15 Halloween decorations to deck your home out with this year
Go all out with some new Halloween decorations for outdoors and indoors
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Thanks to COVID-19, Halloween parties and trick-or-treating door-to-door are likely off the table this year. But you can still go all out with decorations—and it’s not too late for a few new additions if you’ve been hauling out the same ones year after year.
Whether you’re looking to keep things spooky and simple or longing to create a ghastly outdoor display to make your home stand out from every other house on the block, there are more options than ever from which to choose. With so many choices, however, it can be difficult to sort through them all to find the best ones. So, we’ve done some of that work for you.
Below are some of the best indoor and outdoor decorations we’ve found, and they’re all available to buy online from Canadian online shopping outlets.
1. A Halloween light show: Shades of Halloween Jack-O'-Lantern
LED projection lights have become popular for use as part of Christmas decorations in recent years thanks to their big impact with minimal setup, and they’re just as effective for Halloween. This one will project a moving pattern of Jack O’ Lanterns on any flat surface and can be used indoors or outdoors.
2. A classic Jack-O-Lantern: Gemmy Lighted Jack-O-Lantern
Halloween decorations don’t get any more classic than a Jack-O-Lantern. This light-up one from Gemmy is affordable and can complement the genuine article—or replace one if you’re not confident in your carving skills. It also plugs in so you don’t have to worry about batteries.
3. Lights for indoors or outdoors: 35-Count Incandescent G40 String Halloween Lights, Orange
You can never go wrong with a few extra strings of lights for a holiday. These are larger, globe-shaped incandescent light bulbs that produce a soft, spooky-looking light. A single six-meter string has 35 lights, and you can string up to 15 of them together if you’re really looking to go all out.
4. A scary shelf decoration: Gemmy Animated Decor-Moving Books-Midnight Bootique
This animatronic set of books will look great nestled between a few horror classics. When they detect motion near them, they’ll move, light up, and speak a few creepy phrases. We won’t blame you if you want to leave them on your bookshelf, year ‘round.
5. An affordable fog machine: Holiday Living 400-Watt Fog Machine
Who doesn’t love a fog machine? While there are plenty of heavy-duty options available, this basic unit should suffice for most folks’ Halloween needs. Some customer reviews note that it can be a bit noisy, but it’ll pump out plenty of fog, and won’t take up much space when you need to pack it away.
6. A vintage touch: Gemmy Decor Bat Haunted Radio
Another great option for a shelf or tabletop, this battery-powered radio prop is sound and motion-activated and features a colour-changing LED light along with a moaning sound effect. You’ll need something else to play “Monster Mash,” though.
7. A full-size skeleton: Home Accents 5 ft. Poseable Skeleton with LED Illumination
This five-foot-tall, posable skeleton with glowing red eyes is one of the best-reviewed Halloween decorations among Home Depot customers. Despite its size, it’s still lightweight enough to be easily hung from the ceiling and is powered by three AAA batteries.
8. An affordable oversized outdoor decoration: Fun World Mega 23 ft. x 18 ft. Yard Web Halloween Decoration
This giant spider web is one of the more affordable ways to create a big, spooky impact on your front lawn. It measures a full seven by five-and-a-half meters and includes a gutter hook and spikes to secure it in place. Add a black light and it will glow in the dark.
9. Realistic ravens: 2PCS Halloween Black Feathered Crow
This pack of two realistic crows should fit the bill if you’re looking to add a touch of Edgar Allan Poe to your Halloween decorations this year. The wings can be adjusted, and bendable wires on the feet make it easy to attach them to almost anything.
10. A ghost to haunt your front door: LED Hanging Flying Gauze Ghost Decoration
This hanging ghost decoration isn’t much more than a simple mask attached to a large piece of fabric, but it can still make a big impression (and be easily packed away). This one’s also battery-powered, and will light up and make noises when it’s tapped.
11. Bats a-plenty: 60PCS Halloween 3D Bats Decoration
You can easily fill in any bare spots in your decorations with this pack of 60 bats of various sizes. The adhesive is just in the middle of each bat, which lets you fold the wings for more of a 3D effect than a simple sticker.
12. A creepy backdrop: LUTER 80 x 196 Inches Halloween Creepy Cloth
If your Halloween decorations are missing a little something, it might help to add a more dramatic backdrop with this large piece of black cheesecloth. It can be used indoors or outdoors. Just make sure it’s attached well to your home if you plan to use it outside.
13. A festive welcome: Scary Sunset 18" x 30" Halloween LED Door Mat
This welcome mat may not see a whole lot of use this season, but it should easily hold up for use, year after year. It’s made of heavy molded rubber and not only lights up but makes sounds when someone steps on it.
14. A creepy crawler: Gemmy Dropping Spider with Sound - Furry Spider with Flashing Eyes
This animatronic spider from Gemmy is meant for indoor use, but it can also be noticed from outside if you hang it in a window. It’s battery-powered with eyes that light up, and it will slowly move up and down while it makes some creepy sounds.
15. You rang?: Gemmy Animated Doorbell-Eyeball-Antique Framed
You can add an extra touch of dread to your entryway with this battery-powered doorbell. The animated eye lights up and moves from side to side, and it will talk when you push the button.
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