Where to buy Halloween decorations this year

Say boo to your neighbors and visitors

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Already thinking about the H word? Yes, Halloween is just around the corner and before we know it, spooky season will be here. While we all have some old but gold decorations we dig out of our basement (or in our case our one and only storage cupboard) every year, it's only normal to want to buy a few more bits to add to your evergrowing collection. Whether those are spine-chilling or Instagram-worthy is your choice, but if you are wondering where to buy Halloween decorations then we're here to help you creep it real.

Focusing on decorating your front yard this year? Perhaps you don't have a yard so you have an exquisite entryway idea in mind. Better yet, some of us (including the Real Homes team) love to celebrate the spooky season by decorating every room of our homes. Yes, we're talking living rooms, bedrooms and even bathrooms and home offices. Because why not? From animatronics to paper decorations and everything in between, we've got you covered if you're looking for something that's hair-raising in more ways than one.

If you're wondering where to shop for new pieces this year, whether scary or stylish (or both), then we can help. These are our favorite shops to buy Halloween decor online, along with a few of our favorite picks, so that you can be prepared this year. Get yours now as the majority of us normally start buying at the end of August, before all of the best ones sell out. Pumpkin spice latte in hand, of course.

Afterward, why not pay a visit to our DIY Halloween decoration ideas guide for some budget-friendly inspiration.

Where to buy Halloween decorations in 2022

1. Home Goods (opens in new tab)

Home Goods should be your go-to for cheap yet cute Halloween decorations inside your home. Think Halloween decor from soft furnishings (yes! Halloween cushions and blankets) to fall-scented candles, kitchenware to bring Halloween to the table, and even spooky doormats for passersby. Add a little Halloween to every room of your home, because why the heck not?

Browse Home Goods' Halloween collection (opens in new tab) for 2022.

2. T.J.Maxx (opens in new tab)

T.J.Maxx is our go-to for seasonal decor, especially around Halloween as they have loads of choice to make our fall decorating ideas a reality. This year, there's no surprise that they've nailed the spooky decor, so if you want to dress your home in style then there's nowhere else to go. 

Browse the T.J.Maxx Halloween collection (opens in new tab) now.

3. Meri Meri (opens in new tab)

You'll find kid-friendly Halloween decorations this way! If you're looking for stylish decor that won't disturb your kid's sleep or anything that doesn't play repetitive sounds, then Meri Meri is where it's at. Shop for everything you need to throw a party for the little ones this October 31.

Browse all Meri Meri Halloween decorations (opens in new tab).

4. Pier1 (opens in new tab)

Spure your entire place ready for Halloween at Pier1, with everything from terrifying tea towels to outdoor decorations for your porch, and also garlands, wreaths and plenty more to choose from. All family-friendly and always spooky enough to encourage those trick-or-treaters.

Browse all Halloween decorations at Pier1 (opens in new tab).

5. Etsy (opens in new tab) 

Your search for homemade Halloween decorations is officially over! You'll find an array of makers at Etsy, all of whom will be hoping that you'll choose them to add a sense of spooky to your home this October. From intricate decor to party accessories and even outdoor bits, it's all here. Shop for your Halloween decorations from a small business this year.

Browse all Halloween decorations sold at Etsy (opens in new tab).

6. Kirkland's Home (opens in new tab)

There are plenty of fall decorations and Halloween homeware to shop at Kirkland's right now. Better yet: they have 20 percent off all Halloween decor, so get in fast. You'll only find stylishly spooky buys here...

Browse all of the Halloween home decor on sale at Kirkland's Home (opens in new tab).

7. Target (opens in new tab)

A slightly more obvious place to buy your Halloween decorations, Target never disappoints when it comes to seasonal buys. Buy everything from spine-chilling decor to kid-friendly pieces and stylish Halloween bits, and the best part is that you can shop online to avoid the busy stores.

Browse Target's entire Halloween collection (opens in new tab) for 2022.

8. Home Depot (opens in new tab)

The place to go to kit your home out if you've got more to spend, Home Depot's Halloween range is impressive every year. From animatronics to lights, inflatables, and much more, here's where to shop if you want to go big – finally, it's time to beat that neighbor that goes hell-bent year.

You can browse all of Home Depot's Halloween buys (opens in new tab) for 2022.

9. Amazon (opens in new tab)

Prime member or not, Amazon is the place to go if you need Halloween decorations fast. You can also find a huge range on site, to decorate everywhere from your yard to your entryway, your bedroom, and of course your living room. If you've got a smaller budget, it would be worth your time shopping here.

Browse all Amazon Halloween decorations (opens in new tab).

When should you decorate your house for Halloween?

There's no exact date, unfortunately. It's more of a personal preference and whenever you can find time. As a rule, we would say to definitely leave it until after Labor Day, but to get it done before the first weekend of October.

Search for Halloween decorations traditionally spikes at the end of August, so this is when people start buying. Then, there's always a big jump in the first week of October as this is when most people start putting theirs up, or thinking about it anyway.

How can I decorate this Halloween for cheap?

You can absolutely decorate for Halloween on a budget. Whether you only want to buy one or two things from this list or you want to DIY everything, we've got a bunch of easy Halloween crafts that you can do to decorate your home this year.

Otherwise, there's a lot you can do with a few pumpkins. You can paint one, carve one, use one as a succulent pot, and much more.

Annie Collyer
Deputy Ecommerce Editor

Annie is our Deputy Ecommerce Editor at Real Homes, with her particular area of expertise being home fragrance (there isn't a candle out there that she hasn't lit in her home). She's our guru when it comes to what to buy, when — and also where. She has years of experience when it comes to finding deals — Amazon Prime Day, Black Friday or not — and she particularly loves finding a bargain. With some of her favorite homeware pieces coming from Amazon, she's always looking for budget-friendly alternatives and dupes, as well as eco-friendly products to help her on her recent journey to being more sustainable at home. There's nothing she loves more than her Pug, Doug, and a bargain thrift shop find (yes, she once thrifted a brand new Le Creuset pan). Next up on her to-do list at home: DIY crittall-style doors...

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