3 Last Minute Halloween Window Decorations

Ashley Dennis | 15 Oct 2019 | Seasonal Trends

It's #spookyszn y'all!

Is it just us or does it feels like yesterday was just July 4th? Now that temperatures are dropping it feels like our to-do list is getting longer: carve pumpkins, find costumes, haunt houses, pick up candy (try not to eat the candy)...

If Halloween snuck up on you, and you still want to give your home a spooky vibe - we've got three last-minute window decorating projects to trick out your windows for a real treat.

1. Spooky Silhouettes

Black poster board is perfect for creating creepy creatures that watch you. Print out and trace ghastly creature with our free template download or get crafty and freehand your own!

Backlit window shutter with one panel open revealing a witchy silhouette decoration.

Pictured: Blinds.com Faux Wood Shutter in White

This project can be visible both inside and outside the windows depending on the time of day. It works best with light filtering shades or blinds with slats tilted open so light can shine through in either direction.

close up showing how the pupils float behind the eye cut outs on the halloween witch silhouette.

Floating "pupils" behind eye shaped cutouts will create the illusion that they are following you around the room. The trick is in the depth! Suspending the pupils a half inch from the eye cut outs give it this unique perspective.

Animated gif showing how the eyes of the halloween cut-out seem to follow you around the room.

Neighborhood watch takes on a whole new meaning...

2. Pom Poms

Halloween decor doesn't have to be all pumpkins and scarecrows. Pom poms strung along a thin thread and hung vertically in the window can look chic while still letting you operate your window treatments. Choose a fresh color palette, like this yellow ochre, black and cream. The trick to a more sophisticated look is limiting the number of colors you use. We recommend keeping it to 3 colors max. Consider coordinating or contrasting the colors with your window treatments!

Brown wood blind with fall colored pom pom strands hung in the window.

Pictured: Blinds.com 2" Deluxe Wood Blind in Lite Walnut

Simply tape the pom pom strands to the headrail of the blind or your window frame. We don't recommend attaching to the valance (the decorative molding piece at the top of your blinds) due to the extra weight that could cause the valance to break or fall. For outside mount blinds, try hanging strands within the window frame so the blinds slide over them but are still visible when tilted open!

Close up showing pom pom strands are taped to the headrail of the blind and not the valance.

3. Foliage Strands

Leaf it alone! For a less spooky and more seasonal, try hanging leafy strands vertically in your window. A dab of hot glue or a needle and thread is all you need to string the leaves. If you opt to use a needle and thread a tiny knot will stop the leaf from sliding up or coming off the thread.

Wood blind with decorative autumn leaf strands hanging over it in the window.

Pictured: Blinds.com 2" Deluxe Wood Blind in Lite Walnut

Spread them out on the strands for a look that feels light and airy. Hang these in the window just like you would the pom poms.

Close up of fabric leaf with string hot glued to back of it

This look would be especially cute with rustic or farmhouse influenced decor styles. Plus it transitions into the Thanksgiving season nicely so you don't have to worry about leaving it up a little longer!

Siamese cat gently touching leaf decorations in window

Hey! Leaf that alone! Pictured: Blinds.com 2" Premium Wood Blind in White

Try these projects on your windows and tag us in your photos on Instagram @blindsdotcom. We hope you have a happy and safe Halloween!

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  • About Author

    Ashley is the Blinds.com Junior Social Media Specialist. A weekend-warrior, she and her husband spend their time fixing up their townhome together. She is an Illustrator and has converted her dining room into a tiny studio where she hangs out with her two assistant-cats: Blue & Chai. Sci-fi books, video games and hula hooping are also her jam. Follow her on Instagram @Adenn.fox.