14 Halloween Home Dècor Picks That'll Cast a Spell on You
While your kids might favor all of the crazy Halloween decorations out there—we're talking statement-making inflatable witches and skeletons and oversized plastic spiders—Halloween can actually be a pretty classy holiday—assuming the décor is done right. Black, one of the signature colors of Halloween, is chic in and of itself, so you can start your holiday decorating journey by finding black items that may or may not be specifically Halloween-themed and use them around the house. Items like trays, candle, and tea light holders are good places to start. But that's really just the beginning. A variety of designers and brands are also interpreting Halloween in a super sophisticated way, making it easier to find elevated décor items that both you and your kids will love.
Along with all things black, vintage-inspired Halloween décor is generally a smart way to go. Instead of plastic, they may be made of more subtle and durable materials, and feature burnt orange and black shades instead of super bright colors. Fall harvest decorations in autumnal shades are also always elegant options—we love nature-inspired wreaths and cornucopias—and, as an added bonus, they can be kept up through Thanksgiving instead of being taken down and put in storage on November 1.
That's not to say you can't infuse a bit of magic and whimsy into your Halloween décor if you want to. In fact, we love the oddball decorations as much as the next person, and we think they can make a tablescape or mantel original, fun, and interesting. Here, we've rounded up a variety of Halloween decorations that you'll love to display outside and around the house.
Vintage Halloween Candy Bowls
Add some retro inspiration into your scheme with these chic candy bowls. Fill them with treats and place on the mantle or dining room table.
Balsam Hill Vintage Candy Bowls, from $59, balsamhill.com.
Recycled Glass Pumpkin Cloches
Skip the farmers' market this year. These pumpkin-shaped cloches—in blown recycled glass—come in four sizes. And just like the real deal, no two are quite alike.
Pottery Barn Recycled Glass Pumpkin Cloche, starting at $19.50, potterybarn.com.
Hand-Dipped Black Taper Candles
Whether you're summoning guests for the night or just for a spell, a pair of these handmade tapers will burn long through the evening.
March Hand Dipped Black Taper Candles, Starting at $6, marchsf.com.
Black Cat Art Print
What's that peeking out from behind the frame? It's a mysterious black cat and those ominous eyes say it all: kitty is focused on something—like prey.
Shannon Lee 'Black Cat' Art Print, Starting at $29, urbanoutfitters.com.
When modern art goes spooky, you get these graphic coasters.
Jonathan Adler 'Atlas' Coasters, $68, jonathanadler.com.
Geometric Tea Light Holder
When in doubt, go black for Halloween—especially when it comes to these sculptural tea light holders.
H&M Large Pillar Candle Holder, $17.99, hm.com.
Whether your Halloween get-together is outdoors or you're hosting a gang of kids, Falcon Enamelware's classic and durable tumblers and plates will hold up to the event.
Falcon Enamelware Tumbler, $10 each, us.falconenamelware.com.
Trick-or-treaters will love grabbing from this country-style basket.
Peterboro 'New England' Half Bushel Basket, $49, peterborobasket.com.
Gray Felt Pumpkins
Could there be a better match than these two pumpkins? This pair comes in cool-season colors and felted wool that’s soft to the touch.
Terrain Gray Felt Pumpkins, $18 for set of 2, shopterrain.com.
Faux Pumpkin & Burlap Wreath
When it comes to outdoor decorations, try a natural palette and a harvest theme. This one is made with twigs, pinecones, and lotus root.
Pier 1 Faux Pumpkin and Burlap Wreath, $27.99, pier1.com.
Halloween Letters Wood Serving Tray
Throw it back to your childhood with this Ouija Board-inspired serving tray.
Hyde & EEK! Halloween Letters Wood Tray, $20, target.com.
Gold Skeleton Bees
This is what we call "glam creepy chic." Scatter them around the house for hints of spooky whimsy.
Grandin Road Gold Skeleton Bees, $24, grandinroad.com.
Display these luxe pumpkins from September through Thanksgiving—the autumnal palette and velvet fabric are to die for!
Your Hearts Content Velvet Pumpkins, $29.99 for four, etsy.com.
Heading Brass Talon Candleholders
These are the kind of candleholders we’d think a witch would have—a super chic one at that.
Jonathan Adler Brass Talon Candleholders, $148 each, jonathanadler.com.