Halloween is one of the best opportunities for festive decorating. While Christmas decorations can be fun, and spread cheer, it’s the best Halloween decorations that offer a greater opportunity for individual creativity. This is in part thanks to Halloween’s range of memorable movies, as well as the plethora of scary and villainous characters, Halloween related and not, which can also be called upon.
Decorating your home for Halloween every year can become repetitive if you don’t put in the extra effort to source the best halloween decorations. This can also include finding the best Halloween candies and the most terrifying Halloween costumes. But, with a little bit of extra work, your house can be the envy of your neighbourhood and set the standard which everyone else looks up to.
Here is a selection of some of the best Halloween decoration ideas. It includes a number of must-haves which every household shouldn’t be without come October 31st as well as a number of more unique yet equally terrifying additions. When prepping your home for Halloween, consider these items:
- Neon Skulls
- Halloween-Themed String Lights
- Spider-Filled Web
- Light-Up Jack ‘O Lanterns
- Black Lace Table Settings
- Crystal Balls
- Flameless Candles
- A Ouija Board
- Bat Wind Chime
- Witch’s Cat Ornaments
- Spell Books
Below we’ve rounded up the 29 best halloween decorations available to order online. You’ll find items which are easy to get out of the loft when Halloween comes around as well as others which may be subtle enough to be used elsewhere year round. There’s also decorations for both indoor and outdoor use so you can elevate your once wholesome home into a terrifying haunted house from front to back and inside to out.
1. Eldnacele Store Flickering Candles
There are tons of battery-operated electric candles out there, but none feature the unique detailing that these spooky beauts offer. The set of three candle pillars boast detailed illustrations of a spider web, a skull, and a raven. The simple black and white color scheme doesn’t detract from the warm glow of the faux flame and will go with any design theme.
2. Honeycomb Pumpkin Centerpiece Kit
Decorating on a budget is easy with this Honeycomb Pumpkin Centerpiece Kit. The set includes three lightweight and intricate pumpkins, one large and two small, which easily fold out to give you a freestanding display piece. The bright orange spheres with green stalks offer a dose of color to any Halloween decoration display. Plus, thanks to their versatile design you can choose to display them on surfaces or hang them from the ceiling for a spooky floating effect.
3. Hanging Cat Halloween Decorative Mannequin
BEST FOR KIDS
For under $6 you can dress your home with this Hanging Cat Halloween Decorative Mannequin. The friendly face and colorful details make this Halloween decoration particularly well suited to parties with small children. Furthermore, the mannequin includes bells attached to the bottom of the caped material to create a friendly yet eerie jingle as it swings in any gentle breeze.
4. Kangaroo’s Stretchy Spider Web
This Kangaroo’s Stretchy Spider Web includes 16-feet of cotton wool-like material made to resemble a spider’s web. You can use it to cover up to 200 square-feet of your home to create the feel of being inside a giant spider’s home. Then, once you’ve spread the web throughout your room of choice, it’s time to place your separately sourced toy spider or spiders in the web.
5. Yihong Store Orange Fairy String Lights
If you’re looking to add an orange glow to your spooky set-up, these battery operated lights should do the trick. The set comes with two ropes that each have over 50 LED twinkle lights and stretch up to 16.4 feet in length. Plus, they feature eight different light modes –– from slow glow, to flash, and even wave –– allowing you to change the entire vibe of your space with the click of a button.
6. Mina Heal Crystal Ball
We can’t tell you the future, but we can promise that this black crystal ball is the perfect piece of witchy decor. The sphere is made of a volcanic glass known as obsidian, which is believed to be a protective stone — perfect for keeping your home safe from negative energies on All Hallow’s Eve.
7. Tayfremn Halloween Decorations
BEST FOR DINNER PARTIES
No Halloween feast is complete without a set of these Tayfremn Halloween Decorations. This five-piece set of decorations includes two different styles of table cloth, one fireplace cover, one lampshade cover and 36 individual bat toys. Each tablecloth is designed to accommodate a different table shape, in this case, one round and one rectangle. With this set of bat and spider-inspired decorations, there’s no excuse for not covering every inch of your home in some kind of Halloween decoration.
