With summer coming to an end, it’s time to start getting ready for fall. More importantly, it’s time to start getting ready for the most spooktacular time of the year: Halloween! It’s never too soon to start decorating and planning out your costume. Sometimes the seasonal decorations can lean just a bit on the tacky side, which is why we hunted down some chic ways to dress up your decor. Whether you’re looking to throw an elegant Halloween dinner party or just want to create something special to mark your favorite holiday, here are 21 pieces of decor that are so chic it’s scary.


1. DIY Pun-kins: This blogger mustered up the best Halloween puns and slapped ’em on a few pumpkins using tattoo paper. This DIY is an easy lettering project for those of us who don’t have a steady hand. (via Studio DIY)

Skull Halloween Decor

2. Skull Decor: Feeling spooky, sparkly or silly — or even all three? These skull decor designs are perfect for any type of Halloween decor taste. (via A Beautiful Mess)


3. No-Carve Pumpkin People: Finally, a pumpkin that’s as fashion forward as you are. If you’re not into scary decor, this hipster gourd is for you. Add a touch of paint, a cute bow and your favorite reading glasses for a stylish alternative to the standard jack-o’-lantern. (via Pretty Providence)


4. DIY Easy Halloween Banner: Your home doesn’t have to be blood-drenched and gothic to display your Halloween spirit. Keep it chic with a pretty banner that’s a breeze to make. (via Brit + Co)


5. Copper Striped Pumpkin: Maybe dark colors and gothic vibes aren’t your thing. Add metal accent stripes to these cute white pumpkins for your perfect modern fall decor. (via Homey Oh My)

DIY Stack-O-Lantern Halloween Decor

6. DIY Stack-o’-Lantern: The only thing better than one festive pumpkin on your porch is a stack of three. Skip the mess of carving and try these geometric painted pumpkins. (via Brit + Co)


7. Skull String Art: Grab your string, paint and nails, because you need this in your life. Place the artwork somewhere it’ll draw the attention of every visitor. (via A Beautiful Mess)

White Glam Pumpkin Halloween Decor

8. White Glam Pumpkin: It’s true — you can be glamorous *and* festive for Halloween. This classy white pumpkin would give any home a spooky-chic feel. (via A Pumpkin & a Princess)

Potions & Poisons Halloween Book Decor

9. Potions & Poisons: Dress up your IKEA catalog and romance novels in their own Halloween costumes. Cloak them in these spirited (and free) printable book covers. (via Little House on the Corner)

DIY Decoupage Pumpkins Halloween Decor

10. DIY Decoupage Pumpkins: If you’re looking for an easy way to decorate with pumpkins indoors, this is a fun option. For an unexpected feminine pop, we recommend going the boho floral route. (via Brit + Co)


11. Skull Succulent: Creating a succulent skull planter is a perfect way to add a charming dash of life to a macabre bit of decor. Since the eyepieces are clippings, you won’t have to worry about actually keeping the plant alive. (via A Beautiful Mess)


12. Edgy Chic Pumpkins: Non-carving decor FTW! And you can use paints and embellishments that match your home. Avoid the mess of pumpkin guts and give this modern look a try. (via Erika Brechtel)


13. Gold Skulls: Dress up your coffee table this Halloween with a super shiny accent skull. The metallic tones will add light to your overall fall decor. (via Shop Sweet Things)


14. Pineapple Pumpkin: Sometimes you can’t let go of summer, and that’s okay. Try turning a freakishly shaped pumpkin into a delicious summery fruit like watermelon or pineapple. (via Studio DIY)


15. Owl Pumpkins: This pumpkin is a hoot! You can make this adorable and fun DIY in less than 20 minutes. It’s a perfectly cute greeting for all of your visitors. (via Better Homes & Gardens)


16. Decorating Your Outdoor Space for Fall: Dress up your porch with fun, stylish fall accents. This inspo shows us how to achieve a Pinterest-worthy fall porch with minimal effort. (via How to Decorate)


17. Floral Moon: Forget the spooky and go for the pretty. Add floral designs to your pumpkin and you’ll have the freshest fall decor in the neighborhood. (via The Merry Thought)


18. Champagne Pumpkin: You are the hostess with the mostest; each year, you host the most utterly chic Halloween party. If you’re looking for a way to one-up yourself, try making a Champagne ice bucket out of a pumpkin. (via Style Me Pretty)

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19. Trick or Treat: Add flair to your entry table by incorporating small decor details like this understated countdown calendar that doubles as a greeting. A little creativity can go a long way. (via A Pumpkin & a Princess)


20. Subliminal Serving Tray: You can use a fancy serving tray and still add a hint of spooky. We recommend painting on some stylized skulls or adding your favorite spooktacular quote. (via Design Love Fest)


21. Fall Home Reveal: Oh my lanta, this home is a Pinterest-obsessed girl’s dream. With soft colors and pumpkin accents, the look is perfect for fall and Halloween. (via Craftberry Bush)

Are you ready to start DIYing for Halloween? Follow us on Pinterest for more Halloween decor inspo and DIY projects.