Trick-or-treating and other festivities may turn out a little differently this year. But one thing is certain: there is no shortage of Halloween decorations to help us celebrate. Sure, we love our costumes and fun-sized candy! Still, one of the most highly-anticipated creative traditions of this spine-tingling holiday is decorating your home in endless possible ways.
No matter your decorating style, from cutesy pumpkins and friendly ghosts to haunted house frights, we’ve gathered the best Halloween decor trends with something for everyone in mind.
Below you’ll find our top picks for best Halloween decoration ideas for 2021:
Top 11 Best Halloween Home Décor Ideas in 2021
1. Airblown Inflatables
Not only a favorite stop for pumpkin decorating kits, Michaels is also home to massive Airblown inflatables—from a 12-foot-tall Jack Skellington and 10-foot-tall Mickey Mouse to the spellbinding Fire and Ice Grim Reaper and Carriage with its kaleidoscope light projection.
These self-inflating outdoor decorations come with everything you need for easy setup. Just plug it in and stake it down to add instant Halloween magic to your neighborhood.
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2. Animatronic Halloween Decorations
The Home Depot scares up the best animatronic outdoor displays for Halloween. The hardware chain offers a frightening supply of décor that includes animated skeletons and classic monster sets that howl, scream, cackle, glow in the dark, even move!
We think the Home Accents Life-Sized Animated Old Time Clown makes the ideal front-door greeter. This motion-activated menace is made for both indoor scares or a covered porch display, and entertains with these creepy features:
- Glowing yellow eyes
- Moves mouth when he talks or makes sounds
- Waves his arms
- Turns his head from side to side
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3. Pre-Lit Ceramic Halloween Trees
You’re either a die-hard enthusiast or absolutely not a fan, but the at-times polarizing candy corn is a sweet way to decorate your home when you crave milder Halloween decor. This Candy Corn Halloween Tree set includes four lights that run on 2 AA batteries and has a 4-hour on/20-hour off timer function.
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4. Groundbreaking Zombies
Transform your yard into a scene from Night of the Living Dead with an interactive creepy cast of characters from Oriental Trading Company’s Halloween Groundbreaker Decorating Kit.
This 6-piece set includes:
- 1 Latex Clawing Zombie Groundbreaker with LED Eyes (it laughs as its eyes flash red!)
- 1 Foam Light-Up Witch Ground Breaker (includes an on/off switch)
- 1 Foam Groundbreaker Zombie with Lights & Sound (includes a metal hook for optional hanging)
- 3 Resin Zombie Groundbreaker Stones
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5. Halloween Movie-Themed String Lights
Flashing red lights, strobes, and using spotlights to create shadowy silhouettes are just a few scary ways to light up your yard and home for Halloween. This year, try taking a cue from some of Hollywood’s favorite fright night flicks with Movie-Themed Halloween String Lights.
You can choose from:
Want something that doesn’t cause nightmares? The Ghostbusters string lights feature Mooglie and Slimer and are a more kid-friendly option for Halloween décor.
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6. Motion Activated Window Witch
Trick-or-treaters may think twice about visiting the home that has this lifelike Motion Activated Witch peering out of the window. Her detailed face and creepy vinyl hands not only make you do a double-take, but come a little closer, and she taps on the glass — watch out!
You can program this witch to tap three times every 10 seconds or set a motion-activated mode where she only taps when someone gets too close to her lair. The witch mounts to windows with an attached suction cup and includes 3 AAA batteries.
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7. Halloween Throw Pillow Set
The Celebrate Halloween Together Trick or Treat Throw Pillow Set adds a fun, festive spirit to any room with three pillows featuring a black cat, ghost, bats, candy, and pumpkins. These highly-detailed pillows may run on the small side but are certainly a huge hit with guests.
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8. Personalized Halloween Tote Bags
If you’re hosting a family Halloween party, CVS Photo helps set a festive scene with personalized, custom Halloween tote bags for trick-or-treaters and party-goers. Choose one of their fun designs and decorate with a single photo, name, or snapshots of past celebrations.
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9. Halloween Candy Bowl Holder
Get into the Halloween spirit with this detailed Mr. Pumpkin Candy Bowl Holder that festively serves up sweets around the house or acts as a no-contact candy dispenser for trick-or-treaters.
This metal statue (with its creepy-cute vibe) stands three feet tall and requires 3 AA batteries to power a set of multi-colored LED lights on his chest and boots.
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10. Dark Rose Wreath
A simple wreath can make all the difference in the Halloween curb appeal of your home. This Bloom Room Halloween Skeleton Beware Wreath features a dark floral-themed arrangement with a decked-out skull matching in an orange-and-black top hat and polka-dot bowtie.
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11. Holiscapes Atmosfx Halloween Digital Decoration
All you need is a DVD player and projector (or large-screen television) to become the creepiest house on the block. Wayfair sells multiple SD Card virtual reality videos. The newest one, Atmosfx Phantasms Digital Decoration Collection, transforms your home into a haunted house with four ghastly spirits that can run on a continuous loop for an unlimited time.
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