Boo! Did I scare you? Yeah, O.K., I doubt it, but it is fall, the season of spookiness, changing leaves, and pumpkin spice everything. That means it’s also time to put away the beach gear and the vibrant colors of summer and focus more on autumnal things: Falling leaves, ghosties, and muted shades of burgundy, mustard yellow, and earthy brown.
Decorating for fall (or Halloween, for that matter) doesn’t mean you have to run all over town to find the perfect pieces; everyone’s favorite online retailer has tons of options that will transform your space from hot summer days to spooky Halloween nights (or cozy fall evenings). No. 2 is a really versatile choice that you embellish (or not), No. 13 is a whimsical approach to the late-October holiday; and, Nos. 24 and 25 are the perfect transition pieces to get you through ghosts and goblins and onto turkey and pumpkin pie. Witch, please! You’re going to “fall” for these cuties faster than I can type, “I smell children!”
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I’m a big fan of pumpkins and an even bigger fan of pumpkins that you can customize like this set of 12 rustic white pumpkins. Sure, you could set them out looking exactly as they come, but the really cool part here is that you can dress them up to match any other decor. Add gold lettering, spray paint some of the orange or dip them in glitter — the choice is yours.
Put On A Light Show
I’m not sure when purple become the unofficial “second color of Halloween,” but I am here for it. These purple and orange Halloween string lights can go anywhere your heart desires, from trees and porches to mantles and dining tables. One set has 300 LED lights on 98 feet of cord with eight different modes in a completely waterproof design. A built-in timer lets you create your own light schedules.
The Ghosts With The Most
Ghosts are the perennial Halloween favorite, whether it’s a last-minute costume idea or a supernatural addition to your seasonal decor. These nearly-18-inch hanging ghosts come in a set of five (a ghost family, if you will) and are a lot more economical option than hacking up your white bedsheets. Each ghost comes with a different facial expression, too, to keep things interesting.
Welcome guests and welcome autumn with this — you guessed it — fall welcome sign. Fitted with colorful leaves in a rustic farmhouse finish, this type of vertical sign is all the rage for front doors, porches, and patios. Made from wood construction, this sign stands four feet tall and requires no installation or hardware. Just set it out and — boom! — instantly fall-focused.
I can’t get enough of pillows: Large ones, small ones, tassels, buttons, jack-o-lanterns, you name it. These Halloween pillow covers come in a set of four and before you get cranky that the pillow inserts aren’t included, think about how much simpler it is to store covers that will neatly fold up. With the right inserts, you can keep the pillows the same and simply swap the covers as often as your heart desires.
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I Felt Like You Needed This Handmade Garland
The only thing better than Halloween decor is handmade Halloween decor and this subtly-hued felt fall garland has life for Halloween and the entirety of fall. Dubbed “Pumpkin Latte,” this garland is outfitted with hues of mustard yellow, orange, burlap, mint and cream, and should pair perfectly with just about any fall decor ideas you come up with. It’s a steal for less than $20, too.
Spooky Flameless Votives
Sure, you could set out regular votive candles, which will lend a slightly creepy air to an otherwise dark room. But, why go with regular votives when you can try these color-changing Halloween votives? Battery operated with a flameless light, timer, and remote controller, these lights will deliver more than 300 hours of flame time before you’ll have to haul out new batteries.
Caught Up In A Web
When I was a kid, I was always jealous of those houses that went all-out for Halloween with decorations like this giant-sized spider web. (And, yes, it comes with a giant creepy-crawly, too.) Make a super-sized Halloween scene in your front yard or strategically place it inside to properly freak out your visiting family and friends. You’ll get more than $20 worth of fun out of this one.
Candles For All Occasions
If you’re not into heavy Halloween themes, these flameless candles (in a set of 12!) create instant ambiance, whether you’re using them in the bathroom or to soften your fall decorations. This set features candles in a variety of sizes that are suitable for indoor or outdoor use and a remote that will let you set your preferred timed sessions. The best part about buying these is their versatility for use all year long.
Bubble, Bubble, Toil And Trouble
If these witches’ cauldron serving bowls don’t have you exclaiming, “Bubble, bubble, toil, and trouble,” are you even in the Halloween spirit? Made from plastic with an included rack to hang them from, these are the perfect Halloween serving bowls for candy, condiments, sauces, and more. These come with a shiny black finish and are equipped with metal handles.
My mom isn’t an all-out decorator, but she does dress a mean mantle when the seasons change. This black lace spider web mantle cover is a quick way to transform your mantle with very little effort. Available in black or white in a seamless one-piece design, this cover measures 96 inches long by 18 inches wide. Add in some spiders and your decorating is solved.
