Just Some Boo-tiful Halloween Decor To Get You In The Spooky Spirit

Dee Yonker

There’s nothing quite so exciting as reaching the point in the year when it’s acceptable to put out Halloween decor. Some folks wait until October when there’s a chill in the air and all the leaves have already changed color. Me? I whip out my pumpkins and other spooky knick-knacks when it’s still sweltering outside. As far as I’m concerned, once August is over it’s totally appropriate to start celebrating Halloween. Other folks put up their holiday decorations before Thanksgiving arrives, so why not stick with the trend of starting early?

If you assume that Instagram-worthy Halloween decor is merely a few pumpkins and faux cobwebs thrown around, think again. Decorating for Halloween is an art—and you’ll need certain tools to master it. Pumpkins are a must-have, yes, but cute Halloween decor requires so much more. Thankfully, it’s available in spades each year.

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Before you start adding a million different items to your cart (which is tempting, I know) let’s first take a moment to decide what types of decorations your home might need. Just like regular home decor, Halloween decor differs from person to person. Do you like spooky or cutesy? Gory or glam? Some folks like to go all-out with a totally haunted house vibe. Others like to keep it light and fun with smiling pumpkins and maybe some paper bats on the wall. There are so many different ways to decorate for Halloween and you should know exactly what style you’re going for before you shop.

For those who want a classic Halloween situation, you can’t go wrong with pumpkins of all kinds—real, glass or even fabric. Plastic pumpkins are fine, too, but if you’re looking for a little bit of elegance, steer clear of anything that resembles a child’s candy bucket. In addition to pumpkins, you can also replace your usual candles with Halloween-inspired picks (like black candles or festive-scented ones) and maybe add a fun throw pillow or two. Before you know it, your home will look like a Halloween wonderland.

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If you want to take a step further, though, I hear you. After all the pumpkins, candles and pillows are set out, opt for some faux fall leaves around your space—on the mantle is a particularly great spot. Add some Halloween garland to the walls and set your table with a spooky tablescape. You can easily find faux skulls and other ghoulish finds that work well strewn throughout your home, as well as a Halloween-inspired centerpiece, of course.

To help get you started, I’ve rounded up some of the best Halloween decor you can snag now from the brands you already love like, Target, Walmart and even Etsy. You’ll find options from chic pumpkin decorations to eerie Halloween garlands—everything you could ever need to turn your home into the Instagram-worthy spooky palace it was always meant to be. Happy haunting!

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Courtesy of Northlight.

Courtesy of Northlight.

16″ Lighted Purple LED B/O Spider Web

Target has everything, but I prefer to shop for more classic Halloween decorations whenever I shop there. By choosing a fail-safe option like this spider web decoration, you’re guaranteed to have a piece that you can pull out year after year.



Lighted $24.99


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Courtesy of Northlight.

Courtesy of Northlight.

Jack-O-Lantern Animated Double-Sided Halloween Pumpkin –

It doesn’t get more classic than a Jack-O-Lantern on Halloween! This option is animated for a modern touch. Prepare to spook your kids (or your friend’s kids) this year.



Jack-O-Lantern Animated Pumpkin (was… $49.99


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Courtesy of MFGNEH.

Courtesy of MFGNEH.

Hocus Pocus Halloween Pillow Covers

Running out of time? Amazon has you covered with its lightning-fast shipping. You’ll get these Hocus Pocus Halloween Pillow Covers in no time—and no one will know you ordered them on October 30.

Buy: Hocus Pocus Halloween Pillow Covers $16.99

Courtesy of WENWELL.

Courtesy of WENWELL.

Halloween Window Clings

Let your whole neighborhood know how much you love Halloween this year with this set of window decals. They’re a great last-minute addition if you just realized that Halloween is around the corner.

Buy: Halloween Window Clings $9.99

Courtesy of BlocksOfLove1Etsy.

Courtesy of BlocksOfLove1Etsy.

Personalized Halloween Decor

Etsy is second-to-none when it comes to personalized home decor, so I will be picking up this trio of painted pumpkins this year! They also make a great gift if you know anyone who was lucky enough to be born on Halloween.



Personalized Halloween Decor $4.50


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Courtesy of shopfluff/Etsy.

Courtesy of shopfluff/Etsy.

Black Bat Wall Hanging

These paper bats will make such a statement on your wall or ceiling. No one will have to know that you didn’t cut them out yourself!



Black Bat Wall Hanging $12


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Courtesy of Urban Outfitters.

Courtesy of Urban Outfitters.

Geo Moon Light Sculpture

Urban Outfitters is the place to shop if you want Halloween decor that has a cool-girl-approved vibe, like this Geo Moon Light Sculpture. It’s just spooky enough, you know?



Geo Moon Light Sculpture $34


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Courtesy of Urban Outfitters.

Courtesy of Urban Outfitters.

Color Drip Candlestick Set

This Color Drip Candlestick Set is so inexpensive and adds some themed flair to your apartment. Swap out your favorite fall-scented candle for this option this Halloween.



Color Drip Candlestick Set $4


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Courtesy of Home Accents Holiday.

Courtesy of Home Accents Holiday.

Hanging Plastic Decayed Posable Skeleton

If you’re lucky enough to have outdoor space (I’m jealous!) Home Depot is the place to go to decorate it. Hang this skeleton from a branch in front of your front door and spook all your neighbors on their nightly walks home.



Hanging Plastic Decayed Posable… $29.98


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Courtesy of Home Accents Holiday.

Courtesy of Home Accents Holiday.

