Whether you’re in the balmy climes of Florida or the crisp fall temperatures of New England, we all have one thing in common this time of year: Halloween!
And while parents all over the world are pitching their kids’ costume ideas (and trying to avoid those last-minute stressors), we in the interior design community are channeling all the haunted vibes right into our homes. . That’s right, it’s time to turn our normally stately abodes into the spooky haunts we know they can be.
Fear not: Halloween decor doesn’t have to be all witches, skeletons, and screaming bats (although we’re not mad at those over-the-top decorations!). If you’re looking for something a little quieter this fall, we’ve found all the things that can satisfy your Christmas decorating cravings, minus the upholstery.
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Set a spooky tone with this tattered cotton voile scarf that can be placed on your mantelpiece, buffet, table, or even stair railings this Halloween.
Turn your fall dinner party into a spooky affair with this lace tablecloth that evokes a huge spider web. It can be worn alone or layered over another color to really show off every spooky detail. More to know: Comes in a runner also.
Edgy, spooky and beautiful all at once, this black feather wreath from Michaels is a stylish way to adorn your front door this Halloween season.
It’s not really Halloween if you don’t have some skulls involved, right? Right. We love this silly set of three, mimicking the old adage “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil,” and we think they’re perfect for mantelpieces and coffee tables alike. Plus, they’re candle holders, so you can really make them pop with your best flickering flames.
Keep the ghost going with this web serving dish. In addition to having a festive vibe, this plate’s raised edges also help prevent spooky spills or stains from spoiling the fun.
Your bartender of the season? He is not very talkative. But he keeps the wine flowing! Trust us, this bottle holder will be one of your new favorite decorations.
If you’re looking for a subtle piece with a sky-high creepy factor, look no further than these spine candles. The set includes three handmade candles that look like bones melt when lit. Say it with us: “Hey!”
Do you want to organize the most elegant Halloween soiree in history? This impressive punch bowl will ensure your success. Made of mouth-blown glass, the bowl from Williams Sonoma, who is equally adept at homemade punch for kids and cocktails for adults only, comes with six gold-rimmed glasses to boot.
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Halloween isn’t complete without a skeleton and we love this glamorous gold option from Grandin Road. Life-size at 5 feet tall, the skeleton is fully articulated from head to toe, meaning you can place it on the piano or rocking chair on your front porch, or pose it enjoying a cocktail on your dining room table. .
A more modern take on the faux pumpkin, this decorative sculpture from Target can seamlessly blend in with any décor, from your mantel to your kitchen table and anywhere in between.
Start your morning with a bright pumpkin pop thanks to this mug. This functional decor piece can travel to any room in your home, instantly giving it a dash of spooky charm.
How do you show that your Halloween prowess knows no bounds? With an absolutely creepy succulent pot, here’s how. The dark creepy eyes of this one will seem to follow you wherever you go. The best part? The plant is fake and requires no maintenance!
Don’t let the darkness spoil the beauty of your crown. This light up wreath will give all your guests a grand welcome.
Kids and adults alike look forward to Halloween so this “countdown to” block is a fun addition to your decor. Keep the “Nightmare Before Christmas” themed piece on all year long as you count down the days until Halloween finally arrives. Bonus: The block comes with a Christmas sign, which means you can also count down to that other big holiday.
If you’re a baby from the ’80s, then it’s safe to say you’re still terrified of “Nightmare on Elm Street” villain Freddy Kreuger, and you can channel that terror right into your home now, thanks to this Elm Street sign! ! Place it on a shelf, above a bathroom, or anywhere you want to scare yourself, your family, or your guests.
Diptyque makes some of the most delicious smelling candles on the market, and we’re investigating the moody vibes of the Baies/Berries fragrance that smells like roses and black currant leaves. Sizes from 10 to 51 ounces come in a matte black glass container that will perfectly accent the rest of your Halloween décor.
Sometimes you just need a few ghosts to get into the Halloween spirit, and this simple white ensemble will get the job done. Each includes an on/off button and requires three AA batteries to glow. Wherever you place these cuties, they’re sure to spark a bit of seasonal cheer.
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Keep everyone on their toes this Halloween with this hilarious battery-powered crawling hand. The perfect mantel and shelf filler, the hand also makes for a great and stunning table centerpiece.
We love the pomp and circumstance of this official sign – let your guests know they’re about to enter a haunted house!
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If you don’t like dark, ghoulish decor, set the tone for your dinner with these plaid placemats from Target—they’re subtle enough to keep on your table all season long. If you want to increase the festivity of your place, add these cute Jack-o’-lantern cloth napkins to your cart too.
This much we know: Williams Sonoma soap and lotion sets are absolutely the best, whether you have them in your kitchen, your powder room, or your master bath! And we’re really thrilled that they come with a pleasing Halloween scent, smelling like fresh pumpkin, butter, and brown sugar mixed with notes of creamy vanilla, toasted pecans, and warm spices housed in a stainless steel countertop rack. The set is something you’ll want to wear all year long.
Maybe this is technically an outdoor decoration, but either way, let your guests know from the front — no, from the front — that they’re about to enter a Halloween home with this totally gorgeous fall wreath. Weather resistant and comprised of thousands of faux pome berries, the brightly colored wreath comes in five sizes and is from ElegantWreath, a retailer with over 38,000 sales and 6,800 positive reviews.
Do you have a blank wall that needs some padding? Let these bats do the work for you this Halloween season. Whether you’re looking to arch them over a window or gather them over a fireplace, flying bats take on an artistic look when they gather en masse on your walls. That’s right, we said it: bats are beautiful!
Not all Halloween decor has to be spooky, which is exactly why we love this felt ball garland so much. Reusable for years to come, the garland has a modern style that will add a festive tone to your mantelpiece, shell, or entryway!
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Do you have a bowl that needs filling? Look no further than this set of eight eyeballs from Grandin Road. Part fancy, part bloody ghoulish, the sparkly eyeballs, FYI: each ball has two eyes, one on the front and one on the back, they’re super artsy and will look totally gorgeous as a centerpiece or as a filler. of vase
We just found her trick-or-treating candy bowl, and um, yeah, she’ll be using it all year long. Made in Mexico from black-toned terracotta, the 11-inch bowl is decorated with mini skulls that will add just the right amount of spookiness to your Halloween.