18 Halloween Decorating Ideas That’ll Make Your Guests Scream đź‘»

Halloween decorating tips

Halloween is the perfect time to show off your creativity… and to be extra creepy.

Whether you are making a DIY costume, baking fang-tastic sweets, or putting up haunted decorations for your costume party, you can let your imagination run wild.

Haunt Your Home

With this spooky holiday around the corner, we’re here to help you get in the spirit by getting those creative juices flowing.

This list of Halloween decorating tips will let you haunt your home this October. (And beyond!)

1. Spookify your shelves.

These handmade wooden shelf sitters from Simply Stef’s are spooky-cute and will look great in your house this Halloween.

2. Add a sweet treat to your sofa.

Looking for easy Halloween decorating tips? Just add these adorable burlap pillows from Mom & Me to your sofa for a cute, seasonal look for your home.

3. Put some festive fun in the kitchen.

This personalized ceramic jar from sherrykeepsakes is a great accessory for all the black magic you do in the kitchen. Store your cookies, flour, or even your spellbook for safe-keeping all season long.

4. Add a jack-o-lantern light to the hallway.

If you have a dark, frightening hallway in your home, then this jack-o-lantern light from Heartlights will look great as it guides you through the darkness.

5. Swap out your wine glasses.

Which witch will be your sipping partner this Halloween? Find out when you order your set of hand-painted wine glasses from Glass Bellas. 

6. Put your no-mess pumpkins on display.

You can pull your pumpkins out early when you take a more glam (and less messy) route with your Halloween decorations this year. These ceramic pumpkins from Kristy’s Craft Room will look great on display in your home.

7. Countdown until candy.

You wont ever have to wonder how many more days till candy when you have this handmade countdown from Made With Love By Jenn.

8. Hang zombie limbs on your wall.

You will really freak people out when they see this gory garland from Tutti Thinks hanging above your dinner table. (Halloween decorating tips that’ll spook your guests are the most fun, aren’t they?!)

9. Build a spooktacular yard.

Keep your yard kid-friendly, but show off your Halloween spirit for the trick-or-treaters with this light-up haunted house from Miranda’s Memories.

10. Walk through a graveyard.

Make your trick-or-treaters walk through a realistic graveyard with these eerie tombstones from MiscellaneousMary’Shop. Then tell them you’re out of candy. (Just kidding.)

11. Add ghostly lanterns to your mantle.

Include this arrangement of LED lanterns from Omar’s Merchandise to your mantle for a ghoulishly delightful display.

12. Show your spirit.

Toast to the dead with a bone-chilling bottle of wine — complements of your skeleton wine-bottle holder from BDK’s Gifts and Decor.

13. If you’re showing signs, warn your neighbors.

Has your family been infected by zombies? If so, do the right thing and give your neighbors fair warning by putting up your customized, zombie-crossing sign from sherrykeepsakes.

14. Let the dead greet your guests.

This skeleton wreath from Connie’s Crafts will give your guests a hauntingly warm welcome.

15. Be sure no blood gets on the table.

With these skeleton drink coasters from Wild Child, you won’t have to worry about scrubbing out the blood stains from the coffee table.

16. Have Halloween fun, inside and out.

Add a simple yard decoration, like this one from BDK’s Gifts and Decor to show some love to the supernatural spirits outside your home.

17. Give your guests a warm welcome.

A  list of Halloween decorating tips just isn’t complete without a door mat. And this personalized doormat from sherrykeepsakes will greet your guests (and trick-or-treaters) with a warm, Halloween welcome.

18. Hire Mr. Bones as your bathroom aid.

This skeleton toilet paper from BDK’s Gifts and Decor is a must-have for your bathroom decor this Halloween.

Which of these Halloween decorating tips will you use to add a frightful feel to your home?

Alexis is the Jr. Content Marketing Specialist for Scott's Marketplace. She is an outdoor enthusiast who finds joy in the little things. When she's not snowboarding, fly fishing, or camping she spends time with her friends and family. See her latest adventure on Instagram.

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