31 Spooky, Sophisticated Ways to Channel Halloween Spirit in Your Home


Contrary to what some people may think, you don’t have to buy flimsy, Halloween-specific decorations to get your space ready for the scary movie night or costume party you’ve got planned. Rather, you can use high-quality, modern products that you'll want to keep in your home way past October 31.

Take a look at these 31 products we recommend for crafting a dark and spooky—yet sophisticated—space for the season. You'll also find some great entertaining tools that will make your guests want to go home and decorate their own spaces Samhain style.

Illume Small Geo Pillar Candle
Bring new dimension to your space with this shaped pillar candle by Illume. Small, unscented candle made from wax features single wick with hourglass shaping that pinches in at middle with sharp angles for a polished take on a modern look. Photo Courtesy of Urban Outfitters
Lassen Kubus 4 Candle Holder in Black
With a sharp sense of contemporary Functionalist style, Mogens Lassen designed the iconic Kubus candleholder in 1962, a piece once reserved solely for family and close architect colleagues. The Kubus is still crafted in Denmark, and among architects and design connoisseurs it has acheived the status of a modern international design icon. Photo courtesy of Lassen
Terrain Felt Pumpkin
These adorable, lifelike pumpkins are crafted from plump felted wool and capped with a resin stem. Photo Courtesy of Terrain
Alessi Diabolix Bottle Opener
The Alessi Diabolix Bottle Opener simplifies bottle opening tasks with its easy-grip form and wicked, cap-gripping teeth. The Diabolix Bottle Opener was designed by Biagio Cisotti and was manufactured using advanced plastic technology. Alessi, known as the Italian design factory, has manufactured household products since 1921. The stylish and fun items offered are the result of contemporary partnerships with some of the world's best designers of unique and modern home accessories. Photo Courtesy of Alessi
Sterno Home Flameless Wax Candles with Remote
Flicker without fear. Meet the most realistic flameless candles you've ever seen. We’re so into these real-wax versions with a moving wick on top—just like the real thing. Pop in a couple of batteries and turn them on with the included remote to cast a warm, white LED glow with lifelike flame movements across the room for hours and hours—you can even time them to turn themselves off. From tabletops to window sills to bathrooms (yes, bathrooms need mood lighting, too), we can see them casting a warm glow all throughout the house. The set of 3 candles have a 700-hour battery run time, while the set of 5 candles have a 300-hour run time, for plenty of cozy, warmly lit nights ahead. These would be especially welcome in homes with little ones and pets underfoot! Made in: China Made of: Unscented wax; batteries sold separately Size: Set of 3 includes 3 candles, each 3.75" in diameter x 6" H, and a remote; Set of 5 includes 5 candles, two are 3" in diameter x 5" H, two are 3" in diameter x 7" H, and one is 3" in diameter x 9" H, and a remote Photography by Rocky Luten Maker: Sterno Home
Allsop Wireless Lantern with Speaker
Illuminate us. Color us absolutely taken with this two-in-one lantern: it’s got up to seven different hues ready to brighten your mood with the press of a button. Or opt for a warm natural glow if you please. What’s most unusual about this little light is the hidden speaker inside which you can control easily through your phone. Garden party….kitchen-dance-off’s...cozy reading sessions...whatever you’re in the mood for, it has a song (and a glow) to match.Includes remote control. 5 light modes with 7 LED colors. Wirefree ready. 10W Speaker. Stereo Bluetooth Pairing, 4.2 connection 2m micro USB Charging Cable. Run Time: Light & Speaker: 3-4 hrs Light Only: 8-10 hrs Indoor/Outdoor.Weather-Resistant Classification: IP44 Light-splash proof, do not leave outside in the rain. Photography by Rocky Luten
Woodlot Palo Santo Incense Bundle
