3 Halloween Lighting Ideas For A Wicked Good Look

Create Your Favorite Halloween Look For Your Maryland, DC, Or Northern Virginia Home

You can use these 3 Halloween lighting ideas for your landscape this year. Try putting electric candles in jack-o-lanterns for the classic Halloween look or hang them in trees for a mystical forest. Backlighting and cutouts can cast shadows across your walls and from your windows. You can choose a color theme like chilly blue lights to create a Halloween scene.

Halloween lighting ideas
Halloween lighting ideas

You can use these 3 Halloween lighting ideas for your landscape this year. Try putting electric candles in jack-o-lanterns for the classic Halloween look or hang them in trees for a mystical forest. Backlighting and cutouts can cast shadows across your walls and from your windows. You can choose a color theme like chilly blue lights to create a Halloween scene.

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Some Super(natural) Outdoor Lighting Ideas

“Let’s make our yard terror-iffic this year Marty!”

Halloween outdoor lighting ideas

Marty shakes his head and smiles at Jennifer’s enthusiasm. He hasn’t seen this much excitement since the Fourth of July. “She really does love her holiday celebrations,” he thinks lovingly. 

“Let’s do it!” he says, returning Jennifer’s energy. “But, let’s keep in mind younger kids come to our house so let’s not make it too scary.” Jennifer pauses for a minute before saying, “I’ve got it! Ok, all I need now is to choose what Halloween lighting ideas we’re going to use this year.”

Jennifer moves decorations out of the way until she finds what she’s looking for – the decorations binder.

1. Candles

“We’re definitely using candles babe,” Jennifer begins.

Electric candles only please,” Marty stresses. “We don’t want any fires springing up or someone burning themselves accidentally.” 

“I know,” Jennifer replies. “Ok, let’s see what it has on using candles for Halloween lighting ideas.”

Candles are one of the best Halloween lighting ideas
  • Put candles in jack-o-lanterns around your door for the classic Halloween look
  • Line candles down the path to your home for a spookily lit trail
  • Hang candles from trees in mason jars to create a magical forest theme
Candles are one of the best Halloween lighting ideas
  • Put candles in jack-o-lanterns around your door for the classic Halloween look
  • Line candles down the path to your home for a spookily lit trail
  • Hang candles from trees in mason jars to create a magical forest theme

“Definitely going classic this year with the candlelit jack-o-lanterns,” Jennifer decides. “Perfect! You know I love carving pumpkins,” Marty beams. “That’s mostly why I chose it,” Jennifer thinks while smiling back.

“This next one could be fun!” she says turning back to the binder.

2. Backlighting (It’s Like Shadow Puppets)

“Let’s cut out some silhouettes for our windows,” Marty suggests.

Backlighting is a great Halloween lighting idea

“Please explain this Halloween lighting idea to me again,” Marty asks. “So you take an object, put it in front of a window, and shine a light on it from behind,” Jennifer explains. It’s basically like making shadow puppets with your hands and a flashlight.”

“Ooohhh ok, yeah. Can we buy something instead? I’m already carving pumpkins,” Marty asks. Jennifer pauses for a few seconds before saying “It’s ok, I can cut something out myself, like a basic witch or ghost. Anyway, let’s see what the next idea is.”

3. Creating A Halloween Color Scheme

“This reminds me, we need to choose an overall color theme.”

Marty thinks before saying “Let’s do a chilly blue theme this year, I already have the perfect setup for it.”

“Is blue really the best color babe?”

“Trust me,” Marty says, waggling his eyebrows, “I know somethings about designing landscape lighting.”

Jennifer laughs lightly and nods, closing the binder.

Chilly blue lights creating a perfect Halloween feel

“Looks like we have our Halloween lighting ideas all worked out, so now we get to go to the other decorations!” Jennifer says excitedly. The couple continues to celebrate the holiday by planning their ideal Halloween landscape design.