Decorate Your Garage Door for Fall and Winter Holidays

Halloween garage door

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The garage door tends to be a large, flat, highly-visible space on the front of most houses. This makes garage doors great for holiday decorations as we approach Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s. We’ve seen a lot of garage door decorations over the years. Here are a few tips we gathered to help make your garage door attractive and innovative for the holidays.

Check if your garage door will hold magnets

If your garage door is made of steel, it may hold magnets well. Simple paper decorations, backed with magnets, like bats for Halloween or stars for Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s, are fun and easy to make. They also add some festive holiday cheer to the front of your house.

Don’t overthink classic holiday iconography

Christmas garage door decorations

A simple wreath hung in the middle of the garage door or an array of crisp white lights could be all the Christmas decoration your garage door needs. A giant red bow across the door turns the house into a present. When it comes to decorations, less is often more, as the viewer’s eye will go straight to the prominent display.

Reference classic holiday books and movies

Halloween garage door decoration

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The iconic line “Twas the night before Christmas…”, cut out and accompanied by Santa’s sleigh would be a fun and unusual Christmas decoration. A pair of witch’s legs sticking out from under the door makes a nice allusion to an iconic film that everyone will understand. Using literary references adds specificity and depth to your holiday decorations that may be lacking in a classic jack o’ lantern or wintry wreath.

Invest in a reusable mural

Halloween garage door ideas

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A reusable mural printed on water-resistant material can quickly turn your garage door into a Jack o’ Lantern face, monster teeth, or a black mass of witches. Consider a nativity scene or menorah for Christmas or Hanukkah. Celebrate the holiday season this year by making your garage door a canvas for thematic scenes, classic holiday icons, or witty literary references.

These are just a few of the many ways you can decorate your garage door for upcoming holidays. We’d love to gather more inspirations for our own doors! ​Feel free to share your ideas with us, and choose Larry Myers Garage Doors for quality parts and garage door service when you need it.