30 DIY Halloween Decor Ideas for Malaysians - Cheap & Easy!

30 DIY Halloween Decor Ideas for Malaysians - Cheap & Easy!

Halloween might not be as widely celebrated in Malaysia as it is in some other countries, but that doesn't mean we can't join in the fun! With a little creativity and a few DIY tricks up your sleeve, you can turn your home into a spine-tingling Halloween haven without breaking the bank. We've curated 30 Halloween decor ideas specifically tailored to your home, and we're excited to share them with you.

30 DIY Halloween Decor Ideas

1. Enchanted Outdoor Entrance

Enchanted Outdoor Entrance

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Enchanted Outdoor Entrance

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Enchanted Outdoor Entrance

Photo by Erica Marsland Huynh on Unsplash 

Immerse your outdoor space in the Halloween spirit with an enchanted entryway. Adorn your porch with glowing pumpkin lanterns, witch hats, and scarecrows, complemented by strands of orange and purple fairy lights.

For a theatrical touch, position a cauldron filled with curling dry ice by the entrance, and incorporate a motion-activated witch's cackle or eerie soundscape to surprise and enchant approaching trick-or-treaters.

2. Spooky Bed Frame

Spooky Bed Frame

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Spooky Bed Frame

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A black queen bed frame crafted with leatherette uphosltery and a soft cushion headboard.

Wes Queen Size Bed Frame 

Transform your bed into a Halloween masterpiece. If you have a dark-coloured bed frame, it naturally adds a touch of mystery. If not, any modern bed frame will do—just decorate it in a way that, post-Halloween, it seamlessly blends with your daily decor. Drape the frame with rich black or deep purple sheets, accentuated by gossamer faux spiderwebs. Intersperse with plastic spiders and eerie crawlies for that spooky touch, and crown the setup with a pumpkin-shaped pillow to imbue the space with Halloween ambiance.

3. Eerie Accent Chair

Eerie Accent Chair

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Eerie Accent Chair

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Black accent chair featuring a leatherette seat and backrest: Armed and dangerously cool

Tifa Accent Chair 

Transform your accent chair with a touch of Halloween spirit. If you have a dark-coloured or wooden accent chair, it'll naturally enhance the spooky vibe; but if not, any contemporary design can be adapted with the right decor, ensuring its usability post-Halloween.

Drape your accent chair with a black or orange throw, wrapping any wooden arms in faux chains for an eerie touch. Complement with Halloween-themed cushions and a spiderweb table runner. Pair with a side table holding candy for trick-or-treaters, turning the spot into a guest-favourite spooky nook.

4. Decorate With Black & Ghoulish Sofa

Black & Ghoulish Sofa

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Black & Ghoulish Sofa

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Black microfibre leather 3-seater sofa

Wika 3-Seater Sofa

If you have a black sofa, you're already halfway to a Halloween-ready lounge! Enhance with Halloween-themed throw pillows and cushions, featuring designs like pumpkins, bats, or witches. If your sofa is of a different colour or style, no worries—drape a black throw over it, and incorporate the same themed pillows to capture that spooky ambiance.

5. The Mysterious Painting

Spiderweb-style painting in dark grey and white, featuring intricate white lines resembling webs. Inkjet-printed on oil canvas.

Kobe Painting 

Painting with a starry universe style, gold shimmer on a dark background. Inkjet-printed on oil canvas for wall art.

Cary Painting 

Mysterious Painting

Photo by Elena Kurkutova on istock

Elevate the eeriness of your space with haunting and mysterious paintings. Often, online furniture stores in Malaysia offer abstract modern artworks that strike the perfect balance between the macabre and the chic. These pieces not only serve as a spine-chilling attraction for your Halloween festivities but can seamlessly blend into your daily decor, offering versatility and style.

However, if you're feeling crafty and prefer a personal touch, consider painting your own piece, incorporating eerie elements to set the Halloween mood.

6. Rugs that Scream Halloween

Rugs that Scream Halloween

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Spider wed rug

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Madium rug with a gradient fade from black to beige, made of polypropylene fibres.

