The Best Modern Halloween Decor Ideas and How to Create Them In Your Home

If you love Halloween, but hate orange pumpkins and campy, oversized spiders, you’re in for a treat. No, this is not a trick (see what I did there?), you can totally find chic, modern Halloween decor that doesn’t overwhelm or clash with the aesthetic of your home.

Chic and Modern Halloween Decor Ideas

Black Jack-O-Lanterns

These black jack-o-lanterns are a super chic update to your typical bright orange pumpkins. The insides are painted orange, so they appear to be “glowing” even during the daytime. Add a flickering indoor/outdoor pillar candle and your front porch is chic and ready for Halloween.

Black candles and candlesticks

Black candles and candlesticks are modern and spooky. Add them to a bar cart, a drink station, or your dining table for a festive touch and a little glow.

Minimal bat cutouts and spider web

Bat cutouts and a bit of spider webbing add a sophisticated but fun look to your walls or ceilings. You can grab a whole pack of these in a variety of sizes on Amazon, stick them to your wall, and call it a day.

Skeletons and skulls

Skeletons and skulls scream Halloween, but their neutral color makes them the ideal decoration for modern and minimalist homes. Plus, you can find them in all sorts of fun figures that suit your lifestyle–like dogs, cats, or even bats.

Potion Bottles

Potion bottles are another perfectly neutral way to add spookiness to your home decor for the Halloween season. Amber tones and mercury glass are ideal for this modern and chic decoration.

Where to Buy the Best Modern Halloween Decor

  • Target – Target is perfect for finding inexpensive but stylish items, like skeletons, tableware, and even linens.
  • Amazon – Amazon is my favorite for getting bulk items like bat cutouts, potion bottles, and spider rings.
  • Michaels – Michaels is a great spot for finding accent pieces, like skeletons, bottles, and even labels.
  • Crate and Barrel and West Elm – These modern retailers are ideal for larger items that can stand on their own as decor, like the pumpkin lanterns, a beautifully spooky wreath, or a heavy candy bowl.

More Tips for Shopping Modern Halloween Decor

If you’re looking to create Halloween decor that compliments the rest of your home’s aesthetic, there are a few simple tips to keep in mind.

Opt for a neutral color palette

First, go with a neutral color palette. Think blacks, browns, ivory, and beige. There are so many Halloween-themed items that naturally fall into these colors that it’s super easy to keep things neutral.

Don’t go overboard

Next, remember that less is more. I like to choose one focal point, like the pumpkin lanterns above, and then build around that item in a way that lets them shine. For front porches, that might mean adding in some seasonal mums around the lanterns or stacking tall witches’ brooms against the wall behind them.


Third, consider focusing the decorations on a single room of the house if Halloween decor really isn’t your thing. That way, you can create a seasonal look without feeling like it’s taking over your entire home.

Have fun!

Last, remember that this holiday is all about having fun. Don’t take it too seriously! Find pieces that you think fit your family’s personality and bring that into the decor. I love the idea of skeletons that match your pets, or upside-down bats hanging from the front porch. Make it yours!

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