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.
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.
In the Kids’ Play Space