Throwing a Halloween party this October? Turning your home into a creepy haunted house? Taking your little ones around the neighborhood to trick or treat?
No matter how you plan to spend Halloween this year, the best way to get into the spooky spirit is to put some Halloween décor on display around your house.
You don’t need to cover your front lawn with inflatable yard decorations.
There’s no need to spend hundreds of dollars on an animatronic life-size zombie.
All it takes is a few seasonal items to get your home and outdoor space ready for fright night!
Whether you’re into ghosts and goblins or black cats and witches, here are 19 Halloween décor items that will never go out of style.
Some Halloween Themes Never Die
Certain Halloween decorations, such as Halloween yard stakes that say boo! and pumpkin string lights, are a great way to let the neighborhood kids know you’re handing out candy. But super scary Halloween decorations that terrify trick-or-treaters can actually turn younger kids (and a lot of parents) away.
When it comes to outdoor décor, go for spooky as opposed to nightmare-inducing. Save the super scary stuff for inside your home!
Buying new Halloween décor every year can get expensive, but you can save yourself some money by purchasing classic items that you can use year after year. Here are some Halloween themes that will never go out of style:
- Ghosts and goblins
- Pumpkins and Jack o’ lanterns
- Spiders and cobwebs
- Black cats
- Skulls and skeletons
- Ravens and crows
- Witch hats and brooms
Stick with these themes, and you can’t go wrong!
19 Halloween Decorations That Are Timeless!
Okay, ready for some seriously stylish Halloween décor inspo? From indoor décor to items that you can use outside, here are 19 of our favorite Halloween items for this year, next year, and years into the future.
1. Faux Black Branch Wreath
The Faux Black Branch Wreath from Crate&Barrel is equal parts spooky and chic.
This black Halloween wreath features barren twigs and branches rather than ribbons and leaves. It’s perfect for hanging on your front door, in a window, or on the wall above a fireplace or mantel.
You can even use it as a table centerpiece by placing it flat and putting a glass candle holder in the center.
2. Graveyard Skull
Whether you’re turning your entire front yard into a Halloween graveyard or just need a bold accent for a bookshelf or accent table, the Graveyard Skull is a timeless choice. Made from lightweight plastic material, you can use this skull to decorate indoors or outdoors.
This skull has a grayish/white finish that gives it a realistic look. One makes a statement, but grouping a few together certainly ups the creep factor even more!
3. Black Lace Spiderweb Table Runner
The trick to hosting a Halloween dinner party is to design a tabletop that’s dark and spooky from end to end! The Black Lace Spiderweb Table Runner makes it easy to do exactly that.
This table runner has uneven edges, just like a natural cobweb, and it’s made from durable black lace fabric in a classic spiderweb design. Add dark taper candles, black placemats, and dark plates, and you’ll have a Halloween-worthy tabletop in no time.
At 72” long, this table runner does double duty as a mantel swag, perfect if you want to add some spooktacular style to a fireplace.
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4. 3D Bat Wall Clings
In the mood to DIY some Halloween wall art? Create your own Halloween wall décor in a matter of minutes with these 3D Bat Wall Clings. These wall stickers come in various sizes in packs of 72, and they’re made from PVC with sticky adhesive strips that make them easy to attach to any wall or window.
Each bat is individual, so you can stick one or two in a window or create a massive display of flying bats across a large wall. Where you place them and how you position them is entirely up to you.
5. Flickering Ghost Figurines
If you choose to display only one Halloween decoration this year, let it be these Flickering Ghost Figurines. Featuring a set of three spooky white ghosts with different faces, these figurines do double duty as playful little statues and flickering candles.
These ghosts light up with battery-operated LED candles (included). But they look just as cool during the daytime when they’re not lit up.
6. Wooden Black Cat
On your front porch, in a window, or as table décor, the Wooden Black Cat is a simple and chic way to add some Halloween spirit to your home. Available in sizes ranging from 6” to 14” high, this black cat is made from birch plywood that’s primed, painted, and sealed with exterior paint so you can display it indoors or outdoors.
For cat lovers, this is one piece of Halloween décor that you might want to leave on display all year long.
7. Black Feathered Crows
Blame it on Edgar Allan Poe or Alfred Hitchcock or both – ravens and crows have become a symbol of Halloween.
This pack of six Black Feathered Crows looks super realistic, and since each one has a wire on its feet, they’re really easy to attach to tree branches, chairs, fences, and all sorts of other items inside and outside of your home. Display one or display them all – the more, the birdier.
8. Gothic Candleabra
Candle holders and a few black taper candles make for instant indoor Halloween decorations! But this Gothic Candleabra has an extra creep factor that we absolutely love.
With a mirrored black finish and scrolled details, this candelabra is the perfect tabletop centerpiece for an ambient October dinner.
9. Stoneware Tombstone Serving Platter
If you’re hosting a Halloween party, the Stoneware Tombstone Serving Platter is a fun way to serve guests cookies, charcuterie, or cocktails.
Printed with the words eat, drink, and be scary, this black serving platter can be used as a tray to serve food or drinks or as a wall plaque to add some Halloween-inspired style to your kitchen or bar.