8. The Wine Savant Skull Decanter
BEST FOR WHISKEY LOVERS
Whether it’s for wine, whiskey or another liquid that needs breathing — this spooky decanter is the perfect decorative element for Halloween or accomplishing a scary vibe all year round. The floating glass skull adds quite a vibe to your pouring, and it can hold up to 750ml. Hand washing recommended.
9. PEIDUO Halloween Black Tree
BEST HALLOWEEN TREE
Brighten up your pad with this spooked-out PEIDUO Halloween Black Tree. The lighted tabletop tree can stay lit for up to six hours and totals 18 inches tall, making it the perfect height for a table centerpiece or a decorative corner. The tree itself is black glitter and it has 24 purple LEDs spread evenly across the flexible and sturdy branches.
10. Elegance Eclipse Candy Bowl
Why use a regular plastic bowl like everybody else when you can have the chicest bowl on the block? With a matte black exterior and a polished copper-orange interior, this bowl features Halloween’s classic colors. It’s great for giving out candy to trick-or-treaters . . . or yourself.
11. Monister QE Wind Chimes Halloween Decoration
BEST WIND CHIMES
The spooky sounds of the Monister QE Wind Chimes Halloween Decoration will create an eerie welcome to any type of Halloween party. Topped with a skull stencil and featuring multiple hanging bats, this all-black wind chime is both haunting for your eyes and your ears. Additionally, it measures just over 34 inches from top to bottom and features an S-shaped hook for near-instant installation.
12. Evelyne Triple LED Halloween Candles
We love this kitschy Halloween table decoration with triple flameless candles and a spooky skeleton holding them up. It’s made of durable materials and the flameless candles are a healthier, risk-free, eco-friendly alternative to conventional candles. Note that this decoration does take three AAA batteries which are not included in your purchase.
13. Halloween Yard Decorative Pumpkin Pathway Markers
BEST PATHWAY DECORATIONS
Signaling the way to your front door with these Halloween Yard Decorative Pumpkin Pathway Markers is a fun way to encourage festive feelings among trick-or-treating visitors or any other house guests. Each marker is 16 inches tall and pokes out the ground more than enough to catch the eye of passers by. The energy-efficient LEDs create an eerie glow as the light shines out of the marker’s yellow mouth. Plus, each pumpkin features a timer function to avoid wasting power by turning the light off once natural light reappears.
14. H&D Crystal Ball 3D Skull
Skulls are a decor staple of the Halloween season, but this crystal ball with a 3D skull on the inside is a unique alternative. The glass globe, which also comes with a silver gothic stand, measures about three inches tall and three inches wide, making it the perfect little accent piece for your desk or coffee table.
15. Northlight Lighted Black and Gold BOO Sign
The Northlight Lighted Black and Gold BOO Sign offers a classy alternative to other, more traditional, halloween decorations. Each of the three letters in the “BOO” sign is powered by two AA batteries (not included with the sign) and stands upright without additional support. They also have integrated loop holes in case you’d prefer to hang them for an elevated display.
16. Kitch Aroma Black Flameless Pillar Candles
Nothing sets the spooky mood quite like a dimly lit room glowing with flickering candlelight. These black wax candle pillars feature a faux flame that realistically mimics the glow of real candlelight. You don’t have to conjure magical powers to turn them on because the set comes with a timer and a remote. These will add a dash of spooky warmth to any room.
17. Posable Skeleton With LED Eyes
This Posable Skeleton With LED Eyes is another great piece of scary Halloween decor courtesy of The Home Depot. This 5-foot-tall skeleton can be sat in a human-like position and features creepy glowing eyes. Inside or outside, this Halloween decoration is sure to give guests a fright.
18. Calloway Mills Skull Doormat
Have you ever bought a nice doormat that was a light color and watched it get ruined in less than a month? We’ve been there too. That’s why this black skull doormat will not only be a great piece of decoration, but it will also not show dirt like light-colored mats. The mat is made with natural coir, and vinyl backing makes it sturdy and helps to prevent it from shifting.
