Halloween Decoration Ideas

This Halloween, make your house the most festive one on the block. If you’re expecting trick-or-treaters, wow them with some spectacular outdoor decorations. Want to make it extra spooky? Two professional haunted house designers share how to decorate your lawn for Halloween—plus, don’t forget to make an eerie first impression with your front door. Once the exterior is all set, it’s time to set up the indoor decorations. Instead of spending money at the party store on Halloween décor, try these DIY Halloween decorations made from everyday items you probably already have around the house. These crafts are both unique and easy to make—perfect to showcase during a Halloween party. From the staircase to the mantel, there are so many creative places to display Halloween decor. Of course, it wouldn’t be All Hallows’ Eve without a pumpkin or two. Here, an expert shares how to carve a pumpkin like a pro. Or, avoid the mess altogether and try these no-carve pumpkin ideas.

4 Spellbinding Halloween Decorating Ideas for Your Front Door

Try these easy ways to dress up your door for the spookiest season of the year.

8 Easy Pumpkin Centerpieces to Complete Your Fall Table

Not every pumpkin needs to be a jack o’ lantern. Use the season’s best bounty of gourds to decorate your table and wow your dinner guests.

DIY Halloween Decorations Made from Old Things

These creative repurposing ideas allow you to make your home frightfully festive without having to step foot into a crowded party store. (Because that would really be a nightmare.)

7 Creative Jack-o’-Lanterns You Don’t Need a Pumpkin For

Some take a little carving, others are simply crafts inspired by the traditional jack-o’-lantern, but none of these festive ideas require an actual pumpkin. 

10 Fun Halloween Crafts for Kids

Get the kids involved with decorating the house for Halloween. Or use these ideas as an activity if you’re throwing a seasonal party.

8 Scary Good Ideas for Your Halloween Table

If you’re hosting a Halloween dinner party, impress guests by taking a cue from these expertly crafted tables.

5 Pumpkin Designs to Amp Up Your Seasonal Decor

Carving pumpkins can be tough, and isn’t always family-friendly. These fun designs require no knives—just some paint and imagination.

Halloween Party Decorating Ideas

Throw a Halloween after-party, complete with bewitching decorations, a make-ahead buffet, and howlingly fun activities (mwah hah hah).

3 Ways to Use Pumpkins as Decorations

If you think pumpkins are only good for jack o’ lanterns, think again.

8 No-Carve Pumpkins

Transform this classic fall gourd with quick and creative decorating ideas. Sound too easy? You’re in for a treat.

Spooky Halloween Décor

Prep your house for Fright Night with these stylish finds. Wicked fun, don’t you think?