Halloween decor tends to run more toward fake severed arms than placid pumpkin displays. But there’s always room for improvement. Here are 7 stylishly macabre ideas to add curb appeal for the holiday:

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Stain an outdoor dining table black for a moody look year-round.

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Make DIY beady-eyed black cat lights to hang over the door to welcome trick-or-treaters.

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Wherever you have a little ledge–above a door, outside a window, or on a deck railing–you can line up a little orange army.

Only slightly scary, a circle of dancing lawn ghosts is a simple DIY project (pretty much all you need is some old bed sheets).

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Black grasses and plants are the right brew for a witches’ cauldron on a front stoop.

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A dark steel postbox revives the mystery of mail.

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Looking for a more major change? Rent a spray gun to turn standard brick glamorous.