These top picks will get your home Halloween-ready in a flash.

By Southern Living Editors
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Are you already getting excited about decorating the house for Halloween? You're not alone. If you're anything like us, you'll agree that the best thing about summer ending—in addition to the impending arrival of cozy sweaters, mugs of hot chocolate, and lounging by the fireplace (or pumpkin spice-scented candles)—is that Halloween is right around the corner.

One of the best parts of the Halloween fun? The decorations. But if you're strapped for time and unable to DIY on your own, we've done the hard work so that you don't have to. To get you even more in the mood for this spooky holiday, we've chosen 13 of the best Halloween window decorations. They'll let visitors, neighbors, and passers-by know that Hallows' Eve is nigh—and perhaps give them a bit of a fright!

Scroll down to read more about each Halloween window decoration and where you can shop them.

Best Value: 3D Scary Bats Wall Stickers

3D Scary Bats Wall Stickers
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What better way to get in the holiday mood than to spend some time decorating? This decoration set will keep you busy and get your Halloween creative juices flowing. Would you believe that for about $11 you get 80 of these flying bats? Every surface in the house can have a little decoration at that rate! One five-star reviewer wrote, "Exceeded expectations!!! They are sturdy, cute and the adhesive sticks great! One side of the bat is shiny and the other matte, the wing fold stays in the up position!"

Buy It: $10.99; amazon.com

Best for Kids: Wiggly Monster Decal Stickers

Wiggly Monster Decal Stickers
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How fun are these monster stickers? They add a little more silly than scary to your Halloween décor for little kids. They're easy to apply to glass windows—just peel and stick—without causing any damage. If you have little ones afoot, it won't frighten the living daylights out of them either.

Buy It: $20.99; amazon.com

Most Unique: Martha Stewart Vinyl Witch Window Décor

Martha Stewart Vinyl Witch Window Decor
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Calling all "Hocus Pocus" fans! You need this spooky-but-pretty window decoration. If bats, pumpkins, and spider webs don't do it for you, try this charming light-up silhouette on for size. One shopper raved that the decoration is "such an amazing, high quality, decoration."

Buy It: $19.94; amazon.com

Best String Lights: Maple Leaves String Lights

Maple Leaves String Lights
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Low-key but definitely still Halloween-y, the best part about these adorable lights is that you can leave them up all fall long. One reviewer said, "I love the color of the leaves. It's a beautiful finish to my fall decorations." We couldn't agree more that these cute maple leaves are the ideal finishing touch to any fall setup.

Buy It: $9.99; amazon.com

Best Window Lights: Spiderweb Lights

Spiderweb Lights
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If you're not into all the horror, blood, and guts, but still want show you've got the Halloween spirit, this light-up spiderweb could be just what you're looking for. This cheeky spiderweb has three different light modes that the kids will love to change each night.

Buy It: $24.99; amazon.com

Best Door Swag: Heritage Lace "Going Batty" Door Swag

Heritage Lace Going Batty Door Swag
Credit: Bed Bath & Beyond

This "Going Batty" window and door swag from Heritage Lace at Bed Bath & Beyond is something you'd most definitely find at Morticia Addams' house—the only difference is that hers would be made from real bats, of course. It's a subtle Halloween touch that can be enjoyed from both sides of the window, and it's easy to install. Simply string onto a curtain rod and you're good to go.

Buy It: $22.99; bedbathandbeyond.com

Best Farmhouse Rustic Style: Wooden Pumpkin Lights

Wooden Pumpkin Lights
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These cute wooden pumpkins actually light up, making them perfect to perch in your window at night. Plus, this is the price for the set of two, not the individual pumpkins! "So cute! I love Halloween so these were perfect when they arrived. When I turn the lights on at night it's bright and looks awesome! Great find!" wrote one happy shopper.

Buy It: $27.99; amazon.com

Best Sound Effects: Lighted Ghostly Tattered Curtain Halloween Decoration

Lighted Ghostly Faux Window with Sound and Tattered Curtain Halloween Decoration
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Why stick to just visual effects when you take things up a notch and add sound to your spooky Halloween decorations too? This fake window with tattered curtain has an unnerving ghost shadow, and comes complete with ghostly lights and haunted house sound effects—perfect for ramping up the scare factor. Although it can't be used outside, it's perfect for bringing a creepy vibe to a Halloween party inside.

Buy It: $75.99; wayfair.com

Best Under $5: Bloody Hand Drips

Bloody Hand Drips - Decorations
Credit: Spirit Halloween

Blood is a surefire way to creep people out—even if it's fake. These bloody handprints from Spirit Halloween come complete with realistic dripping "blood" and look great stuck to a window or a mirror. They're easy to apply and remove, and at under $5, this item is an extremely affordable way to create a spooky atmosphere.

Buy It: $4.99; spirithalloween.com

Best Investment: Glass Pumpkin Set with Lights

Glass Pumpkin Set with Lights
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There are a lot of cheap Halloween decorations that are great fun, but unfortunately most of them will need to be thrown out after a few uses. These stylish glass pumpkins will look beautiful perched in your window, and they have a warm glow that's perfect for the windows at night. One amazing feature of these mercury glass pumpkins is that they have an ON/OFF timer, so if you go to sleep with them on, they'll automatically turn off after a few hours.

Buy It: $65.99; amazon.com

Best Modern: Blue Neon Ghost Light

Blue Neon Ghost Light
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For sleek Halloween décor, try a simple neon glowing ghost in your window. You might even want to keep it up long after October 31. Plus, you can charge it with batteries or through a USB port. As one reviewer said, "Good quality for a great price! Shipped quickly and was delivered before it was supposed to! Definitely worth the purchase."

Buy It: $13.99; amazon.com

Best Forever Piece: Stained Glass Bat

Stained Glass Bat
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If you like to stay away from the ghoulish and garish, these classy and cute decorations will remain timeless year after year. With majority five-star reviews, this hanging bat is a reliable purchase. It's no surprise that one reviewer said, "The bat is beautiful, simple, elegant, and nicely spooky in the morning half light."

Buy It: $23.99; amazon.com

Best Vintage-Inspired: Ceramic Tabletop Halloween Tree

Ceramic Tabletop Halloween Tree
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Remember Mama's old ceramic Christmas trees? Bring that nostalgic fun into October with this sweet Halloween tree you can put in your window for guests to admire. It's cheery, sweet tree is a piece you'll have forever.

Buy It: $39.99; amazon.com

WATCH: 3 Easy Halloween Crafts To Spook Your Guests

Though these Amazon purchases are easy to order and set up, it's fun to spend an afternoon with the kids making these three adorable DIY Halloween crafts. Get the written instructions here.