Where to buy Halloween decorations this year (if your holiday decor has been blood-curdlingly basic b4)

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Wondering where to buy Halloween decorations this year? Yup, Halloween is just around the corner and before you know it, spooky szn will stare you right in the face. While I have some dusty decorations I resurrect each year, somehow new additions creep into my online (and physical) baskets.

My secret to success is an eclectic mix of spine-chilling and Instagram-worthy odds and ends, but if you are wondering *where* to source decor — there's no sorcery or special spell required!

Decorating an apartment for Hallow's Eve shouldn't be scary. After all, there are so many retailers at your disposal. You've just got to dig carefully, and I promise there are some majestic finds amongst the more... um cheugy choices.

Whether you go down the scary or chic (or both) route — I can help. These are my favorite shops to buy Halloween decor online, along with a few select 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. PSL in hand, of course.

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

Where to buy Halloween decorations in 2023

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1. Amazon

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 entryway to your balcony to your bedroom. If you have a smaller budget, it would be worth your time shopping here.

Browse all of Amazon's Halloween decorations and check out our dedicated Amazon Halloween decor buying guide.

2. Anthropologie

If you want your apartment to look scarily chic, but still incredibly fashion-forward, head to Anthropologie. Yes, it's a li'l spendy, but these are seriously well-made products that you can pull out every year. Think ghoulishly-gothic glassware, handmade ceramics, and special picks that'll leave your home dripping in (fine) detail. 

Check out Antho's Halloween shop.

3. Etsy

Your search for homemade Halloween decorations is officially over! You'll find an array of makers on Etsy, all of whom will appreciate you buying from them to add some spooky sensibility to your home this October. From intricate party decor to outdoor picks, it's all here. Shop for your Halloween decorations from a small business this year.

Browse all Halloween decorations sold on Etsy.

4. The Home Depot

The place to go to fully spookify your home, especially if you have a big budget and lots of outdoor space. The Home Depot's Halloween range is impressive every year. Including animatronics, lights, inflatables, and much more, here's where to shop if you want to go big or go home. Finally, it's time to beat that neighbor that's extra AF.

5. HomeGoods

HomeGoods should be your go-to for cheap yet cute Halloween decorations inside your home. Think Halloween decor like soft furnishings (yes! Halloween pillows and blankets), fall-scented candles, kitchenware to bring Halloween to the table, and even spooky doormats for friends who stop by. Add a little Halloween to every room of your home, because why the heck not?

This way to HomeGoods Halloween edit.

6. Target

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

Browse Target's entire Halloween collection.

7. T.J. Maxx

T.J. Maxx is our go-to for seasonal decor, especially around Halloween as it has tons of choices to make your fall decorating ideas a reality. This year, there's no surprise that it has nailed its spooky decor selection.

Get some scarily-good deals by checking out the T.J. Maxx Halloween collection now.

When should you decorate your house for Halloween?

There's no exact date; 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 aim 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 apartment 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.

Christina Chrysostomou
Former acting head ecommerce editor

Hi, I'm the former acting head ecommerce editor at Real Homes. Prior to working for the Future plc family, I've worked on a number of consumer events including the Ideal Home Show, Grand Designs Live, and Good Homes Magazine. With a first class degree from Keele University, and a plethora of experience in digital marketing, editorial, and social media, I have an eye for what should be in your shopping basket and have gone through the internal customer advisor accreditation process.