Make your house the scariest on the block with the 50 BEST SCARY Halloween decorations. Plus, 5 GREAT CREEPY Halloween themes to DIY!
And, I grouped them into easy DIY Halloween themes that will make your house the talk of the neighborhood.
Best Scary Halloween Decorations For Your Home
Some people go for cute Halloween Decorations. Especially with young kids around. But a few houses every year are actually bone-chillingly spooky and downright creepy.
Everyone in the neighborhood talks about those houses, right?!
If you want your “haunted house” to be the talk of the neighborhood this year, check out my picks for the Scariest Halloween Decorations for your home, on any budget.
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Make your yard, house, or party a real scare with voice-activated ghouls, disturbing and disgusting props, haunted sounds, and a creepy video that will make your TV truly haunted!
Let’s start with my all-time favorite spooky Halloween themes.
5 Creepy Halloween Theme Ideas
There are so many amazing ways to decorate your house for Halloween that are absolute terrifying. This list focuses on 5 creepy themes.
Then, below that you’ll find 50 scary and creepy Halloween Decorations and Props for each of the themes.
1. Creepy Carnival Or Circus Clown Haunted House Theme
2. Zombie or Undead Halloween Theme
3. Giant Spiders Covering The House Halloween Theme
Check out How to Hang Giant Spider Decorations on a House to see how great the Giant Spider theme looks on my house!
4. Victorian House or Antique Doll Halloween Theme
5. Skeletons and Graveyard Halloween Theme
Must Have Scary Halloween Props for Any Theme
There are a few essentials that make any Halloween theme 100x better and more spooky. Like smoke machines, visual effects, fillers, and sound effects.
Creepy Carnival & Scary Clown Haunted House Theme
Go for a a scary clown, creepy carnival, or clown haunted house theme with these disturbingly scary Halloween Decorations.
Zombie or Undead Halloween Theme Decorations
Our next theme is the always popular zombie or undead theme.
Giant Spiders Halloween House
Here's one of my new favorite Halloween theme ideas - houses covered in giant spiders!
You can see how they look on my house in How to Hang Giant Spider Decorations on a House.
Just look at these spider-themed picks for the best scary Halloween decorations for your home.
Scary Victorian Ghosts Theme
Old Victorian houses have long been used as haunted houses in the movies. So, why not go for that Victorian or antique doll theme with these Halloween Decorations.
Skeleton & Graveyard Halloween Theme
How about a scary skeleton and graveyard haunted house theme? This is a classic look for Halloween.
Thanks for checking out this big list of the best scary Halloween Decorations.
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If you’re looking for something less spooky but still fun, check out this DIY Wooden Kids Play Kitchen with a real working sink!
Here’s a fun build for your back yard – How to Make a Kids Climbing Ramp or Wall.
Or, this easy DIY Kids Play Tent from PVC Pipes.
Thanks for checking out the Best Scary Halloween Decorations for your home, on any budget.
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Stephanie Abbott has been remodeling homes, updating & building furniture, and working on DIY home maintenance and cleaning tips for over 20 years. Her remodeling has been featured in Better Homes and Gardens Magazine. And, her DIY YouTube channel has had more than 8 million views.
Most of the DIY tutorials and videos on this site focus on beginner to intermediate level DIY Projects that can be done in an affordable way without high-end, expensive tools. All of the cleaning tips on this website have been tested in her home.