Our Halloween Decorating Guide
10/07 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

Halloween decor favorites

Spooky + simple decor accents to bring a playful feeling to any vignette.
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Hyde & EEK! Boutique™
12.5' Jumbo Gauze Cloth Black Halloween Decorative Prop
Terrain
Crow Iron Stem
Pottery Barn
Broom with Lights
Pottery Barn
Faux Pumpkins
FUNPENY
Halloween Black Feathered Crows
Terrain
Rounded Dome Top Lantern
Terrain
Landmark Galvanized Lantern
Terrain
Coconut Outdoor Broom
Terrain
Windowpane Jute Doormat
Threshold™ designed with Studio McGee
2'1"x3'2" Indoor/Outdoor Scattered Rug Tan
West Elm
Nickel Designs Hand-Painted Doormat
Threshold™ designed with Studio McGee
Reseda Hand Woven Striped Jute Cotton Area Rug Black
Pottery Barn
Recycled Glass Pumpkin Cloche
West Elm
Pumpkin Decor
Hyde & EEK! Boutique™
Large Cloche with Bat Black Halloween Decorative Prop
McGee & Co
Tattersal Black Indoor / Outdoor Rug
Etsy
Burnt Orange Velvet Silk Ribbon
McGee & Co.
French Striped Doormat
Terrain
Raven Serving Platter
McGee & Co.
Metal Ring Object

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
Aged Terracotta Jar
Terrain
Ruffled Marble Bowl
McGee & Co
Fluted Bowl
West Elm
Skull Trinket Dish
McGee & Co
Plateau Lid Box
Skeem
Match Cloche
McGee & Co
Black & Brass Galvanized Boxes (Set of 3)
Etsy
Moody & Tarnished Silver Cream and Sugar Set
McGee & Co
Black Vintage Dough Bowl
Terrain
Smoky Blue Mercury Glass Vase
McGee & Co
Found Storm Gray Beads
Terrain
Decorative Gold Tray
McGee & Co
Aged Iron Compote
Terrain
Recycled Glass Bud Vases
McGee & Co
Ambrie Terracotta Bowl
Threshold™ designed with Studio McGee
11" x 1" Oval Metal Tray Gold
Etsy
VINTAGE Paul Revere Reproduction Small Bowl
Threshold™ designed with Studio McGee
8" x 9.5" Rustic Vase Brown
Terrain
Barnacle French Urn
GrandinRoad
Lille Urn/Planter

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
8x8in Fine Art Print
Etsy
Halloween Print
Etsy
8x10in Fine Art Print
Anthropologie
Harmony Frame
Terrain
Natural Botanicals Curio Display Frame
Etsy
Ghost Art
McGee & Co
The Night Sky
McGee & Co
Schoolhouse
McGee & Co
Roses
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

Candles + candle holders we love

Set the mood and layer in taper candles for a cozy ambiance.
More decor
McGee & Co
Simple Brass Taper Candle Holder
Terrain
Sanded Diamond Glass Hurricane
Terrain
Matte Black Candlestick
Terrain
Rustic Black Glass Hurricane
Williams Sonoma
Rust Tiny Taper Candle Set
Anthropologie
Spindle Taper Candle
Terrain
Iron Candlestick Trough
Terrain
Tall Lantern Taper Holder
ECTY
RY King Battery Operated Flameless Candle Set of 9
Terrain
Brass Floral Candelabra
Pottery Barn
Ridgeby Wall Sconce
Etsy
Vintage Set of Mix Brass Candlestick Holders
Etsy
Ombre Dripless Taper Candle

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
McGee & Co
Dried Larkspur Flowers
Terrain
Preserved Beech Leaf Bunch
McGee & Co
Dried Nigella Flowers
Terrain
Marigold Bouquet
McGee & Co
Dried Statice Flowers
Terrain
Preserved Bracken Fern Bunch
McGee & Co
Branchy Wreath
Terrain
Ashn Earth Textured Neutrals Dried Bouquet
Terrain
Bleached Ruscus Bunch
Terrain
Preserved Mushroom Stems, Set of 3
Terrain
Bleached Amaranthus Bunch
Rosy Rings
Botanical Sphere Curiosity Terrarium
Terrain
Ashn Earth Textured Neutrals Wreath
West Elm
Spooky Branch
West Elm
Mitsumata Bleached Branches
Terrain
Adjustable Wreath Hanger
Threshold™
24" Artificial Gingkho Wreath
Terrain
Preserved Wheat + Fern Frond Wreath
Terrain
Preserved Gypso Bunch
Terrain
Preserved Stuartiana Eucalyptus Bunch
Terrain
Faux Leaf Spray
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