Wrapped with natural leather cord, these natural palo santo wood sticks are sustainably harvested from fallen branches from Ecuadorian palo santo trees. Just burn one end and spread the resinous smoke to bring an energized vibe to your space and naturally ward off insects. Photo Courtesy of Urban Outfitters
Vitra Eames House Bird
The Eames House Bird rose to stardom in the 1950s when Charles and Ray Eames pulled it from their own living room and positioned it with a group of Eames® DKR chairs for a poster. Also appearing in several of the Eameses’ photographs, the masterfully simplistic black bird (circa 1910) with its tapered beak and sleek tail was evidently one of their most prized objects of Appalachian folk art. In cooperation with the Eames family, Vitra used 3-D scans of the original to create the solid alder wood reproduction. Made in Germany. Photo Courtesy of Design Within Reach
Sibilia Hand-Painted Metallic Moon Coasters (Set of 4)
Down to earth. Stunning isn’t a word usually used to describe coasters but yeah, we said it. Crafted in Buenos Aires, Argentina at the Sibilia Studio, each of these soft-edged copper coasters is hand painted and patinated, so no two are alike. Mattes, metals, martinis—is it happy hour yet? Photography by Rocky Luten, Julia Gartland
Messermeister 3-Piece Pumpkin Carving Set
Pumpkin carving is easier and safer with these high-quality chef's tools from Messermeister. Each tool has a strong stainless-steel body with an orange soft-grip handle for a comfortable, secure feel. The pumpkin scraper cleans seeds and pulp and thins pumpkin walls. The sawtooth carver cuts out patterns and lids, trims edges and carves details. The etching tool has a curved, squared head for scoring skin in relief – use it for names, numbers, eyebrows and any fine 3-D details. Set of three pumpkin carving tools: scraper, sawtooth carver and engraver. Strong stainless steel with soft-grip handles. Scraper can also be used as a culinary tool for scooping avocados and flesh from other fruits and vegetables. Lifetime warranty. Photo Courtesy of Williams-Sonoma
String Light Outdoor Cafe Lighting
Come the warmer weather, no decor feels more festive than twinkly string lights draped everywhere. Simple spherical or vintage-style bulbs dangle from thin black wire ready to adorn a patio, a fire escape, a bush in the backyard, you name it. They’re safe outdoors and indoors (just be sure to unplug ‘em!). Turn these on and start your best summer ever. Photo Courtesy of Food52
Fellow Raven Tea Kettle & Steeper
Look at you, tea master. No more juggling between a hot kettle and an infuser—this multitasker does it all. Start by adding up to one liter of water to the pot, and then use the handy thermometer to gauge when it’s ready. (Psst...there’re even markers that tell you the perfect temps for black, oolong, and green tea!) And when it’s time to steep? Fill the integrated filter with your favorite tisane and let it work its magic. Ahhh...that was easy, wasn’t it? Photography by Ty Mecham & Julia Gartland
Menu Cyclades Vases
A fresh take on the past. The Cyclades Vase by Menu is inspired by ancient Aegean art and pottery. Crafted of ceramic, it features a simple inverted bell shape with an understated pedestal to complement décor while letting a bouquet take center stage. The raw and glazed vases in this collection are available in different sizes to provide the perfect vessel for your contemporary floral arrangements. Photo courtesy of Connox
Areaware Totem Pillar Candles (Set of 3)
These sculptural candles made from unscented paraffin wax are so pretty we almost don’t want to light them—they’re like small artworks unto themselves (the candle forms were originally created by turning beeswax on a lathe). Mix and match them and tuck them in a windowsill, on a bookshelf, or on your nightstand. Made in: Vietnam Made of: Paraffin wax Size: Small: 2" in diameter x 4" H; Medium: 2" in diameter x 6" H; Large: 2" in diameter x 9" H. Each set of 3 includes one of each size. Sourced from: AREAWARE Photo Courtesy of Areaware
The Citizenry San Cristobal Wall Hanging
