Published on October 14, 2019

It’s almost Halloween—do you know where your bats are? Shea McGee has hers front and center, in the form of wall decals swirling around her door. You can’t say the designer doesn’t know how to make an entrance. 

“We spent all day placing tiny bats around our front door,” wrote the blogger on Instagram, sharing a snap of her spooky (but still stylish, of course) home. Coupled with a few white and gray pumpkins, one of which is perched on a timeworn wood stool, the whole thing is one of our favorite festive stoops yet. It also got us thinking: Are flocks of black animal–shaped stickers the design world’s answer to chic Halloween decorations? 

We first noticed them back in the spring, at Milan’s Salone del Mobile fair, when artist Carlos Amorales made a wall of gothic butterflies the focal point of his exhibition. It seems even Lauren Conrad is a fan—the lifestyle guru recently shared a peek at her own seasonal mantel, which features none other than 3-D black butterflies: 

 

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As one commenter put it, the effect is “elegantly creepy.” We did some digging, and versions of both McGee’s and Conrad’s fluttery friends can be purchased on Amazon Prime. Even if you wait to decorate until the last few days, these guys should still have you covered before trick-or-treaters come knocking. 

See more Halloween decor ideas:
Your Halloween Party Could Use a Haunted Bar Cart
You Only Need 3 Things to Pull Off 2019’s Top Halloween Decoration Idea
How to Host a Halloween Party Like a Grown-Up

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