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Halloween Decorations Buying Guide

Whatever your Halloween decorating style -- a restrained smattering of pumpkins, an all-out embrace of the season, a scary spirit that's more fun than spooky -- there are holiday decorations to fill the bill. Check out all the types and product features available as you prepare your home for this favorite autumn occasion. 

Types of Decorations

Types of Decorations

As with most other holidays, the decorations you choose to use at Halloween are a reflection of how much (or little) you embrace the season. A few faux pumpkins can offer an elegant complement to a seasonal table, while jumbo inflatables supply a more whimsical attitude toward this ghoulishly great holiday. Whether you're attempting your first Halloween decorating foray, or you're an old pro at a scary setup, there are new types of decorations every year. They include garlands, inflatables, outdoor and yard decorations, vases and containers, candles and candelabra, linens, faux pumpkins, lights, Halloween images and figures, and animatronics and props. Take a look at what the season's decorating can offer.

Garlands

Garlands—made from cutouts of ghosts or pumpkins, for example, or autumn-color leaves—are simple decorations to dress up a doorway or mantel.

Inflatables

For years a Christmas staple, fun inflatables are now available for Halloween and usually placed outside. Most are overscaled, and figures such as witches and ghosts are typically more funny than scary.

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BZB Goods
$84.95 $86.99
at Walmart.com

This Christmas inflatable is sure to bring delight to children and adults alike. This inflatable is great for decor in and out of ...the home. The lighted design makes it perfect for your nighttime display. It can also be a great addition for your family photo. The lightweight materials and self-inflating design make it easy for anyone in the family to setup and take down. Don't think about where you are going to store it until next Christmas. Once deflated, it's compact design makes storage easy and allows it to be stored almost anywhere. The weatherproof materials used allows this inflatable to be used indoor and outdoor, all year round (certain limitations apply, please read the documentation for full instructions). This Christmas inflatable will be a perfect match for any of our otherinflatable Christmas products you may choose to use in your decorating this Christmas. Add this unique inflatable to your display to bring a little more fun to your Christmas decorations. - Self Inflates in Moments - Includes Lights, Internal Fan, Ground Stakes and Tethers - Weather Resistant Polyester - Great for Indoor or Outdoor Use - Deflates and Folds for Easy Storage - Dimensions: Height: 70.87 in., Width: 47.24 in., Depth: 47.24 BZB Goods Six Foot Halloween Inflatable Monster Hand with Blue Eyeball green #200084 - Outdoor Decorations read more

BZB Goods
$116.97 $204.95
at Walmart.com

This Christmas inflatable is sure to bring delight to children and adults alike. This inflatable is great for decor in and out of ...the home. The lighted design makes it perfect for your nighttime display. It can also be a great addition for your family photo. The lightweight materials and self-inflating design make it easy for anyone in the family to setup and take down. Don't think about where you are going to store it until next Christmas. Once deflated, it's compact design makes storage easy and allows it to be stored almost anywhere. The weatherproof materials used allows this inflatable to be used indoor and outdoor, all year round (certain limitations apply, please read the documentation for full instructions). This Christmas inflatable will be a perfect match for any of our otherinflatable Christmas products you may choose to use in your decorating this Christmas. Add this unique inflatable to your display to bring a little more fun to your Christmas decorations. - Self Inflates in Moments - Includes Lights, Internal Fan, Ground Stakes and Tethers - Weather Resistant Polyester - Great for Indoor or Outdoor Use - Deflates and Folds for Easy Storage - Dimensions: Height: 86.61 in., Width: 51.18 in., Depth: 137.80 BZB Goods Eleven and a Half Foot Wide Halloween Inflatable Skeleton Ghost Driving Carriage + Huge Pumpkin Black #200056 - Outdoor Decorations read more

