Ghostess with the Mostess: Halloween Decorations You Need
Deck out your space with these must-have Halloween decorations. Each festive piece makes a spooky accent for the October holiday.
by Marissa DePino
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The Great Pumpkin Decor
Pumpkins and jack-o'-lanterns are always prominent during All Hallows' Eve, so try choosing this ceramic pumpkin set from Pottery Barn as your centerpiece this year. This scary-cute pumpkin features a punched out design that adds just a touch of rustic charm that all your friends and family will be swooning over. Simply add decorative candles and spooky place settings to create a Halloween-themed table.
Don't fret that the stakes are too high this Halloween. Place these creepy, crawly stakes out in your front yard to create an eerie entrance leading up to your front door. By lining them up on either side of the walkway it directs trick-or-treaters straight to your door. For an added touch, alternate the stakes with Halloween-inspired light posts to light the way.
Wrap your Halloween decor in this ultra-festive orange and black polka-dotted ribbon. Simple and easy to incorporate into your existing decor, add this Halloween-inspired ribbon to vases, wreaths, and even stair rails. Simply tie the eye-catching ribbon around the base of your favorite clear vase for an added pop of texture and color. For another ghoulishly good project, try cutting the ribbon into several strands to create festive bows to place on any of your fall wreaths. Or opt to keep the ribbon in one piece by weaving it methodically on your staircase railing to display the Halloween colors throughout the house.
Love the fall aesthetic but hate the mess that accompanies carving pumpkins? Represent the classic orange gourd in your decor without getting your hands slimy. A modern spin on the jack-o'-lantern, this metal pumpkin lantern adds a rustic flair to your Halloween decorations. Place a small flameless candle in the lantern and enjoy the autumn ambience. Create a cozy, intimate setting in the backyard by using the lanterns at dusk, or place them on your front porch on Halloween night. That way, trick-or-treaters can appreciate the ambience and you don't have to worry about a fire hazard.
Set the spooky tone for your household with a Halloween-theme wreath. If you prefer dark and haunting Halloween decorations, surround the Gothic-style wreath with dark colors and harsh lines. Or opt for a more cheerful Halloween aesthetic by offsetting the wreath with bright oranges and yellows. Hang the wreath on the front door to greet visitors with the Halloween spirit, or hang it on the mantel with orange-and-black string lights to celebrate the season.
Gourds may see like a basic Halloween item, but they act as perfect filler decoration. Incorporate these faux gourds in your fall decor by placing them around the house in spaces that could use a little more Halloween feeling. Get a couple of the harvest pumpkins and make your own Halloween wreath. The best part about these decorations is that they're not Halloween-specific. Display them around the house throughout the fall season or arrange them as a centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table.
String lights provide the perfect ambience, no matter which holiday you're celebrating. Guard against things that go bump in the night by hanging these smiling jack-o'-lantern lights. String the Halloween lights above the garage or in between trees in the yard so the pumpkins will appear to be floating when the sun goes down. The burlap material adds a homemade charm that is suitable for indoor use as well, so you can hang them on the living room wall or from the mantel.
Change up your everyday plates with a festive Halloween set. The playful patterns are spirited without being too spooky to frighten young kiddos. The kids may even look forward to eating their vegetables when they're served on these fun, spooky plates. If you're hosting a gathering, then Halloween-inspired dishware is a must to tie all the food and decorations together. Complement this plate set with fun candy bowls and serving trays, and you'll be ready to serve ghoulish treats at your Halloween party.