The One Halloween Decor Item in All Our Editors’ Homes This Year

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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 October, 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 editors are styling Halloween bats in their own homes this fall.






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



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