Festive decoration is a great way to celebrate the holiday season in style. Whether you prefer spooky, silly, or classy ornaments, there are plenty of options to showcase your festive spirit and add a touch of Halloween into your home.
To help you out we’ve put together a list of 10 indoor Halloween decoration ideas to make your home look haunted.
So let’s start decorating for a spooktacular Halloween!
About Halloween Decorations
The very fact that Americans spent $2.7 billion on Halloween decorations in 2019 speaks volumes of how important this holiday is. In recent years, more and more people have been decorating their homes for Halloween and the fall season.
From hanging spider webs and carving pumpkins to creating elaborate scary scenes inside the house, there’s no shortage of Halloween decoration ideas for indoor spaces.
Of course, some of the most popular Halloween decorations include skeletons, ghosts, and black cats — but there are so many more options! Whether you’re looking for something simple or elaborate, there’s a decoration that can fit your style and give your guests goosebumps.
1. Fun Versions of Jack-O’-Lanterns
Of course, you’ve thought of the good old jack-o’-lanterns for Halloween, but have you ever thought of making them a bit different? No one says they should all be mean-looking. Try giving your jack-o’-lantern some personality by carving a funny face.
If you decide to make them more lovable, you can make a cute Halloween decor in your kid’s room. Whether you’re displaying your pumpkins on your front porch or in your kitchen and living room, these cute pumpkin decorations are sure to delight both kids and adults alike!
To make your jack-o’-lanterns stand out, consider adding dramatic lighting or paint them in different colors. And if you want to get really creative, try creating a miniature scene inside of your pumpkin using paint, straw, or other materials.
2. Extra Eerie Long Candles
Black candlesticks are absolutely horrifying when they’re used as Halloween home decor.
The key to creating something truly spooky with candles is to make sure the candles have dripping wax or are dripping blood — then place them on your dining room table so that they appear to be “dripping” down the table. This will definitely give your guests a fright!
An even better idea would be to pick up some ordinary candlestick holders and then switch out the candles for longer ones.
Add some other spooky details at random places like eyes and fingers around the holder, and you’ve got yourself the perfect spooky centerpiece.
3. A Fireplace Decor From Hell
One of the best ways to display a creative Halloween indoor decoration is by placing it around your fireplace, but be extra careful if you’re actively using it. You can place just about anything around or on the fireplace wall, from pumpkins, and skulls, to bats.
You might also try adding plastic spiders and webs to your fireplace to really set the mood! With a little bit of effort, you can make your fireplace look like the gateway to hell itself.
If you’re not using the fireplace, try crafting a sinister scene that will make your guests feel uneasy when they gaze into your home‘s hearth.
The possibilities are limitless!
4. Horror-Scene Illustrated Lanterns
There’s nothing like an eerie Halloween lantern to set the scene for some frightening fun, and illustrated lanterns can add a special charm to your Halloween ambiance.
If you’re having trouble buying the design you want, simply print it out and put it in glass jars that are big enough to serve as lanterns!
Now you have an illustrated homemade indoor Halloween decoration that can show scenes from your favorite scary movie or even some of Tim Burton’s characters.
5. Decorate a Wreath With Little Pumpkins
If you’re looking for an easy way to decorate doors or the wall above your fireplace for Halloween, look no further than wreaths made of little pumpkins.
Start by purchasing some mini pumpkin decorations from a craft store — or if you happen to have any dried-out pumpkins at home, cut them into small pieces and use those instead. From there, simply attach your mini pumpkin pieces onto a wreath base using either wire or glue.
This is an excellent way to connect the pumpkin fest on your front porch with your Halloween decorations inside.
6. Place Tombstone-Inspired Decorations
Do you need an extra scary indoor Halloween decoration? The answer is easy — think of a graveyard.
You can add some DIY tombstones from cardboard to complete the graveyard atmosphere. To start, find some old boxes or even styrofoam containers that you can cut into tombstone shapes.
Once they’re crafted, simply paint them to look like tombstones and add details such as cracks or blood spatters using a black marker. If you don’t have the time, you can find these decorations at most stores online.
Keep in mind that skeletons or zombies look much scarier when coming out of a window area of your home, so place these accordingly.
7. Use Old Toys
If you have your old dolls stored somewhere, it’s time to shake the dust off them and use them for Halloween. Anything will do, from old books mugs to dolls and other stuff that look battered and borderline creepy. All these make a really cheap Halloween decor.
Simply find some sturdy string or fishing line, and hang your dolls — just make sure to leave enough space between them so that they look like they’re floating. They might even move when the wind blows through your home! This will really give your guests the creeps!
8. Ominous Halloween Party Lights
For a truly spooky party, consider decorating your home with dimmed lights of red, orange, or dark grey color. Start by purchasing some battery-operated LED lights from your local craft store.
If they’re not creepy enough to be used as indoor Halloween decor, you can color them with markers or paint. Then, simply string them up around the perimeter of your home or along the walls inside.
Arranging the lighting like this is sure to make any Halloween party feel truly mysterious in a spooky way.
You can use orange lights, which will not only bring the Halloween atmosphere inside but also serve as autumn or Thanksgiving decorations.
9. Tone it Down With a Well-Arranged Centerpiece
Not all of your Halloween decor needs to be attention-grabbingly scary. You might want to tone it down and restore the balance with some nicely arranged centerpieces in the spirit of Halloween.
To achieve this, placing some candles and a little mix of pumpkins, fall leaves, or even flowers will do. You can also use miniature witch hats or other accessories.
10. Ghostify Your House
If you’re looking for a truly chilling DIY indoor Halloween decoration, consider adding ghosts to your home. To create these ethereal apparitions, pick up a few white bed sheets or sheer curtains and some inexpensive glow sticks.
Drape the sheets over any doorway or entryway, then add the glow sticks to make the ghosts look like they’re floating inside. You’ll have guests jumping in fear every time they walk through!
Once your ghosts have been created, you can add some eerie eyes using black construction paper in order to give them a truly frightening effect! While you’re at it, you can make ghost Halloween costumes for your kids.
Whether you prefer DIY projects or simple store-bought items, there are endless possibilities for making your home truly haunted this Halloween!
We can guarantee you that adding some of the chilling indoor Halloween decoration ideas is guaranteed to help set the perfect mood and spook the bejeebers out of your guests! So why wait? Get started on decking out your home with creative and festive décor today!