Minimal, geometric shapes brought to life in luxe bronze, this wall hanging is simply stunning. Style it in a gallery wall or let it fly solo – either way, it adds an elegant finish to any space. This piece was designed for The Citizenry by Austin-based designer, Corie Humble. Each piece of bronze is cut by master artisans in Santiago, Chile, and assembled by Corie in Austin. Photo Courtesy of The Citizenry
Light + Ladder Saturn Bowl
A bowl from outer space. Inspired by planetary shapes (ahem, we’ll let you guess which one), this bowl isn’t your run-of-the-mill table centerpiece. It’s got striking features like two matte finishes on the inside and outside, a sandy-warm stoneware and bright white porcelain for a little contrast. Use it to hold stone fruit or avocados on the countertop, collect keys and mail by the front door, or stand alone in the living room as a circular sculptural wonder it is. Photography by Jenny Huang & Ty Mecham
Moon Phase 4 by Jennifer Ament
Jennifer Ament is a Seattle based Artist who works in a variety of mediums such as watercolor paintings, collages, encaustics, and linocut prints. These linocuts are all originals, hand embossed with gold leaf. Limited Edition of 30 . Photo Courtesy of Serena & Lily
Cofield Handturned Arched Black & Maple Book Ends
The end(s). Our love of books extends beyond cookbooks, and often beyond the confines of our bookshelves. That’s when bookends come in handy, and this pair of hand-turned, solid maple bookends in a subtle whitewash finish are just the thing to hold everything from poetry to prose in place. On a floating shelf, mantle, or dresser, their smooth curves and delicate grain will hold all your books in place, from beginning to end. The black bookends are exclusive to Food52. Photography by Rocky Luten
Bordallo Pinheiro Pumpkin Earthenware Bowl
For a quirky addition to your kitchen décor look to Bordallo Pinheiro’s green pumpkin bowl. It’s crafted from glazed earthenware ceramic with a realistic exterior in tune with the company’s historically humorous approach to design. Use it as a conversation centrepiece or to serve crudités at your next garden party. Photo Courtesy of MatchesFashion
The Citizenry Puebla Marble Serving Board
A modern serving board that’s sure to steal the show at your next dinner party. Handcrafted by master artisans in Puebla, Mexico, each unique hand-carved matte black marble board is made start-to-finish in a fair trade environment. Photo Courtesy of The Citizenry
Tech Lighting Alina Pendant
Hand-blown Venetian teardrop shaped glass with beautiful clear draw. Includes low-voltage, 50 watt halogen bi-pin lamp or 6 watt replaceable LED module and six feet of field-cuttable suspension cable. Pendant socket terminates in a FreeJack male connector which is compatible with TECH Lighting monorail systems or can be suspended from the ceiling with a compatible FreeJack canopy. Photo Courtesy of YLighting
P.F. Candle Co. Seasonal Mini Candle Set
What it is: These mini candles are hand poured into apothecary-inspired amber glass jars with signature labels and brass lids. Set includes: Spiced Pumpkin: nutmeg, pumpkin, brown sugar, cinnamon. Apple Picking: crisp apples, mulled cider, cedar wood. Spruce: snow powder, blue spruce, cedar wood, citrus. How to use: Trim that wick—before lighting, trim your candle wick to 1/4". Allow the wax to melt to the edges of the jar with each burn to prevent pooling. Photo Courtesy of Nordstrom
Sonos One
The powerful smart speaker with voice control built in. Get rich, room-filling sound with Sonos One, and control it with your voice, the Sonos app, Apple AirPlay 2, and more. The compact design fits just about any space. Put it on your kitchen countertop or tuck it away on your office bookshelf. It's humidity resistant so you can even put it in the bathroom. Photo Courtesy of Sonos
Black: Architecture in Monochrome
A stunning exploration of the beauty and drama of 150 black structures built by the world's leading architects over 1,000 years. A visually rich book, Black: Architecture in Monochrome casts a new eye on the beauty - and the drama - of black in the built world. Spotlighting more than 150 structures from the last 1,000 years, Black pairs engaging text with fascinating photographs of houses, churches, libraries, skyscrapers, and other buildings from some of the world's leading architects, including Mies van der Rohe, Philip Johnson, and Eero Saarinen, David Adjaye, Jean Nouvel, Peter Marino, and Steven Holl. Photo courtesy of Phaidon Publisher: Phaidon Press