Pumpkin Spice And Everything Nice
It’s not fall season unless it smells like pumpkin spice and cider. Am I right? These fall-scented candles are made from soy and paraffin trees. Set these candles on your fall centerpieces or use them as standalone fragrances and let the fall vibes begin! If you want a great year-round scent for your home, I recommend their jasmine sandalwood candle.
This Decor Is A Real Witch
Here’s a decorating idea that takes a new twist on an old idea. This Halloween table decoration combines various spooky elements such as orange and black roses, dark leaves, and witch boots that make her appear to have dive-bombed your vase. For less than $30, you get it all, including the vase. Set it on a kitchen table, dining room sideboard, or atop a mantle for a quirky ode to Halloween.
Unbe-leaf-able Fall Garlands
It seems counterproductive to spend all of fall trying to rid yourself of leaves only to bring them inside in the form of this 10-ft. fall garland with fairy lights and twinkling maple leaves. Battery operated, these garlands will function in a constant or flashing light pattern. Add them to your holiday tables, around your front door, or in your windows to maximize your fall feels.
Here’s Your Sign
These hanging welcome signs add instant personality wherever you find yourself stashing them. Add one to your front door or remove the attached sign and prop it up in any corner that could use a splash of autumn decor. For $12, you score all three signs including the autumn version, happy harvest version, and hayrides version. Use them all or swap them when you’re feeling like a change.
Year-Round Decor With The Flip Of The Wrist
This all-occasion welcome sign for your front door has you covered for fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and beyond. Instead of changing out signs completely, all you have to do is swap out the “O” in “Home.” There are 17 different magnetized accessories for all the major holidays, plus options for birthdays, summer, football season, and more. The base of the sign is made from sturdy wood construction.
Orange You Glad There’s A Blanket?
This sherpa fleece blanket is specifically for Halloween or fall, but with that vibrant orange hue, it will complement any other decorating you decide to do. Available in sizes up to 108-by-90, these are generously sized and reversible with flannel fleece on one side and plush sherpa on the other. If orange isn’t your thing, there are loads of other colors to choose from including neutrals and jewel tones.
If your holiday meals are anything like mine, nobody is paying attention to what’s on the table because they’re focused on what’s on their plates. Regardless, you want to make a nice presentation and this table runner with fall leaves and acorns is an understated choice. The runner itself is made from lace and the scalloped edge adds a nice detail that you, at least, will appreciate while dining.
Say It With Balloons
I’ve seen so many of these themed balloon displays on Instagram lately — and you probably have, too. But, who wants to spend a fortune on a display you’re just going to “pop” when you’re finished with it? This balloon set features 85 pieces and 16 feet of fake plants in burgundy, orange, light yellow, and gold confetti. The best part is, the whole thing will only set you back $17 (and a few puffs of air).
Never Cross A Black Cat
Black cats are the things Halloween stories are made of! These black cats won’t tell many stories, though, but they will dress up your yard as a three-pack of silhouettes on stakes. Made from recycled steel and handpainted, you can group these kitties together like pictured or space them out for a full black cat invasion. If you’re a cat lover, they could be a year-round addition to your decor.
Wave A Fall Flag
Garden flags are one of my favorite low-effort outdoor decorating options because they’re super easy to change and don’t occupy much room. This garden flag, emblazoned with the phrase, “Happy fall, y’all,” delivers just a small dose of decorations that’s ideal for those who can’t (or don’t want to) do more or others (like me) with very little extra outdoor space.
Birds Of A Feather
I can just see “The Raven” author Edgar Allan Poe perking up at the sight of this black feather wreath, which would make a spooky addition to a mantle or door. Measuring 13.5 inches, these natural feathers are positioned to add a touch of seasonal charm without being “too scary.” I would totally hang this over a mantle and then decorate with ravens, skulls, and plenty of candles.
Gnome For The Holidays
Hang with your gnomies this fall in the form of these gnome dolls that are equipped with LED lighting. A total length of nearly 14 inches, these gnomes are made of soft felt with a white fiber beard and have a light that can be turned on or off with just a switch. You’ll get both of these little guys for right around $22, adding a perfect piece that’ll take you right on through until Christmas.
Put Some Fall In Your Food Prep
Fall decorating doesn’t have to stop at the kitchen. It’s easy to add a hint of seasonal flair with a farmhouse-themed set of kitchen dish towels. This set of four includes one with leaves, one coordinating plaid, one “give thanks” and one “fall in love.” These towels are made of microfiber, which is especially absorbent and fast-drying. Easy to store, put them away and then pull them out next season.
