Scary Halloween Decorations That'll Spook Your Neighbors [Decor Guide]

by |June 11, 2021
Categories: Decor, Horror

Scary Halloween Decorations

It's time to get spooky! You’ve got your favorite witch hat on, the candy bowl looks dangerously sweet, and the trick or treaters are in full swing! But wait…did you forget something extremely crucial to any October celebration? Where are the orange pumpkin lights and the menacing monsters that live on your front lawn? Or the coven of cauldrons and presentation of pumpkins? It’s time to get your act together before time runs out! So when the season of haunting and bewitching begins, don't be the only neighbor on your block to miss out.  Whether you're into subtle scares, big thrills, or something in between (watching a scary movie with your eyes closed the entire time), we've got some scary Halloween decorations that will make you gasp!

 

Outdoor Halloween Decorations

 

Halloween Lights

Outdoor Halloween Lights

Light Up LanternJack-O-Lantern Light GarlandPumpkin Porch Light CoverIntense Blacklight
Mini Strobe LightHanging Flame LightSpider Light ProjectionSkull Lantern

When you're setting up your outdoor Halloween decorations, making sure that people can see them after dark is essential! There are quite a few options for Halloween lights to add some mood lighting to your home, from spooky string lights to lanterns and light projectors. A few of these lights may need to stay on the porch so they're out of the elements, but you want your house to have those spooky vibes all the way from the sidewalk to your front door.

 

Halloween Animatronics

Outdoor Halloween Animatronics

Reaper's Ride Moving PropAnimatronic Underwold Clown PropMoving Evil Clown Ferris Wheel36" Rocking Ducky Doll
Animatronic Evil TwinsAnimated Doorbell EyeballAnimatronic Dragon SkeletonSwinging Witch Decoration

If you're hoping to have the scariest yard in town, these Halloween animatronic props are for you! Creepy twins, scary clowns and even full-sized skeletons—what's not to love? These are all great Halloween decoration ideas for the yard. If you have a big enough porch, you can even put motion-activated animatronics on the path your trick-or-treaters take to get their candy prize at your door. It's Halloween, after all, so it's meant to be a little scary!

 

Halloween Door Decorations

Outdoor Halloween Door Decorations

Bloody Mess Door CoverFlower and Skull Halloween WreathZombie Hand Door Knob CoverSkull Door Knocker
Chop Shop Hanging SignZombie Door CoverTinsel Skull WreathBloody Handprints Door Cover

Your door is the last piece of Halloween décor your trick-or-treaters are going to meet before asking for candy, so you're going to want to make a good impression! We have door covers to make your entire entryway spooky, or less scary Halloween wreaths. Other props for your portal include creepy doorknob covers, hanging signs and even a skull door knocker. Even if you're not taking in trick-or-treaters because you're holding a Halloween party instead, making an eerie entryway is the cherry on top of your Halloween décor cake.

 

Inflatable Halloween Decorations

Outdoor Inflatable Halloween Decorations

Inflatable Creepy Clown12' Halloween Carriage DecorationBlow-Up Crashed UFO96" Inflatable Scarecrow
Blow-Up Scary TreePumpkin Wheelbarrow Ghost5' Skeleton Unicorn DecorationInflatable Pennywise Decoration

If you're the "go big or go home" type when it comes to Halloween lawn decorations, you're going to love these large inflatable decorations for your yard! Ranging from scary to almost cute, you can fill your lawn with blow-up clowns, scarecrows, ghosts and more. Many of these inflatable decorations for Halloween also have lights inside so they're still visible at night, but it never hurts to have a spotlight to brighten up your spooky yard décor.

 

Pumpkin Decorations

Outdoor Pumpkin Decorations

Ceramic Black and White Pumpkin DecorationJabberin' Jack Talking Pumpkin Prop10-Piece Pumpkin Carving SetCreepy Light-Up Pumpkin
Pumpkin LightTeal PumpkinStone-Look Ceramic PumpkinResin Light-Up Jack-O-Lantern

Is it even Halloween if you don't have a few pumpkins outside? Whether you prefer to carve your own jack-o-lantern or find a cute pumpkin decoration to buy, we have plenty of pumpkins from which to choose! Whether they're resin, ceramic or plastic, these pumpkins do great as outdoor decorations. (Keep in mind that foam pumpkins and glitter pumpkins may be better as indoor Halloween decorations.) Also, if you're interested in keeping Halloween treats accessible for everyone, you may want to add a teal pumpkin to your outdoor décor. This will let families that have children with food allergies know that you have non-food treats available for trick-or-treaters!

