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Fall Decor You’ll Want to Use Year-Round

Design: theSkimm | Photos: Anthropologie, Terrain, Neiman Marcus
October 4, 2023

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When October 1 hits (let’s be honest, it’s usually before that), we shift into full autumn mode. We’re planning Halloween costumes for the whole fam, pulling out our sweaters, and trying to resist buying every single piece of Halloween decor we come across. But here's our pro tip: There are plenty of goth-inflected home pieces that are actually chic enough to keep on display well past spooky season. From candleholders to pumpkin-themed cookware, here are our favorite cozy home pieces that'll keep the Halloween spirit alive all year round. Let’s make Wednesday Addams’ dorm room proud.


A candle in the prettiest glass pumpkin vessel…

Anthropologie, you’ve done it again. This glass pumpkin reminds us of Cinderella’s carriage and fits our elevated fall decor perfectly. The candle inside smells like pumpkin with a hint of sweetness, thanks to the vanilla. It also comes in a smaller version in a white pumpkin vessel. ($78, Anthropologie)

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Candleholders that cast a gothic glow…

Okay, we’re leaving these out all year. The design is inspired by vintage lace, and they’re made of steel so they’re not as delicate as they look. Pair them with these black candlesticks to amp up the haunted mansion vibes. They come in three sizes. ($18+, Terrain)

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ABC Carpet & Home

A crow platter that will be your next family heirloom…

We know it’s pricey, but hear us out. This crow platter is not only undeniably cool, but it’s also handmade in Paris by John Derian, so it’s really a work of art. Serve charcuterie on it at your next fall gathering for a conversation starter, or leave it out as decoration year round. It’s the unconventional family heirloom your kids will be fighting over. ($268, ABC Carpet & Home)

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A Le Creuset pumpkin cocotte that’s almost too pretty to use…

This cast-iron pot is shaped like the fairytale pumpkin of our dreams, complete with a hand-sculpted stainless steel stem. True to Le Creuset quality, it’s made for perfect heat distribution when making soups, stews, and mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving dinner, and it can go in the oven. It's also dishwasher-safe for easy cleanup. Choose from three autumnal shades. ($367.95, Amazon)

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Z Gallerie

An edgy paperweight that’ll become a permanent fixture on your desk…

It has a 3D laser-etched skull inside the round crystal. It’s weighty enough to keep your ever-growing mail stack handled and is an eye-catching piece you’ll receive tons of compliments on. Psst…we love all of Z Gallerie’s minimalist Halloween decor. ($15.69, Z Gallerie)

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A handmade garland with mini pumpkins…

Available in two lengths, this garland features grapevine twigs and maple leaves with small white pumpkins in between. You can add it to a mantel, stairway railing, or above a mirror for a little fall foliage. One of our editors picked this up and loves how expensive it looks draped over her fireplace mantel. Plus, it arrived quickly and came with the sweetest handwritten note, a bag of mini Halloween candies, and a bag of stickers and tiny clothespins. Adorable. ($47.70+, SideBySideCreates via Etsy)

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A metal candleholder that’s a little twisted…

This asymmetrical candlestick holder in black metal is chic enough to become a permanent part of your tablescape, and spooky enough to liven up your Halloween decor. It holds two 1-inch tapered candles; grab the black if you’re tapping into your witchy tendencies. ($36.99, H&M)

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Burke Decor

A cat-shaped umbrella stand that won’t bring you bad luck…

You don’t have to worry about this black cat crossing your path. This steel umbrella stand holds up to six umbrellas and has a tray at the bottom to prevent leaking on the floor. It’ll make you smile 365 days a year. ($49, Burke Decor)

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Ballard Designs

A wreath made of real pinecones…

Pinecones are synonymous with the cozy seasons. What makes this wreath special is the varying cone sizes handwoven around the wreath to create a three-dimensional design. Hang it now and enjoy it through the holidays, adorning it with a festive ribbon come December. You can even hang it outside in a covered area. ($129, Ballard Designs)

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A woven pumpkin that looks way more expensive than it is…

Create a little fall cornucopia by combining this woven pumpkin with a few real mini pumpkins to create some texture. It comes in two sizes and is made of lightweight foam and paper. It’s the least expensive way to get in the mood for the new season. ($5+, Target)

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A harvest arrangement that’ll brighten any day…

PSA: It’s still sunflower season. These are arranged with leaves and autumn berries in a green ceramic vase for a distinctly fall vibe. They look fresh-cut but will never wilt and would look cute with a matching garland. ($9.98, Walmart)

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A dessert plate that comes in five fall designs…

These plates are hand-decaled with prints by French artist Nathalie Lete of gourds, mushrooms, a bird, a squirrel, or an owl. Between the pumpkins, fungi, and woodland creatures, each one is more delightful than the last. Grab a set that’s all the same or mix and match to liven up your next dinner party. ($18, Anthropologie)

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A felt ball garland for an unconventional touch…

This garland features balls made of wool felt in various autumn colors that would also be perfect to decorate the Thanksgiving table. Choose from several lengths, which designates how many balls will be attached. One reviewer points out it would look great in a child’s bedroom, and we can’t help but agree. ($14+, GracieAndMarie via Etsy)

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Neiman Marcus

A MacKenzie-Childs pumpkin with gold leaves…

If you’re not familiar with MacKenzie-Childs, let us introduce you to your new obsession. The cult brand’s home decor always has us feeling like we stepped into Wonderland in the best way possible. This pumpkin in the signature black-and-white stripe is adorned with glittering gold leaves and a gold stem. It’s so chic we’d definitely leave this one out year round. ($148, Neiman Marcus)

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A pumpkin pillow to help your couch get in the spirit…

Not only is this pillow plush and covered with soft, ribbed fabric, but also it’s covered in cute embroidered pumpkins. It’s sure to make your couch that much more cozy while you watch Halloween movies. ($10, Target)

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Dried pampas grass for an earthy take on fall…

Choose how many pieces and what color you’d like, and you’ll receive a bundle of bunny tails, dried flowers, and reed grass. They’re fluffy and soft and have been dried for two to three hours, so no watering is necessary, but they’ll remain preserved forever. Psst…they’d look great sticking out of this black jug planter. Thank us later. ($12.98+, Amazon)

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