Chic and Modern Halloween Decor Ideas for Spooky Season

From minimalistic pumpkins to the cutest neutral colour schemes, when it comes to chic and modern Halloween decor ideas, less is more.

The good news is, these ideas are pretty easy to incorporate into your home and you don’t have to be an interior designer to make them come to life!

Our list of 21 chic and modern Halloween decor ideas will inspire you to transform your home for spooky season without sacrificing your personal style. These decor ideas can meld with your existing seasonal decor while still bringing in the fun and spookiness of Halloween.

Ghost Decor Theme

Chic and Modern Halloween Decor Ideas
Photo by @rusticwildarrow

One easy way to keep your Halloween decor chic is to stick to a singular theme. This little corner is dedicated to ghosts – even the artwork has a ghost! By keeping the rest of the room neutral (even the pumpkin and the fall foliage), the ghosts really pop and the colours lend to a Pottery Barn -esque theme.

White Jack-o-Lanterns

Along the same lines as keeping to a theme – a color scheme goes a long way when creating a chic Halloween vibe! These dollar store pumpkins were easily transformed and painted to become white pumpkins for a cohesive and neutral look.

Chic Halloween Wreath

Chic and Modern Halloween Decor Ideas
Photo by Cassie Scroggins

Bats, spiders, skulls and a touch of boho make this Halloween wreath chic and unexpected. The colour palette also gives the wreath a modern take on a classic decoration and leaves a playful impression.

Witchy Coffee Table Books

Chic and Modern Halloween Decor Ideas
Photo by @alainakey_

Chic Halloween decor is all about the subtleties. Swap out your usual coffee table books for something a little more witchy and you have some instant and chic decor!

Ghost Door Mat

Chic and Modern Halloween Decor Ideas
Photo by Ruff and Renew

With trick or treaters on their way, your front door is an essential decor location for Halloween. This sweet and simple ghost door mat is cute without being too over the top and bonus — it’s also really easy to make!

Ghost Planter

Chic and Modern Halloween Decor Ideas
Photo by Style by Emily Henderson

Ghosts are definitely trending this year when it comes to modern Halloween decor! This adorable ghost planter is the perfect way to display any house plant or floral arrangement you’d like to include in your fall decor.

Floating Candles

Chic and Modern Halloween Decor Ideas
Photo by The Honeybee by Andee Layne

Who needs candle holders?! Perfect for those who love Harry Potter, floating candles will make your home feel like the Great Hall! Lighting is key when it comes to creating an ambient space for Halloween – so this decor idea brings both a glowy lighting addition to your space and just a really cool effect.

Floating Witch Hats

Chic and Modern Halloween Decor Ideas
Photo by @stephaniehannablog

Here’s another little fun and chic hanging option for Halloween! Although this room is full of non-traditional Halloween colours, the hanging witch hats, the Halloween art prints, pumpkins and black blanket definitely tie the room together for the season. So much fun for a kid’s room!

Halloween Cookie Jars

Chic and Modern Halloween Decor Ideas
Photo by Rebecca Taig

These cookie or candy jars are a brilliant idea for bringing in that subtle Halloween touch to your kitchen! Fill with assorted Halloween items (keep to one type of item per jar for a clean look) or if you’re the baking type, make your own cookies or candy. Beware, they will disappear quick.

Real Bare Branches

Chic and Modern Halloween Decor Ideas
Photo by Jenna Sue Design

Another way to create chic Halloween decor is to avoid buying everything from the store as it often looks too fabricated and basic. By incorporating real branches and assorted glass bottles, this tablescape looks a lot more spooky and authentic – plus it’s stylish, too.

Black Butterflies

Chic and Modern Halloween Decor Ideas
Photo by Domino

Who would have thought butterflies could be a Halloween decoration? These black butterflies have a similar feel to bats but also give a delicate, creepy vibe that feels like something out of an artsy horror movie.

Cloche Displays

Chic and Modern Halloween Decor Ideas
Photo by So Much Better With Age

It’s time to dust off that cloche dome collection (or start heading to thrift stores to start yours) because these items are super versatile when it comes to chic Halloween decor and can decorate a fireplace mantel in a snap. Fill each cloche with a spooky vignette but keep it simple – these bats are perfect! Want another idea? Try adding a small pumpkin to each!

Halloween Bar Cart

Chic and Modern Halloween Decor Ideas
Photo by Garvin and Co

If your ideal Halloween includes sipping a spirit or two, then a chic bar cart is a must! Don’t go overboard, but certainly include a few elements of Halloween like pumpkins, a black cat or bats and yes – even cobwebs. The Halloween print above the cart is the perfect touch.

Framed Golden Bugs

Chic and Modern Halloween Decor Ideas
Photo by HGTV

Creepy, crawly…and chic! This easy dollar store DIY creates frames golden bugs that will look elegant when included in your modern Halloween home decor.

Disco Pumpkin

Chic and Modern Halloween Decor Ideas
Photo by Arrows and Awe

There are so many creative ways to decorate pumpkins but this disco pumpkin has to be one of the cutest we’ve seen! Disco balls have become very popular in home decor because of the lovely light they bounce around the room.

Chic Skeleton Friend

Chic and Modern Halloween Decor Ideas
Photo by @lemoonandco

Get yourself a full sized skeleton and dress them up as your chic skeleton friend! They can hang out in your living room, ready for your Halloween party guests to arrive. It looks like Halloween is one of this guy’s favorite holidays.

Display Your Broomsticks

Chic and Modern Halloween Decor Ideas
Photo by @theharvestmoonwitch

Tap into your witchy side and pull out those dusty broomsticks – or buy some from your local Halloween store. Broomsticks look great on display on your front porch or at your front entrance, but we also love them here in front of the mantel!

Dark Florals

Chic and Modern Halloween Decor Ideas
Photo by Inspired by Charm

It may be fall, but fresh flowers can still be a big part of your decor! Choose dark florals like deep reds to match the rest of your spooky Halloween Decor. We love the vials used here as they are similar to test tubes which can match a witchy or mad science type of theme.

Simple Chic Dining Table

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A classy neutral themed dining table serves up West Elm vibes and brings in all of the feelings of Fall while celebrating Halloween season. Add some real pumpkins mixed with white and gold touches for a bit of natural elegance.

Dead Roses Dining Room Halloween Tablescape

Chic and Modern Halloween Decor Ideas
Photo by To Have To Host

If you’re having a Halloween dinner party, then setting up a cool tablescape is a must. There are a ton of ideas available but this simple matte black look with roses is just enough to give a sense of dark romance.

All the Candles

Chic and Modern Halloween Decor Ideas
Photo by The House of Silver Lining

Candles are a must when it comes to Halloween decor, and candelabras give both a soft lighting to your space and are a great way to add a gothic and regal touch. Try adding black candles to your holders for a touch of spooky-chic.

Now that you’ve got plenty of ideas for your Halloween decorating, which style will you blend into your home?


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Hello! I'm Breanne, Assistant Editor of Wonder Forest. I love cuddling cats, felting, painting and reading.

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