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How To Spruce Up a Small Porch for Halloween ~ #LowesFallDecor


I love decorating for Halloween, but I usually only do my front yard, which is huge, and my indoors. However, this year I decided that I wanted to spruce up my front porch a little. After all, it's where the kids come to ring the doorbell in order to receive their Halloween candy, but it's also a very small area. So how do you spruce up a small porch for Halloween? In collaboration with Lowes, I want to show you how.


As I mentioned, my front porch is rather small so there's not a lot of room for lots of decorations. You also don't have to spend lots of money to decorate, you can use a few of what you already own. When fall rolls around, I usually have a few bales of hay and a mini scarecrow, but this year I wanted to add a bit more. It didn't necessarily have to be scary, however it should reflect the holiday. So I took a trip to my local Lowes to see their Halloween product offerings. I was truly impressed and I managed to pick up quite a few pieces that I knew I couldn't live without. So what did I get and how does it fit in with my project? Let's begin.


First choose your theme
What exactly are you looking for? Do you want a spooky theme complete with fog or something simple? However, you may want it to fit into your neighborhood theme or the look of your home. A quick look on Pinterest can give you a few ideas on what you would like to have. Saving photos on your phone when you go shopping can help make your shopping experience much easier.

Set a budget
Knowing how much you are willing to spend is always a great way to start. You don't want to overspend, if you really can't afford it. Luckily, Lowe’s offers great values on the latest spooky décor to deck out your home for Halloween.

Dress up your doorway
No matter how big or small your front door is, a Halloween wreath gives it that added holiday touch. It shows that you are into the season and spruces up your front door. I picked up this Halloween Wreath with LED lights, decorated with black leaves and purple and silver glitter accents. Adding a Halloween themed doormat will also give it a festive touch, and don't forget your candy bowl.


Pumpkins of various sizes
Adding pumpkins of different heights and sizes will give it a unique touch. After all, what is Halloween without pumpkins. You can make a pumpkin patch and go with as many pumpkins as your heart desires. Light up pumpkins can look rather spooky in the dark.

Add an animated extra touch
To give your home a more spooky theme, you can add animated decor. Props that light up or move. For this I chose a tree greeter that gives an added faux flame effect. You get the effect of fire without actual burns. I also added a lamp post sign that came complete with added skeleton bones and signs leading to the dungeon or cemetery. It was the added spooky charm that I needed.


I'm not entirely sure that I am done with my look,  but I had a budget that I wanted to stick to, and these are all items that can be reused, year after year. So next year there will be additions. There will be witches hanging from the roof, spiders along the wall and fog swirling throughout the decor. All of these things and more you can also get at your local Lowes. Amp up your home's spooky spirit this Halloween!

You can shop my front porch look by hovering over the photo below and clicking on the links, which will take you directly to each product.


Have a Happy Halloween!

Annmarie John
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  1. These are such great tips! It's always so much fun to decorate the entryway for the Holidays. It's my favorite thing to do.

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  2. All these porches look great. I'm a big fan of decorating small spaces like this. They small enough to deck out big time, but they're not so big that you'll break the bank.

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  3. These are some great tips on how to do so much with a small space! Very creative ideas!

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  4. Awesome ideas. Our porch is not huge and I could get a few ideas from your post. I would use a spooky kind of wreath too. Oh, and pumpkins and jack o' lanterns are always a staple.

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  5. I like the street light decor. That is so scary awesome! I will be checking all the links and ask my husband for his opinion. I think he'll love the same one I picked. :)

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  6. What a great way to make a small space festive. I usually send my husband into Lowe's, but maybe I will go next time.

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  7. I have a pretty small front porch, so these are great ideas for me! We do a lot of our shopping at Lowes anyways especially since they give a Military discount and my husband was Army.

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  8. Love how you decorated and we too went to Lowe's this year to decorate the outside of our home, as well! :)

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  9. This is cute. I love that street sign. I try to stay away from anything too scary since my kids are so small, but this all looks like they would enjoy.

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  10. Your porch looks so cute! I love the stacked pumpkins!

