A simple spider garland (another cheap Target find) and of course pumpkins (various sizes and colors are my personal preference!) finish up the front porch decor. And of course a little textile change out on the porch bench and swing which I typically do at the start of fall (see our fall front porch decor makeover from last year). It feels cozy and inviting!
But speaking of inviting, did you know that more vandalism insurance claims are filed from Halloween than any other day of the year? While we live in a generally safe neighborhood, you can never be too careful- which is why we protect our house (and our pumpkins!) with SimpliSafe. We purchased this system shortly after we moved into our home about 6 years ago after a rash of small thefts on our street. We researched several other systems before purchasing but are very happy with our decision to pick SimpliSafe. Their wireless security system is affordable, easy to set up, and super flexible. Since our original purchase we have added an addition to our home and all it took were a few clicks to add extra sensors and monitors for the extra room. Their customer service is excellent- they quickly reached out the other day when our base station dropped service after our son was caught playing with it (oh toddlers!). I am happy to thoroughly recommend this system after years of use and experience with their reliability (and I'm not being paid to say this- I genuinely believe in this product and have recommended it to neighbors and family for years).
I also love the decals we received with the purchase of our system. We keep a sign in the back and front of our home as well as stickers on all our entrance doors to help deter burglars. And of course our The Neighbors Have Better Stuff door mat really helps keep those vandals and burglars away :)
But on to why you're really here- the easy decor… scroll down to see how I quickly spruced up the inside!