Bzb Group Inc
$174.95 $189.95
at Walmart.com

This Halloween inflatable is sure to bring delight to children and adults alike. This inflatable is great for decor in and out of ...the home. The lighted design makes it perfect for your nighttime display. It can also be a great addition for your family photo. The lightweight materials and self-inflating design make it easy for anyone in the family to setup and take down. Don't think about where you are going to store it until next Halloween. Once deflated, it's compact design makes storage easy and allows it to be stored almost anywhere. The weatherproof materials used allows this inflatable to be used indoor and outdoor, all year round (certain limitations apply, please read the documentation for full instructions). This Halloween inflatable will be a perfect match for any of our other inflatable Halloween products you may choose to use in your decorating this Halloween.- Add this unique inflatable to your display to bring a little more fun to your Halloween decorations. Includes Internal Fan, Ground Stakes and Tethers. Dimensions: 83 L x 83 W x 106 H Weight: 14 lbs. read more

Airblown Inflatables

Halloween Outdoor Decor Beckoning Reaper. This outdoor inflatable reaper is a scary way to greet your trick-or-treaters and Hallow...een guests! Airblown inflatables make a wonderful addition to your outdoor Halloween dcor, providing maximum impact with minimum effort. This lighted, self-inflating character comes with everything you need for set-up and installation, including lawn stakes and tethers. read more

Outdoor and Yard Decorations

There's a huge range of outdoor and yard decorations for Halloween, such as faux gravestones and ghosts. These can be used to create a scene outside or simply to accent the yard.

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PersonalizationMall.com

Celebrate all the spook-tacular people you call family with a frightful welcome, indoors or outdoors, with our exclusive Halloween... Character Collection Doormat.Our exclusive cartoon figures are featured in Halloween costumes depicting each family member - including pets - with everyone's first name appearing underneath.Choose grandparent, adult, youth, or baby figures, male or female, light or dark complexions, specific hair color and cats or dogs. (Dad, Mom and Baby characters will not include a hair color option.)Across the top, we feature your family name, making it a keepsake for treasured memories! read more

Grandin Road

Designer doormat woven with a classic, witchy message. Hand hooked from all-weather polypropylene. 3/8 thick looped construction. ...For indoor or outdoor use. Cleans easily with a hose. Add a little cackle to the way you say hello with the My Little Pretties doormat at your threshold; trick-or-treaters and guests will be delighted with this whimsical message when they fly up to your door on Halloween or any day of the year. Together, the hand-hooked message COME IN... MY LITTLE PRETTIES and image of a witch's hat adorned with a dangling spider make a bewitching statement on the neutral-hued, harlequin ground. Add one to your porch or in the entryway and be prepared for the compliments to fly in.. . . . . Imported. A Grandin Road exclusive. read more

Grandin Road

Crafted from resin. Lit from within by realistic fabric “flames” that are blown around by an internal fan. Best displa...yed indoors or in a covered outdoor area. Plugs into a standard outlet. With a charred-looking exterior and an interior that glows with wild, moving flames, our Flaming Pumpkin is sure to add a sinister twist to your drafty display. . Lit from within by realistic fabric flames' that are blown around by an internal fan . . . A Grandin Road exclusive. read more

Grandin Road

Black, positionable, faux tree branch pre-lit with LED's. Cord-free convenience allows you to place it virtually anywhere. Require...s three AA batteries (not included). Branch out—take your Halloween decorating where it's never been before. Cordless and constructed of durable all-weather materials, our 5 ft. Battery-operated Halloween Branch brings an enlightened touch of eerie ambience to your display, indoors or out. Easily placed on a mantel or buffet—ghoulishly great in outdoor urns, too. Limbs are posable, for a custom presentation. Branch is expertly pre-lit with 50 orange LEDs that emit an ominous glow. . . . . A Grandin Road exclusive. read more

Vases and Containers

Halloween colors and patterns also pop up on vases and containers, such as big bowls to hold treats. Those containers and vases that are less overtly thematic—a plain black vase versus one festooned with pumpkins, for example—may have more use outside the season.