 

Halloween Skeleton Decorations and Skulls

Outdoor Skeleton Decorations

Hanging Skeleton TorsoLifesize Poseable SkeletonSkeleton DogBuried Alice Skeleton Kit
Silver Skull FenceZombie FlamingoHanging Rotted SkeletonRealistic Skull Prop

Do you have skeletons in your closet? Well, show ‘em off this season! If you’re allergic to pets, adopt a skeleton cat or a skeleton dog! They’re the perfect addition to your family and won’t destroy your nose. Plus, you can keep them outside for a month! (Or more if your decorations stay up longer than normal.) If you find yourself struggling to pick a good skeleton decoration, you can never go wrong with a life-size posable skeleton or a skull prop to spook every trick or treater at your door! All of these animatronics (and more!) are available to order online at HalloweenCostumes.com!

 

Halloween Spider Decorations

Outdoor Spider Decorations

Mega Spider WebPlastic Black Widow Spider60g Green Glow Spider Web12 Pc Spider Set
80 Sq Ft Spider WebBlack Spider Window Crasher50" Poseable SpiderBlack Widow Rope Web

It doesn’t have to be Halloween for this creature to give you goosebumps and inspire blood-curdling screams with each encounter! But hey, the best way to get over your fears is to embrace them, right? Be a spider-loving, web-spinning fanatic with our variety of spider decorations! If you want a spider that’s larger than life (and maybe even your dog), buy a huge spider that you can pose outside. You can display it or hang it whichever way you please, as it’ll guarantee to terrify anyone trespassing. Make it crawl and linger in every raised nook in your home! What are spiders for, anyway? However, you can't have spiders without a few webs! Get some giant spider webs to decorate your home and porch, and there are even some webs that glow in the dark or under black light. Neighborhood kids are going to look forward to coming to your house to trick-or-treat!

 

Kid-Friendly Halloween Decorations

Outdoor Kid-Friendly Halloween Decorations

Inflatable Black Panther With PumpkinSilly Bat LanternBlack Cat Doormat400 Watt Ground Fog Machine
Green Witch LegGhost Family DecorationInflatable Buzz Lightyear With Banner1000 Watt Fog Machine

Sometimes if you have small children or live in a neighborhood with little kids, you might need to tone down the scariness of Halloween and just keep it spooky. And that's okay! Find cute Halloween decorations that are also kid-friendly such as children's character holiday decor or cute bats and ghosts. Fog machines can also be fun without being too scary. We're sure you can find plenty of kid-friendly Halloween décor while still keeping up the Halloween spirit.

 

Indoor Halloween Decorations

 

Indoor Halloween Lights

Indoor Light-Up Halloween Decorations

Color-Changing Crystal Ball5 Black Glitter LED CandlesLight-Up Skull and Candle8" LED Skulls With Crows
LED Matte Black Skull BottlesLED Witch Hat Table PieceCat Eye String LightLED Spider Web Globes

Sometimes you just don't have the energy to decorate outside, and that's ok too! Maybe you live in an apartment and you don't have a yard of your own. Whatever the case may be, there are plenty of spooky Halloween decorations for indoors. These indoor Halloween lights are great if you're dimming the lights for an adult Halloween party, or even if you're showing your spooky spirit from your window.

 

Indoor Halloween Animatronics

Indoor Halloween Animatronics

Animatronic Moving BooksAnimated Black Cat DecorationElectronic Skeleton in Candy BowlAnimatronic Striking Snake
Moving Eyeball in Crystal BallAnimatronic Rat in a TrapCrawling Monster HandAnimated Skull and Roses

When people think of Halloween animatronics, they typically think of large moving characters often featured on lawns and porches. However, there are small-scale animatronics for inside decorating too! Placed on bookshelves, coffee tables and other furniture, these moving décor items really bring your Halloween party to life! Make your home feel like a haunted house, or perhaps stick with a theme such as a witch's hut or a cemetery. You'll want to hang onto these affordable animatronic decorations to use every Halloween!

 

Halloween Ornaments and Indoor Door Covers

Halloween Ornaments and Indoor Door Decorations

The Invisible Man OrnamentWitch Door CoverChucky Bust OrnamentSkeleton Bathroom Door Cover
Grim Reaper Restroom Door CoverLeatherface OrnamentStay Out SignUniversal Frankenstein's Monster Ornament

If you're looking for some indoor hanging Halloween decorations, perhaps you might consider some Halloween ornaments! Sure, you might typically think that an ornament is meant to go on a Christmas tree, but these horror movie ornaments would do well in a Halloween setting, too! We also have silly door covers meant to have inside your house for guests navigating a Halloween party. Spooky bathroom door covers will keep your guests from opening every door in your hallway, while a handy "keep out" sign will tell party guests which rooms are off-limits.

