The best Halloween decorations for your home: spooky lights, giant yard inflatables and more

Greg Stevens
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Halloween is creeping up on the calendar. If you want to impress on the spooky holiday, it’s a good idea to start shopping for new Halloween decorations early — the best ones almost always sell out. Keep reading to check out our top picks for 2022 Halloween decorations including Halloween lights, festive doormats and giant skeleton statues.

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8-foot Halloween inflatable witch decoration, $92 

Anthropologie Oh My Gourd doormat, $38

12-foot skeleton decoration with LCD eyes, $299

Whether you’re counting down the days until the new “Hocus Pocus” premiere and want to adorn your house in honor of the wicked Sanderson sisters, or you’re looking to earn the title of scariest spot on your block this year — take that, neighbors! — there are plenty of budget-friendly Halloween decorations for you on this list.

(While you’re preparing for Halloween 2022, don’t forget to check out our guide on all the best Halloween costumes, the best scary movies to watch this season and the best fall decor for your space.)

The best Halloween yard decorations 

If you’re looking to be the scariest house on the block or simply celebrate the season in style, these outdoor Halloween decorations are totally spook-tacular. Here are our top picks for the best Halloween decorations for your yard and home in 2022.

Twinkle Star witch hat Halloween string lights

Twinkle Star witch hat Halloween string lights


This string of witch hat LED lights is remote-controllable and can run on a timer to reliably — and magically — light up your yard every evening. These indoor/outdoor lights are waterproof and feature eight lighting modes.

Twinkle Star witch hat Halloween string lights, $23 after coupon (reduced from $24)

Foam graveyard tombstones (5 pack)


Joyin via Amazon

From a distance, these foam tombstones look like the real thing. But they’re super lightweight and easy to set up in your yard with the included metal stakes. Each of the five grave markers is roughly 17 inches tall.

Joyin foam graveyard tombstones (5 pack), $25

Animated talking witch


Joyin via Amazon

Anytime a brave mortal dares cross paths with this witch, her eyes flash blue and she lets out a wicked laugh. She’s sound-activated, so footsteps and talking near this witch will activate her sensors. To display this 6-foot-tall cackling sorceress, just hang her from the string attached to her hat.

6-foot sound-activated witch, $52

8-foot giant Halloween inflatable witch decoration

8-foot giant Halloween inflatable witch decoration


Let everyone know just how excited you are about “Hocus Pocus 2” with this more cartoonish 8-foot-tall inflatable witch holding a sign that says “I smell children” — a famous quote from the first film. This light-up decoration comes with everything you’ll need to inflate and secure it.

8-foot Halloween inflatable witch decoration, $92 

‘It’s Hocus Pocus Time’ solar-lit Halloween garden flag

'It's Hocus Pocus Time' solar-lit Halloween garden flag


Want something slightly more subtle to celebrate the season — or the release of “Hocus Pocus 2?” This cute solar-powered yard sign is just that. 

‘It’s Hocus Pocus Time’ solar-lit Halloween garden flag, $38

12-foot inflatable ghost with LED lights


Yihong via Amazon

Boo! If ghosts are more your speed this season, this 12-foot-tall inflatable ghoul will tower above your other decorations. It comes loaded with everything you need to inflate, secure and display this monstrous specter.

Yihong inflatable ghost with LED lights, $42 (reduced from $53)

7-color LED fog machine


Theefun via Amazon

Nothing improves a Halloween display quite like a billowing layer of eerie fog. And with this 450-watt remote-control fog machine, you can also add a splash of color. The six LED lights can shine in one of seven colors, helping you match the mood of your uniquely spooky decor.

Theefun 7-color LED fog machine, $45 after coupon (reduced after $50)

12-foot giant-sized skeleton with LCD eyes

Home depot 12-foot giant-sized skeleton

Home Depot

Featuring ultra-creepy animated LCD eyes and standing at a terrifying 12-foot height, this internet-loved giant skeleton statue from Home Depot will surely loom larger than life in your front yard this year.

12-foot giant-sized skeleton with LCD eyes, $299

6-foot mermaid skeleton Halloween decoration

Life-size mermaid skeleton Halloween decoration

Oriental Trading

Looking for something slightly more unusual? This indoor/outdoor mermaid skeleton measures over six feet tall and is sure to make a splash. This stunning piece is currently on backorder and estimated to ship on Oct. 17, so if you want this in your yard for Halloween this year, don’t wait to reel in this fish.

6-foot mermaid skeleton Halloween decoration, $100

Best Halloween doormats 

Be it punny, cute or just plain festive, these Halloween-themed doormats are sure to liven up your front porch. 

