Halloween is right around the corner, and that means it’s time to blow the cobwebs off your seasonal decorations and transform your humble abode into the ultimate haunted house, filled with prankish pumpkins, spine-chilling skeletons and grim grinning ghosts.
Over the past couple of years, I have unashamedly purchased enough Halloween-esque homeware to be able to turn my household into a replica T.K. Maxx and HomeSense store, since that is where the majority of the items are from. The only difference being that none of my items are for sale (#SorryNotSorry), though you may be able to spookify your shack in a similar manner as comparable items are available in stores this year.
In the spirit of the season, my window display features a star-shaped ‘Happy Halloween’ standing ornament, with ten small bulbs integrated into the design, creating a cosy fairy light effect. At either side of this centrepiece, there are two cute porcelain pumpkins with cut-out faces and stars to add silhouettes of light throughout the room. Rather than burning actual candles atop the windowsill, I place flickering LED tea lights inside the Jack-O-Lanterns to create the illusion of a natural burning flame.
I can almost guarantee that anything that you eat out of this dish is going to taste infinitely better than it would at any other time of year; that is the kind of sorcery that you attract when you combine a pumpkin and a black cat. As if by magic, the vibrant colours of this Halloween themed tableware will likely match any other seasonal home decor. It should also be noted that this bowl is quite a bit deeper than it appears from this elevated angle, making it perfect for serving up candy to your guests.
It’s close to midnight and something evil’s lurkin’ in the dark… but maybe it’s not so evil after all, as these multi-coloured flashing light-up ghosts emanate more of a cute Casper vibe than that of paranormal poltergeists, and I’m totally ok with that. Standing in the middle of the trick-or-treating trio is an R.I.P. tombstone decoration, featuring a skull and crossbones emblem, which forms part of the lid to the ceramic jar. Inside, you will find the ideal spot to bury all of your tasty goodies this season.
If you haven’t ever purchased a black cauldron and danced around it, chanting a bewitching magic spell, pretending to be one of the three witches from Hocus Pocus, then have you ever really lived? In short, the answer is no, but not to worry, there is still time to change that. This black cauldron was a new addition from T.K. Maxx this year; it has a bright orange inside and a white witch embellishment, with “BOO!” printed on the reverse side, making it visually pleasing from every angle.
Everyone needs some sweet treats for Halloween, including this top hat-wearing pumpkin who appears to have gobbled the lot. This charming open-mouthed pumpkin ornament will be a spirited addition to your decor, flaunting a cut-out facial feature detailing and a hollow interior perfect for storing treats. In mine, I have an assortment of Cadbury Crunchy Spiders, Ghirardelli Chocolate Squares (assorted flavours), and Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins.
These peel-and-stick Halloween decals offer plenty of fun ways to decorate your home throughout the month of October. There are various designs to choose from, including but not limited to an uninviting house on a hill (aka Norman Bates’ holiday home), a creepy graveyard scene (complete with bones and bats), and a frolicking ghost (who totally puts the BOO in BOO-gie). Best of all, these transfers are reusable, giving you the opportunity to add this whimsical touch to your home year after year.
If you enjoyed reading this post, please keep a lookout for the second part of my Halloween Homeware haul, which will be published on my blog next week.
Where do you like to shop for Halloween homeware?