Halloween is a fun time to play dress-up and entertain friends and trick-or-treaters. Getting your home into the Halloween spirit doesn’t have to be hard, and you don’t have to go over the top. A few little touches of Halloween spirit go a long way. Get into the mood with our modern, fresh Halloween decorating ideas.


Nothing says fall and Halloween like pumpkins. The best part is that pumpkins can work right through Thanksgiving. Here’s a fresh take on the holiday staple featuring 10 stylishly spooky pumpkins.

White Pumpkins

Stacked Pumpkins

Metallic Painted Pumpkins

Monogrammed Pumpkins

Blinged Pumpkins

Pumpkin Messages

Patterned Painted Pumpkins

Groupings of Pumpkins

Baskets of Pumpkins

Pumpkin Tablescapes

Halloween Wreaths

If you’re a design minimalist, add a Halloween-ready wreath to your entrance. Get your fall wreath to serve double duty by adding a removable black bow or some spiders. Once Halloween is over, style it back to fall mode.

Floral Wreath with a Black Bow

Black DIY Paper Wreath

Pumpkin Window Wreath

Cast-A-Spell Wreath

Halloween Trees

Jack Skellington (of “The Nightmare Before Christmas”) stole the Christmas tree, and so should you. Make a Halloween version by spraying a small faux Christmas tree black, or collect willow branches or other twigs, paint them black and use them as a makeshift tree. Here are some ideas:

Halloween Tree

Spooky Twigs

Black and White is the New Orange

Halloween doesn’t have to be orange and black. In fact, the combination of black and white adds a modern look to Halloween decorating.

Black-and-White Painted Pumpkins

Spooky-Chic Entrance

Black-Lace-Trimmed White Candles

Black-and-White Table Decor

Jar Halloween Decorating Ideas

Take glass jars (or Sylvia Plath’s favorite bell jar) and fill them with spiders, eyeballs or candy corn to serve as Halloween decorations. Think of them as horror terrariums and create whole scenes inside.

Halloween Terrariums

Spider Collection

Candy Corn Jar

Spooky Victorian Bell Jars

Headhunter Collection

Modern Skulls

Skulls are a hot statement in everyday design. Use skulls in your Halloween decorating to modernize Halloween and keep them around for the rest of the year.

Skull Candle

Chrome Skull Decor

Skull Throw Pillow

Skull Wall Sticker

Beaded Skull

Halloween Entertaining Ideas

Get your party ready stylishly with these simple Halloween-inspired ideas.

Halloween Chair Sash

Black Feather Wreath Plate Charger

Goth Wine with Black Licorice Swizzle Sticks

Eyeball and Moss Tray

Black Pumpkin Tower

Are you inspired yet? Get out the paint, glue and scraps, and make this Halloween the best ever!