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The scary season has arrived! If you are already setting up the Halloween bunting and carving your pumpkin lanterns, you are not alone.
A new study from Lombardo Homes has found that 41% of Americans start decorating for Halloween in the first week of October, adorning their homes with spooky decor and seasonal displays that certainly increase the fear factor.
In addition, the company analyzed more than 1,000 Halloween decoration search terms on Google to find the most popular Halloween decorations in the United States. She also surveyed 1,000 homeowners to better understand national Halloween decorating trends.
The average American spends $ 145 on Halloween decorations each year and 3.3 hours decorating their home, but which decorations do we see the most?
The West Coast has a soft spot for bats, the furry flying mammals dominating search terms in California, Nevada, and Idaho. A fun way to add bat-themed decor to your home this Halloween is to use Tempaper’s “Flying Bats” sticker ($ 34.99).
Skeletons were another unsurprising choice, as spooky decoration topped the list in several states, including Oregon, Colorado, Utah, Missouri, and Ohio. You will undoubtedly see our favorite 12 foot skeleton, LifeEyes from Home Depot.
Pumpkins are an extremely popular choice on the East Coast, appearing as the top search term in New Jersey, Virginia, North Carolina, and West Virginia.
The Midwest is a big fan of corn stalks, with Iowa, Indiana and Wisconsin preferring to decorate them. If you don’t think corn stalks are scary, think again, because they are the center of a lot of horrors at the edge of your seat. Think of “Signs” (2001), “Jeepers Creepers” (2001) and “A Quiet Place” (2018).
Spiders (no thanks) are favored in one state: New Mexico. Arizona residents are fond of a Grim Reaper decoration on Halloween, while Oklahoma loves to decorate with mummies.
What’s your favorite Halloween decoration?