Leaves are falling, there's a chill in the air, and nights are getting longer. It's spooky season, and you need to celebrate Halloween in style.
How can you make your part of that $2 billion go a long way? Use your decor budget effectively and efficiently with artfully placed Halloween lights.
Here are 10 terrifying (in a good way!) choices that will have your neighbors trembling (with delight).
1. Pumpkin Garland Lights
We'll start with something simple and not so spooky -- plain pumpkin garland lights. Because these are so sweet, you can put them up before Halloween and leave them hanging around through Thanksgiving.
Just because they're simple doesn't mean you can't make them scary. They're the perfect thing to get your imagination going.
Use them as decor in a miniature graveyard scene. Use them to outline your bar, snack table, and other areas for your party.
2. Glimmer Spider String Lights
Don't let a little glam glitter on these spiders' legs fool you. They're still creepy and crawly.
Use these to create Halloween pathway lights with crawling spiders. Cover a wall with these and watch how it makes people jump.
They're also pretty realistic looking. Don't be surprised if a guest tries to brush one away!
3. FIMITECH Flame Light Bulbs
Your front porch can get in on the fun with this cool effect. These light bulbs screw in almost anywhere and make it look like you've got torches burning.
You can really get creative with these. Think about creating your own creepy dungeon atmosphere or line a walkway with flaming torches.
The best part about these? There's no danger of burning anything down.
4. LED Skull String Lights
These might look like ordinary white fairy lights from afar. Get up close and you'll see lots of grins -- and dead eyes.
These little skull lights are cute and spooky at the same time. With plain white light, they go almost everywhere and add a little something extra to your Halloween decor.
Plus, their LED. That means they're eco-friendly and will last a long time.
5. Flashing Eyes Halloween Lights
Do you ever feel like someone is watching you? Do you get prickles on the back of your neck from unseen eyes in the dark?
Transform every hedge and bush into a hideout for imaginary monsters with these set of light-up eyes. They add a lot of personality to your property.
Bonus tip: don't have them turned on when your guests arrive. Light them up halfway through your party to surprise them.
6. Pottery Barn Lit Crystal Spider Web
Those glittery spiders we mentioned earlier need an elegant home. This light-up spider web is a perfect fit.
To make your home less "kids candy free for all" and give it more of a "grown-ups drinking wine" vibe, you need this web. It's good for both outdoor and indoor use, too.
Use it to accentuate a corner of your home or make it its own thing. Put it against a black background and it will really pop.
7. Bleeding Candles
These are a classic choice for Halloween lighting. The best part is that they take a while to reveal their spooky nature.
Imagine setting up a nice dinner for your guests. You light the candles to add a bit of atmosphere and then...the blood starts dripping!
You can have them lit all night long for continuous paranormal perfection, too. They're affordable, effective, and look fantastic no matter how melted they are.
Just make sure you don't get them confused with your regular white candles. That could make for an awkwardly creepy (or super gothic) look at an unexpected moment.
8. LED Neon Lights in Spooky Shapes
LEDs that look like neon lights are very trendy right now. Popular shapes include pineapples, rainbows, flamingos, and other cute motifs.
Celebrate Halloween in style with an adorable seasonal shape. They're available in almost any style you can think of.
You can get a witch flying on a broom, a precious purple bat, a ghost emerging from a grave, and more. And, as we mentioned earlier, LED lights use less power and burn longer than traditional lights.
9. Projection Lights
Go big when you go home. Use projection lights to maximize your Halloween display.
A few lights on the ground is all it takes to transform your house. Aim them at the largest stretch of wall and you're good to go.
Depending on what you're going for, projection lights offer a lot of options. You can go with something simple or take it over the top.
For example, you can cover your walls with purple and orange swirling lights. You can project scary shapes like glowing ghosts or flying bats, too.
This system can carry you beyond Halloween. Look for other lights and cuts outs you can install for Christmas, St. Patrick's Day, and more.
10. Flameless LED Lights
A couple of candles might not seem scary. It's all in how you use them, though.
These might be some of the most versatile Halloween light options you ever have. You're only limited by your imagination.
Put them on makeshift graves. Keep a corner of your lawn really dark and leave just a few small ones flickering in a corner.
Line them up in rows from floor to ceiling to create a haunted cavern. Because they're flameless, you can even add them to a costume.
The best part about them? A plain flameless candle is welcome year-round.
Light Up Your Halloween
There are so many Halloween lights, you're sure to find something that satisfies your style. How spooky and scary you get is up to you.
Use a few well-placed lights to enhance the mood or go all out with frightening projections. It's Halloween -- have fun with your decor!
Want to take a look at all of the ghoulish yet stylish lights that can take your Halloween game to the next level? Check out our expansive selection of lighting options and have the best Halloween ever!