In this post, we’re going to be walking you through seven easy, last-minute halloween shop window ideas. We don’t really go in for the all-out spooky looks — we prefer something a little more understated, something which will give your existing display a subtle nod to Halloween, without going for something totally garish or off-brand. And most of these decorations can easily be packed away and brought out year after year, without taking up too much space. Of course, we have plenty of wholesale halloween stock, too.
1. Bring in the bats
If you have a blank(ish) wall, a swarm or a scattering of bat stickers is an easy and sleek way to Halloweenify your display. And it’s a cheap one, too; Etsy has a huge range of paper bats starting from just a few pounds. Not got a wall free? You can stick them directly to the glass of your window.
This image pops up all over the place when searching for Halloween window display inspiration, and we can totally see why. Put together, classy and understated, it’s everything we look for in an effective display, and we think the bat wall really steals the show.
2. Scatter some pumpkins and gourds
Adding clusters of pumpkins and gourds of various sizes and colours to your display is an easy and subtle nod to Halloween, without the need to deviate too much from your usual setup. And if you go on to turn them into a pumpkin soup, you’ve got yourself a really eco-friendly option.
3. Go for a colour theme
You can see from our guide to creating a great window display that we love a cohesive colour themed window display. So if you happen to have a lot of orange and black products in stock, this is a really easy way to refresh your display without needing to splash out on new decorations.
We love how simple and effective this Lulu Guinness display is (image via Zen Merchandiser).
4. Hang a spider web
Like the bat display, a spider’s web is an easy way to inject some halloween vibes into your existing window. Take this one step further by draping some ‘cobwebs’ over your lights.
5. Buy a banner or garland
We love a simple halloween banner as it’s something that’s really easy to pack away and bring out year after year. Bonus points if it’s knitted, like the ghost garland in the Soak window display below.
6. Stick a vinyl on your window
A window vinyl may be a slightly bigger investment, but is a winner in terms of getting maximum impact quickly. They’re also ideal for smaller stores without much of a dedicated window space. We love this selection from Nutmeg Studio.
7. Ghost lights
As the evenings draw in, we love a cute string of ghost lights to illuminate your window display. We love this sweet set of non-scary ghost lights from Etsy.
Got any other suggestions for last-minute Halloween window displays? Let us know in the comments below!