Our Halloween Decorating Guide
09/20 Lifestyle

Our Halloween Decorating Guide

Here’s how we’re celebrating spooky season:

It’s almost time for Halloween….

and while we love to celebrate this time of year, it can be hard to find décor inspiration that feels celebratory of the season yet subtle enough to blend into our homes without overpowering them.

Over the years, we’ve experimented with a few different Halloween looks, and we thought it was time to share a few tips for decorating for the spookiest time of the year.

Our Halloween Decorating Guide

We’ve rounded up our favorite Halloween moments from The McGee Home, the best spooky styling tricks, and the cutest Halloween decor we could find on the internet.

Here are a few ways to re-create the looks in your own space:

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No. 1: Create impactful moments 

When it comes to holiday and seasonal decor, we’ve found that it’s much easier to make a statement when you focus on one or two areas of the home to create impactful moments rather than scattering small items all around your space.

Whether you want to focus on a room or a particular moment, like an entryway table or built-in shelving, emphasizing specific areas can feel less visually overwhelming.

Our Halloween Decorating Guide
Our Halloween Decorating Guide
Our Halloween Decorating Guide

Halloween decor favorites

Spooky + simple decor accents to bring a playful feeling to any vignette.
Shop more decor favorites
Etsy
Smoky Quartz Skull Crystal Carving
Pottery Barn
Faux Pumpkins & Gourds
McGee & Co
Black Eucalyptus Wreath
Crate&Barrel
Witches' Brooms, Set of 3
The Holiday Aisle®
Jumbo Pumpkin
McGee & Co
Tattersal Black Indoor / Outdoor Rug
Etsy
Aurora Beetle Bell Jar
McGee & Co
Bundle of Matches
McGee & Co
Glass Match Holder
McGee & Co
French Striped Doormat
Hyde & EEK! Boutique™
12.5' Jumbo Gauze Cloth Black Halloween Decorative Prop
The Holiday Aisle®
Large Traditional Pumpkin
FUNPENY
Halloween Black Feathered Crows
Etsy
Handmade Conocybe Filaris Mushroom Scene
McGee & Co
Metal Ring Object
McGee & Co
Gatton Jute Doormat
McGee & Co
Branchy Wreath
The Holiday Aisle®
Pumpkin Figurine
McGee & Co
John Derian Picture Book

No. 2: Incorporate textural elements 

Mixing and matching textural elements can make any vignette feel surprisingly spooky, and it’s a simple way to re-imagine pieces you may already have. Vintage textured accents, brass, and even smokey glass can all create a dimensional Halloween dynamic.

Our Halloween Decorating Guide
Our Halloween Decorating Guide
Our Halloween Decorating Guide

Spooky textural pieces

Mix and match textural elements to bring an eclectic Halloween dynamic to your look.
More decor we love
McGee & Co
Jexa Vase
Terrain
Ruffled Marble Bowl
McGee & Co
Fluted Bowl
McGee & Co
Plateau Lid Box
Skeem
Match Cloche
McGee & Co
Black Vintage Dough Bowl
Terrain
Decorative Gold Tray
McGee & Co
Aged Iron Compote
Terrain
Recycled Glass Bud Vases
McGee & Co
Ambrie Terracotta Bowl
Etsy
Glass Cloche with Base
Terrain
Textured Black Vase
Terrain
Barnacle French Urn
McGee & Co.
Metropolitan Vase
McGee & Co
Etched Marble Vase
Terrain
Distressed Wood Riser

No. 3: Focus your color palette 

While you don’t need to incorporate bright colors to make your space feel Halloween-ready, sticking to a palette is still helpful in creating a cohesive look.

Whether you like more traditional Halloween colors of orange and black or want to go for a minimal, muted look, start with a jumping-off point like artwork or even the finishes in your home, and build your decor around it.

Our Halloween Decorating Guide
Our Halloween Decorating Guide
Our Halloween Decorating Guide

Moody Halloween-worthy artwork

Add instant personality with moody and autumnal artwork perfect for the season.
More artwork we love
Etsy
5x7 Lucky Crossing RYTA landscape
Etsy
Witch with Cats Print
Etsy
Ghost Wall Art
Etsy
Vintage Halloween Wall Art
Etsy
Halloween Print
McGee & Co
The Night Sky
Etsy
8x8in Fine Art Print
McGee & Co
Roses
Etsy
8x10in Fine Art Print
McGee & Co
Schoolhouse
Etsy
Ghost Art
McGee & Co
Light of Summer
McGee & Co
Deep Florals

No. 4: Layer in candles for ambiance

There’s something about taper candles that just feel like Halloween, and we love the traditional haunted-house-like vibe they add to a mantel, entry table, or even dining table! Plus, when lit, they create a cozy ambiance, perfect for settling in and watching all of your favorite seasonal movies.

Our Halloween Decorating Guide
Our Halloween Decorating Guide
Our Halloween Decorating Guide

Candles + candle holders we love

Set the mood and layer in taper candles for a cozy ambiance.
More decor
Etsy
Ombre Dripless Taper Candle
McGee & Co
Colonial Taper Holder
Terrain
Matte Black Candlestick
McGee & Co
Simple Brass Taper Candle Holder
Anthropologie
Spindle Taper Candle
Terrain
Tall Lantern Taper Holder
McGee & Co
Black Iron Taper Holder
ECTY
RY King Battery Operated Flameless Candle Set of 9
Terrain
Cloche Taper Candle Holder
McGee & Co
Gray Taper Candles (Set of 12)
Terrain
Brass Floral Candelabra
McGee & Co
Large Black Iron Taper Holder

No. 5: Bring interest with your florals 

Pulling in an element of texture or color with your greenery can be a great unexpected way to add a spooky element to your space. Dried florals, sculptural bare branches, or even corn husks can complete a Halloween look perfectly.

Our Halloween Decorating Guide
Our Halloween Decorating Guide
Our Halloween Decorating Guide

Dried florals + creepy greenery

Add an unexpected spooky element to your space with dried & whimsical greenery.
Shop more greenery favorites
Pottery Barn
Faux Autumn Sumac Branch
Terrain
Preserved Beech Leaf Bunch
McGee & Co.
Dried Eryngium Sea Holly Flowers
WILLIAMS SONOMA
Curly Willow Branches
Terrain
Preserved Monocolor Bouquet
McGee & Co.
Dried Panicum
Terrain
Marigold Bouquet
McGee & Co
Branchy Wreath
Terrain
Bleached Ruscus Bunch
Terrain
Preserved Mushroom Stems, Set of 3
Terrain
Adjustable Wreath Hanger
Terrain
Preserved Wheat + Fern Frond Wreath
Terrain
Preserved Gypso Bunch
Terrain
Preserved Stuartiana Eucalyptus Bunch
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