Halloween has a way of creeping up on us all. But in lieu of tacky decorations, reach for these hauntingly beautiful designs that we spotted in some of our favorite local home décor stores. Not only will they give your home sweet home a sinister twist, but they’re chic enough to display long past the holiday.
Create a ghoulish effect with handmade, porcelain tea light holders from Copenhagen ($41.95 each; Available at Paramour Bungalow, 812 Dempster Street)
These wacky recycled brown medicinal bottles practically shriek “I’m melting!” ($12-$15 each, Available at Jayson Home, 1885 N Clybourn Ave)
When prepping for your next dinner party, swap out standard napkins for these spine-chilling designs by Nicole Porter. ($28 for 4, Available at colossalshop.com)
Guests will go nuts for this moody screenprint by Delicious Design League inspired by Hitchcock’s Psycho. ($20, 18” x 24”; Available at Neighborly, 2003 W Montrose Ave)
Imagine the fright you’ll give party guests when they uncover the creepy, crawly designs on this Laura Zindel platter beneath scoops of kale salad. (from $138, Available at Asrai Garden, 1935 W North Ave)
What’s Halloween without some hair-raising humor? This witty Nicotine Pumpkin Patch candle by Flick Candle Company is highly addictive. Just kidding—it only smells like pumpkin. ($16.99, Available at Judy Maxwell Home, 1363 N Wells St)