Pinterest reveals the Halloween trends set to spook us in style for 2019

Looking to host a spooktacular party this Halloween? See what's trending right now, to help you do so in style

Fright and delight guests with any of these gruesomely great Halloween decorating ideas. Where better to look for the latest decorating trends than Pinterest? The search engine has shared with us its Halloween Trends 2019.

Dissecting the trends it it's no shock to see Stranger Things proving ultra popular this year, but more surprisingly gnomes are also big!

For more ideas read: Halloween decorating ideas that won’t scare away the neighbours!

Dust off your witches hats and prepare your cauldrons because Halloween is right around the corner folks. From boho to pink themes, there's a decorating idea for all decors.

Want to create the haunted house of dreams for this year? Look no further, Pinterest has it covered...

halloween string light with pumpkins and candles

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1. Stranger Things theme

With the return of season three this summer it’s no surprise that a top trending party theme for Halloween this year is Stranger Things. Searches for 'Stranger Things Halloween decorations' are up a staggering 549 per cent.

2. Fashionable boho decorations

Following on from fashion another key theme is boho! Not one you'd necessarily associate with a scary party, but it's a good one to ensure it's a stylish affair. 'Boho Halloween decorations' searches are up 68 per cent.

3. Ghoulish gnomes

Before you think of the 'tacky' garden dwellers these are more tasteful. The gnome for Halloween is more of a stylish Nordic character. Halloween specific gnomes are up a whopping 385 per cent.

4. Halloween blankets

Ideal for wrapping up warm in the autumn chill or to hide under when things get too scary, a dedicated blanket is a thing. So much so, Halloween blanket  searches are up 89 per cent.

5. Pops of colour

Don't want to stick to a monochrome colour palette or pumpkin orange? you're in luck, because 2019 is the year for alternative Halloween colours. Trending colours are 'pink Halloween', up 221 per cent and   'pastel Halloween', up 164 per cent.

6. Amazing mazes


For fright night try turning your house into a spooky maze of mystery. The term 'Halloween maze' is up in search 54 per cent. Hang blankets, sheets and decorations across doorways to create intrigue and interest as guest move throughout the house.

7. Garage parties

Throwing a party in your garage is the thing to do this year, making the most of this extra space. New to us, 'Halloween garage decorations' are up 71 per cent.

8. Spooky weddings

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Who says weddings have to be white? The appetite for 'spooky weddings' is up 195 per cent, and particularly 'Halloween wedding ideas purple' which is up 89 per cent.

Still giving us the creeps (in a good way) from last year

1. Floating witch hat lights

hat light with brick wall and blur background

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This floating fancy was up 485 percent on Pinterest search last year. This simple but effective decorating idea looks straight out of a movie.

2. Dry ice centerpiece

Not since the days of dodgy discos has dry ice been such a hit! Dry ice cocktails are taking the world by storm, as are dry ice centerpieces – searches soared by 280 per cent.

3. Skeleton flamingos

Skeleton flamingo with garden and blur background

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Day of the Dead includes the animal kingdom clearly, as skeleton flamingo searches rose by 140 per cent. Thanks to the 2017 Disney animation Coco, we're all familiar with the concept of magical spirit animals. What better than a spirit flamingo?

4. Drip candlestick holders

The epitome of a haunted house is the drip candlestick holders. Up 33 percent, this look is easy to recreate. Simply burn tapered candles right down and collect the wax drips along the holder.

5. Spider eggs

spider eggs with spider and white walls

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Spiders eggs, up 45 per cent, who know it could catch on? Filling white tights with fake spiders, sounds scary in itself but it's quite genius.

If your guests are scared of spiders this is one way to frighten them. Urgh, it's so good but so creepy.

6. Drip painted pumpkins

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Carving is soooo old news. Last year everyone was drip painting pumpkins.

7. Halloween string lights

A string of lights is fashionable for any season, but the emphasis here is on spooky designs. Particularly black cats, but also ghosts and ghouls  – search up 301 per cent.

8. Pumpkin lanterns

pumpkin lanterns with leaves and black background

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If you still prefer a more traditional pumpkin, turning them into arty lanterns is a big trend - up 324 per cent.

9. Spooky window silhouettes

cast a spooky shadow with simple paper silhouettes at the windows. Black paper creates an eerie effect during the day and a wickedly good illuminated shadow by night. The search for window silhouettes was up on Pinterest 147 per cent.

10. Halloween wreaths

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No longer just for Christmas, wreaths are adorning doors in celebration of Easter and Halloween. Autumnal feel Halloween wreaths are up in search on Pinterest a whopping  254 per cent.

Related: 7 reasons why you should celebrate Halloween

Happy Halloween decorating.



Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.