Don’t Be Mason Around
Mason jars scream “farmhouse chic” and these are especially adorable painted in fall colors of orange, yellow, and plum. You don’t have to worry about what to fill them with either since you’ll get the accompanying flower bouquets to add to them, too. Sized 6-by-6-by-9, these are the perfect table centerpieces without any additional work on your part. Set them out and prefer for the “oohs and aahs.”
Top It Off With These Wood Cutouts
When you’re decorating for fall, don’t forget the plates! Sure, they’ll be filled to the top with turkey, ham, and casseroles of all shapes and sizes, but before that, add these wooden cutout plate toppers with words like “grateful,” “thankful,” “gather” and “blessed.” This set includes 12 different cutouts for just $18, which is far more cutouts for the price than I’ve seen elsewhere.
Decorate With Pumpkin Stems
There are so many potential uses for these berry stems that have tiny pumpkins on them in a bright shade of orange. Add them to existing bouquets, create an entirely new bouquet or toss the sprigs around in the rest of your decorations. This set includes six stems that are roughly 17 inches long and are full of orange berries and small gourds that can be bent into whatever shape you want.
You’ll Go Nuts For These Lights
Aww, nuts! Aren’t these acorn string lights the cutest?! Lights can add so much personality to your decorating, especially when they’re in unique shapes like these. Each strand is 10 feet long with silver wiring and 40 LED battery-powered lights. You’ll also get a dimmable remote timer so you can change the lighting mode or the intensity of the lights themselves.
Coasting Into A New Season
If you really want to impress guests to your home, decorate down to the last possible space with these fall-themed wooden drink coasters. Heat resistant and made from eco-friendly natural bamboo, these coasters deliver a dose of fall fun where you’d least expect it — under your cup. Decorated with autumn leaves, pumpkins, wagons, and fall sayings, these are a fall must for entertaining.
A Tabletop Tree
You can’t bring a real maple tree inside so how about a prelit tabletop version? This 22-inch-tall version with a light timer has a variety of lights that includes four maple leaves, six acorns, six pumpkins, and 18 warm white lights, and flexible branches that you can style as you choose. This durable and reusable tree also has both silk cloth leaves and plastic materials.
Pick Up The Truck
A perfect complement to the bevy of orange, yellow and red this season, this farmhouse-style truck adds a splash of blue to create a balanced fall display. Loads up the bed with pumpkins and string lights around its body for a unique decoration. The sprig of leaves, acorns, and pumpkins is also included but can be left or removed depending on your mood.
A Pumpkin Light Show
Don’t drive yourself crazy carving a pumpkin to put a light inside when you can buy this set of wooden light-up pumpkins. Made of solid woodwork with square hollow frames and lights you can see from the outside, these wooden pumpkins are a great option if you have little ones who might get burned from traditional wax candles. It’s a great deal for less than $26.
Dress Up Your Door With This Pumpkin Wreath
You say you want pumpkin decor without it looking like a pumpkin? I’ve got you. This rustic autumn wreath is shaped like a pumpkin without being overtly orange or, um, pumpkin-y. Handmade in a 13.5-by-16.5 size, it is topped with floral, greenery, and a rustic bow. Feel free to use this hanging piece inside or outside or anywhere that could use a spot of autumn cheer.
Try A Tiered Tray (With Free Signs!)
I love this tiered tray because of its life beyond one particular season. This rustic tiered tray has unlimited potential; as pictured, it’s a cute organizer for your holiday goodies, but it’s also versatile enough to use when it’s time to put the Halloween decor away. This purchase includes the four Halloween signs pictured, including “trick or treat,” “boo,” “Happy Halloween” and “Oct. 31.”
A Shower Of Autumn
Why should your primary living spaces have all of the fall fun? This watercolor pumpkins shower curtain is a great addition to your seasonal decor, without being cartoonish. Made from machine-washable fabric with color-fast printing, this curtain includes 12 metal buttonholes and 12 plastic hooks. The smooth fabric of the curtain keeps it from sticking to your skin like some other curtains do.
Halloween Check Mate
Buffalo plaid is a great way to add some autumnal vibes to your look without screaming, “It’s Halloween, witches!” This plaid table runner in orange and black is 72 inches long and 14 inches wide, which makes a nice fit on most standard-sized tables. This runner is made from a polyester-cotton blend and would serve as an excellent base for a smattering of pumpkins and fairy lights.
Get It Through Your Skull
These silver skull napkins rings are my not-so-secret favorite item on this list of fall/Halloween must-haves. Made from premium alloy, the skulls themselves are made up of teeny-tiny skulls and finished with heart-shaped rhinestone eyes. If you’re looking for “spooky, but understated,” you can’t go wrong with this eight-piece set. Finish your table with monochromatic black and white like the picture.