Rich Brilliant Willing Delta IV Pendant
The Delta family of lamps by Rich Brilliant Willing features fabric shades that are based on traditional box pleating techniques. The unique, yet familiar forms resemble rooftop vents, turbines or propulsion systems for some, and classical columns or glowing Japanese lanterns to others. Photo courtesy of Rich Brilliant Willing
Gubi Pedrera PD2 Floor Lamp
In 1955 Barba Corsini renovated the loft space within Antonia Gaudi's famous building "La Pedrera" in Barcelona, transforming it from a simple laundry room and storage area into 13 modern duplex apartments. To reinforce the modernist style of the rooms, Corsini decorated the apartment with furniture that he designed himself, including Pedrera lamps and tables. The inspiration for the base of the lights came from the vaulted ceilings of the famous house of "La Pedrera" whilst the cylindrical shape and unique, perforated detail of the chimneys influenced the form of the lampshades. The Pedra PD2 Floor Lamp is a cylindrical design made of perforated metal. Available in matte black or matte white finishes. Ships with 118" of cord with dimmer. Photo Courtesy of YLighting
Fredericks & Mae Black & Multi-Color Matches
A matchless gift. Wanna light up someone’s life? These little matches are cute-as-can-be in a cork-topped glass tube with a strike pad handily underneath—and make a brilliant gift. OK, we’ll stop. But the slightly-larger-than-normal sizing makes these matches ultra-grippable and those colors? Consider us charmed. Photo Courtesy of Food52
Jonas Wagell Jonas Armchair
Having worked in the fields of graphic design and project management and studying in his native Sweden and the United States, Jonas Wagell is a well-rounded designer and architect. His Mini House, a 160-square-foot prefab structure, earned him attention in 2008 as one of the world’s 50 hottest young architects. Working out of a studio in the Södermalm district of Stockholm (which Vogue called the coolest neighborhood in Europe), Wagell calls his approach "generous minimalism." For the Jonas Collection (2016), he sought to create a piece that could be enjoyed every day – "a hub in the house that people would gather round to socialize and talk." To encourage that, Wagell prudently specified cushions with feather fill and eased edges, arms with a gentle arc and legs slender and tall. "I try to create objects detached from immediate trends," he says, "products that I can be proud of and that can be justified and appreciated for years to come." Made in Canada. Photo Courtesy of Design Within Reach
Blomus Wall-Mounted Outdoor Candle Holder
Flicker and glow. We love a dinner by candlelight. Bring those same warm feelings and glow to your outdoor spaces with a wall-mounted candle holder like this one. Its minimalist construction was designed to be just understated enough to highlight the contrast of a white candle and yellow flame against the black stone. And the tall glass shade helps your candle stay lit even when it’s breezy outside.Please note this item is subject to a 15% restocking fee for returns. Photography by Ty Mecham, Julia Gartland
AYTM Grasil Floor Candle Holder
Basic, stunning beauty. With a solid marble base and exquisite brass and powder coated details, the Grasil candleholders provide a unique look and overwhelming elegance. The natural variations in marble are a wonderful base for home interiors and autumn evenings will be beautifully lit with these candleholders. Photo courtesy of Yoox
Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance Starter Kit
With Philips Hue white and color ambiance you can transform your lighting into an extraordinary experience. Connected home lighting offers colored lighting that can be synced to your music, TV and games for immersive effects. Photo Courtesy of Philips

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