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 best 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!

Grandin Road Orange Buffalo Check Napkins, Set of Four

Orange Buffalo Check Napkins, Set of Four

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If you love going all-out with your Halloween tablescape, keep the focus on the decorations and go for more subtle table linens. These orange and black checked napkins from Grandin Road are a great option—they definitely have the Halloween spirit, but don't go overboard. And since they're made from high-quality cotton, you can reuse them every year.

Crate & Barrel Faux Black Branch Wreath

Faux Black Branch Wreath

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This woven wreath will have your guests thinking they found their way through a dark forest before landing at your door. Whether it adds a foreboding touch to your front door, window, or mantel, this 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.

Estelle Colored Glass Wine Glasses

Estelle Colored Glass Wine Glasses


Anyone who prefers to showcase witchy vibes year-round will love these black wine glasses from Estelle Colored Glassware. Each glass is hand blown by artisans, giving you a set that's high in both quality and style (check out that iridescent shine!). You'll love pulling these glasses out every October and beyond.

Hester & Cook Skull Paper Placemats (Set of 12)

Hester & Cook Skull Paper Placemats (Set of 12)

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These skeletal paper placemats seem to stare right into your soul, adding 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 a few people, we could easily imagine using the leftover placements as wall art as well—or just save them for next year!

Pottery Barn Metal Jack-O-Lantern

Metal Jack-O-Lantern

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Fan favorite jack-o-lanterns get a modern facelift (pun intended) 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 between the mini, which works best with flameless votives, or the small and large sizes, which fit pillar candles.

Nickel Designs Hand-Painted Boo Doormat

Nickel Designs Hand-Painted Doormat - Boo

Courtesy of West Elm

Simple yet oh-so-adordable, this doormat is sure to add some festive cheer to your front door. Each mat is individually hand painted and made from mold- and mildew-resistant fibers, so you'll want to pull it out year after year.

H&M Home Porcelain Plate

Black Porcelain Plate

Courtesy of H&M

Black dinnerware creates a dramatic tablescape for year-round dining, though come Halloween, these plates will be serving haunted mansion vibes. Made of porcelain, it's microwave- and dishwasher-safe and comes in at a very budget-friendly price.

Williams Sonoma Halloween Trick or Treat Sign

Halloween Trick or Treat Sign

Courtesy of Williams Sonoma

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

Society6 Apple Bobbing Throw Pillow by Katherine Blower

Apple Bobbing Throw Pillow by Katherine Blower

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The easiest way to change your décor with the season? Throw pillows! Subtly add some scary vibes to your décor with this unexpectedly adorable print featuring a trio of ghosts bobbing for apples. If you want to check out more options, the designer has plenty more Halloween-themed pillows to choose from.