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There's something so comforting about decorating your home for the fall season—it's similar to sipping a hot cup of spiced cider or pulling on a cozy sweater. Sprucing up your tablescape elevates your space, but it also just makes you feel good. Last year, we weren't able to fully celebrate Halloween because of the pandemic; since we can (more safely) gather in our homes again, there's even more reason to decorate thoroughly. One of the best ways to do so is with festive dinnerware and linens.

Here's the thing: "Halloween-themed" doesn't have to mean covered in cobwebs and jack-o-lanterns. Instead, get the most mileage out of your fall décor by creating an elegant, elevated tablescape that will work from September through November. The bottom line? A Halloween table doesn't have to be kitschy. Ahead, the most beautiful tableware and linens that look lovely throughout the entire autumn season.

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Matte Black Dinnerware

This 16-piece stoneware set comes with four dinner plates, salad plates, bowls, and mugs. The matte black looks perfectly chic for Halloween and beyond.

Shop Now: Open Kitchen by Williams Sonoma 16-Piece Matte Dinnerware Set, $120, williams-sonoma.com.

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Matte Black Utensils

If you love the look of the matte black dinnerware, consider this utensil set. Swapping out traditional pewter iterations for black forks, spoons, and knives is an easy and modern way to get your table ready for the holiday—and season at large.

Shop Now: Bastwe 40-Piece Black Silverware Set, $37, amazon.com.

Williams Sonoma Terre Dinner Plates
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Matte Gray Dinner Plates

Matte finishes have a more "gothic" appeal to them than glossier ones, and this set of matte gray plates is a perfect pick if you prefer an alternative to black.

Shop Now: Williams Sonoma "Terre" Dinner Plates, $56 for four, williams-sonoma.com.

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Scroll Design Silverware

The scroll design on this silverware set gives it a unique Victorian flair with an updated twist, making it perfect for either a Halloween or Thanksgiving party.

Shop Now: Gourmet Settings "Avalon" 20-Piece Flatware Set, $100, bedbathandbeyond.com.

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Black Marble Serving Board

Serve up spooky hors d'oeuvres like prosciutto-wrapped fig hearts at a Halloween party or a Friendsgiving-friendly charcuterie plate on this black marble serving board. 

Shop Now: Sur la Table Rectangular "Marquina" Marble Serving Board, $60, surlatable.com.

West Elm Marble & Brass Dip Bowl
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Marble and Brass

Fill this pretty marble and brass bowl with an autumnal appetizer (we suggest a warm fennel and parmesan dip) that works just as well at a Halloween party as it does during any fall gathering.

Shop Now: West Elm Marble and Brass Dip Bowl, $19.50, westelm.com.

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Ripple Glasses

Drinking glasses with a textured design, like these ripple cups, are excellent for adding a bit of Halloween flair to your October. Though, we're fans for breaking them out year round.

Shop Now: Ferm Living Ripple Glasses, $55 for four, verishop.com.

Heather Taylor Home Goldenrod Plaid Tablecloth
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Golden Plaid Tablecloth

Place a pumpkin centerpiece on top of this plaid tablecloth for a seasonal tablescape that you can get plenty of mileage out of. Add a few black candles during Halloween and swap them out for some foliage in November.

Shop Now: Heather Taylor Home Goldenrod Plaid Tablecloth, $186-$258, heathertaylorhome.com. 

Williams Sonoma Fringed Table Runner
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Fringed Table Runner

A fringed linen table runner, like this one, has a rustic feel that adds warmth to any tablescape. We love the earthy green hue, but the gold colorway would work just as well during autumn.

Shop Now: Williams Sonoma Fringed Table Runner, $70, williams-sonoma.com.

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Black Cotton Napkins

These black cotton napkins are affordable and look so stylish when paired with a gold napkin ring.

Shop Now: Crate & Barrel "Fete" Black Cloth Napkins, $28 for eight, crateandbarrel.com.

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Slate Gray Linen Napkins

A set of classic gray linen napkins looks refined not only throughout the fall, but during every season. Pair them with napkin rings in a neutral color, like oatmeal.

Shop Now: West Elm Departo Kitchen Napkins, $29 for set of two, westelm.com.

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Placemats

This charcoal-and-black placemat set (an elevated take on orange and black), seen middle, is made from polyurethane leather, and comes with a dual-sided placemat and coaster so you can swap out your table's color scheme for extra versatility.

Shop Now: Tableware PU Leather Placemat Set, $18, fintdesigns.com.

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