(Not-So-Scary) Halloween Decor to Last Year After Year

September 11, 2023

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I know it might feel like it’s too early to be decorating for Halloween, but actually, Halloween decor is selling out so quickly, and I don’t want you to miss out. Finding “spooky” decor that blends in with your already-lovely home aesthetic, rather than masks, is trickier said than done. So, I thought it would be fun to show you how to create Halloween moments with some not-so-scary decor. Starting with the front door…

Hang a Haunted Wreath

Halloween Wreath

I have it on record that I don’t like wreaths (except for Christmastime). This is more of a personal preference than me dictating what you should or shouldn’t hang on your door. But… when I saw this Halloween wreath with tangled twigs and bats, I couldn’t help myself. Don’t expect me to hang a new wreath for each season, but hanging a spooky wreath is an excellent way to transition the front porch from fall to Halloween.

Pumpkins All Season Long

Pumpkins double as fall and Halloween decor, and if you stock up on faux pumpkins, they’ll last you from September through November. Of course, you can’t go wrong with carving jack-o-lanterns, but that’s one of my least favorite activities. Anybody else?

Focus on The Mantle

Shop the haunted living room

Rather than re-decorating your entire living room, you can spookify the mantle with some ghostly garland and drippy tapered candles. Orange and black are a classic Halloween choice, but all black would be even more moody.

Ghost Garland | Gold Candlesticks | Aged Brass Candlesticks | Orange Tapers | Black Tapers | Mirror | Framed Art

Now, if you look really closely, you might be able to spot some bats drawn on the picture frame glass with an expo marker. This is such a simple, free way to make any framed art haunted, and the good news is it’s not permanent!

Swap Your Frame TV Art

Shop the spooky bonus room

Swapping your Frame TV art is the quickest, most cost-effective way to keep up with seasonal and holiday decor. How cute are these ghost portraits? (Tip: Most smart TVs have the capability to display art nowadays, so check your options even if you don’t have the official Frame TV). I’m obsessed with all the haunted art below.

  1. Trick or Treat Spooky TV Art $2
  2. Autumn Country Meadow Landscape Painting $2
  3. Black Crow $2
  4. Halloween Sketch Art $2
  5. Halloween Bats $2
  6. Lingering Ghosts $2
  7. Vintage Jack o’ Lanterns $2
  8. Moody Haunted House $3
  9. Spooky Haunted House $3
  10. Ghosts sitting on sofa $4
  11. Vintage Landscape Ghosts (Set of 4) $6
  12. Monsoon $20

Not-So-Scary Halloween Decor

Here are some other “not-so-scary” Halloween decor pieces to add just a touch of eerie throughout your home. Besides decor, another way to get into the Halloween spirit is to by watching some classic Halloween movies. We put together a bucket list of fall and Halloween movies for you to enjoy all season long! Check out the list here.

  1. Rattan Bat $98
  2. Light-Up Hanging Ghosts $99
  3. Ceramic Wavy Vase $25
  4. Cream Ceramic Pumpkin $10
  5. Flameless Wax Pumpkin Candle $79
  6. Black Fig + Olive Candle $42
  7. Handmade Copper Pumpkin $45
  8.  Twisted Taper Candle $13
  9. Ghost Garland $74
  10. Jack-o’-Lantern Shaped Pillow $89
  11. Linen Buffalo Check Tablecloth $189
  12. Ceramic Skulls $39

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