19. Medarchitect Life Size Anatomical Head
Anatomy class prop or Halloween decoration? You be the judge. This subtle Medarchitect Life Size Anatomical Head decoration doesn’t necessarily have to be taken down once the season is over, and that’s why we love it. It’s spooky enough for Halloween, but you can learn something from it as well!
20. Halloween Stacked Pumpkins
These Halloween Stacked Pumpkins are an arty alternative when it comes to Halloween decorations. Two stacks are included with every order, each featuring three pumpkins stacked from small on top, to large on the bottom. They’re hand painted with polka dot, harlequin and stripy patterns in black, orange and white, giving them a high-quality and eye-catching appearance. These pumpkins are an ideal choice for the more style-conscious Halloween decorator.
21. Ouija Board Kitchen Mat
BEST KITCHEN DECOR
Entertaining guests? Add a little Halloween flair to your place mats with these subtle Ouija-themed decorations. The “Yes” “No” numbers and classic letters of the Halloween game are printed onto the wipe-clean surfaces for a hygienic-halloween finish. We just hope your knife and fork don’t start moving on its own.
22. DWK Ravens on Skulls Bookends
From curses and potions to brews and spells, these decorative resin books are a spellbinding addition to any shelf or side table. The combination of old books, skulls and ravens looks like they were pulled straight from the library in an old haunted house. They go great with any magical tarot or Hocus Pocus theme to add a truly gothic hint of decor to your home.
23. Low Lying Skeleton Fogger
Creating a layer of smoke over the floor with the Low Lying Skeleton Fogger is a fun and effective way to build a spooky atmosphere. Although the machine is compact and lightweight, it’s powerful enough to pump out a blanket of dense fog across any small to medium-sized room. For safety, it features an automatic shutoff function. You can also control its output via the wired remote control. Step into the unknown as you walk through a mysterious fog when this smoke machine turns on.
24. RJ Legend Store Halloween Ceramic Tree
This might be a bit kitschy, but that doesn’t make it any less cool. The vintage throwback is actually one of the most popular items on the Halloween decor market right now. You’ll find variations of this ceramic tabletop Halloween tree everywhere, but Amazon has it covered with this one, which boasts over 50 bulbs and stands at 15 inches tall.
25. ZODZ Neon Sign Skull
BEST NEON SIGN
The ZODZ Neon Sign Skull adds a dose of modern style to any room in your home. It’s handcrafted to deliver a high-quality feel and comes in your choice of either blue or pink. The attention to detail of this funky halloween decoration makes it a unique and stylish way to decorate your home without compromising on class. It’s also easy to hang thanks to the pre-drilled hanging holes so all you need to do is attach a fixture to the wall in the form of nails or screws.
26. William Sonoma Shade Skull Decanter
BEST DRINKING VESSEL
Keep your spirits at bay this Halloween with this handcrafted crystal glass decanter. The stylish decanter is dishwasher safe and features a gorgeous skull-shaped glass topper. Your home bar never looked so good.
27. Jack Skellington Airblown Archway
BEST ENTRYWAY DECORATION
The Jack Skellington Airblown Archway is a monstrous way to welcome your Halloween guests. Having this inflatable welcome character arched over your porch or entryway is sure to entice plenty of trick-or-treaters your way, while also scaring some off. It stands 11.5-feet tall and showcases Jack’s skeleton face, including his instantly recognizable friendly yet slightly creepy smile. Plus, thanks to its Halloween and Christmas-related source material, it can be used as a Christmas decoration, too.
28. Home Accents Holiday Tall Gargantuan Spider
Reach the heights of maximum Halloween scariness with this Home Accents Holiday Tall Gargantuan Spider. Not only does it look incredibly scary, it also plays hissing sounds. All eight of its legs can be bent into different positions to further increase the terrifying impact of its presence. If you’ve ever wondered what it would feel like to come face to face with a giant arachnid, here’s your chance.
29. Wrought Studio Skull Canvas
BEST FOR ART COLLECTORS
This gallery-wrapped “Splash Skull” canvas by Ali Gulec is tasteful and unique. It’s a statement piece that can be used all year round and not just for Halloween. The impressive piece is available in eight different sizes. Prices start at $60.04 for the smallest and work their way up as they increase in value and size.