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Is your front entrance ready for trick-or-treaters?

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Fall Doorstep

Rikki Snyder, original photo on Houzz

In just a couple of weeks, hordes of trick-or-treaters might just be descending on your porch asking for treats. Are you ready? Ensure your front doorstep is welcoming and primed to receive visitors with some easy fall decor pieces, like extra lanterns and plenty of pumpkins.

Flickering Lights

Beckon visitors to your door with these atmospheric metal hurricanes, perfect for displaying flickering candles. Made of iron with a bronze finish, each of these three hurricanes features a cut-out tree design, for a striking jack-o-lantern effect. But of course, you can keep these ones up all year long!

Set of 3 Metal Tree Hurricanes from Houzz

Put up a Flag

Let trick-or-treaters know your house is open with this cute fall-themed flag. Made of burlap and featuring a festive pumpkin motif, it’s perfect for adding a cheerful touch to your home now through Thanksgiving.

Pumpkin Burlap Garden Flag from Houzz

Cat’s Eyes

Instantly make your entryway ready for Halloween with this playful fall doormat. Featuring a couple of pumpkins and a black cat peeking out from underneath, it’s sure to become a favorite decor piece. Made of polyester, this mat can be machine-washed for use over and over again.

Autumn Watch Indoor/Outdoor Rug from Houzz

Amber Waves of Grain

You don’t have to wait until Christmas time to put up a wreath — start now with this golden, autumnal version made of all-natural materials. With a mix of wheat, oat and millet grasses, this wreath would add a gorgeous, rustic touch to any front door.

20” Grains Wreath from Houzz

Keep it Classic

Illuminate your front windows with one or two of these grinning jack-o-lantern lights. With LED bulbs and spanning about a foot and a half, it’s a classic decor piece to get your home ready for Halloween.

LED Pumpkin Window Decor from Houzz

Get Festive

Create a magical, festive atmosphere by draping these string lights from a porch ceiling or awning above your door. Spanning 48 feet, this string of clear bulbs will give your porch some serious ambiance, and can be enjoyed all fall and winter long.

Savannah Clear String Lights from Houzz

Stop and Sit

Adding a bench to your entryway will really make it feel inviting, and this wooden bench would match almost any exterior. Made entirely of eucalyptus and stained to be UV resistant, it’s a versatile bench to add to your decor.

Parkway Eucalyptus Bench from Houzz

A Splash of Orange

Add a seasonal touch to any outdoor benches or chairs you may have on your front porch with this orange throw pillow. Made of antimicrobial polyester with a removable, washable cover, this pillow is ideal for outdoor use.

Visions Disco Pillow, Orange from Houzz

Fall Flowers

For that classic fall porch look, plant some bright yellow or orange mums in these rustic planters (and a few pumpkins scattered about wouldn’t hurt either). This set comes with three tin buckets of various sizes with a distressed finish and a gorgeous trellis pattern.

Guiselle Metal Planters, Set of 3 from Houzz

Light the Way

Make sure those trick-or-treaters have plenty of light to travel by with glowing outdoor wall sconces. This lantern-style light is made of aluminum with a rubbed bronze finish and seeded glass panels. Elegant yet relaxed in style, it’s the perfect way to spruce up your doorstep.

Tristan Wall Sconce from Houzz


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