Halloween decorating ideas: 10 Instagrammer's show us how it's done

Looking for cute Halloween decorating ideas? We've scoured Instagram for the best looks from our fave bloggers

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Fall is officially here, so start gathering your best Halloween decorating ideas. But before you head straight to the party store, draw some inspiration from Instagram's biggest influencers. These fashionistas don't just throw a jack-o-lantern on the front porch and call it festive, either, they go to town and we are feeling a little extra this year too...

These trend-setters' Halloween decor creates a whole mood throughout their homes. And the result is surprisingly chic. We've rounded up our favorites for you to recreate own spooky-stylish space. 

Looking for more decor inspiration?  Check out our favorite fall decor ideas.

1. Steffy's pumpkin-filled living room

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A photo posted by on on Sep 4, 2020 at 3:02pm PDT

Style blogger Steffy is known for her year-round love for orange, but the hue hits its peak this time of year. She starts with leaf garland over the windows, then layers cozy textiles like throw pillows and fleece blankets. 

Finally, she filled in the blanks with, you guessed it, pumpkins! A combination of plain orange and plaid pumpkins creates a layered decor that is ready to embrace the season.

Of course, the blogger didn't start there, decorating her bathroom with playful garland, ghosts, and even pumpkins hanging from the ceiling. She pulled it off by attaching Command hooks to the ceiling to hold foam pumpkins with string. 

2. Noelle Downing's TV vignette

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A photo posted by on on Aug 20, 2020 at 7:35pm PDT

With limited space in her small Brooklyn apartment, blogger Noelle Downing created a big impact with this adorable living room vignette. She hung Halloween banners above and to the side of her TV (ready for watching Nightmare Before Christmas), and decorated her console with smaller pumpkins, candles, and leaves. 

Her comfy sofa is adorned with festive throw pillows, and she added twinkle lights throughout to warm up the mood. Behind the TV space, real pumpkins sit on each step climbing the stairs leading to the second floor, with leaf garland on the railing, of course. 

3. Jaglever's festive bedroom

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A photo posted by on on Sep 7, 2020 at 11:52am PDT

Jaglever blogger Rachel Iwanyszyn doesn't forget one room in her house when it comes to Halloween decor. So of course, her bedroom is spooked to the nines. Leaf garland and twinkle lights warm up her wooden headboard, while a shelf above houses festive jack-o-lanterns, ghosts, and paper bats

Of course, this gal knows how to go all out with an orange comforter, ghost throw blanket, and festive accent pillows. Even her pooch is feeling the spirit. 

4. Flashes Of Style's 6 steps

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Flashes of Style's Bonnie Barton breaks out her fall decorations about as early as Starbucks releases its PSL. In an Instagram Reels video, she breaks down how to decorate for fall in six easy steps: 

1. Get a leaf garland.

2. Swap out pillows.

3. And blankets.

4. Add pumpkins in spots you love.

5. Swap out flowers for leaves.

6. Finish with a pumpkin garland in the entryway. 

Of course, she does more than that. Barton's adorable coffee nook is full of fall-themed mugs, autumnal tea towels and pot holders, and pumpkins galore. Fall candles and decor are added throughout, and the kitchen even features an orange runner. 

5. Ahinoa Gordon's shades Of pink

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A photo posted by on on Sep 8, 2020 at 8:59am PDT

Who says Halloween decorations need to be orange and black? Blogger Ahinoa Gordon creates a chic, and chillingly spooky, space that is surprisingly glam. Pink pumpkins and palm fronds complement the room's oversized feminine floral wallpaper. 

Cinnamon brooms, white pumpkins, and festive hanging frames work well with the room's existing wicker furniture. To finish the vibe, 3-D bats pop from the wall, and a scary skeleton and zombie doll lounge in the rattan side chair. 

6. Ashley Marie Savage's scary-chic farmhouse

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A photo posted by on on Sep 9, 2020 at 3:13pm PDT

With high exposed-beam ceilings, Ashley Marie Savage worked with the vertical space by creating a cluster of bats flying above her fireplace. The mantel itself is adorned with white pumpkins and a tongue-in-cheek "Hey Boo" banner. A black-and-white color scheme features festive throw pillows and an oversized spider on the couch. 

For the rest of her home, Savage sourced dollar finds from Target to decorate her kitchen's open shelving, also in a black and white color palette. For the dining room, she veered more warm autumnal than spooky, keeping things sophisticated with knitted pumpkins and lots of fluffy textiles. 

7. As Told By Michelle's bibliophile decor

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A photo posted by on on Sep 10, 2020 at 4:58pm PDT

Houston blogger As Told By Michelle embraced her inner bookworm for her home's Halloween decor. A ladder shelf, surrounded by flying bats, is decorated by a cozy book collection and of course, a book of spells. At the bottom, spooky potions complete the mood.

Michelle also embellished her record player cart with loads of autumnal flowers. Meanwhile, the living room mantle is packed with books (spines facing in for a uniform look). To finish the look, she added more bats, ghost garland, drippy candles, and pumpkins. 

8. Zoe Sugg's rustic porch decor

Go big or gourd home 🎃 Zoë Sugg

A photo posted by @zoesugg on Oct 14, 2020 at 11:24am PDT

Inspiring those in the UK to also make porch fall and Halloween decor a bigger thing, Zoe has gone all out. It's a really simple, but effective design too, just source some hay bales, stack them up and dot about all the pumpkins you can get your hands on. You could give it a Halloween spruce up with cobwebs and fake spiders too. 

9. Jennifer's spooky bat wall

We love this idea from thehousethatjenbuilt_. The perfect minimalist Halloween decor idea.  You could cut all the bats out yourself and just stick them on with tack in the shape you want or, make things easier and order some super cheap wall stickers

10. Lisa Dawson's painted pumpkins

Want more colorful Halloween decorating ideas? Check out Lisa's painted pumpkins. So cute and so easy and you can pick any color scheme too, we do love the red, pink and orange though – plus no messy carving! 

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