Get in the Spirit! The Best Halloween Decor You Can Buy Online Right Now

We may be living in fraught times, but that doesn’t mean Halloween is on hold. Check out these decor items for the most boo-tiful holiday of the year.


Halloween is going to look quite a bit different this year. The coronavirus pandemic has put the kibosh on costume parades and door-to-door candy hunts in many communities across the nation.

In fact, according to the latest research from Morning Consult, 47% of families will be canceling their usual holiday parties altogether this season, and that includes Halloween celebrations.

While your annual Halloween bash might be postponed to 2021, you can still bring the spooky vibes in a number of other ways. We fully endorse stocking up on all your favorite fun-size candy and planning a scary movie marathon. But there’s no better way to bring the spirit of All Hallows Eve to your home than by decorating.

To help you in this frightening endeavor, we’ve gathered a whole host of festive and stylish (and weird) items. No tacky decorations here! Just seasonal accessories that’ll stand the test of time and can get you and your family into the bone-chilling Halloween mood this year. After all, you need a break from the real-life scares of 2020, right?

Outdoor decor

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Luminary bags are a great, festive addition to the front of your home.

Spirit Halloween

Ana Cummings of the eponymous design firm recommends maximizing your Halloween decor by placing it where it’ll get the most attention.

“I like to decorate the pathway and garden beds that lead up to my house, especially with gravestones and hands and bones sticking out of the dirt,” she says.

Check out these faux headstones ($49+, Etsy) made out of styrofoam and painted to resemble the real deal. Stick these skeleton hands ($11.99, Target) in your front lawn. We also love the look of luminary bags ($6.99, Spirit Halloween Headquarters) lining an entryway.

Skull planters

Try these ghoulish plant holders on a mantel.


Continue your decor efforts in high-traffic spots just inside your door, such as the foyer, a hall table, or in the family room. These skulls planters ($8 each, Lowe’s) are ideal picks since you don’t have to fuss over the low-maintenance succulent plants they hold. Instead, you’ll be left with lots of extra time to cook up some Halloween treats.

Purple pumpkin

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A purple pumpkin is a chic addition to your Halloween decor.

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Sure, pumpkins are usually orange, but for something a little more sophisticated (and a lot stranger), look to darker shades like purple and black.

“Purple and green colors are great stand-alone options this year or as add-ons to the traditional orange and black scheme,” says Caroline Harmon, Lowe’s trend manager.

A lavender gourd ($39, Grandin Road) like the one above is covered in resin beads and gold accents. Consider getting several to

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Walmart’s Selection of Affordable Halloween Decor Will Get You in the Spooky Spirit

While many aspects of day to day life are different this year, let’s be clear about one thing: Halloween is definitely not canceled. And one of our favorite parts of the spooky season is adorning our homes with all the pumpkins, bats, and black and orange decorations we can find.  

There’s really no limit to how early you can put up Halloween decor, and really, who doesn’t need a little extra holiday spirit in their lives (and homes!) right now? Whether you decide to go all out or just add a few accent pieces, it’s time to get started on making your house the best-dressed in the neighborhood so that you and your family can enjoy the tricks and treats for as long as possible.  

Not sure where to start? Walmart has a top-notch selection of affordable Halloween decor to get you in the spirit ASAP. From themed wreaths to tabletop decorations to outdoor ornaments, here are eight popular Halloween accessories that’ll help you create the festive home of your dreams (or nightmares?). Prices start at just $1 (yes, really), and every item on this list is reusable, so you can rest easy knowing your decorations arsenal will be stocked for years to come.

Halloween Fall Bottle Brush Tree Set

This set of three mini trees is a subtle way to get your home in the holiday spirit, whether you use them to spruce up a mantel or dining table or arrange them along a staircase. Available in three autumn-ready colors and 5-inch heights, they’re the perfect seasonal decor to display all fall. 

