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.

Spooky Halloween Décor

When October comes around, it’s time to get frightfully creative with your Halloween décor. If you’re not afraid to go dramatic and even a little macabre, there are plenty of scary Halloween decorations that will transform your house into a “haunted” one (except without the ghosts or chilling sounds). When it comes to decorating your space for this spooky season, think about some nooks, corners, and surfaces that you might normally overlook—putting décor there makes the effect even more mysterious and surprising. Your stairs could use an eerie adornment, so what about a Halloween-inspired garland? The mantel is always a prime spot for staging a scary vignette—we have some eye-catching candleholders to create the look. If you’re hosting a Halloween dinner party, you’ll want to set the scene with a dark and mysterious table—place some spooky candlestick holders or a dark and mysterious table runner to turn your dinner into a bewitching night. You won’t want to forget about lighting, which is one of the best and easiest ways to transform the mood of a room. Light some candles that give off a peculiar glow, or add some frightful accents to your existing lighting. If you’re worried about your house looking over-the-top, there are plenty of elegant options that are far from campy and cheesy (and won’t be jarring to any visitors or little kids). And if you want something that’s not ghoulish or morbid, we have décor options for that, too. Your house will be the most spirited one on the block.

DIY Paper Mache Pumpkins That Will Last Forever

Your kids will love this Halloween craft. 

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.

Haunted House Ideas So Easy It’s Scary

Whether you’re looking to petrify your neighbors or just add a little horror to your home, these small, simple touches will be sure to spook.

Cute Halloween Decorations That Are Frightfully Fun

Both kids and adults will find these items eerily charming.

Vintage Halloween Decorations That Will Transform Your Party

These throwback decorations add a unique twist to any space.

Ghost Decorations to Add Spooky Style at Home

From spooky to scary and everything in between, ghost decorations are arguably Halloween’s most recognized image. Try these choice DIY decor picks to make your house more festive.