 

Indoor Pumpkin Decorations

Indoor Pumpkin Decor

7" Glitter Champagne Pumpkin12 Mini Velvet PumpkinsGold and White Pumpkin3 White and Gold Glass Pumpkins
3.5" Velvet Burgundy Pumpkin with Gold StemAssorted Mini Black and White Pumpkins4" Orange Glitter Pumpkin4" Glitter Mercury Glass Pumpkin

Pumpkin decorations always look great outside for Halloween, but it never hurts to have some more inside your home! Glass, glitter and velvet-textured pumpkins tend to be better for indoor Halloween decorating, and don't forget the minis! Miniature pumpkins are great for table decorations, whether you're filling a cute bowl on the coffee table or perhaps as a dining room centerpiece. Glass pumpkins are also very cute Halloween decorations, but it's best to keep them out of the way of rowdy trick-or-treaters. Other textured pumpkins such as glitter and velvet pumpkins work best when kept out of the elements, but you may be able to display them on a covered porch too. Add accents such as fall leaves and spider-web doilies, and you'll have a spooky-cute house in no time!

 

Halloween Wall Decorations

Halloween Wall Decor

Space Invader Mask Wall HangerX-Ray Skeleton Wall AccentBeetlejuice SignSkeleton Cat Sign
Zombie Survival Metal PosterDripping Blood Border RollToxic Bride Mask Wall DecorCamp Crystal Lake Sign

Really help to set the mood in your home with these Halloween wall decorations. Hang up famous horror movie signs, vintage-look mask decorations and whatever else suits your space. You can even make it look like blood is seeping through the wall with a creepy, dripping blood border. With so many cool Halloween decorations, how do you decide what to add? It's best to pick a theme and stick with it, such as a haunted house or perhaps a witch's hut. Maybe you just want to use all the vintage-look Halloween decor! These Halloween wall decorations may be just what you need to pull the room together.

 

Halloween Table Decorations

Table Decorations for Halloween

Set of Skeleton FigurinesFake Fall Maple LeavesSpiderweb TableclothBag of Doll Parts
Addams Family CryptSkull CenterpieceJack-O-Lantern Salt and Pepper ShakersSkeleton Candy Dish

When you're trying to put together a Halloween table setting, you're going to want a good variety of Halloween decor items. Use a spooky tablecloth underneath, and have a few eye-catching pieces. Use small additions such as fall leaves or mini spiders scattered around larger items. Also, it's always great to have a cute candy bowl! Whether you're doing a table theme with creepy dolls or scary skeletons, it's good to have enough points of interest on your Halloween table.

 

Halloween Bathroom Decorations

Bathroom Decorations for Halloween

Bloody Handprint Mirror and Window ClingsSkeleton Duck DecorationMachete Killer Shower CurtainCreepy Doll Tealights
Scary Cat with Glowing EyesHelp Me Shower CurtainZombie Hand Toilet TopperBloody Shower Curtain

Now, we already mentioned some bathroom door covers, but that doesn't mean you have to stop decorating at the outside of your bathroom! Why not bring some decor in there as well for a full Halloween home experience? Add scary shower curtains that are bound to startle Halloween party guests, and there are even some toilet and mirror decorations to add. Place a skeleton ducky or some creepy tealights on the sink counter, and don't forget a bathroom cat. (If you have a cat, you know why!)

 

Other Indoor Halloween Decorations

Other Indoor Halloween Decor

Spooky ClothZombie Microwave CoverCreepy Black FabricSet of 8 Halloween Bottle Labels
Haunted Angel Doll"Shot in the Arm" Spooky Shot Glass SetSkeleton Octopus DecorationVelvet Skull Pillow

There are so many wild and wacky Halloween decorations that it's hard to mention them all! (Seriously, go check out all of the Halloween decorations. There's a lot!) You can find decorations for your living room, fireplace mantle and even the microwave. Some of these weird decorations have multiple uses, and we'd love to hear about how you intend to decorate!

 

So, get ready to try your hand at these spooktastic decorations! Before you know it, you’ll be the talk of the town as you fill your house with spiders, skeletons, and animatronics galore! From now on, you’ll never skip the thrill of horror around every corner.  So what’s your favorite Halloween tradition? Is it decorating the house with your family or plotting the best way to scare them? Let us know in the comments!

Angela Poch
Angela Poch

Angela Poch is an Inbound Marketing Specialist and Resident Crazy Cat Lady at HalloweenCostumes.com, where she is an assistant editor and covers tutorials, crafting and pop culture. Angela has created costumes and props for Halloween events, conventions and Renaissance festivals.

Some of her favorite costumes include 90s Rogue, a custom Jedi, warrior elf, and some nameless Renaissance pirate. (She’s still figuring out how to make a Jedi light-chakram.) You can find her on Twitter @AngelaPoch1 or her cats on Instagram @stardustnebulanova.


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