While my family makes me wait until October 1 to get spooky in our house, that doesn’t mean I can’t think/plan/anxiously await decorating for Halloween! I tend to go a bit over the top with Halloween and try to bring a bit of the holiday to every room.I have collected items over time that work in variety of different spots, so I can change it up each year. Some of it is whimsical and some is downright scary. Here are my top 5 go-to sources for Halloween decor:
1. My favorite home store for Halloween is Pottery Barn. Their selection is surprisingly vast and the items are amazing. Even if Pottery Barn isn’t your style, it’s worth perusing their Halloween collection. My faves this season are these sparkly bat branches and the haunted house. Both would be great near/on a fireplace or book shelf. 2. Etsy! Etsy has everything under the sun! My favorite items are handmade ones that can be used year after year. My best finds so far have been these ghosts and poison labels. I saved unique jars all year for these and use them in the kitchen and dining room to create some surprising spooky spots. This year I’d love to add these bats to my collection.
3. Party City (or other party stores) are an unexpected place to find Halloween decor. They have more than just throwaway party decorations, there is some great stuff! Last year I got some skeletons for my front porch, best price I could find!4. Fabric Stores: Stores Like JoAnn Fabric typically have great decor items! They tend to be in different areas of the store so it helps to look around. I got some fabric pumpkins during a killer sale last year, and this year I’m eyeing this table runner.
5. Last but not least is Amazon. Specifically, search for Halloween pillow covers. Amazon has amazing deals on pillow covers for any season and Halloween is no exception. I can’t justify spending a lot on a pillow we’ll use three or four weeks a year, but getting a cover to use on my regular pillows is the solution! I love these buffalo check pillows, the trick or treat pillows would be perfect on a porch, and for a little scary, check out these dancing skeletons or the vintage-style pillow covers.
Finally, my very best tip for getting great deals on Halloween decor is to wait for post-holiday sales. The masses seem to have figured this out for Christmas but last year the day after Halloween there was SO MUCH good stuff!