Halloween is that time of the year when you are donning a gothic look to your interior. You are learning tutorials on how to make DIY spider decorations and witch wreaths. You also learn to prepare Halloween food to please your guests. Apart from DIYing stuff, preparing food, playing Halloween party games, and binge-watching your favorite horror comedy movie, it’s equally important that you keep up with popular Halloween trends.

As per the National Retail Federation’s Halloween trend report, an average American spends more on Halloween costumes than decorations, but it is the opposite this time around. This year decorative animal skeletons in particular are in popular demand, along with vintage Halloween decor. Below, we look at the Halloween decor trends in 2023 that you should follow this fall.

Vintage Halloween Decor

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Old is gold, but is it spooky? Hell yes. Vintage Halloween décor is the hottest trend this year. Sure, pumpkins, wreaths, and decals are good but none comes closer to the old-school, vintage Halloween decorations that include the likes of Jack-o’-lanterns and printable. Be it glass pumpkins or ’90s decoration ideas, old-school Halloween decorations are a top trend at the moment. In case you are pondering where to find vintage stuff, check your basements and store and I am sure your grandma has some stuff hidden for you.

Pink Halloween Decor

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Pink is all the rage this year. And why not, it is in fact the year when Barbie got its much-deserved recognition. So much so that Barbie’s Malibu DreamHouse was available on Airbnb for rent. While it comes as a huge surprise, people are opting for pink instead of the traditional orange which is the most favored color during Halloween. Nevertheless, pink can be incorporated into your Halloween decorations in multiple ways. Paint the pumpkin in pink color or add a pink wreath to the front door decoration. Hugely popular on Instagram and Pinterest, pink Halloween is taking the world by storm.

Decorative Animal Skeletons

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Decorating your homes with human skeletons is such a cliché, especially when we have been using them for years. It was probably time for us to think out of the box and do something spookier. Enter decorative animals Halloween skeletons, which we have ignored for the past many years but are in popular demand now. You can display these skulls and skeletons in your yard and behind closed doors, too.

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Hocus Pocus Merchandise

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Hocus Pocus 2 streamed on Disney Plus last year, and its merchandise is a hit trend this year as well. From Sanderson Sisters’ rentable cottage to its character-inspired mason jars and T-shirts, everything is in huge demand. Pep up your mantel décor with Hocus Pocus signs, trinkets, and tiered trays and raise the bar of spooky setup. In addition to this, you can even decorate your yard walls with the Sanderson Sisters’ portrait or place their inflatable outside your home.

Oversize Halloween Decorations

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Ever since Home Depot announced the arrival of 13-foot tall Jack Skellington, we knew oversized Halloween decorations would be a hot trend this year. If someone organized an oversized Halloween decorations contest back in 2022, I am pretty sure Ammon Smith would have been a top contender to win it. He made an oversized Halloween decoration of Frankenstein that measured 30 feet. It’s not just Smith, in particular, everyone wants their yard and home to look different from others. And, that is why oversize Halloween decorations are in trend this year as well. From oversized inflatables to monster-sized archways, you can buy everything from e-commerce stores and make your Halloween even grand.

Spooky Tableware Decorations

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Halloween parties are a great way to celebrate with family and friends. But before calling them to your home for dinner, make sure your living room looks spooky and features a dining table that is aesthetic and creepy at the same time. From spooktacular table décor themes and patterns to vivid designs, there are a whole lot of ideas that can ameliorate your holiday table decorations. Not to forget, the black and white crystal glasses and creepy taper candles, serving bowls, decanters, and glassware that are in popular demand, too.

Boho Halloween Decor

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People this year are decorating their homes for the Halloween party using unconventional yet funky Boho decorations. Boho Halloween decorations comprise macrame pumpkins, print frames, and wreaths made up of pampas grass. You can also add a groovy garland to the list and see your house turn into an artistic mirage. To know more about the trending décor check out these fascinating Bohemian Halloween décor items.

Halloween Gnomes

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Gnomes are cute bearded figurines that are a spooky yet playful addition to Halloween décor. These little wizards can be kept anywhere from the living area to your bedroom. These cute-looking gnomes also sit comfortably on a tabletop, shelf and have become hugely popular over the years; no wonder then the Halloween Gnomes are so cute.

Also Read: 100+ Halloween Decoration Ideas

Tiered Trays

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These trays are very handy in the kitchen and have achieved a vogue status currently. Possessing a tiered tray in the kitchen will help you showcase your candles, pumpkins, and wine bottles amid other special Halloween accessories. The best part is the multiple shelves of the tiered trays that offer ample space to flaunt your Halloween collection. If the idea has stuck with you, you can choose your decoration layout from these tiered tray decoration ideas.

Halloween Trees

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Halloween trees have attained cult status and are now nearly as common as Christmas Trees. Exhibit your eerie Halloween decoration by adding these spooky trees to the list. The trees may come with suspended pumpkins and bats on their branches or glow the dark theme bright with the use of dangling lights. Check out a few Halloween trees on Etsy and make your choice for the one you’d want at home.

Floating Candles

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We live in an era of social media. It is a world where platforms like Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, and Pinterest decide the top decor trends for the festive season. Speaking of festivities in 2023, Floating Candles seem to have garnered everyone’s attention. As per a report, Harry Potter-inspired floating candles have already garnered more than 151 million TikTok views. Implying, that people are looking to buy these battery-operated floating candles to adorn their interior and add a magical touch to it. Available on Amazon, these floating candles diffuse flickering warm lights and are operated via a wand that functions as a remote.

Skeleton Fireplace Display

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If you google Christmas mantle decor ideas, there are hundreds of suggestions available online. However, during Halloween, there is a sudden death in these ideas and you are found scouring Pinterest to get a vague idea of how to adorn their fireplace for the spooky season. Well not any longer because fireplace decor is another hot trend this year and we expect it to be highly popular during the Halloween season. Being the center of most living rooms and even tiny houses, people usually display pumpkins and candles to beautify their fireplace mantel. But that is a fizzled-out trend now and people want something that breathes fresh air into their decoration which is why the skeleton fireplace display is widely popular this year. People are DIYing their mantel area with foam skeletons while placing faux skeletons inside fireplaces too.

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Atish Sharma is a seasoned journalist, theatre director and PR specialist based in Shimla, India. He boasts over eight years of experience in print, electronic, and digital media, and has played pivotal roles as a field journalist at Hindustan Times. When not weaving a web of words at Homecrux or scouring new tiny houses, you'll discover him immersed in cinema, savouring cult classics, interviewing production designers or embarking on a quest for existential truths, far beyond his fantasy of being a cowboy who never rode a horse.

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