How to Style Wall Decal Bats for Halloween

written by KATHY SISSON

Sometimes you come across a home decor item that just works with everything: a seagrass storage basket, the perfect cozy throw, or the one pillow you never swap off on your couch. For many of our editors this fall, it’s a swarm of spooky black bats.

The totally Instagrammable bat decor trend has been a Halloween staple in my house thanks to a pack of Martha Stewart brand bats I bought a few years back. With the rise in popularity, Etsy and Amazon retailers are offering a ton of affordable options, and I even multiplied our bat collection this year. 

The minimalist style of the bats just works as a fun, not-at-all-tacky, complement to your other home decor. Try swarming them over the mantle, going up the stairs, as part of a styled console table, or around the front door. Take a look at how our contributors, editors, and readers are styling Halloween bats in their own homes this fall.


Surrounding the Fireplace

The fireplace is the perfect spot for a bat display, especially if you style your mantle for fall or Halloween.

halloween bats decor

Source: Laura Adom

halloween bats decor

Source: Jaclyn Voran


Part of a Spooky Vignette

Whether you have bookshelves, console tables, or want to style them “flying” up the stairs, bats in flight add a perfect spooky touch to any Halloween setup.

bat decor

Source: @jlgarvin

halloween bats decor

Source: Kathy Sisson


In the Kids’ Play Space

Bats are the perfect not-too-scary Halloween decor for kids’ spaces! They can complement a Halloween or fall-themed bookshelf display. They can also add a spooky touch to a playroom.

bat decor

Source: @katebarnesphotography via #sharetheeverymom


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3D Bat Decals (Pack of 28)

These shiny bats are made of waterproof PVC. I'm using them for a third year in a row at my house!

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Bat Wall Hanging Cut Outs

These cardstock bats are also a reader and editor favorite.

indoor use only

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Felt Bat Decor

These soft, felt bats come as a set of 12 in four sizes.

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Glitter Bats

If sparkle is more your style, these glitter bats come in a set of 30 with multiple sizes.

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Magnetic Bats

Perfect for use on metal garage doors or other metal surfaces, this Etsy shop lets you customize the number and size of the bats in your "colony."

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Halloween Bats (Pack of 100)

If you're going all-in on bats, grab this 100 pack from Amazon!

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And in case you’ve never seen this perfect video from one of our favorite little social media stars, please enjoy…

“It’s frickin’ bats!”

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