Spooky decor around the house sets the tone for for Halloween and gets little ghouls and goblins excited for October 31st! Our home is no different, in fact our children began listening to Halloween music in September! So with this in mind, I have gathered up the best spooky (and affordable) decor for Halloween.
In my opinion, the best spooky decor is that which can be tied into everyday living… a witch’s kitchen or a spooky cobweb, spider infested corner. Adding these touches goes beyond your typical orange and black Halloween decor and adds a bit of whimsy to the holiday!
Witch’s Broomsticks and Hats
I always dreamt of being a witch as a child, flying around on a broom stick and casting friendly spells. These whimsical witches brooms are perfect for spooky decor, and can be hung from the ceiling or peppered into your everyday decor for a spooktacular twist.
Alternatively, you could dress up the exterior of your home. I love this styling by H. Camille Smith and how she used whimsical handmade broomsticks to dress up her outdoor planters!
And don’t forget the witch’s hat! These pointy black hats are perfect to hang from a porch ceiling or even just to place around the house or exterior of your home!
Nothing says spooky like a giant 6 foot spiders! These creepy crawlers really pack a punch when it comes to Halloween and are surprisingly affordable!
Add them to your garden, lawn or affix to the exterior of your home using this version that comes with a web… either way they are frightfully fun!
Add Spooky Decor with Haunting Prints
There is nothing more eery than a haunting photo that seems to be watching you from every angle! Grab one of these spooky and affordable prints from Etsy, pair it with an inexpensive Goodwill frame and you have frightfully inexpensive Halloween decor!
Also, consider making an oversized print for a huge impact, or hang a haunting family tree gallery! Either way, it’s spooktacular decor for your home!
Create Spooky Decor with Poisons and Potions
While your on Etsy, don’t forget to grab some creepy poison and potion labels. Soak your used wine / beer bottles (or grab some empty bottles here or these amber apothecary bottles here) and replace the label with one of these.
When grouped together it creates a spooky bar where the libations are to die for!
Adding 3D bats to your home is a fantastic way to up the spooky factor! These 3D bat decals are so easy to apply and can be used inside or outside! Place them around your fireplace, around a window or door or even over your hood vent in the kitchen! And the best part is… you can reuse them the following year bringing you years of spooky fun!
Spooky Scary Skeletons
Adding a posable skeleton is an excellent way to add to your spooky decor, plus they’re so much fun for the whole family! Move these fun characters all over the house, dress them up and even give them a name (ours is Skelly). Any way you put it, these skeletons are a must have for Halloween… even if you prefer a “bare bones” kind of Halloween (wink, wink… see what I did there?!)
Drippy candlesticks are a fantastic way to add a magical Halloween glow to any decor. Hang faux candles from the ceiling or create a vignette with “spell books” and other witch-like artifacts. Drippy candles will add ambience and magic.. whether you buy battery powered faux candles or light the real deal, you can’t go wrong!
Plastic Skulls and Bones
Plastic skulls and skeleton bones can be purchased for very little and are the perfect accent to create a scary Halloween vignette. Group the skulls in with a pile of pumpkins and mums, pepper them around your home or create a vignette with old books and a skull placed under a glass cloche.
Don’t forget the skeleton arms and hands! Create a spooky graveyard in the lawn and place the them in the ground as if the dead is rising from the grave! The possibilities are endless with the fun skeleton skulls and bones!
Last but now least… an oldy, but a goodie… Add faux spider webs! Faux spider webs are easy to stick on picture frame corners, doorways, flower arrangements (anybody else have dead mums that need dressing up?!) and just about anywhere you can think. A little goes a long way and gives you a lot of bang for your buck! Of course if you want to go really creepy you can opt not to clean for awhile and those real spider webs can be used as free decor 😉
I have such fond memories of decorating for Halloween and hopefully my kids are creating similar spooktacular moments! And remember, whether you spent a lot or a little, save all the decor from year to year and soon you will have a frightfully wonderful collection use!
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- Witch’s Broomstick
- Witch’s Hat
- Giant Spider
- Giant Spider + Spider Web
- Haunting Portraits
- Poison Labels
- Empty Bottles
- Apothecary Bottles
- 3D Bats
- Posable Skeletons
- Hanging Drippy Candlesticks
- Plastic Skeleton Skulls
- Plastic Skeleton Skulls + Hands
- Plastic Skeleton Skull + Arms + Hands
- Glass Cloche
- Stretchy Spider Webs
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