The Most Popular Halloween Decorating Trends Of 2022

Decorating for Halloween seems to become more and more intense every year. With many stores setting up their spooky selections in August and others selling out of their most popular fall decorations by the middle of summer, the race to follow the best Halloween decorating trends starts months before you feel a chill in the air.

According to the History Channel, an estimated 6 billion dollars is spent on Halloween-related items annually; commercially speaking, it's second only to Christmas. From simple buckets full of candy to interactive yard displays, there are seemingly endless ways to spend your money on the spookiest of all seasons, and the landscape of holiday decorating trends is ever-changing.

After years of honing your own eerie personal style, it's never too late to try out the newest trends that are taking over social media and the aisles of your favorite home goods store. You can choose to adopt a brand new fashionable look, or simply add a few of these trending pieces to your porch this year.

Oversized lawn decorations

Last Halloween a few videos posted on TikTok blew up with views and likes when users showed off their 12-foot-tall Halloween skeletons purchased from Home Depot. TikTok user Dieannanol amassed an incredible 238,300 likes on a video that she posted about buying a giant skeleton. Since then, the oversized statues with animated LCD eyes have risen in popularity as more people add them to their collection of festive yard decorations.

This year, we can expect to see the viral decor trend spread its wings to include some other extra large Halloween favorites such as enormous Jack O'lanterns, ghouls, witches, and werewolves. According to the New York Post, it has been difficult for people to get their hands on the huge bones since last Halloween.

This year, Home Depot released a limited number of the Home Accent brand skeletons in July for those who are obsessed with putting "Skelly" up in their yard this fall, however, they sold out on the first day. Of course, fans of the large lawn decoration will have another chance to buy it for just $299 when they release more in the coming weeks and months. Until then, you can find the original skeleton on resale websites for a higher price or you can search for dupes from other brands.

Spooky dinnerware

Halloween parties are no stranger to spooky-themed treats, drinks, and meals. No good party in October is complete without spider-topped cupcakes, pumpkin-shaped hand pies, bloody sausage fingers, or any other Halloween-inspired recipes recommended by Spirit Halloween. However, this year we're turning it up a notch and breaking out the spooky table sets and dinnerware as well.

All of your favorite in-person and online stores are stocked with haunting serving trays, wine glasses, and tablecloths. It's up to you to decide if you want to invest in classic Williams Sonoma black and orange stoneware or find something truly unique like coffin-shaped charcuterie boards from Etsy. Whether you prefer ghoulish glam or the traditional orange pumpkin look, there are plenty of full table settings waiting for you to hop on the design trend. On an occasion such as this, don't hesitate to pull out all the stops to excite the attendees of your next spooky dinner party.

Hocus Pocus merchandise

The 1993 movie "Hocus Pocus" has not lost any popularity points in the nearly 30 years since it came out. Each year, for Halloween, we all know someone who has a wonderfully spooky collection of figurines, plushies, and mantel decor that reference the film. That said, with the newest version of the movie, "Hocus Pocus 2," coming out on September 30th, as per Disney Plus, we can expect to see a lot more Hocus Pocus-themed decor being used indoors and out.

If you've perused the shelves of any of your local big box stores lately, you may have already seen a peek of this trend. Stores such as Walmart and Target have had their Halloween decor sections set up for a few weeks now, and it doesn't take much effort to find the Black Flame Candle-themed pillows, signs, and trinkets that look like they came straight from the set of the movie. The best part about this is that you don't have to wait to deck your home in spooky merchandise. Decorate to your heart's desire then settle in to watch the latest sequel of the movie while surrounded by all things Hocus Pocus.

Barbiecore autumnal products

Speaking of new and upcoming movies, the newest "Barbie" movie is sure to light a fire under many of the next popular trends. One thing is for sure; we're about to see a lot of pink pumpkins, yassified skeletons, and Barbiecore Halloween costumes this year. People Magazine describes Barbiecore as a vibrant pink aesthetic that takes pointers from the IT girl herself. Not everyone is a huge fan of the classic horror aesthetic that takes over most homes throughout the fall. We're here to say that's okay! There are plenty of cute options that go perfectly with the hot Barbiecore trend.

Wherever you buy your favorite Halloween decorations, it's not impossible to find pastel Halloween pillows, pink skeleton glassware, or glittery spiders that reflect this fad. Still, if you can't find the item that is just right for your home, it's easy to DIY pink decor for any occasion. With a little glue, pink paint, and glitter, anything can be Barbiecore.

Strictly themed decor

If you're a big fan of Halloween, your average skeletons, pumpkins, and ghosts might not be enough during the fall season. Throwing up just a few of the decorations that you've used year after year isn't going to work forever. Consider morphing the vibe in your entire home into a unified spook zone.

Hyper-specific theme parties, outfits, and drinks are all the rage right now. Why not use this logic with Halloween decor? After two long years indoors, many people are open to welcoming an entirely new aesthetic into their houses for the autumn months. We can expect to see this type of cohesive decorating style used more often by influencers as well as our close friends and family.

Spirit Halloween has some haunting ideas when it comes to planning a Halloween theme whether you want to keep it relaxed with graveyard tombstones and skeletons, or go full gas with all things vampire including bats, coffins, fake blood, and a killer, blood-sucking costume to match. There's something to do in every room of the house.