Anthropologie Oh My Gourd doormat

Anthropologie Oh My Gourd doormat


This punny pumpkin-shaped doormat reads “Oh my gourd, you’re here!” It will surely bring a smile to your visitors’ faces during the fall season.

Anthropologie Oh My Gourd doormat, $38

Halloween ‘Welcome’ doormat

Halloween 'Welcome' doormat


This Halloween and “Friends” mash-up doormat features some familiar faces from horror films like “It” and “Scream.” It’s crafted with non-slip materials.

Halloween ‘Welcome’ doormat, $27

Target Shoes Off Witches novelty doormat: $27


Save $7 by shopping for spooky season early at Target. This festive Halloween doormat is made with thick and durable coir fiber.

Target Shoes Off Witches novelty doormat, $27 (reduced from $34)

Halloween projectors 

Make a ghoulishly good impression on trick-or-treaters this year with this haunting projector. 

Holiday digital decoration projector (with 16 AtmosFX video effects)


Kringle Bros via Amazon

This mini projector comes with a 4-by-6-foot virtual reality projection screen and a USB stick loaded with 16 AtmosFX holiday scenes. There are eight Halloween scenes, four Christmas videos and four miscellaneous holiday effects. Project waltzing spirits, a crowd of zombies, the shadow of a grave digger and more onto the sheer screen and bring these haunting images to life in your home’s window.

Holiday projector with projection screen and 16 videos, $280

Holographic gray projection material


Reaper Brothers via Amazon

To give your ghosts an even more otherworldly glow, you can buy a holographic gray projection screen. These screens are available in multiple sizes and colors on Amazon.

Holographic gray projection material (5.5 by 9 feet), $60

Halloween home decor 

Bring the festivities inside this year with these fun and spooky indoor Halloween decorations. 

Handmade velvet pumpkins (6 pack)

Handmade velvet pumpkins (6-pack)


Velvet pumpkins were a smash hit last season, and there’s no doubt you’ll be seeing them reappear for the 2022 Halloween season. This six-pack is ideal for displaying on the mantel or as a table centerpiece.

Handmade velvet pumpkins (6 pack), $16 (reduced from $27)

West Elm glass pumpkin

West Elm glass pumpkin

West Elm

Looking to try something new this year? These chic glass pumpkins from West Elm will make the perfect display piece for your mantel. Available in three color variations, two sizes and as individual pieces or as a pair.

West Elm glass pumpkin, $30 and up

‘Harry Potter’-inspired floating LED candles (12 pack)

'Harry Potter'-inspired floating LED candles (12 pack)


Looking to craft a downright magical ambience in your entryway, dining room or as the backdrop for a party? This 12-pack of battery-powered, remote-controllable LED candles comes ready to hang with translucent strings for a floating appearance. Batteries not included.

‘Harry Potter’-inspired floating LED candles (12 pack), $38

Haunted doorbell with animated eyeball: $25


Nobie vivid via Amazon

When you push the button on this animated doorbell, the eye pops open, lights up and looks around and your guests, all while horror music plays. This decoration is fun for trick-or-treaters and Halloween party revelers alike. Batteries are sold separately.

Haunted doorbell with animated eyeball, $30 (reduced from $33)

Fall artificial eucalyptus stems (6 pc)

Fall artificial eucalyptus stems (6 pc)


These artificial eucalyptus stems in autumnal colors are the perfect fall accent to add to a preexisting floral arrangement. Or display them solo in a vase on the mantel for a pop of eye-catching color. 

Fall artificial eucalyptus stems (6 pc), $43

Minikle black ceramic vase set: $30

Minikle black ceramic vase set: $30


Set out all your fall florals in this elegant set of black vases. 

Minikle black ceramic vase set, $30 (reduced from $32)

Light-up LED pumpkin (3 pack)

Light-up LED pumpkin (3-pack)


Move over, Jack-o’-lanterns. These battery-powered LED plastic pumpkins are shatterproof and will bring a twinkle to your stoop or mantel all fall long. 

Light-up LED pumpkin (3 pack), $50

Heritage Lace pumpkin vine orange table runner

Heritage Lace pumpkin vine orange table runner


Spice up your autumnal table this year with a festive table runner. This intricate pumpkin lace table runner comes in two sizes (14″ x 36″ and 14″ x 60″).

Heritage Lace pumpkin vine orange table runner, $16 and up

Pumpkin-shaped scented candle

Pumpkin-shaped scented candle

Home Lights via Amazon

This pumpkin-shaped scented candle in the scent called “farmhouse pumpkin tweed” promises the fragrance of a “cool autumn night.” This soy candle has a 30-hour burn time and makes a festive centerpiece.

Pumpkin-shaped scented candle, $24

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