Halloween, the holiday of ghouls, ghosts, and goblins, provides the perfect opportunity to transform your home into a haunted wonderland. As the leaves turn, and the nights grow longer, decorating for Halloween allows you to embrace the season’s eerie charm and create a spine-tingling atmosphere.
The 27 best indoor Halloween decorations you’ll actually want to live with
Whether you’re in the balmy climes of Florida or crisp fall temps of New England, we all have one thing in common this time of year: Halloween!
While parents around the world are fielding their kiddo’s costume ideas (and trying to avoid those last-minute stressors), we’re channeling all of the haunted vibes straight into our homes. That’s right, it’s time to turn our normally stately abodes into the spooktacular haunts we know they can be.
Fear not: Indoor Halloween decorations don’t always have to be over-the-top witches, skeletons and monsters (as is typical with outdoor Halloween decor). If you’re looking for something a bit more minimalist this fall, we’ve found tasteful pieces that can satisfy your holiday decor cravings, too.
Send a spooky message to visitors with this coffin-shaped letter board, which comes with a whopping 500 characters and 80 Halloween-esque emojis, including ghosts, spiders, skeletons and more.
These spiderweb lampshade covers prove you don’t need to give up valuable space to decorate a small apartment for Halloween. Simply secure the fabric over your existing lampshades to turn your home into a makeshift haunted house.
Your bartender for the season? He’s not much of a talker. But he does keep the wine flowing! Trust us, this bottle holder is going to be one of your new favorite Halloween decorations.
Set a ghostly tone with this tattered cotton cheesecloth scarf that can be draped on your mantle, buffet, tabletop or even stair railings this Halloween.
These soft velvet pumpkins come in six gorgeous hues that don’t scream “Halloween.” You can keep them out until Thanksgiving’s over, too — try using them as a centerpiece for your dining table.
We just found a candy bowl you’re going to want to keep using long after the trick-or-treaters are gone. Made in Mexico from black-hued terra cotta, the 11-inch bowl is accented with mini skulls that will add just the right amount of spook to your Halloween.
Kiddos and adults alike await Halloween with much anticipation, which is why this “countdown to” block is a fun addition to your decor. Keep the piece up year-round as you count down the days until Halloween is finally here. Bonus: The block comes with a Christmas sign, which means you can count down to that other big holiday, too.
Avant-garde, creepy and beautiful all at once, this light-up bat wreath from Oriental Trading is a fun way to gussy up a doorway in your home this Halloween season.
Whether you’re sensitive to strong scents or want to avoid the fire hazard of real candles, these flameless tea lights (which come in a pack of 24) are an easy way to set the mood this Halloween. We love that the edges are designed to look like melting wax, making them appear more realistic.
If you’re not into the ghoulish, darker decor, set your dinner party tone with these plaid place mats from Target that are subtle enough to keep on your table all season. If you want to up the festiveness of your place setting, add these cute jack-o’-lantern cloth napkins to your cart, too.
Want to throw the most elegant Halloween soiree ever? This stunning punch bowl will ensure you’re successful. Made from mouth-blown glass, Williams Sonoma’s bowl — which is equally adept at housing kid-friendly punches and adults-only cocktails — comes with six gold-rimmed glasses to boot.
Turn your fall dinner party into a spooky affair with this lace tablecloth that evokes a massive cobweb, measuring 60 by 84 inches. It can be used solo or layered over another color to truly show every creepy detail. It comes in a table runner style, too.
It’s not really Halloween if you don’t have a few skulls involved, right? Right. We love this silly set of three, mimicking the old “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” adage, and think they’re perfect for mantels and coffee tables alike. Plus, they’re candle holders so you can really make them pop with your best flickering flames.
If you’re an ‘80s baby, then it’s safe to say you’re still terrified of “A Nightmare on Elm Street” villain Freddy Kreuger — and you can channel that terror right into your home now, thanks to this Elm Street sign! Place it on a bookshelf, above a bathroom or really anywhere you want to scare the pants off yourself, your family or your guests.
Keep the spook going with this coffin-shaped serving platter. In addition to having a festive vibe, this plate’s raised edges also help prevent any scary spills or stains from spoiling the fun.
If you’re looking for a subtle piece with a sky-high creepy factor, look no further than these spine-shaped candles. The set features three handmade candles that look like bones melting when lit. (Gross, we know.)
Halloween isn’t complete without a skeleton and we love this glam golden option from Grandin Road. Life-size at 5 feet tall, the skeleton is fully hinged from head to toe, meaning you can position him at the piano or on your front porch’s rocking chair, or pose him enjoying a cocktail at the dining room table.
How do you prove your Halloween prowess knows no bounds? With an utterly eerie succulent planter, that’s how. This one’s dark, creepy eyes will seemingly follow you wherever you go. The best part? The plant is faux and maintenance-free!
A more modern take on the faux pumpkin, this decorative sculpture from Target can seamlessly blend into any decor, from your mantel to your kitchen table and anywhere in-between.
Sometimes you just need a few ghosts to get you in the Halloween spirit, and this simple white set will get the job done. Each includes an on/off button and requires three AA batteries to glow up — wherever you place these cuties, they’re going to spark some seasonal joy.
Got a blank wall that needs some filling? Let these bats do the work for you this Halloween season. Whether you’re looking to arch them over a window or flock them over a fireplace, the flying bats take on an artistic look when gathered en masse on your walls. That’s right, we said it — bats are beautiful!
We love the pomp and circumstance of this official sign — let your guests know up front that they’re about to enter a haunted house!
Williams Sonoma’s soap and lotion sets are the absolute best, whether you have them in your kitchen, your powder room or your primary bath. We’re truly stoked that they come in a Halloween-friendly scent, smelling of fresh pumpkin, butter and brown sugar mixed with notes of creamy vanilla, toasted pecans and warm spices.
Whether you place it indoors or outdoors, this wreath will let your guests know up front — nay, out front — that they’re about to enter a Halloween house with this gorgeous fall wreath. Weatherproof and comprised of thousands of faux pip berries, the brightly colored wreath comes in five different sizes.
Not all Halloween decor needs to be ghostly, which is exactly why we’re so into this felt ball garland. Reusable for years to come, the garland has a modern vibe that will add a festive tone to your mantel or doorway.
Got a bowl that needs filler? Look no further than this set of eight eyeball orbs from Grandin Road. Part sophisticated and part ghoulish, the glossy double-sided eyeballs are super artistic and will look incredible as a table centerpiece or a vase filler.