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6 Unique Decoration Ideas for This Year’s Halloween

Halloween is upon us and it’s time to start thinking spooky—but last year’s decorations just won’t do. If you’re hoping to be the creepiest haunt on the block this year, it’s time to elevate your Halloween decor and start getting more festive with your eerie aesthetic.

1) Choose a well-defined theme

If you’ve done some trick-or-treating in your day or just like to admire your neighborhood’s Halloween decor, you’ve probably noticed a trend. Everyone tries to go for everything when decorating for October 31st. While this can be a fun and festive way to celebrate, it can be hard to pull off in a totally tasteful way. You know what they say, sometimes less is more…

If simplicity is what you’re after this autumn, you might prefer to choose a more defined theme to guide your decoration. A black and white theme incorporates the signature colors of the holiday but can be executed in a more intentional way than throwing fake blood and guts all over the front lawn.

To get this look, place a festive Halloween porch rug out on your front stoop and accent with themed and natural pumpkins and other Halloween decor like a spooky glitter tree for a cohesive and Pinterest-worthy entry.

2) Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos

Dia de Los Muertos, the Mexican holiday that celebrates loved ones lost, has become a phenomenon across all cultures over the last few years. Even when it’s out of season, you’re likely to see Dia de los Muertos skeletons incorporated into modern fashion, tattoos, and decor.

For unique Halloween-esque home decor, opt for Dia de los Muertos inspired decorations instead. Here are a few decorative ideas to spark your creativity:

  • Mexican flags
  • Votive candles
  • Dia de los Muertos party supplies
  • Altar

Feeling motivated to share your special decorations with the world? Consider hosting a Dia de los Muertos for all of your friends and family. If you’ve had recent passings in the family, this is also a great way to help you celebrate their life together and honor your cherished memories.

3) DIY your decor

There’s nothing quite as unique as DIY’d decor—and there’s really no better time to do it than during the Halloween season. The options are truly endless, but here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing:

  • Carve pumpkins
  • Make ghosts out of spare sheets
  • Paint pumpkins
  • Gather your craft supplies and make spiders

4) Dress it up from head to toe

Don’t stop at the home decor for Halloween! Whether you’re throwing a party or just want to show off some festive flare, there are plenty of ways you can dress up for Halloween without wearing a full costume.

Option #1

Sport some skeleton Halloween leggings with a basic black or white tee for a more subtle take on the spookiness of the season.

Option #2

For a quirky holiday look, head to your local thrift store to find one of those funky fall sweaters your mom or grandma used to wear. Pair with high-waisted vintage denim and you’ve got a stylish and subtly ironic Halloween look!

5) Embrace the entire autumn season

Halloween shouldn’t be the only focus of the autumn season. There’s so much more to love about the months between September and December. First off, the warm color palettes help cozy up any space, and who doesn’t love a display of freshly harvested pumpkins on the front porch?

If scary decor isn’t really your style, showcase other features of the fall season. Here are a few design elements to include in your seasonal decor:

6) Go all-out with the scares

For those who are committed to the creepiness of Halloween, going all-out with the decor is a must. If your neighborhood has a lot of trick-or-treaters, consider turning your entire front yard and porch area into a mini haunted house by getting a fog machine and purple lighting. Oh, and don’t forget to incorporate a little friendly spook!


Don’t limit your creativity to last year’s Halloween decorations. Use these tips for inspiration and your Halloween season is sure to be a hit!