The 10 Best Halloween Decorations to Buy in 2018 for Inside Your Home

Bring the season inside with these smart and stylish picks

Courtesy of Amazon

Halloween is a time for fun, tricks and treats — and what better way to bring the spirit of the season into the home than through spooktacular decorations — because getting dressed up on the 31st is just part of the fun. Whether you're hosting a Halloween party or just getting into the spirit of spooky -- decorating your home can be creative and easy.  With ideas like swapping out your pillows for more orange-hued numbers or adding stuff like scary window decals, you'll be able to give...MORE your home a seasonal touch and let the neighborhood know you mean business when it comes to welcoming trick or treaters.

Here, we highlight the best Halloween decorations you can incorporate into your home. So whether you're more in to ghostly and scary or sweet and autumnal-themed, we've got you covered on what you should be adding to your shopping cart today.

  • HOSL 4-Pack Happy Halloween Square Decorative Throw Pillow Case

    Swapping out your everyday pillows for something more seasonal can leave a big impact with little work. This four-pack of pillow covers gets the job done with minimal cost, transforming the whole home in an instant. Use all four pillow covers in your living room or sprinkle a pillow here and there throughout the home to add festive touch.

    The four prints included in the set feature bold silhouettes that show haunted homes in four different moody colors, including black, yellow, orange and blue....MORE The print only comes on one side of each pillow with the reverse being a solid hue. 

    This set only includes the cover and they'll fit a 18" pillow insert (standard) nicely. The great thing about just getting the covers is after the holiday arrives you can just take them off and store without bulk till next fall.

  • DII Cotton Halloween Holiday Dish Towels Set of 3

    If you want to do the bare minimum when it comes to decorating this Halloween, then consider getting a set of dishtowels to use in your kitchen for just a hint of trick. This three-pack features a skeleton face, cat eyes and a pumpkin cat print that reads "when black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, may luck be yours on Halloween." 

    Made from 100 percent cotton and measuring 18" x 28", these dishtowels will wash up nicely in cold water and last for seasons to come with their great...MORE durability. With such a great price, these also make a great gift paired with a bottle of wine or even as a favor if you are hosting your own party.

  • 56 PCS Bloody Handprint Window Clings Wall

    Show a bit of your spooky side with bloody handprint window clings that easily adhere to any smooth surface, including mirrors, fridges and even floors. This 56-piece set will delight (or possibly scare off!) trick or treaters with it's nod to a haunted house inside.

    What's great about these is they are reusable and don't use adhesive (no sticky mess), so they can be used year after year. The set has 28 bloody hand prints and 28 blood splatters, which gives you plenty to decorate the...MORE whole house.

  • Classic Glass Beer Draft Mug glasses Halloween Skull Set of 4

    Beer has never been so spooky with these skeleton shaped glasses that will delight brew, soda or even water drinkers. Great for entertaining purposes, consider filling these with a bold hued drink (perhaps a dark red sangria) or throw a glow stick in there with a light colored drink to give off a ghostly glow. You can also fill these with Halloween treats such as candy corns to leave around the house for family members to snack on. 

    The set includes four 18-ounce glasses that have a sturdy...MORE handle, making them great for your morning coffee or perhaps a witches brew. They're made from 100 percent glass, so they'll hold up over time. And you may become so attached to these that you won't put them away come November 1st. 

    Continue to 5 of 10 below.
  • Old World Christmas Miniature Halloween Assortment Glass Blown Ornament

    Who says ornaments are only for Christmas? These mouth-blown ornaments come in six different shapes, including a bat, candy corn, an owl, two pumpkins and a moon. Each are hand-painted and glittered, giving them each a unique touch.

    Use these ornaments to fill a centerpiece, on a place setting or perhaps woven into a wreath. These festive characters will make you smile each year when you bring them out.

    And if Halloween is your favorite holiday, why not keep them out when it comes time to decorate...MORE your Christmas tree? There is no rule about what can go on your tree, so use them through the new year. 

  • Cobweb Fireplace Scarf

    Your fireplace mantle is screaming for some Halloween decorations and this spider web lace overlay couldn't be an easier way to dress it up in an instant. Lay the scarf onto your mantle and add touches (such as spooky branches in a vase or orange votives to help light it up). This adornment can be dressed up super scary or more dark and stylish to suit your creative desires.

    This piece measures 18" x 96", so it should fit most mantles. If you have a lot of overhang, no need to worry,...MORE draping this on the sides gives it a more ominous vibe. Don't have a fireplace? You can use this on a buffet for when you are hosting your Halloween party or drape it over a door for a creepy accent. The possibilities are endless with this, so we suggest buying more than one to use throughout the home.

  • Vela Lanterns Mid-Size Table/Hanging Glass Moroccan Candle Lantern Holders

    Made of black metal and orange glass, these Moroccan lanterns give off a moody light that can be displayed year-round. 

    Get three to light up your fireplace, use them outdoors to illuminate a path for trick or treaters or even hang them — the ideas are endless. And besides orange you can also mix and match them with other colors such as blue, yellow or green for a customizable lightscape. 

    To light these up, you can use votive or pillar candles or even battery-operated candles if you don't...MORE want to use open fire. Measuring 11.5" tall, they aren't too small or too big and can fit in a variety of scenarios.

  • Skeleton Hand in Cauldron Motion Activated Animated Candy Bowl

    When trick or treater's reach for a piece of candy they'll get spooked when the skeleton handle wiggles to grab them and announces four different Halloween sayings.

    This is a great option for when you need to leave candy outside when you are out and about because it will scare them off from grabbing more than their share. And even when it's not the big day, young kids will get a kick out of making the hand flap around trying to grab them. 

    Continue to 9 of 10 below.
  • Readaeer Life Size Replica Realistic Human Skull Head Bone

     Who knew a human skull could be so versatile? Put this in the center of your dinning room table, add it to the vanity in your bathroom, or just place in an empty corner in your kitchen — this skull is a must for your Halloween decorating arsenal. 

    Made of resin which gives it some weight, this 8" x 5.5" x 6" skull looks like the real thing leaving some wondering where did you get it from? 

  • DII Halloween Table Runner

    Whether you’re hosting a party for your neighborhood ghosts or just want to get festive, adding a table runner to your kitchen or dinning room table is a nice decorative touch for all to enjoy.

    At 14" x 72" this 100% cotton runner will cover tables five feet long and shorter with some overhang. Available in a haunted house motif, you could lay this straight onto bare wood or layer it over another tablecloth, say a solid orange or black for real effect. 

At The Spruce, our Expert writers are committed to researching and writing thoughtful and editorially independent reviews of the best products for your life and your family. If you like what we do, you can support us through our chosen links, which earn us a commission. Learn more about our review process.