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  11. That is a great way to greet the trick or treaters. I think it does not have to be the biggest display but your porch is fun and festive.

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  12. I like these decorations. Our porch is relatively small but there's enough room for some decorations. I need set a little budget and get it done!

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  13. Great tips! Our porch is fairly small but I would like to add a few fall decorations. I'm adding it to my to-do list.

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  14. I love each decor that you chose, especially the pumpkins. They're adorable. I also like that creepy sign. You're totally right about the lights making a difference.

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  15. I have a large wrap around porch, but yours looks every bit as festive as mine! So adorable.

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  16. Such cute tips! We don't really get into Halloween over in Australia (despite the fact that we do try to be as Americanised as possible haha) but decorating for it sounds like so much fun

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  17. The decorations you selected look good. I agree...every door can hold a wreath and it does tie everything together. I have not been to Lowes in a bit. I need a key though...so I'll swing ovwr and check out the holiday items while we're there.

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  18. So many cute finds! I really love that wreath. I will have to go out and grab a few more items for my porch!

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  19. I don't like spending too much in decorations and I usually pick the ones that I can reuse each year and just add a little more when I need to. I think these tips are amazing, tried and tested! That wreath is stunning, by the way.

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  20. I hadn't thought of Lowe's for Halloween decor. I need to go check it out because my kids love to decorate the porch.

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  21. We have a small porch as well, so I know how tricky it is to decorate. I just love that wreath!

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  22. I love that you were able to showcase how to spruce up a small porch for Halloween. I used to have such tiny areas for the walk way to home that I hadn't a clue how to decorate them, your tips and photos make it look super easy!

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  23. Your porch looks super festive, I love it! This makes me want to live in a house rather than apartment!

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  24. I love how simple your front porch was to create. You made a big impact with not a big space. We actually have the same doors as you do! We've always used the clings, because my daughter loves using them.

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  25. Great tips for decorating a tiny porch for Halloween. I have a very small porch at my house.

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  26. So cute! We have a smaller front porch too and it took me forever to decorate this year. I love using hay bales too.

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  27. So cute! Halloween is my favorite time of year so we tend to go overboard. My little one saw a huge blow-up for Halloween at Lowe's last weekend, complete with spinning eyes. Totally need it!

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  28. I love these ideas! That wreath looks awesome!

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  29. I love all of these ideas even though I don't think I would ever get my act together enough to actually decorate since I need all the things to decorate.

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  30. Less is definitely more for a these small porch space. Great ideas and it still looks really festive.

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  31. This turned out so great! Do you want to come to my house and spruce it up for Halloween too?? Looks great girl!

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  32. Such a great way to bring that halloween flair to the front porch. trick or treaters are going to love it!

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  33. I love how you have shown that even the smallest porch can still look 'spook-tacular' in time for the Halloween festivities. I love the look of the signs on the lamppost!

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  34. I love your Halloween porch! I don't have a porch where I currently live, so I have to wait to decorate mine

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  35. This is such cute decor! I actually love the look of smaller porches when they are decorated like this---very warm and inviting. :)

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  36. I love the black wreath and the creative sign. And even though it's tricky to decorate such small porch, you did incredibly well on it.

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  37. This is so perfect and a great idea. Even good for apartment or townhome patios.

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  38. I love these decorations and I love the set up for Halloween. Glad that you share this

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  39. Oh how darling! I love that you don't have to be extravagant in small spaces, but you also have to be careful to not overload. You did it just right and i love the black wreath!

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  40. Very cute! Love the decorations and ideas! I love the holidays and you can give everyone a touch of the season with cute front porch decor!

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  41. This is such a cute idea! You have inspired me to go to Lowes and get a few things!!

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  42. It looks so awesome! I have a small porch too and it's SO decorated right now. And you know our interior is too. I LOVE Lowe's!

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  43. You don't have to go crazy to create the perfect spooky front porch. Picking a theme and a budget really does help.

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  44. I love this! We just moved into a new home and went from having a full courtyard to a smaller porch area. These are great ideas and Lowe's is always our very favorite for outdoor holiday decor.

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  45. I love what you did with your entryway! So festive! The kids will love that!

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