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CC Home Furnishings

Spooky Skull Decorative Plates Item #49782 Orange and black glass Halloween plates with fading skulls Dimensions: 11.75H x 11.75W ...Material(s): glass Pack of 4 - includes 2 of each plate shown read more

CC Home Furnishings

Spooky Skull Decorative Plates Item #49781 Orange and black glass Halloween plates with fading skulls Dimensions: 10.5 inch diamet...er Material(s): glass Pack of 4 - includes 2 of each plate shown Note: plate stands are not included read more

Essentials Dcor Entrada Collection

Essentials Dcor Entrada Collection 9.5 x 9.5 x 13 Inch Light Green Glazed Ceramic Vases. Made of ceramic material. Stylish and ele...gant home decor accent piece. Great gift idea for family and friends. Add flowers, branches, or leaves to bring the outdoors inside. read more

Personalization Mall

Welcome family and friends to your Halloween bash with our Halloween Cocktails Party Invitations. Choose from 4 different verse op...tions for a unique style perfectly suited to your individual taste and needs. We'll then custom personalize each invitation card with all the important details including: name, date, time and location of celebration and any other optional details. Cards measure 5" x 7"; 110 lb card stock. Each set includes coordinating crisp, white envelopes for mailing. Sold in sets of 12. read more

Candles and Candelabra

Candles and candelabra are good items to use as Halloween decorations. They're fairly adaptable, working well on mantels and entry tables as well as tabletops.

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Northern Lights Candles
$18.99
at Amazon

Candle Cards Fragranced Wax Filled Glowing Luminaries
A greeting card, gift and candle luminary all in one. Glass cylinders fil...led with 16 oz. of fragranced wax, wrapped with printed canvas and packaged in a clear box with a To/From book tag. Measures 3.5? x 7.5?. Burns up to 80 hours. read more

Grandin Road

Faux foliage candle rings, wreath, chair swags, and mantel swag in fall colors. Each chair swag is slightly different for a design...er look. Ribbon also available separately. Ribbon is imported. Lush and abundant, you'll enjoy the everlasting beauty of our Finley Hill Floral Candle Rings, Wreath, Chair Swags, and Mantel Swag from early fall all the way through Thanksgiving. Bursting with real-as-life autumn leaves, pears, berries, acorns, pinecones, and wire-edged taffeta ribbon by designer Donna Stevens (excluding candle rings). These pieces add natural charm to any decor. . . . . A Grandin Road exclusive. read more

BOC%20Select

The Original Lamplighters Outdoor Lamp Post Globe is simple and easy to install on any lamp post.  Several years ago they quickly ...became a big hit for Halloween and Christmas. Now available our most popular globe, the snowman with black hat. Giant... read more

Linens

A variety of linens may be used as Halloween decorations. Tea towels are good accents in the kitchen, while a patterned tablecloth is a spooky addition to a dining room.

Faux Pumpkins

Faux pumpkins in all shapes, sizes, and colors offer a range of Halloween decorating opportunities for homeowners. Some resemble traditional gourds, while others have more elaborate finishes, such as glitter.

Lights

Lights—often in shapes such as ghosts, pumpkins, and witches—are another staple of Halloween decorating. They can be used both inside and outside.

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Meyda Lighting

An Ebony Cat Ready To Pounce From His Pumpkin Orange Jack-O-Lantern In Front of A Cloud Gray Sky Will Scare Up A Festive Halloween.... Handcrafted Utilizing The Copperfoil Construction Process and Stained Art Glass Encased In A Solid Brass Frame Each Window Hangs Perfectly In It's Own Brass Tabletop Display. Meyda Tiffany was founded when Meyer Cohen was asked by his wife Ida (whose names were combined into the company name Meyda) to build a stained glass window in their kitchen so they wouldn't have to look at the vintage cars in their neighbor's driveway. What began as a hobby evolved into America's leading and oldest manufacturer of custom and decorative lighting. Today Meyda is still a family-run business with the Cohens' son Robert at the helm. Features include Theme: Holiday Family: Halloween Every Meyda Tiffany item is a unique handcrafted work of art. Natural variations in the wide array of materials that they use to create each Meyda product make every item a masterpiece of its own. Photographs are a general representation of the product. Colors and designs will vary.. read more

