October 11, 2022
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7 unique, Halloween home decor finds (that aren’t too scary!)

If you’ve got kids or are just not much of a horror hound, you can still get in the spirit with these mildly-spooky (and downright cute) Halloween decorations.

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Anyone can swing by a party store and pick up standard, disposable Halloween decorations. But for those who’ve been waiting all 365 for the big night, cookie cutter decor is a serious boo.

If you’re looking to create a standout display you won’t find just anywhere, it’s easy to find truly unique (and downright weird) Halloween home decor on Mercari – even cool handmade decor. I’ve rounded up some one-of-a-kind finds that won’t elicit too many screams, for those who want to make a statement without going full-on haunted house. 

1. Halloween lights

Setting the mood with string lights is something I like to do all year long, but swapping them for these super cute Jack-o-lantern lights is a great touch for any room, during spooky season.

2. Glittery Halloween trees

We know it’s only October, but why wait? The combination of Halloween spookiness and holiday festivities is something I personally will never grow out of, putting sparkly Halloween trees at the top of my list. 

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3. Spooky picture frames and bird cages

OK I’ll admit that these ones are a little on the creepy side. However, the the victorian vibe and small size of this Halloween picture frame or a an old bird cage makes it more of a subtle spook than nightmare fuel. 

4. Tiny tombstone

If you’re hosting a Halloween dinner or potluck and need some table decorations, these tiny tombstones are the cutest little accent. They’d also look great on a mantle or bookshelf. 

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5. Pink skeletons

Be still, my pastel goth heart. I am loving the recent combination of spooky themes with candy-coated color palettes. These pink skeletons are right on brand for my aesthetic, but can easily fit into many Halloween home decor themes. 

6. Plush Frankenstein

If you have tiny tots hanging out at the house, keep some super cute decor close to the ground for little eyes and hands to explore. This plush Frankenstein’s monster is a great option for your junior Halloween fiend-in-training. 

7. Sugar skulls

If you also celebrate Dia de los Muertos, then you know there’s nothing quite like handmade, colorful sugar skulls to add some vibrancy to your home decor. Traditionally, a sugar skull (or calavera) is molded out of actual sugar but the style has been adapted to many more mediums. The purpose of a sugar skull is to honor a loved one who has passed, often by adding their name to the skull in some fashion. If you’re not the crafty type, you can easily find handmade sugar skulls on Mercari. 

From all of us at Mercari, here’s to a fun and safe spooky season, filled with hopefully more treats than tricks. Happy Halloween!

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