The true beauty of Halloween is just how many ways one can celebrate, especially as an adult. You can pass out candy, or you can drunkenly pass out in your best Barbie costume at your friend's annual monster bash. Even Halloween decor presents a kind of choose-your-own spooky adventure. They drastically vary in eeriness, cheeriness, and overall appearance. To help cover all your Halloween 2023 needs, we corralled a slew of spooktacular decor of all kinds that scream "This is Halloween!" in the spirit of Jack Skellington. We're talking pitch-black witchy candles, Stranger Things merch for pop culture lovers, chic spiderweb cheeseboards for those who like to go all out in style, and more. Plus, we threw in a few utterly cute gems for those of us who diverge from the chilling ghostly norms. Trick-or-treat your way through the following best Halloween decorations — they're worthy of a spot on your mantle, wall, front porch, and anywhere your Halloween-lovin' heart desires.
Best Halloween Home Decor
Halloween decor can get tacky, but it can also get trés chic. Look to West Elm, Etsy, and Mackenzie-Childs for seasonal gems that embody the spirit (yes, pun intended) of the holiday but can be left out all year round. Or head to Anthropologie and Areaware for more cute and spooky options.
Best TV/Movie-Inspired Halloween Decor
Netflix has quite the collection of Halloween series and films — Stranger Things, Wednesday, and Texas Chainsaw Massacre (the sequel) are just a few of the streaming site's big-hit franchises perfect for the holiday ahead. But we'll never forget about the classics like It's A Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown or A Nightmare On Elm Street. Whether you love today's newbies or are set on the oldies, you can find some excellent movie and television-inspired Halloween decor at Etsy, Pottery Barn, and Amazon.
Best Halloween Candles
Ah, Halloween candles. Come for the thrilling designs, stay for the captivating scents — spicy patchouli, apple cinnamon, pumpkin chai, lavender sage, and mahogany teakwood are just a few of these candles' aromas to choose from. Or, of course, you can't go wrong with a few unscented, adorable ghosts.
Best Halloween Lights & Garlands
Although we associate "decking the halls" with the latter half of the holiday season, we still implore you to deck the fall halls. We're talking ghoulish macrame garlands, bewitching bat-laden string lights, sweet candy corn decor, and more fun wall embellishments to vamp up your Halloween season.
Best Halloween Mats & Rugs
Say hello to Halloween with the help of an adorable ghost straight out of the wild, wild West. Or take a more chic approach to fal with Mackenzie-Childs' seasonal mats. And before you go,x make sure to give Ruggable and Etsy's Halloween-themed floor decor a look-see — your entryway will thank you.
Best Halloween Decorative Pillows
If "decking the fall halls" isn't really your thing, go simple with a single decorative pillow or pillow cover. If "decking the fall halls" is your thing, make sure to drown your couch in a sea of fluffy, festive cushions.
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