue decorations or cobwebs.
“In my opinion, this decor captures the spirit of the season while welcoming guests with warmth,” says interior designer Henry Brooks. “By arranging a row of pumpkins or pumpkin-shaped decorations in an arch-like formation, you are creating a magical path that draws attention in the best way possible.” Adding lights A fairy tale to the driveway not only casts a warm and welcoming glow, but also extends the magic of Halloween into the night.’
Adds Cam Dowski of We Buy Houses Chicago, “Use black or lace curtains to add suspense and mystery.” Can be hung above windows or doorways.’
Below we have listed some great Halloween door decorations for your entryway.
Wuffmeow Artificial Black Rose Vine
This gothic rose wreath can be a perfect and easy decoration to wrap around a banister, or hang on a door or mirror frame to add an attractive Halloween element to your home.
This beautiful luminous crystal spider web is an original Halloween wall display that can add sparkle to any space.
National Tree Company, Pumpkin Wreath
Because this 72-inch orange wreath can brighten up your Halloween display, it’s the yang of the National Tree Company Pumpkin Wreath.
7. Seasonal table decor
For those who have a table in your entryway, this can be the perfect opportunity to build a balanced display with your favorite small Halloween decorations.
“Put an eye-catching centerpiece at the entrance, e.g
Large pumpkin with intricate carvings and a wreath of fake black branches and
Nervous accents or candlesticks.
Illuminate your space with this gorgeous gothic crow candle holder.
Dolicer 10pcs Silk Dahlia Flower Stems
Was $43.99, now $17.99
For an elegant yet dark and undeniably spooky Halloween decoration, these 16-pack of 10 artificial dahlias will look perfect in a seasonal vase, or woven into a Halloween wreath or wreath.
$32.00 – $44.00
These gothic decorative pumpkins with a glossy finish can blend seamlessly with most aesthetics, creating a fun Halloween theme in your home.
Handmade Recycled Glass Pumpkin Lid Candles – Harvest Spice
$39.50 – $59
This decorative pumpkin candle comes in an array of colors and patterns and is perfect for adding a sophisticated Halloween element to your home.
Perfect for indoor or outdoor Halloween decor, display your fall plants in this blue ceramic pumpkin-shaped plant. Choose plants with Halloween colors such as orange and yellow plants.
These decorative glass pumpkins are an elegant and interesting festive decoration that can be used on tea lights or string lights to create an illuminated display.
8. Halloween wreath
Finding a good wreath with Halloween touches will be a guaranteed hit in your entryway decor, and can look great hung not only on the inside of your front door, but also as a wall display or hung from the ceiling.
Choose a gothic wreath made of bare branches and twigs with dark flowers, or make a Halloween wreath in fall colors, pumpkins and gourds to add some color to your entryway.
“You can also decorate their front door with fall-inspired wreaths made of colorful leaves, berries, pinecones and mini pumpkins,” says Jason Farr, CEO of Cozy Wreaths. “These will look so beautiful on your front door while creating a Halloween ambiance.”
Celebrate the changing leaves and the bounty of fall with this festive pumpkin wreath. It’s a charming addition, whether you’re renovating your front door or decorating your fall mantel.
Artificial sunflower wreath from The Holiday Aisle
Was $95.99, now $70.99
This colorful wreath will bring beautiful fall colors into your home, and is perfect for hanging over a door, on a wall, or above a fireplace.
Artificial trailing wreath, black
Create a dramatic wall display with this black wreath. This Halloween wearing natural wreath is an eye-catching piece.
How do I display pumpkins in a Halloween entryway?
Nothing says Halloween like a pumpkin, but think beyond the classic jack-o-lantern. Alternatively, arrange your pumpkins into a purposeful display by layering pumpkins at different heights between candles and gourds.
Remember not to clog your entryway with Halloween decorations, as function is always key to creating an elegant display.
For a final idea, you can also use a cauldron to keep Halloween treats in your entryway for visitors. With these decor ideas, you can create an exciting and memorable Halloween entrance that will impress your guests and trick-or-treaters alike.