Transform Your Home With Spooktacular Halloween Decor

The leaves are falling and winds are picking up bringing with them the smell of fall and thoughts of Halloween. Spicy and spooky are the themes of the season, but that doesn’t mean you can’t maintain your glamorous style when bringing your home up to speed with fabulous Halloween home decor.

Freaking Fabulous Halloween Home Decor

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Orange may not be your thing, but there are plenty of options for Halloween home decor that will work with any interior. Splashes of black and ghostly white will put you and your guests in the mood while enjoying spiked cider around the first fires of the season. Bring out your inner witch by throwing a black pashmina over the side of a chair and this decadent Mongolian fur pillow on the sofa.


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Halloween Creatures

Black cats are not the only animals that represent Halloween fun. Bats are sleek and sexy with their easily recognized shape and they don’t have to be gruesome. A couple sets of these felt black bats spread around a room set the mood instantly without putting in too much effort or spending a lot of money. Furry flying brown owls will do the same and add some always-welcomed texture and glam to a room. Believed to bring both wisdom and death, one or two of these beautiful creatures flying through a room will conjure up feelings of mystery and excitement.

Spiders don’t want to miss out on all the fun so some well placed webbing over lamps and bookcases should be enough if you just want a touch of spookiness. We love this black bat-trimmed webbed lace to hang off the edge of your mantle, a shelf or an end table. Plastic spiders hidden in discreet nooks will certainly freak out unsuspecting visitors.

Beyond Halloween Decor

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Decor for this season does not have to always be removed after All Hallows Eve, but can be kept until you are ready to put up the Christmas Tree or Menorah. There are a myriad of beautiful fall decorations to choose from that are elegant and captivating and will go from summer to winter.

Pumpkins and gourds are popular staples and now available in so many iterations it’s hard to keep track of what new trend is on the scene. Velvet pumpkins have been around for a while but have recently become so popular that the prices have dropped and many more color variations are available. They are beautiful and the shape is so iconic that even in obscure colors they keep their identity. A large bowl full of a variety of velvet pumpkins in jewel tones will add a liveliness to your room while still giving the feeling of fall.

Glitter and Glam Gourds

Another option in the pumpkin and gourd category is the sparkly version. I am all about glitter so these are right up my alley. Silver and gold will go with any color scheme but don’t shy away from colored glitter as well. On several occasions I have created my own sparkly pumpkins with some spray adhesive and a lethal amount of fine glitter. Don’t be afraid to let some of the orange skin show through. It will add depth and texture to your creations.

Day of the Dead Decor

Day of the Dead decorations have become increasingly popular in recent years and are a more vibrant way to celebrate the season. We love these salad plates from Williams Sonoma in a variety of color schemes that will look gorgeous layered with other plates at your spooky dinner party. Spread some glitter pumpkins and votive lights down the center of the table and you have a festive event ready to impress!

Shop Fabulous Halloween Decor

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Serene Spaces Flying Brown Owl, $40

Wool Mongolian Lamb Fur Decorative Throw Pillow, from $46.32

Etsy Assorted Felt Bats, Set of 12, Sale $16.99

Home Accents Holiday LED Scary Skull Pathway Markers with Timer (4-Pack), $19.98

Williams Sonoma Day of the Dead Salad Plates, Set of 4, Mixed, now $35.99

Black Lace Spiderweb Mantel Scarf Halloween Decoration, $16.11

24 Assorted Harvest White and Frosted Faux Pumpkins and Gourds, $27.94


Happy Halloween!


– Madeleine

You may also like to read more home design expert tips from Madeleine like Easy Fall Decorating Ideas From A Pro and our Halloween DIY How To Make These Easy And Cute Spooky Spider Lollipops Halloween Treats.

Madeleine is an Interior Designer and founder of Madeleine Donovan Interiors. Visit and Facebook@mdichicago.

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