Decorating your porch for the spooky holiday is a must, but these ideas will inspire you to bring a little bit of the seasonal spirit indoors, too. 

By Karen Marsala

Whether you’re planning a blowout bash for your entire address book or simply awaiting the neighborhood trick or treaters, Real Simple’s indoor Halloween décor roundup features the perfect array of projects to both inspire and awe.

Our selection showcases a variety of traditional ideas with a modern twist. Forget the classic carved pumpkin faces—a balloon-dipped pumpkin is this season’s new go-to. In lieu of placing a dish of predictable candy corn on your coffee table, try wrapping cones with yellow, orange, and white yarn for a guilt-free treat instead. To anchor your tabletop, doesn’t a set of spooky crystal ball candlesticks sound more appealing than a conventional wax one? Place several Edgar Allan Poe themed ravens around your home with different messages in their mouths for an unexpected treat for your favorite bookworm. A Haunted House embroidery project and a Sugar Skull wreath—both of which can be featured in your favorite nook or foyer—finish out are mementos you can store and place out for years to come. 

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