It’s not too late to order decorations for the spookiest month of the year, and many online retailers still have plenty of Halloween decorations in stock with plenty of time to get to your doorstep. (This also applies to Halloween costumes, whether you dress up as a superhero or Squid game character.) As the celebrations return, many spooky vacation enthusiasts are looking to outdo last year’s setting or plan their first post-vaxx costume party.
If you’re looking for the best Halloween decorating ideas, we’ve rounded up a handful of suggestions and the spooky props to make them come true. Shop our recommendations below, ranging from spooky scenes inspired by TV shows and horror movies, to classic themes that never fail to thrill cheaters every year.
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Strange things-Inspired Halloween decorating ideas
1. C9 multicolored Christmas lights
Recreate the iconic Joyce Byers living room from Strange things season one with these durable multi-colored Christmas lights (although we can’t guarantee you can communicate with anyone from the Upside-Down). Plus, you can take them out again in December, making them a decorative accessory for two vacations.
Hayata C9 string lights
2. Inflatable Demogorgon
This seven-foot-tall Demogorgon inflatable will dare trick-or-treaters to cross its path – luckily, this air-filled creature is pretty harmless.
3. Unomor Black Scary Cloth
Give your lawn or living room an upside down makeover when you hang this spooky black fabric through your trees or doorway.
Black Scary Fabric Unomor
4. Grindstore Leaving Hawkins Tin Sign
Measuring 12 inches long and four inches high, this deceptively weathered pewter sign will recreate Strange things‘The town of Hawkins, Indiana in your own front yard.
Grindstore leaving Hawkins sign
Halloween decorating ideas in a classic haunted house
1. Halloween spider webs
You can never go wrong with classic spider webs, and this kit (which includes faux arachnids) will cover 1,400 square feet of walls, windows, shrubs, and other indoor and outdoor spaces. They are perfect to dress up your home as The haunted mansion, the home of the Addams family, or any spooky home on the big or small screen.
Halloween Spider Webs
2. Reusable Halloween Spider Webs
For a more eco-friendly Halloween spider web option (as polyester spider webs are not recyclable or compostable), try these reusable canvases made from weather resistant poly / cotton fabric. Handmade two-piece decorating set includes four-by-four and six-by-four foot canvases.
3. Fred “The Haunted Mansion” Tombstone Decoration
If you’re looking to recreate Disney’s “Haunted Mansion” merry-go-round, this 24 inch headstone ornament will turn any porch or frontline into a graveyard.
Fred ‘The Haunted Mansion’ tombstone decoration
4. Theefun fog machine
Strange Fog is the ultimate finishing touch to any haunted house, and this fog machine produces unscented spooky clouds automatically or at your command with the wireless remote control. Also, don’t forget to grab a pitcher or two of Halloween Mist Juice.
Theefun fog machine
5. Antique style flameless sparkling candles
Whether you’re setting up a spooky table or turning your backyard into a haunted mansion, these flameless sparkling candles provide an antique-inspired vibe at parties and lawns. Available in sets of three, six, eight and ten, the battery operated lights come with a remote control for easy control. (Don’t forget to get AA batteries, like Amazon’s best-selling rechargeable batteries.)
Sparkling Flameless Candles (Pack of 6)
Nightmare before christmas-Inspired Halloween decorating ideas
1. Animation Jack Skellington and Sally
To bring The nightmare before Christmas to life with animated characters from Jack skellington and Exit. The two movement-activated characters sing and sway to the tune of each of their songs from the Disney movie as trompe-l’oeil passes; Jack is 78 inches tall and Sally is six feet tall.
2. Zero Halloween Hanging Prop
Don’t forget Jack’s floating best friend, Zero! The ghostly dog with a playful pumpkin nose stands 33 inches tall by 10.75 inches and can be hung from tree branches, porches, and doorways.
Zero Halloween Hanging Prop
3.Oogie Boogie 3.5 feet inflatable
Let Oogie Boogie fill the dreams of your Halloween guests to the brim of dread. This self-inflating villain of The nightmare before Christmas measures 3.5 inches high, 17.3 inches wide and 32.3 inches deep, and is illuminated from the inside to help guide visitors to your door (or its lair).
Inflatable Oogie Boogie
This-Inspired Halloween decorating ideas
1. Doormat TGone Pennywise
Let Pennywise greet the guests and trick-or-treaters and place this creepy This– inspired carpet at your doorstep. It’s available in sizes ranging from 16 x 24 inches to 24 x 32 inches, and there’s still time to have it delivered before Halloween.
Pennywise Halloween Spirit Doormat
2. Pennywise red balloon lamp
This red balloon lamp will keep the spooky spirit long after Halloween. Place it outside during the spooky season to add to your This– inspired outdoor decor, and keep it on side tables after October 31 when you want to add a spooky touch to your interiors all year round.
Pennywise Red Balloon Lamp
3. This Losers club sign
Horror superfans will appreciate this 12 inch round Losers’ Club sign inspired by This. Crafted from pewter, this movie theater product can be hung on your front door or on walls – don’t forget to fold paper boats and display them nearby.
Losers club sign of ‘It’
Scary and Chic Halloween Decorating Ideas
1. Pumpkin light
Prefer a more Martha Stewart-esque approach to your Halloween decor? Try this powder coated metal illuminated white pumpkin (also available in orange) that adds an upscale look to any harvest-inspired indoor or outdoor decor. It works best with a three inch battery operated candle.
Pumpkin Light Fixture
2. Urban Stems The crown of pompoms
The blood drop shaped pomegranates on this 20 inch wreath give it a spooky yet elegant finishing touch. It’s filled with dried hydrangea and larkspur to add chic sugar and spice inspired colors to your front door.
Urban Stems The crown of pompoms
3. Sparkling flameless candles
Keep the flames alive and safe during Halloween and beyond with these electronic candles, which measure three inches wide by four inches high and come in sets of six. The included remote lets you customize brightness and ‘burn’ mode, and you can also set a timer so the candles go out automatically after two, four, six, or eight hours.
Flickering flameless candles
4. LED Jute Leaf Halloween String Lights
Those light garlands in burlap are perfect for giving your fall decor a rustic touch. They are seven feet long and have 10 warm white LED bulbs.