Grandin Road

Skeletal zombie dog is crafted from sturdy, all-weather resin. Dog will terrorize the neighborhood with his howling and barking. B...lood-red eyes light up. On/off switch; sound activated. Three AA batteries required (not included). > Our animated canine is so weather resistant, you may have to prepare for him to growl in your graveyard for eternity. Send him out into the yard and watch him startle guests or trick-or-treaters all night long. . . . . . read more

Grandin Road

Once darkness falls, trick-or-treaters can't tell this Flicker Flame String Lights from a real flickering flame. Twenty-five overs...ized bulbs are spaced along a 16-ft. span, giving the appearance of sourceless candle flames. Up to three strands can be linked together. Adds a chilling effect at Halloween parties. For indoor or outdoor use. read more

Grandin Road

Made of all-weather resin. Meticulously carved facial and hand details. Requires 3 AA batteries (not included). Our Zombie with Li...ghts & Sound is possibly the scariest thing to ever pop up on your lawn. Place this hideous creature in your yard and watch his eyes glow blood red as he emits spooky sounds as he struggles to emerge from the earth. . . . read more

Halloween Images and Figures

Typically smaller in scale than outdoor yard decorations, Halloween images and figures can be used in a variety of ways indoors—crows perched on bookshelves or spiders hanging from corners, for example.

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Byers' Choice

Byers' Choice Milk and Cookies Figurine Every Christmas Eve, Santa enjoys a sweet snack of milk and cookies from adoring children ...around the world. Features: -Made in the USA.-Perfect for your Halloween display.-Holiday: Christmas.-Quantity: Individual... read more

Byers' Choice

Byers' Choice Shepherd Man Figurine After the angels appeared to the shepherds tending their flock, they headed to Bethlehem to fi...nd the Baby Jesus. Features: -Made in the USA.-Perfect for your Halloween display.-Holiday: Christmas.-Quantity:... read more

Enesco

Tell them Loving You Is My Passion. A great gift for general love Valentines Sweetest Day Anniversary.any time you feel the passio...n!. read more

Young's Inc

Young's Inc. 5.75" Resin Raccoons Figurines. This whimsical figures work great in any home decor as an accent piece. Measures 5.75...(L) 3(W) 4(H). Made of resin. Stylish decorative accent for any room decor. Great gift for family, friends, neighbors and acquaintances. read more

Animatronics and Props

Halloween animatronics and props typically have both movement and sound to add realistic, sometimes frightening pieces to your holiday decor.

Product Features

Product Features

Not all animatronics are alike, nor are all faux pumpkins the same. But even so, with such a range of Halloween decorations available, the product features that will influence how and when items are used are fairly similar. What's important is that each consideration will affect the ease of use and, therefore, your enjoyment of the decoration. Those include setup and takedown, material, color and pattern, and durability. As you shop for the Halloween decorations that best suit your home and family, reserve some extra time to review each product's features.

Setup and Takedown

Elaborate Halloween decorations will have longer setup and takedown times than simpler items such as faux pumpkins. Make sure you thoroughly understand the time and effort required for each product.

Material

Halloween decorations are created from a variety of materials, including lightweight plastic for inflatables and heavy-duty ceramic for vases and containers.

Color and Pattern

Halloween decorations are typically colored and patterned with the standard hues of the season—black and orange—as well as iconic images—ghosts, witches, and bats, to name a few.

Durability

Particularly for items that will be used outside, review any pieces or parts that could be affected by rain, cold, or snow. Fading may also be an issue for decorations that are exposed to autumn sunshine.

