The best Halloween decorations: top picks for a stylish and spooky look
Embrace the thrills and chills of the scariest holiday this year with our selection of the best Halloween decorations.
Whatever your Halloween plans are this year - whether it's a themed dinner, wild fancy-dress party or a quiet night in with a scary film - decorating your home with some fun, themed décor is a sure way to join the buzz and enter into the spirit.
Our list of the best Halloween decorations includes a range of stylish picks, from adorable themed fairy lights and bunting, to contemporary pumpkins and table runners, so you can create your very own look, however scary or sweet.
For more decorating ideas, check out our top autumnal picks for a seasonal look.
Best Halloween decorations for 2021
Glittery Bat Garland
What’s a party without some glitter? This sparkly bat garland is simple yet jazzy and it's a solid choice if you’re looking for some quick and easy Halloween party inspiration. You thread the bats yourself, so if you enjoy arts and crafts, you're in luck!
This would work well on a window, or you could pin the garland to the ceiling so it hangs across the room. You could even display it across a table cloth when you're serving food at a party. Even if you're not hosting, they'd look great in your bedroom if you fancy adding a touch of Halloween glitz to your space.
Home Neon Bat Light
Neon light displays are a fun way to add an edgy, funky look to a room. This bat shaped light is an easy way to give your space a sprinkling of spooky magic and thanks to its subtle design, you don't necessarily have to save it for Halloween. It would look charming in a bedroom on a bedside table, or you could display it on a windowsill for neighbours to enjoy when it gets dark.
Skull Bone China Plate
It's nice to have special dinnerware that only comes out for specific occasions. If you're hosting a Halloween dinner party and want to impress your guests with a beautifully set dining table, this stunning fine bone china plate with its delicate skull design is sure to be a crowd pleaser. The gold trim adds a touch of luxury and glamour, and it would look wonderful paired with gold cutlery.
Velvet Pumpkin Cushions
If you’re a velvet fan, these fab pumpkin cushions are the perfect way to decorate your space this Halloween. The warm, rich colours lend themselves well to the chillier seasons of autumn and winter. Due to their stylish nature, they’re a fabulous addition if you’re looking to make an effort for Halloween, but don’t fancy going all out on the blood and gore. A lovely way to welcome guests, rather than scare them away!
Greet your guests with a gorgeous autumnal wreath this season.
Bat Backdrop Fringe Decoration
This glamorous bat fringe wall feature is the perfect scary touch, and would work really well if you've got a plain wall in need of some spooky glamour. You could also hang it from a doorway, for the ultimate guest entrance. As Halloween decorations go, it’s effective yet requires little effort, so it’s a winning choice if you’re looking to create a themed look in a hurry.
Take a look at our favourite wall hangings for more ways to liven up your walls.
Ghost Fairy Lights
A fun way to add some ambience and character to your Halloween themed home, these tiny cute ghosts are bound to be a hit. The bendy yet sturdy wire makes them easy to shape, so you can place them in a position and location of your choice. You could wrap them up a banister or display them along a shelf in your living room.
Fairy lights are a wonderful addition to any room, for any occasion, whether you're having friends round, or enjoying a relaxing cuppa on your own, so if you're looking to add some Halloween lights to your collection, these are a top pick.
For more lighting inspiration, here is our list of the best outdoor lighting.
Skeleton Wall Art Poster
We can't get enough of this quirky and funky skeleton print! It would look fabulous covered in fairy lights, or you could drape some artificial cobwebs over the top for a spooky feel. For non-Halloween décor and styling - because let's face it, it's far too nice to sit in a cupboard for 11 months of the year - you could pair it with dark, wooden furniture for a clean, sharp look, or you could add it to an eclectically styled room that's filled with small trinkets and unique finds for a busy, cluttered vibe.
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Glass Pumpkin Decoration Micro Light Bundle
If you fancy a stylish pumpkin this year, this classy display would make a gorgeous table centrepiece for a Halloween dinner party. You could nestle it amongst some autumnal foliage, or have it standing alone for a more minimalist look. The cute micro lights shine through the glass, making it a lovely alternative to fairy lights. While it won't win you any pumpkin carving awards, you can use it year after year, and you don't have to get your hands dirty!
Halloween Cobwebs Fabric Table Runner
This table runner has the iconic Emma Bridgewater colours and style that we know and love, with a Halloween twist. The cream cloth is covered in colourful spiders and cobwebs, making it a decorative solution to keeping your table nice and clean when you're hosting a feast. Why not match it with Emma Bridgewater's autumnal collection?
Happy Halloween LED Bunting
Spruce up your Halloween party with this tasteful light up banner! You could pop this in the living room over a fireplace, or it would work well in a hallway too, as disguised guests can enjoy it as they walk through the door. If you're looking for a cute Halloween touch, rather than a full-on zombie horror scene, this delightful bunting is a top choice. When you're entertaining, you can place it on a six hour timer, so it glows all through the night.
It would also look great on the window so passing trick-or-treaters can see it when they're out and about collecting goodies.
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Rachel Howatson is a digital writer who works across a range of Immediate’s special interest brands. Whatever your passion, whether it’s hillwalking, cooking, gardening, running, socialising or even sleeping, she'll likely have written about it.