Halloween Decorations For the Chicest Haunting

by Rebecca Deczynski

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,

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,

3. Knit Pumpkins

These guys are definitely cozier than the pumpkins you'll carve.

Pumpkins, $15,

4. Spooky Centerpiece

A black and white centerpiece is simple enough to blend into any interior design scheme with a cool edge.

Centerpiece, $45,

5. 3D Bat Wall Decals

Wall art adds a sophisticated architectural feeling.

Wall decals, $15,

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,

7. Miniature Clay Pumpkins

Minimalist clay pumpkins look super chic when placed in a cluster.

Pumpkins, $23,

8. Black Cat Dish Towels

Add a little festivity to your kitchen with these catty dishtowels.

Towels, $17.90,

9. Witch Embroidery Hoop

Who doesn't love rap/Halloween puns?

Embroidery hoop, $32,

10. Black Grapevine Pumpkin

If you're looking to go bold, skip the Jack-O-Lantern, and prop up this beauty instead.

Pumpkin, $25,

11. Miniature Garland

Felted ghosts and pumpkins may just make for the sweetest garland ever.

Garland, $43,

12. Mini Flag

Make your dessert table extra spooky with these simple flags.

Flag, $4,

13. Black Cat Succulent Planter

Your cactus deserves to get in on the festivities too.

Planter, $24,

14. Ghost Wind Chime

A ghostly wind chime looks pretty — and its sounds add a mysterious ambiance.

Wind chime, $32.95,

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,

16. Skull Soap

Make your bathroom extra creepy with these sweet-smelling soaps.

Soap, $6.75,

17. Halloween Wreath

This isn't your mother's wreath. An all-black wall hanging is simply tasteful.

Wreath, $40,

For more fall entertaining ideas, check out Bustle on YouTube.

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