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

All decorations used at any holiday involve fairly similar purchase considerations, and that includes the pumpkins, witches, bats, and cats for Halloween decorating. For example, Halloween inflatables and Halloween linens must be cared for and stored properly to preserve their quality and prolong their life spans. Cost is also an important purchase consideration, as is seasonal adaptability, which will ensure that you get the most out of your Halloween decorations—even when all the trick-or-treaters have gone home for the night. Here's a short overview of the purchase considerations to take into account.

Care and Storage

Most Halloween decorations should be able to be easily cared for and stored—a light dusting, then placed in a cool, dark spot away from dampness and direct sun. Even so, make sure you understand how to prolong the life of each Halloween decoration.

Cost

Cost varies widely. Faux pumpkins and other small figures tend to be less expensive and, if taken care of properly, have a long decorating life. Animatronics are typically more expensive but last many years if maintained.

Seasonal Adaptability

Halloween decorations that are less overt in their colors and patterns may be able to be used longer into autumn, perhaps even through Thanksgiving.

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Surya
$263.99 $329.99
at Target

Find rugs at Target.com! Decorate your dream home with this fretwork flat-weave area rug. It's suitable for a long hallway, living... room and bedroom. This decorative area rug has a classic rectangular shape with fretwork design. It's made of 100% wool... read more

Fretwork Flat Weave Area Rug - Pumpkin (5'x8')
American Lighting
$139.87 $200.13
at Wayfair

Color / Size: Black / 100' L American Lighting LLC LS-M-24-48-BK The American Lighting LLC Medium Base String Light with Cord is ...an ideal solution for lighting up your home for special occasions. Festivals and family time are best enjoyed with warmth and lights. This string of lights is an ideal choice when you want to setup fantastic lighting effects around your home. The use of premium materials in the construction of this string of lights makes it durable and robust. The Medium Base String Light with Cord by American Lighting LLC is available in different finishes and sizes. Choose the one most suitable for your home. This decorative string of lights can be used along with incandescent- or LED- bulbs. Features: -Light bulbs are not included.-Medium base light string.-Great for lighting festive interiors and exteriors including building outlines, patio lighting, gazebos and many other applications.-PVC socket forms a tight weatherproof seal around the bulb.-Field cuttable for custom applications.-For indoor/outdoor use, non-rated.-14-gauge wire.-Wattage is determined by bulb type used.-Bulb type: E-26 Standard bulb.-Product Type: String lights.-Theme: .-Holiday: Christmas; Halloween; Thanksgiving; Easter; Valentine's Day; New Year's; Hanukkah; July 4th.-Color: .-Primary Material: Plastic -Primary Material Details: PVC..-Additional Materials: 14 gauge wire.-Number of Items Included: 1.-Bulb Included: No -Bulb Type: .-Bulb Life: .-Bulb Base Type: .-Number Bulbs Included: .-Bulb Wattage: ..-Power Source: Electric -Battery Type: .-Batteries Included: .-Number of Batteries Needed: .-Rechargeable Batteries: ..-Dimmable: Yes.-Animated: No -Animation Type: .-Number of Animated Settings: ..-Motion: No.-Outdoor Use: Yes.Dimensions: -Overall Height - Top to Bottom: .-Overall Width - Side to Side: .-Overall Depth - Front to Back: .-Distance Between Lights (Color / Size: Black / 100' L): 24.-Distance Between Lights (Color / Size: Black / 48' L): 24.-Distance Between Lights (Color / Size: Green / 48' L): 24.-Cord Length (Color / Size: Black / 100' L): 1200.-Cord Length (Color / Size: Black / 48' L): 576.-Cord Length (Color / Size: Green / 48' L): 576.-Overall Product Weight (Color / Size: Black / 100' L): 15.-Overall Product Weight (Color / Size: Black / 48' L): 7.55.-Overall Product Weight (Color / Size: Green / 48' L): 7.55. read more