Halloween Yard Decorative Pumpkin Pathway Markers

Line the edge of your property (or just decorate your backyard) with this set of Decorative Pathway Markers. Your neighbors will be so jealous!



Halloween Yard Decorative Pumpkin… $24.99


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Courtesy of DII.

Courtesy of DII.

Gothic Boo Doormat

If you’re not really a festive person but you don’t want to be the Halloween version of a Scrooge, consider checking out Walmart’s array of easy AF decor options. Nothing is simpler than throwing this Gothic Boo Doormat in front of your door and calling it a day.



Gothic Boo Doormat $22.99


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Courtesy of Unique Industries.

Courtesy of Unique Industries.

Paper Haunted House Halloween Centerpiece Decoration

Throw this centerpiece on your dining room table and you’ll be festive in no time! It also retails for less than five bucks, so what are you waiting for?



Paper Haunted House Halloween… $4


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Courtesy of Glitzhome.

Courtesy of Glitzhome.

Halloween Lighted Witch Word Block Table Décor

Bed Bath & Beyond is the place to go for all your dorm decor needs and why would that stop when it comes to Halloween decor? This piece is meant to go on a table, but it works just as well on top of your dresser or desk.



Halloween Lighted Witch Word Block… $30.99


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Courtesy of Luxen Home.

Courtesy of Luxen Home.

LED Pumpkin Lights in Glass Dome Table Decoration

Nothing says “I live in a dorm room” like some festive desk decor! This glass light from Luxen Home will cast your small space in a very Halloween-appropriate glow.



LED Pumpkin Lights in Glass Dome Table… $20.99


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Courtesy of Allie Falcon/Society 6.

Courtesy of Allie Falcon/Society 6.

Love or Die Tryin’ – Rhinestone Cowgirl Poster

If your love of Halloween is more of a year-round affair, you need some posters for your apartment that make it official! And for that, you need to check out Society 6. This pink poster is one of my personal favorites.



Love or Die Tryin’ – Rhinestone Cowgirl… $15.99


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Courtesy of Doodle by Meg/Society 6.

Courtesy of Doodle by Meg/Society 6.

Give ‘Em Hell Poster

This skull-themed poster is a great way to incorporate your love of Halloween into your apartment’s colorful aesthetic.



Give ‘Em Hell Poster (was $19.99) $15.99


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Courtesy of Grandin Road.

Courtesy of Grandin Road.

High Shine Metallic Pumpkins

Grandin Road makes tons of luxe-feeling decor options—and yes, that includes Halloween options too! This set of High Shine Metallic Pumpkins feels like a more grown-up version of the ones you had as a kid.



High Shine Metallic Pumpkins $49.50


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Courtesy of Grandin Road.

Courtesy of Grandin Road.

Metallic Apothecary Jars, Set of Three

No one would even know that this set of Metallic Apothecary Jars is Halloween-themed if it weren’t for the little black bats on top. You can take those off when it’s not the spooky season and you’ll still have some super cute decor!



Metallic Apothecary Jars, Set of Three $99.50


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Courtesy of Kirkland’s.

Courtesy of Kirkland’s.

Midnight Air Triple Wick Jar Candle

Small space living means that you can’t always put out a ton of decorations. Kirkland’s makes options that work for teeny apartments, like this festive candle that comes in a very theme-appropriate black color.



Midnight Air Triple Wick Jar Candle $9.99


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Courtesy of Kirkland’s.

Courtesy of Kirkland’s.

Buffalo Check Orange Pumpkin Wreath

Or, try hanging this colorful wreath on your front door to let all of your neighbors know that Halloween is your favorite holiday, ever.



Buffalo Check Orange Pumpkin Wreath $69.99


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Courtesy of East Urban Home.

Courtesy of East Urban Home.

Shower Curtain Set + Hooks

If you want every room to match your Halloween theme, you need to decorate your bathroom, too! Wayfair has you covered with tons of options, like this shower curtain.



Shower Curtain Set + Hooks $48.99


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Courtesy of The Holiday Aisle.

Courtesy of The Holiday Aisle.

Nephele Square Pillow Cover and Insert

Throw this fuzzy pillow cover on one of your favorite bedroom pillows and you’ll make your entire apartment feel a little more festive this year.



Nephele Square Pillow Cover and Insert $32.99


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Courtesy of Pier 1.

Courtesy of Pier 1.

Sugar Skull Square Whiskey Decanter

Pier 1 sells home decor that feels elevated, even when it comes to its selection of themed items. This Sugar Skull Square Whiskey Decanter looks like it should belong on a fancy bar cart, not at a Halloween party.



Sugar Skull Square Whiskey Decanter… $54.95


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Courtesy of Pier 1.

Courtesy of Pier 1.

Halloween Wooden Wine Trough

This Wooden Wine Trough is the perfect luxe update to your next Halloween-themed soiree. It’s both discreet and festive, so you can pull it out year after year without fail.



Halloween Wooden Wine Trough (Was… $99.95


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Courtesy of West Elm.

Courtesy of West Elm.

Dapper Animal Halloween Salad Plates

West Elm is second-to-none when it comes to its array of dishware, so of course, it has the perfect Halloween-themed options for your next dinner party! This set of Salad Plates will be a crowd favorite.



Dapper Animal Halloween Salad Plates $12


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Courtesy of West Elm.

Courtesy of West Elm.

Spooky Double Old Fashioned Glasses

Wow your dinner guests with this set of Old Fashioned Glasses. They won’t stop talking about your attention to detail for the rest of the year.



Spooky Double Old Fashioned Glasses $24


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