12 Halloween Decorating Ideas That Won't Clash With Your Home


Halloween is one of those holidays that can be, um, tricky (excuse the pun). While you're all for participating in the festivities, so many of the decorative options available are not exactly aligned with an elevated home aesthetic. But don't be spooked – it is possible to find Halloween decorations that aren't cheesy and won't clash at all with your carefully-decorated home.

When it comes to decking your halls for All Hallows' Eve, the key is finding bewitching fixtures that aren't too on-the-nose. Everyone associates pumpkins with the holiday, but that doesn't mean you need fill your space with jack-o-lanterns. Instead, opt for a display of glass or ceramic pumpkins in neutral colors that fit in with your existing décor, like this Pumpkin Pot, which is $38 at Terrain.

In the same vein, be on the look out for sophisticated upgrades to all the hallmark features of Halloween – black cats, skeletons, and spiders – that'll read cool, not campy. Display a spider's web to spook and delight guests via this Spider Web On Glass, $70 from ABC Carpet & Home. For a grown-up spin on a witches brew, keep beverages chill in Pottery Barn's Copper Candy Cauldron used as an ice bucket. It's even on sale right now, for $119.99 instead of $149.

For outdoor décor, keep things simple. Hang a festive wreath on your door, complete with moody florals in shades of deep red and purple to suggest a spooky vibe. Or, hang this artificial Spooky Black Garland, on sale for $49.97 at Crate & Barrel, over your entryway or on your dining table. Small orange and white twinkle lights strung across a patio or wrapped around columns feel seasonally appropriate, but not overly kitschy.

If you're still on the hunt for stylish trimming to decorate your haunt, browse a selection of actually sophisticated adornments below.

2-Tier Loop Server With Handle



Display hors d'oeuvres or desserts on this sleek black server. Each tier is crafted out of stained mango wood, with a metal loop handle and center rod. The overall vibe is moody and industrial.

Pumpkin Pot, Large



Swap bright and happy florals for a muted succulent arrangement in this blue-gray pumpkin shaped pot. It's enough to add seasonal flair to a window display for the holiday, but don't be afraid to keep it year-round thanks to the non-Halloween color scheme.

Tumble Torch



Cast shadows on your back patio with this tabletop torch. The strong flame will outlast the final guest at your holiday party, and the black painted metal finish will easily blend with other Halloween décor.

Spooky Black Garland


Crate and Barrel

Bring the spirit of a haunted forest inside with this black gnarled branch garland. Position it above a doorway like this, or use it as a centerpiece for a dining table. Bonus, it's on sale – the garland formerly sold for $99.95

Philips 6" Halloween LED Dewdrop Lights- Orange



Tiny twinkle LED lights in orange look extra refined and a little industrial with copper wire. Wrap these around columns or use them to frame a doorway to give off a glamorous glow.

Copper Candy Cauldron


Pottery Barn

Use Pottery Barn's copper cauldron to hold candy for trick-or-treaters, or fashion it as an ice bucket for party beverages. The metallic, high-shine cauldron reads way more sophisticated than spooky. Initially $149, it's now on sale for $88.999

ABC Cocina Dark Gray Dinner Plate


abc carpet & home

Update your table scape with black dinnerware to darken the space just the right amount. It's an unexpected shift from classic white ceramics that you can even keep using throughout the year.

Satin Jacquard Napkin


Zara Home

Complete your Halloween-appropriate place settings with these orange satin napkins, which come in sets of four. Paired with black dinnerware, there'll be no question as to what holiday you're celebrating. Repurpose the autumnal-colored napkins come Thanksgiving by switching up the rest of your wares.

Lit Dancing Broom


Pottery Barn

For a rustic approach to Halloween decor, set one or two of these rough-hewn brooms outside your front door. LED lights give just the right amount of twinkle, so the brooms look like enchanted witches' rides.

Spider Web On Glass


abc carpet & home

Display the power of nature with this unique glass piece – each is one-of-a-kind and extra spooky.

Solid-color Cushion Cover



Give your sofa the spooky treatment with orange, black, and white cushion covers. The solid colors are enough to suggest Halloween spirit, but keep an overall elevated appearance in your space

Capri Blue Pumpkin Clove Iridescent Jar Candle



Sometimes the distinct scent of a season is enough to evoke the proper mood. Bring the sweet and spicy smells of pumpkin, orange, and ginger into your home with this Capri Blue candle.