Halloween

These Adorably Spooky Homes Are All the Halloween Decor Inspo You Need 🎃

written by KATHY SISSON

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Each October 31st, I hand out 500 pieces of Halloween candy. Two hours of constant trick-or-treaters can be a little overwhelming, but my neighborhood has embraced the celebration by going all-in on outdoor Halloween decor to make the night even more fun for the kids. Some homes have classic Jack-o’-Lanterns and pumpkin lights, while others lean into the Halloween inflatables, and—to my own delight—some homes have groups of skeletons scaling their house or climbing in windows.

If you too are delighted by creative Halloween decor—whether you want to be inspired to attempt a spooky scene yourself or just appreciate the effort some people put into decorating, keep scrolling. We’ve gathered some of the most fun Halloween outdoor decorations that are more spooky than scary for the littlest of trick-or-treaters, and included links to shop if you want to recreate the look yourself.

 

Classic Halloween Front Porches

Add Halloween details to your fall front porch to welcome treat-or-treaters this year. Pose skeletons, spiders or crows among and fall essentials like pumpkins, hay bales, and corn stalks.

 

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Target | National Tree Company
Garland with Maple Leaves and Pumpkins
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Amazon | PREXTEX
Black-Feathered Small Crows (Set of 6)
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Oriental Trading | FloraCraft
Decorative Straw Hay Bale
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Pottery Barn
Lit Ghosts (Set of 2)
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Giant Skeleton Scenes

Giant skeletons took over neighborhoods in 2020 with the release of the Home Depot 12-foot giant skeleton. We needed a little extra joy back then, but the trend of oversized Halloween (and other holiday) decor has continued, with the OG skeleton, affectionately known on social media as “Skelly,” selling out early each year. While we keep an eye on restocks, here are some other giant skeleton options to add to your outdoor Halloween decor.

 

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Home Depot | Disney
13' Animated Jack Skellington
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Home Depot | Home Accents Holiday
12' Skeleton with LCD Eyes
stay tuned for 2023 seasonal re-stocks!
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HalloweenCostumes.com
8' Animated Skeleton
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HalloweenCostumes.com
6' Skeleton
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Funny Skeleton Displays

My personal favorite Halloween decor trend over the last few years is using poseable skeletons! Decorating with skeletons can unleash creativity, as shown in these examples with skeletons doing unexpected everyday tasks like watering plants and taking a “hot” yoga class.

skeleton scenes

Source: Grandin Road

 

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Wayfair | The Holiday Aisle
Pose-n-Stay Skeleton
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Target | Hyde & EEK! Boutique
French Bulldog Skeleton
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Target | Hyde & EEK! Boutique
60" Posable Skeleton
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Target | Seasons USA
Flamingo Skeleton
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Giant Spiders

Massive black spiders can create subtle spooky vibes on your home’s exterior. Mix up the sizes of the spiders or choose one statement spider to complete the creepy-crawly look.

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Source: @jlgarvin

 

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Amazon | Supoice
Giant 5' Spider
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Target | Hyde & EEK! Boutique
50" Plush Spider
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grandin road
Corner Spider Web
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Target | Northlight
10' Giant Outdoor Spider Web
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Witch-Inspired Displays

For homes with covered porches, floating witch hats are competing with decal bats for the best minimalist Halloween decor—thanks to social media. And we can’t help but love the eerie look they create.

 

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Amazon | ELCOHO
Black Witch Hats (Set of 12)
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Amazon | amscan
Classic Witch Broom
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grandin road
Twig Broomstick
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Wayfair | Whitehall Products
60'' Novelty Weathervane
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Outdoor Halloween Inflatables

While holiday inflatables might be polarizing, the options for creative and unique Halloween inflatables have exploded in recent years. You can find your favorite creepy characters from nostalgic movies, wholesome Halloween inflatable options, and even Disney villains. Here are some of our favorites.

halloween outdoor inflatables

Source: Kathy Sisson

 

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Amazon | Gemmy Store
9.5' Animated Inflatable Beetlejuice Sandworm
check out the 3' version, too!
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Amazon | Gemmy
Inflatable Stay Puft
available in a 25' version, too!
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HalloweenCostumes.com
Inflatable Ghostbusters Classic Ecto-1
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Home Depot | Disney
3.5' LED Sally Holding Pumpkin Inflatable
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Target | Gemmy
Inflatable Zero with Pumpkin
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Amazon | Gemmy
3.5' Inflatable Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington
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Amazon | Gemmy
Inflatable 7' Oogie Boogie Nightmare Before Christmas Scene
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Wayfair | Gemmy
Welcome to Halloween Town Inflatable
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Target | Gemmy
Inflatable Maleficent
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Home Depot | Disney
5' LED Hocus Pocus Sanderson Sisters Inflatable
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Cute (Not Creepy) Scenes

For the littlest ones this Halloween, choosing an outdoor Halloween display that’s more cute than creepy might be best—like this DIY-Halloween scene from It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Scatter pumpkins and choose your favorite Peanuts character(s) to feature. Or just choose classic Halloween characters like Jack-o’-Lanterns, black cats, and friendly ghosts.

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Source: Kathy Sisson

 

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Target | Gemmy
Inflatable Snoopy and Woodstock on Pumpkin
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Home Depot | Glitzhome
8' Lighted Inflatable Stacked Jack-o'-Lanterns
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Michaels | Ashland
3' Halloween Directional Yardstake Sign
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Amazon | Pawliss
Halloween Ghosts Decoration Yard Signs
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Kids’ Halloween Playhouses

Because Halloween is really about the kids, consider outfitting their favorite play space with some not-too-scary decor like bats, pumpkins, Halloween-themed doormats, and more.

 

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Target | Backyard Discovery
Sweetwater Playhouse
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Target | Hyde & EEK! Boutique
10' Giant Spiderweb
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Amazon | Ivenf
3D Bats Wall Stickers (Set of 100)
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Etsy | Nickel Designs Shop
Ghost Welcome Mat
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