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15 spooky home accents — so stylish you'll keep them out all year

You won’t be rushing to pack these away come November.

You won’t be rushing to pack these away come November

(Source, left: urbanoutfitters.com; middle: hm.com; right: crateandbarrel.ca)

Spooky season is upon us; cue the Halloween-y home accents! We've sourced some accessories that are quirky and creepy enough for the season at hand but can also transition into your year-round decor when November rolls around. Below, you'll find pieces to incorporate into your tablescapes and macabre mantel displays, or place wherever you feel could use a little extra touch of All Hallows' Eve — no matter the month. 

A handcrafted owl pillow in this colour palette is very Halloween, but we're pretty sure this more-cute-than-creepy little guy would make a lovely year-round addition to your couch. 

Owl Pillow, $72, West Elm 

Before burning, these candles look very unassuming, but once you light them, the drips get very dramatic. 

Color Drip Candlestick Set, $5, Urban Outfitters

A black washed linen tablecloth will help you set the scene for a spooky tablescape or conjure a gothic aesthetic any time. Style with antique brass and plenty of candles for maximum moody elegance. 

Washed Linen Tablecloth, $59.99, H&M Home 

Pampas grass is a plant native to the plains of southern South America and is very popular in home decor right now. This feathery faux-grass wreath feels particularly versatile; it would take on a Halloween quality come October — especially placed above the fireplace and accompanied by some pumpkins on the mantel — but would also look chic in November hung on an interior door. 

Rust Pampas Grass Wreath, $89.95 (will ship late September), Crate and Barrel

Though skull designs are always fashionable, these geometric concrete planters scream Halloween as soon as we hit October!

Geometric Skull Concrete Planter, from $38, You Concrete Me via Etsy

This 18-inch-by-18-inch pillow cover features a gorgeous, autumnal colour scheme, but mix it in with the rest of your Halloween decor, and you've got a throw pillow that delivers some serious candy-corn vibes — and we don't think that's a bad thing.

Embroidered Pillow Cover, $39.50, Indigo 

Outside of October, let this vintage-inspired candelabra be the focal point of elegant tablescapes. When Halloween hits, add some black or orange taper candles for a spookier setting — or use it to light your way around a haunted mansion at night. It's truly your call!

Amadeus Candle Holder, $74, VdeV

Another candle holder? Yes, absolutely! This sculptural, rust-hued glass candle holder will transition so well into the rest of your decor and into the holiday season too. Consider bringing it into the bathroom for vibey bubble baths.

Delaney Candle Holder, about $27.84, Anthropologie 

If your approach is full-fledged Halloween, Society6 has an entire collection of art prints to sift through — including this adorable ghost family portrait. But if you're looking for something to blend in with your other artwork, they've got those pieces as well. Above are some Halloween-lite selects we think fit the bill. 

Clockwise from top left: Black Gothic Floral Skull Illustration Art Print, Spooky Lava Lamp Art Print, Pink Skull Art Print, Witching Hour Art Print, from $19.44, Society6 

This pop-art lamp can read as either an innocent balloon or the terrifying Pennywise balloon from Steven King's IT that it's actually mimicking. How you style it and what you decide to tell people is up to you!

Pennywise Balloon Table Lamp, $54, Urban Outfitters 

Read all your favourite Gothic poetry by the light of this metal table lamp that's available in black or white as well as a variety of poses. Your personal raven can illuminate your room year-round, but he feels especially fitting for this time of year. 

Raven Lamp, from $63.97, ShinesMines via Etsy

These oxblood-hued preserved natural ferns, which would look lovely in a vase, come in orders of up to 10 branches and are also available in black. We think they can be styled for both Halloween and the holidays.

Preserved Bracken Fern Bunch, around $48.31, Anthropologie 

This modern table lamp is a gorgeous piece to read a book by all year round, but come October, there's something so hauntingly "full moon" about its design. 

1 Light Table Lamp, $88, Indigo

ICYMI, we love removable wall decals. For Halloween, why not embrace the popular full-moon motif by adding a large one to your space? We think it would lend an ominous tone placed above your Halloween-styled side table. Since this decal is reusable, meaning repositionable, you can add it back into the kids' room or anywhere else in the house post-Halloween.

Black & White Full Moon Space Wall Sticker, from $9.99, Decall.ca via Etsy

Adorn your table with this elegant trompe-l'œil owl-pattern runner. The slightly spooky design is part of a collection which is described as "one part vintage ephemera, one part folklore frights." 

Patch NYC 90" Owl Table Runner, $59.95, Crate and Barrel


Brittany Toole is an associate producer at CBC Life.

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