It’s on the small size at 13” x 8”, but it makes a big impact.
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10. Skeleton Hand Decanter
On Halloween night, serve your adult friends whiskey or wine (or pour your little ones a glass of cranberry juice) straight from this creepy Skeleton Hand Decanter.
This is Halloween décor elevated.
It’s made from blown glass with a bony metal skeleton hand climbing up the side, sort of like the dead is trying to steal your booze. How dare they!
If you love a matched set, Pottery Barn makes an entire collection of skeleton barware essentials, including highball glasses, champagne flutes, and cocktail shakers.
11. Cauldron Bowls
Long before naughty nurse and sexy fairytale princess costumes became the trend, witches were the original queens of Halloween!
And what do witches use to make their mysterious potions and brews?
Cauldrons, of course.
These stoneware Cauldron Bowls are as versatile as can be. Available in small and large sizes, you can use them to serve soups and pasta dishes, to hold candy on Halloween night, or to serve snacks at your next Halloween party.
12. Jack Skellington Plush
For The Nightmare Before Christmas fans, the Jack Skellington Plush is the only Halloween decoration you need.
At 16” tall, you can hang this plush Jack on your door, in your window, or on any wall that needs some Halloween Town spirit.
Don’t want Jack to spend Halloween on his own? Disney makes a plush Sally too.
13. Witch Hat
Made from twigs, metal wires, and plastic, this Witch Hat features a skinny silhouette with a curvy point, the iconic witchy symbol of what the Halloween holiday is all about.
Place it on your mantel, stand it on an accent table in your entryway, or use it as a centerpiece for an eerie Halloween dinner party. This black witch hat will never go out of style.
14. Cast Iron Spiders
Sold as a set of two, these Cast Iron Spiders look cool on a porch, mantel, tabletop, or even in your garden. Each one has a semi-gloss finish and measures about six inches long, making them just big enough to really freak someone out!
Each metal spider includes a hook, so you can also hang them on a wall or on your front door.
15. Dead and Breakfast Wall Sign
A simple wall hanging is all it takes to add Halloween spirit to your living room, kitchen, or bathroom. The Dead and Breakfast Wall Sign is made from durable wrapped canvas and features an eerie “rest in peace” message along with a skull, raven, and spider.
This canvas print is available in a range of small and large sizes all the way up to 20” x 60”.
16. Natural Witch Broom
Nothing screams Halloween more so than a witch’s broom! Perfect for hanging on your front door or propping up against a fireplace, this Natural Witch Broom is made from twigs, twine, and hardwood. It has a cool, rustic look, and it’s even cinnamon scented, so it will also add some authentic autumn aroma to your home.
17. Halloween Door Mat
Inside your entryway, outside your front door, or in your kitchen, this indoor/outdoor door mat is sure to conjure up some Halloween spirit. It’s made from non-woven fabric with a non-slip neoprene backing.
If you don’t have the time to display a lot of outdoor Halloween decorations, this is a cool and effortless way to add some seasonal style to your porch.
18. Pumpkin Throw Pillows
Pumpkin decorations are synonymous with Halloween, but there are a lot more options than plastic orange jack o’ lanterns and mini pumpkin string lights. These Pumpkin Throw Pillows are a chic alternative, and they feature a soft fleece texture and come in a range of neutral colors that are easy to coordinate with all different types of décor.
What makes us love these playful Halloween pillows even more is the fact that they work for the entire fall season. They’re ideal for Thanksgiving, so you can leave these on your couch throughout the entire month of November.
19. PEANUTS™ Halloween Platter
This is how you keep Halloween classy and classic at the same time.
Gathering with the family to watch It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is a Halloween tradition. Exclusive to Williams Sonoma, the PEANUTS™ Halloween Platter is the perfect way to serve snacks when you’re watching and wishing Linus wasn’t wasting his entire Halloween night waiting for that stupid pumpkin to arrive.
This pumpkin-shaped serving tray is made from glazed stoneware and features iconic images from the 1966 film. Matching cereal bowls, salad plates, mugs, and juice glasses are also available.
What Are the Best Halloween Decorations?
Everyone has their own Halloween traditions, so decorate your house however you want and with whatever cats, bats, ghosts, pumpkins, or skulls speak to you!
Everyone has their own decorating style, but we do have one styling tip we’d like to share:
Instead of turning your home into a full-fledged haunted house or going overboard with endless outdoor decorations, consider paring back this year. Streamline your décor with a few timeless items, and it will be a whole lot easier to decorate and undecorate when the holiday is over!
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19 Halloween Decor Items:
- Faux Black Branch Wreath
- Graveyard Skull
- Black Lace Spiderweb Table Runner
- 3D Bat Wall Clings
- Flickering Ghost Figurines
- Wooden Black Cat
- Black Feathered Crows
- Gothic Candleabra
- Stoneware Tombstone Serving Platter
- Skeleton Hand Decanter
- Cauldron Bowls
- Jack Skellington Plush
- Witch Hat
- Cast Iron Spiders
- Dead and Breakfast Wall Sign
- Natural Witch Broom
- Halloween Door Mat
- Pumpkin Throw Pillows
- PEANUTS™ Halloween Platter