Halloween is approaching and we all know how overwhelming it can be to come up with new and inspiring decoration ideas to put you in that holiday spirit with just the right amount of scare sprinkled with cuteness or creepiness (take your pick). The staircase offers an often ignored decorating space that can elevate your Halloween decoration.
As you have often noticed that haunted houses in movies or TV shows almost always have a creepy staircase. One fresh example – the Creel House in Vecna-infested Upside-Down has vine-laden stairs which become a death trap in Stranger Things. So you get the idea.
You have plenty of options to set the eerie mood of the season, which can be used for both indoor steps and outdoor stairs. From chic and sophisticated décor elements to ghoulish and frightful layouts, here are some brilliant Halloween staircase decoration ideas to inspire you.
Indoor Halloween Staircase Decoration Ideas
Bats, spiderwebs, and pumpkins – what more could you want to deck up your staircase in Halloween vibe?
Follow the spiders. This decor idea definitely gives us a major Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets vibe.
Paste some paper bats on the staircase railing along with a few pumpkins on the steps for a nominal touch.
If don’t have much time to decorate, try an acorn lighting string wrapped around the railing. It will be perfect.
Halloween Town is the most fitting place to borrow elements for your holiday decor. Here is an inspiration.
These cute paper rat stickers will add a minimalistic holiday to your stairs. Throw in a few pumpkins and you are good to go.
Carved and hollowed-out pumpkins make for wonderful lamps. Place them on your stairs and light the way on the Day of the Dead.
Carving pumpkins can be a difficult task. If you don’t want the mess of creating jack-o’-lanterns, paint some lanterns on the gourds and put them on the stairs.
Creepy crawlers and birds of prey on black-painted pumpkins are an easy-to-do and wonderful idea for Halloween staircase decoration.
Nothing says spooky like creepily-dressed skeletons and eerie string lights hanging from the staircase railing.
A witch’s hat paired with other black and orange elements wrapped around the stairs makes a perfect Halloween setup.
Big paper spiders and pumpkins strewn about the staircase will put you right in the holiday spirit.
If cute and subtle decor is not your cup of tea, give a fright to your party guests by creating a graveyard set up on the stairs.
Giant spiders and skeletons are going to deck up your staircase in an eerie vibe.
Outdoor Halloween Staircase Decoration Ideas
Probably the easiest staircase decoration idea for Halloween is painting dozens of pumpkins in rainbow hues and adorning the steps with them.
Skeletons sitting on your porch stairs are all set to spook the trick-or-treaters this holiday season.
Stack jack-o’-lanterns on the stairs for an absolutely delightful Halloween staircase decoration.
Bloody footprints and handprints on your outdoor stairs are more than enough to give a fright to trick-or-treaters. Get this bloody decal at Amazon.
Add fresh flowers, lanterns, skeletons, and pumpkins for a perfect outdoor staircase decoration for Halloween.
Create a graveyard set up on your front stairs with tombstones and slime to evoke the holiday vibe.