Last week I shared my porch decorated for fall. As promised, today I’m back to show you how it looks at night, plus I wanted to give you a peek at my Outdoor Halloween Decorations. I didn’t go crazy, but a few small touches gave my home some Halloween Spirit.
Whenever you move into a new place, part of the fun is figuring out what works best in that space You want things to look good, but they also have to function well. As the fall and winter holidays approach, I’ve been thinking about Christmas tree placement, outdoor lighting, and most recently, my outdoor Halloween decorations.
I’m giving myself a little latitude with everything I do at Bayberry House. I realize that my first go at things may not be “correct,” but it’s still so much fun to experiment with new materials and combinations and placement of items. With that being said, I’m super happy with the way the decor is coming along. My fall porch is beautiful, and my outdoor Halloween decorations are bewitching.
Let me show you what I created outside for Halloween, and then I’ll give you a peek at my porch.
Outdoor Halloween Decorations:
For a couple of years, I’ve been in love with this witch silhouette from Grandin Road. Now that I finally have a large enough yard, I had to bring her home.
I set her up, along with a matching cat, in the front yard and then surrounded her with pumpkins. I used some real pumpkins but also incorporated a few of these lighted flame pumpkins. During the day, you’d assume they were just real pumpkins, but at night they light up and glow with a flickering flame.
They are the greatest! They even have a timer so they turn themselves on and off.
I also went wild with pumpkins and gourds and scattered a few around the front of the house. While it’s not overkill, I think it helps to bring everything together. I included a few of the flame lighted pumpkins near the house to tie in my witch area in the yard.
At night, I use a few of these solar-powered spotlights to light everything up. I was impressed by how well they work – no cords required. And even though they are LED, they give off a warmer light, which I prefer to the blueish tint of many LEDs.
Now, let’s take a look at my side porch!
My Fall Side Porch at Night
When I photographed this space last week, I was excited to be able to shoot some pictures at night as well.
Typically, I like to photograph things during the day when I have lots of filtered sunlight. I think natural ligh makes for the best photographs. But as you can imagine, there isn’t a lot of filtered natural sunlight when the sun goes down.
Even without sunlight, the string lights and glow from candles can create a magical space and photograph. What do you think?
I kept costs down by picking up glass votives and candles from HomeGoods plus these inexpensive string lights from Amazon. It’s a quick and easy way to make a space feel special and welcoming.
If you’re interested in more details and sources for what’s in this space, you can check out last week’s post here.
Want more Halloween tricks and treats? These are some of my favorites:
- Spooky Chic Halloween Table Setting
- Halloween Paint Can Decor
- DIY Trick or Treat Yo’self Banner
- Printable Halloween Recipes Cards
- The Ultimate Halloween Playlist
All-in-all I think my outdoor Halloween decorations and glowing side porch are looking pretty festive for my first year at Bayberry House.
I hope you enjoyed this look at my space and picked up a few ideas for the exterior of your home. Happy Haunting!