Rogue Medium Rug

A Halloween-themed rug can tie your entire decor together. Look for carpets with designs like cobwebs, skeletons, or haunted houses. You can also opt for something more low-key and classy – like our black and white gradient rug. Its eerie transition from deep black to ghostly white gives the vibe of fog creeping over the ground on a chilly October night.

Place them strategically in your living room or hallway to create a spooky path that welcomes your guests.

7. Shadows & Secrets Above the Coffee Table

Shadows Above the Coffee Table

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Shadows & Secrets Above the Coffee Table

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A black and white coffee table set with sintered stone top, supported by a metal frame.

Domino Coffee Table

Your coffee table can be a game-changer for setting the Halloween mood. You can choose to go the classic route by using a black or orange tablecloth, or level up your decor game with our  sleek black and white round coffee table set. Its contrasting colours make Halloween-themed items pop! Imagine arranging some candles, skulls, or even a tiny cauldron in the centre. 

The table's design naturally draws attention, and when you surround it with black or orange votive candles, you get that perfect eerie glow that'll have your guests talking.

8. Witch's Potion Corner on a Dark Study Table

Witch's Potion Corner on a Dark Study Table

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Witch's Potion Corner on a Dark Study Table

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Black study table with 2 drawers in light brown hues and sturdy metal legs

Thiago Study Table in Dark Brown

Your dark brown study table can effortlessly blend into the Halloween spirit. Transform it into a Witch's Potion Corner. Its rich hue is the perfect backdrop for cauldrons, spell books, and glass bottles filled with eerie-coloured liquids to mimic potions. And the best part? Once the Halloween festivities are over, its timeless design and colour ensure it effortlessly reverts to being a functional and stylish piece for your daily workspace needs.

9. Ghostly Floating Candles & Lamp

 Ghostly Floating Candles & Lamp

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 Ghostly Floating Candles & Lamp

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A Scandinavian table lamp with a frosted glass shade, made of iron, and equipped with an energy-saving LED bulb.

Teddy Lamp 

Craft a ghostly ambiance with DIY floating candles or our versatile lamps. For candles, fill bowls with water, add LED tea lights, and drape white cheesecloth, securing just below each "ghostly neck." Alternatively, the Teddy Lamp offers a haunting glow perfect for walkways or tabletops. Beyond Halloween, the Teddy Lamp's design ensures daily decor relevance.

10. Spooky Window Silhouettes

Spooky Window Silhouettes

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Spooky Window Silhouettes

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Spooky Window Silhouettes

Photo by Etsy on Pinterest


Transform your windows into spooky silhouettes that will captivate passersby. Trace or print out Halloween-themed shapes like witches on broomsticks, eerie trees, or menacing bats on black cardstock paper. 

Cut out the shapes carefully and then attach them to your windows using double-sided tape or removable adhesive putty. When lit from the inside, these silhouettes will cast eerie shadows that are sure to grab attention and set a spooky mood for your Halloween decor.


1. Can I use my existing furniture for Halloween decor?

Yes, your size bed frame, accent chair, black sofa, and other furniture pieces can be incorporated into your Halloween decor with a little creativity. Consider using slipcovers, fabric, and paint to give them a spooky makeover.

2. How can I make my DIY Halloween decor more eco-friendly?

To make your decor eco-friendly, consider using recycled materials, like cardboard, for your DIY projects. After Halloween, store your decorations for reuse in the following years.

Conclusion: Unleash Your Creativity

This Halloween, don't let your budget limit your spooky aspirations. With these 30 DIY Halloween decor ideas, you can turn your home into a haunted haven while keeping your wallet happy.  For affordable Halloween decor, scout local craft stores, online platforms, and thrift shops.

You can also get inventive by dressing up modern furniture pieces from online furniture stores in Malaysia for a spooky touch. Draw inspiration from Halloween-themed products like those we've highlighted earlier, and always keep an eye out for sales and discounts to maximise savings.

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