Halloween is a holiday that practically demands decorating — but with so many cheesy witch figurines and cheesy vampire accents, it can be a challenge finding Halloween decorations that aren't tacky. We like to strike a balance between cute, chic, and spooky — and that doesn't always mean stocking up on tons of faux cob webs. We prefer taking a more interior decor-conscious approach to our decorating.
While you should definitely decorate a pumpkin for Halloween (as is tradition), there are still plenty of other ways to add some festive cheer to your home. Even if you are not hosting a haunted house, there are ways to incorporate Halloween decorations into your decor scheme without going overboard. You are not trying to recreate the Addams family's spooky mansion, anyway.
Figuring out your costume is just one part of the holiday. With a few strategic Halloween decorations placed in and around your home, you will feel all the more seasonally appropriate whether you end up watching some scary movies while cuddled up with Halloween candy, or you invite some friends over for Halloween cocktails. These 17 decorations will make your home feel extra festive, and yeah, a little bit spooky. But come on — that's what this holiday is all about, right?
1. Bloody Candle
Dripping red wax gives just the right amount of creepiness to this otherwise simply chic candle.
Candle, $22, etsy.com
2. Trick-or-Treat Sign
You'll be the sweetest house on the block with the help of this welcoming sign — or it will look just as cute hanging inside your apartment.
Sign, $19, etsy.com
3. Knit Pumpkins
These guys are definitely cozier than the pumpkins you'll carve.
Pumpkins, $15, etsy.com
4. Spooky Centerpiece
A black and white centerpiece is simple enough to blend into any interior design scheme with a cool edge.
Centerpiece, $45, etsy.com
5. 3D Bat Wall Decals
Wall art adds a sophisticated architectural feeling.
Wall decals, $15, etsy.com
6. Skeleton Ring Holder
You'll never lose your dainty jewelry when you have this spooky-cool ring holder to help you out.
Ring holder, $18, etsy.com
7. Miniature Clay Pumpkins
Minimalist clay pumpkins look super chic when placed in a cluster.
Pumpkins, $23, etsy.com
8. Black Cat Dish Towels
Add a little festivity to your kitchen with these catty dishtowels.
Towels, $17.90, etsy.com
9. Witch Embroidery Hoop
Who doesn't love rap/Halloween puns?
Embroidery hoop, $32, etsy.com
10. Black Grapevine Pumpkin
If you're looking to go bold, skip the Jack-O-Lantern, and prop up this beauty instead.
Pumpkin, $25, etsy.com
11. Miniature Garland
Felted ghosts and pumpkins may just make for the sweetest garland ever.
Garland, $43, etsy.com
12. Mini Flag
Make your dessert table extra spooky with these simple flags.
Flag, $4, etsy.com
13. Black Cat Succulent Planter
Your cactus deserves to get in on the festivities too.
Planter, $24, etsy.com
14. Ghost Wind Chime
A ghostly wind chime looks pretty — and its sounds add a mysterious ambiance.
Wind chime, $32.95, etsy.com
15. Halloween Mug
This orange and black mug is the perfect vessel for hot apple cider — but you may just want to use it year-round.
Mug, $22, etsy.com
16. Skull Soap
Make your bathroom extra creepy with these sweet-smelling soaps.
Soap, $6.75, etsy.com
17. Halloween Wreath
This isn't your mother's wreath. An all-black wall hanging is simply tasteful.
Wreath, $40, etsy.com
For more fall entertaining ideas, check out Bustle on YouTube.