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If you’re a long-time fan of She Might Be, you might remember Kitty’s wonderful Halloween Homeware post from this very day last year. I love looking back on posts from our really early days, and this one is a perfect example of one of our classic SMB round-ups that we have really tried not to stray far from. Kitty rightly highlighted some top Halloween homeware buys you could get from shops that are almost definitely in your area – and, like me, loved the fact that a lot of it was perfect for using all year round. Since this is the one year anniver-scary of that post (geddit?), I thought it’d be cool to look online at some Halloween homeware goods from independent or less well-known sellers. Here’s what I came up with!
I feel like homeware round-ups always need to begin at cups. They’re simple, they’re small, they’re totally customisable and everybody needs them. I’d say you can never have too many, but that might not be strictly true – I have a cupboard full of Easter egg cups that would definitely disagree. My favourite Halloween cup was this cauldron cup from The Rogue and The Wolf. Anything that has witchy vibes is a-ok in my book, and I am obsessed with the actual photo itself. Those nails! I also loved this cup from The Gothic Shop and this one from MysticumLuna for their quirky cups that equate Halloween with all things dark and wonderful.
Not only are candles the perfect way to inject some personality into your home, but there are a whole bunch of candles online with Halloween vibes because they are essential in many Wiccan spells and witches are, of course, associated with Halloween.
This pentacle tealight holder by Alchemy England is gorgeously goth, and can be used all year round, and the same can be said for this ADORABLE cat candle from The Gothic Shop. Seriously, I’m obsessed with it, and need it in my life immediately. And give yourself a colourful Samhain with these ridiculously cute pastel skull candles by EmberCandleCo. They tick my ‘pastel goth’ box and are incredibly beautiful for any time of year.
The skeleton game is strong in this amazing skull and spine lamp from Rock A Kitty. I really tried to look for more variety than just skulls all day every day, but there was no way I was doing a Halloween homeware post without including this three-headed wonder. Next I had a look around on Etsy for lampshades, rather than lamps themselves, that seemed gothic and spooky to me. As soon as I cast my eyes over this Bride of Frankenstein lampshade by SpookyShades, I fell in love. Their shop has a whole variety of really creepy lampshades, and is definitely worth a look in my opinion. And then I was whisked right off back to my childhood with this amazing crescent moon lamp by Lighting By Sara. A lot of the artwork and decoration I remember from my childhood features crescent moons and I definitely have a soft spot for them even today. I don’t necessarily see a crescent moon as screaming traditional ‘Halloween’, but as somebody with witchy tendencies I definitely wanted to tip my hat to some lunar influences.
I LOVE CUSHIONS! Seriously, ask my husband. Every time we’re in a shop with pretty cushions he catches my eye wandering over to the shelf and has to swiftly remind me that we already definitely have too many cushions in our house. And then I see this skull cushion from Rock A Kitty and I just know I’m going to be reordering my cushions to make room for a new one in the very near future. I really love this embroidered Creep It Real cushion cover by JAWDesigns, and I think the little creepy eyes are absolutely perfect. And don’t even get me started on how much I love this Witch, Please cushion by Creative Pillow LV.
When we think about decorating our houses for Halloween, we generally think about sticking things up which add to our existing decor, rather than incorporating Halloween into the way we decorate our homes. I tried to look for some nice Halloween style pieces that could actually be hung up in the home all year and would complement the spooky season, and I found some pretty cute and creepy pieces.
This I’m in a Bat Mood A3 wall hanging by The Rogue and The Wolf is absolutely adorable and hilarious to boot. I could definitely see this being framed and put in my living room, but on the website they let you know that its good enough quality to be put up without the frame. Speaking of bats, this stained glass hanging bat by GlassArtWerks is absolutely stunning and a really cool addition to any household that is a little bit goth. Finally, I am just head over heels for this embroidered hoop art by Black Point Embroidery. The artwork quotes Sarah Williams’ classic nineteenth century poem, The Old Astronomer: I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night. Perfect.
Work Halloween homeware into your year-round decor by putting up some gothic style shelving. The practising witches among you may already own a crystal shelf, but if you’re in the market for one this crystal wolf shelf by GrizzlySupplies looks super cute. Gothic vibes can be taken literally with this little floating shelf by TimberWizards which looks like a set of actual gothic arches. Or to stay completely on-topic and make it Halloween through and through, grab this coffin shelf by WitchCraftyCait. I love that it will add a subtly spooky touch to your living space while still being completely functional and useful all year.
And finally, the Halloween homeware that didn’t have a category but I couldn’t bring myself to leave out. This brass door knocker by BaliBoutique is just perfect for a home that’s a little bit goth, with a gorgeous skull decal taking pride of place in the entrance to your home. The teeny bones that make up the knocker part are just too adorable. Speaking of cute, I can’t get enough of this gorgeous glossy black soap dispenser by I Am Attitude. It gets a little bit gruesome with the presence of a rat scurrying out of the eyeball, but anything skull-shaped is welcome in my home decor. Finally, this jewellery tidy by The Discovery Store jumps out at you like a hand reaching out from a grave. The skeleton hand is the perfect way to keep your ghoulish jewels neat and tidy, yet the bones are just dainty enough to make it pretty. Or is that just me?
Do you like to dress your home up with Halloween homeware all year round, or do you prefer to keep Halloween away from your home? Let us know in the comments!