American Lighting LLC Medium Base String Light with Cord LS-M-24-48-BK Color / Size: Black / 100' L
BZB Goods
$116.97 $204.95
at Walmart.com

This Christmas inflatable is sure to bring delight to children and adults alike. This inflatable is great for decor in and out of ...the home. The lighted design makes it perfect for your nighttime display. It can also be a great addition for your family photo. The lightweight materials and self-inflating design make it easy for anyone in the family to setup and take down. Don't think about where you are going to store it until next Christmas. Once deflated, it's compact design makes storage easy and allows it to be stored almost anywhere. The weatherproof materials used allows this inflatable to be used indoor and outdoor, all year round (certain limitations apply, please read the documentation for full instructions). This Christmas inflatable will be a perfect match for any of our otherinflatable Christmas products you may choose to use in your decorating this Christmas. Add this unique inflatable to your display to bring a little more fun to your Christmas decorations. - Self Inflates in Moments - Includes Lights, Internal Fan, Ground Stakes and Tethers - Weather Resistant Polyester - Great for Indoor or Outdoor Use - Deflates and Folds for Easy Storage - Dimensions: Height: 86.61 in., Width: 51.18 in., Depth: 137.80 BZB Goods Eleven and a Half Foot Wide Halloween Inflatable Skeleton Ghost Driving Carriage + Huge Pumpkin Black #200056 - Outdoor Decorations read more

Eleven and a Half Foot Wide Halloween Inflatable Skeleton Gh
BZBGoods
$32.99 $63.00
at Walmart.com

This Christmas inflatable is sure to bring delight to children and adults alike. This inflatable is great for decor in and out of ...the home. The lighted design makes it perfect for your nighttime display. It can also be a great addition for your family photo. The lightweight materials and self-inflating design make it easy for anyone in the family to setup and take down. Don't think about where you are going to store it until next Christmas. Once deflated, it's compact design makes storage easy and allows it to be stored almost anywhere. The weatherproof materials used allows this inflatable to be used indoor and outdoor, all year round (certain limitations apply, please read the documentation for full instructions). This Christmas inflatable will be a perfect match for any of our otherinflatable Christmas products you may choose to use in your decorating this Christmas. Add this unique inflatable to your display to bring a little more fun to your Christmas decorations. - Self Inflates in Moments - Includes Lights, Internal Fan, Ground Stakes and Tethers - Weather Resistant Polyester - Great for Indoor or Outdoor Use - Deflates and Folds for Easy Storage - Dimensions: Height: 48.03 in., Width: 19.69 in., Depth: 19.69 BZB Goods Four Foot Halloween Inflatable 3 Pumpkins orange #200050 - Outdoor Decorations read more

4 Foot Halloween Inflatable 3 Jack-O-Lanterns Yard Art Decoration
Morbid Enterprises

Decorate your next Halloween party with the ultra creepy animated witch figurine. This ugly old witch's eyes will glow red wheneve...r she sense that someone is nearby. This old witch has a tall pointed hat and bone white hair. read more

Animated 60" Tall Witch Prop
Home Decorators Collection
$374.25 $499.00
at HomeDepot.com

Shop for Flooring at The Home Depot. Add color, texture and dimension to your living space with the Celerie Area Rug. This hand-ca...rved wool accent piece from the Royal collection makes a style statement you'll love. The classically-etched pattern plays... read more

Home Decorators Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug: Home Decorators Collection Rugs Celerie Pumpkin 8 ft. x 11 ft. 1474340560
Nourison
$89.25 $119.00
at HomeDepot.com

Shop for Flooring at The Home Depot. Add an exciting, contemporary, dramatic and vibrant focal point to your decor with this eye-c...atching collection. Each rug features striking graphic art designs with remarkable bursts of color and texture. This is... read more

Nourison Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug: Nourison Rugs Altered States Skull Grey 4 ft. x 6 ft. Gray 147271
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