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.

Hilarious Prank Halloween Sweets With a Healthy Surprise

Trick or treat? An English journalist thinks you shouldn’t have to choose.

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 Pumpkin Carving Stencils

These stencil designs will help you carve the coolest jack-o-lanterns on the block, minimal effort required.

DIY Paper Mache Pumpkins That Will Last Forever

Your kids will love this Halloween craft. 

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. 

DIY Halloween Window Decorations That Are So Easy, It’s Scary

It's not all about your front porch—make your windows stand out with these spooky window decorations. 

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.

5 Frightfully Chic Halloween Decorations

Add a gorgeous and ghoulish touch to your space for All Hallows’ Eve with these accessories that will instantly dress up your home for the occasion.