9 Chic Halloween Decorations That Are Anything But Basic

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It may be hard to resist the allure of a pumpkin here and a fake skeleton there when it comes to Halloween. We agree: It's easy to get carried away with the kitsch and cuteness of Halloween decór, but if you're seeking festive yet elevated pieces to decorate your space, you're going to want to check out these designs.

We've rounded up the best of some very chic Halloween decór to get your space ready for the spookiest month of the year. Of course, if your aesthetic leans toward gothic, you may want to keep some of these items out year-round.

Here are our favorite chic Halloween decorations!

Skellie Toile Napkins, Set of 4
Williams Sonoma Skellie Toile Napkins, Set of 4 $40

Gather around the table, and you'll discover a spine-chilling array of creatures from skeletal birds, deer, and snakes. The cotton napkins are reminiscent of vintage toile, but they certainly offer a more startling surprise.

Artificial Black Branch Wreath
Crate & Barrel Artificial Black Branch Wreath $60

This woven wreath will have your guests thinking they found their way through a spooky dark forest before landing at your door. Whether it lends a foreboding touch to your front door, window, or mantel, the versatile piece will catch the attention of visitors. If you want to use it indoors, it even works as a centerpiece or tucked around a hurricane candle for a mysterious effect.

Skeleton Wine Glass
Pottery Barn Skeleton Wine Glass $30

These kooky skeletons lift the weight of your favorite vino (or whatever cocktail you’ve whipped up) and expertly balance it above their heads. When not in use, the handmade soda-lime and zinc glasses add a festive touch to your bar cart or stemware shelf.

Skull Paper Placemats (Set of 12)
Food52 Skull Paper Placemats, Set of 12 $29

These skeletal paper placemats seem to stare right into your soul and add just the right amount of frightful fun to mealtimes. They're sold as a set of 12 and are single-use when used with food. If you're only entertaining six or so, we could easily imagine using the leftover placements as wall art, as well.

Metal Jack O' Lantern Candle Holders - Black
Pottery Barn Metal Jack O' Lantern Candle Holders $40

Fan-favorite jack-o-lanterns get a modern facelift with a matte black exterior and gilded gold interior. Whether placed inside or on your porch, these essential characters help set an eerie ambiance. Choose from the mini, which works best with flameless votives, or the small and large sizes which fit pillar candles.

Ghost Light Up Doormat
Pottery Barn Ghost Light Up Doormat $39 $31

Designed in festive fall colors, this ghost-patterned doormat also lights up! We think this charming yet spooky detail will be a fan-favorite among trick-or-treaters. 

Adelaide 16-Piece Black Porcelain Dinnerware Set
Home Depot Adelaide 16-Piece Black Porcelain Dinnerware Set $100

Black-and-white toile dinnerware lends to a dramatic tablescape for year-round dining, though come Halloween, this dish set for four will be serving haunted mansions vibes. The porcelain set is microwave- and dishwasher-safe and includes four dinner plates, four salad plates, four cereal bowls, and four matching mugs.

Halloween Trick or Treat Sign
Halloween Trick or Treat Sign Williams Sonoma $160

String up this clever sign which spells out "Trick or Treat" with a side of optical illusion. Though not exactly spooky, it's charming, and that's enough for us.

halloween pillow
Society6 Halloween X-Ray Throw Pillow $30 $21

The easiest way to change your decor with the season or holiday? Throw pillows! Subtly add some spookiness to your decor with this unexpected print featuring the x-rays of bats, cats, and more.

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