Think that buying Halloween decorations for your home is a waste of money? Think again! Actually, I quite agree with you because, as you’ve probably gathered from the title of my blog, I’m a thrifty kinda gal. I don’t like to spend money on anything that I can’t make use of all year round. So, this year I thought I’d browse Etsy’s Halloween page to suss out some spooky homewares that will actually look good in your home for the rest of the year too. Here’s what I found…
Candles definitely aren’t just for Halloween: they’ll give you a hygge feeling in your home all autumn and winter. So you’ll certainly be able to get plenty of use out of these black ceramic candle holders with faux dripping wax after Halloween has come and gone. Especially if you’ve gone for a cool monochrome or minimalist interior. These candle holders make tealights look more impressive and mean that you can burn a different scented tealight every night. Let’s face it, tealights are loads cheaper than pillar candles and this way you can get the same look but will only ever have to spend out a little to replace the bargain tealights. If these candle holders are out of your price range, try birch bark log candle holders or get a spooky (and cosy) glow from Himalayan salt candle holders that are just £4.99!
You’ve got to have pumpkins at Halloween, right? But why waste money on a fresh pumpkin that you can’t eat after it’s been carved and has rotted away. Get some ‘forever pumpkins’ instead! These tiny felted pumpkins are so cute and can be dotted around the house from September all the way up to Christmas. And if you’ve got an orange theme in your kitchen like I do, you can display them all year round as part of your usual decor! Look out for crochet pumpkins and fabric ones to scatter around your home.
By the way, I looooove these velvet pumpkins by MyBlueBunnyHandmade. Luxe, hand-crafted, opulent AND autumnal? What more could you want?? I found SO many ‘forever pumpkins’ on the website and I think you’d be hard pressed not to be able to find one you liked. There’s floral fabric ones, knitted ones, painted ones, ahh I want them all!
A cute mug is a cute mug, whatever time of year it is. This “You’re Boo-tiful” ghost mug caught my eye while I was browsing Etsy and I think I’d be quite happy to drink out of this mug any day of the year. In fact, he reminds me a little bit of the ghosts in Pac-Man! So, I’d say this mug is retro rather than Halloween-y! If you have a family member who loves Batman, a black mug with bat wing handles is also another piece of crockery that can be used year-round.
You could make your own cushion cover from a scary t-shirt like I did last year (see my skull cushion DIY project here) or you could save time and pick up some Halloween cushions that can double up as all-year decor. This Halloween bird silhouette cushion and orange chevron pillow isn’t at all scary (unless you’ve seen the Hitchcock film, of course!) so it would be lovely to use in your living room or bedroom all year.
Just adding orange or black cushions to your sofa is enough to style it up for Halloween, or you could pick a fun ‘BOO’ cushion. That way, you can position it on an armchair with the plain reverse side facing out and it’ll surprise guests at any time of the year if they turn over the cushion, haha!
So what do you think of these ideas for adding some Halloween decor to your home? Would you use these items all year round too? Let me know what double-up items you’ve already got in your interior that you could use to decorate for Halloween in the comments below.