Original Illustration by Stephanie DeAngelis
We will freely admit we’re already sourcing all things Halloween. Being that we’re still waiting on the equinox, fall has not officially started yet. but we’re not ones to be held back on account of a technicality. Any excuse for a home décor–themed shopping mission, and we’re bound to be first out of the gate. If you’re of a similar ilk, and getting a jump on holiday decorations is right up your alley, welcome to our first roundup of cleverly chic home accents that effortlessly work as Halloween decorations.
Channeling a subtle yet spooky vibe is all about sharp silhouettes, spirited vintage, and all the black-on-black vibes we can handle. We’ve culled our favorite selections from One Kings Lane that fit the bill perfectly. The best part? They’re also investment pieces that will last well beyond the holiday itself. Add these affordable and sophisticated accessories to any room, and you’ll be sitting on a decidedly stylishly haunted-mansion aesthetic. Treat yourself.
Behold the chicest apple bobbing station imaginable. Black-and-gold accessories are a sophisticated departure from traditional orange.
Stock up on eery vintage book titles to create a curated coffee table.
Apothecary bottles are a haunted-house staple. Opt in for festive, seasonal colors and a variety of shapes and sizes.
This artful settee is polished and refined, just the sort of thing one might find in old Salem.
Flea markets and thrift stores are among our favorite resources for Halloween decorations. Grab all the weird antiques you can find!
Black oak dining plates are the sort of thing we’d expect to find in Sleepy Hollow. Yes, we’re already planning our October dinner party themes.
We’re feeling the Beetlejuice look of tailored, high-contrast stripes. This geometric ottoman is perfect for adding seating for a party.
Beautiful cover art makes for fun tablescape décor. Place a few candelabras around for extra-creepy vibes.
Luxurious black velvet is an alluring and moody upgrade to any room in the house.
We’re going in for black and gold serveware for Halloween parties. It’s appropriate for a haunted house yet will see you through the full swing of holiday shindigs—including New Year’s.
Try temporarily swapping out the art in your home with macabre, festive alternatives.
Pepper in plenty of black-and-white accents to add a dose of dark art.
A high-sheen all-black hide rug is a living room centerpiece that adds instant drama.
Black marble accessories channel all the glamour and poise of Morticia Addams.
High-back chairs are perfect for nailing that whole northeast-chic, Witches of Eastwick appeal. Don’t you think?
Are you already decorating for the holidays?