Buy It: Halloween Fall Bottle Brush Tree Set, $14

Glitter Halloween Ornament Wreath

Get your neighbors in the Halloween spirit by displaying this festive black, orange, and white wreath. The mix of glittery, metallic, and matte ornaments add a playful dimension that’ll make this pretty decoration the perfect addition to any front door, porch column, or mailbox.

Buy It: Glitter Halloween Ornament Wreath, $35

Way to Celebrate Halloween Light-Up Pumpkin Trio Decoration

This light-up pumpkin figurine displays a trio of stacked, smiling jack-o-lanterns. At just $15, it’s an adorable and lasting way to make your doorstep a Halloween treat for guests. 

Buy It: Way to Celebrate Halloween Light-Up Pumpkin Trio Decoration, $15 

Best Choice Products Pre-Lit Ceramic Halloween Tree

With 57 orange and purple pre-lit light bulbs, this Halloween-inspired ceramic tree is a small yet bold addition to your home’s decor. Bats and black cats add a spooky touch to the orange base, while the 15-inch size means you can display it on any tabletop for a fun piece that’s not overbearing. 

Buy It: Best Choice Products Pre-Lit Ceramic Halloween Tree, $45 (originally $65)

Way to Celebrate Wood Pumpkin Antique Truck Table Top Halloween Decoration

Set the ultimate Halloween table with this set of two wooden trucks, each toting a load of straw and tiny pumpkins. The antique colors and intricate detailing make these centerpieces a welcome addition to any decor style. 

Buy It: Way to

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Halloween Decor That’s Sure To Get You In The Spooky Spirit

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There’s nothing quite so exciting as reaching the point in the year when it’s acceptable to put out Halloween decor. Some folks wait until October, when there’s a chill in the air and all the leaves have already changed color. Me? I whip out my pumpkins and other spooky knick knacks when it’s still sweltering outside. As far as I’m concerned, once August is over it’s totally appropriate to start celebrating Halloween. Other folks put up their holiday decorations before Thanksgiving arrives, so why not stick with the trend of starting early and get your home ready for spooky season early, too?

If you assume that Instagram-worthy Halloween decor is merely a few pumpkins and faux cobwebs thrown around, think again. Decorating for spooky season is an art—and you’ll need certain tools to master it. Pumpkins are a must-have, yes, but cute Halloween decor requires so much more. Thankfully, it’s available in spades each year.

Before you start adding a million different items to your cart (which is tempting, I know) let’s first take a moment to decide what types of decorations your home might need. Just like regular home decor, Halloween decor differs from person to person. Do you like spooky or cutesy? Gory or glam? Some folks like to go all-out with a totally haunted house vibe. Others like to keep it light and fun with smiling pumpkins and maybe some paper bats on the wall. There are so many different ways to decorate for Halloween, and you should know exactly what style you’re going for before you shop.

For those who want a classic Halloween situation, you can’t go wrong with pumpkins of all kinds—real, glass or even fabric. Plastic pumpkins are fine, too, but if you’re looking for a little bit of elegance, steer clear of anything that resembles a child’s candy bucket. In addition to pumpkins, you can also replace your usual candles with Halloween-inspired picks (like black candles or festive pumpkin-scented ones) and maybe add a fun throw pillow or two. Before you know it, your home will look like a Halloween wonderland.

If you want to take a step further, though, I hear you. After all the pumpkins, candles and pillows are set out, opt for some faux fall leaves around your space—on the mantle is a particularly great spot. Add some Halloween garland to the walls and set your table with a spooky tablescape. You can easily find faux skulls and other ghoulish finds that work well strewn throughout your home, as well as a Halloween-inspired centerpiece, of course.

However high or low your level of Halloween obsession is, you can easily create a fun decor situation with pieces available from your favorite retailers. And once you know which Halloween decor vibe you like best, all there’s left to do is shop for the pieces. (This is, obviously, the fun part.)

To help get you started, I’ve rounded up some of the best Halloween decor you

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