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Halloween home decor: Explore the sophisticated side of spooky

Halloween isn’t just for kids. Grown-ups can get in on the fun, too, and it doesn’t have to be all ghosts and goblins, either. For those who want to explore the sophisticated side of spooky, we’ve gathered a selection of creepy collectibles so elegant you won’t mind leaving them out after Oct. 31.

Black Pleated Bed Skirt

There's no need to fear monsters under the
Photo Credit: Crane and Canopy

There's no need to fear monsters under the bed. Keep them away with this 100 percent cotton sateen Black Pleated Bed Skirt. The 300-thread-count skirt features either a 14- or 18-inch drop, depending on size, and is machine washable. $59 to $109 from  craneandcanopy.com

Caged Glitter Crow lights

Why settle for regular string lights when you
Photo Credit: Pier 1

Why settle for regular string lights when you can hang these tiny Caged Glitter Crow lights? The 10-foot LED chain features shapeable silver wire and a built-in timer. $29.95, pier1.com

Orange glass dish

This generously wide Björksnäs 11-inch bowl is big
Photo Credit: Ikea

This generously wide Björksnäs 11-inch bowl is big enough to hold all the Halloween candy the neighborhood kids could want but streamlined enough to hold its own on your table all year-round. The orange glass dish is approved for food contact, but handwash only. $39 at Ikea, in stores only. 

Dolly Head from Anna Sui

Slightly creepy and totally Gothic, hand-painted Dolly Head
Photo Credit: PBTeen

Slightly creepy and totally Gothic, hand-painted Dolly Head from Anna Sui's PBTeen collaboration brings a touch of offbeat charm to any tabletop. The papier-mâché piece stands 11 inches high. $49, pbteen.com

Holiday bottle labels

Why settle for regular wine when you can
Photo Credit: Party City

Why settle for regular wine when you can serve Raven's Blood Brew? Put your favorite bottles in their own costumes with this 5-label self-adhesive set. $1.99,  partycity.com

Glass Menagerie Screech Owl

More cute than creepy but seasonal all the
Photo Credit: Jonathan Adler

More cute than creepy but seasonal all the same, this Glass Menagerie Screech Owl stands 5.25 inches high and is made with a brown oxide finish over white stoneware with purple glass. $78, jonathanadler.com

LED Glass Skull

Alas, poor Yorick! If you're a Shakespeare fan
Photo Credit: JCPenney

Alas, poor Yorick! If you're a Shakespeare fan with a bit of a dark streak, lighten up with this JCPenney Home LED Glass Skull. The 6.5-inch-high glass-and-plastic skull features removable lighting, and comes in three colors. $32,  jcpenney.com

Kate Spade New York Sherwood Street Rosebowl

Arrange your favorite desiccated flowers in this 6-inch-high
Photo Credit: Kate Spade

Arrange your favorite desiccated flowers in this 6-inch-high Kate Spade New York Sherwood Street Rosebowl. This black glass and glitter bowl looks like a pretty cross between a crystal ball and a midnight sky. $150,  katespade.com

Casabella 4 Gallon Storage Caddy

While this black and rose gold Casabella 4
Photo Credit: Bed Bath & Beyond

While this black and rose gold Casabella 4 Gallon Storage Caddy for Rectangular Bucket in Rose Gold is meant for storing supplies, it's watertight and works perfectly as an elegant portable ice bucket for your next party. $5.99 exclusively at Bed Bath & Beyond and  bedbathandbeyond.com

Martha Stewart Collection Jack-O-Lantern Cookie Jar

Keep cookies close at hand but carefully guarded
Photo Credit: Macy's

Keep cookies close at hand but carefully guarded with this Martha Stewart Collection Jack-O-Lantern Cookie Jar, created for Macy's. The 10-inch-wide stoneware jar is dishwasher-safe. $50,  macys.com

Black Fabric Roses

Set the scene with a centerpiece created with
Photo Credit: Party City

Set the scene with a centerpiece created with this darkly romantic Black Fabric Rose. Each 2-foot-long stem features a polyester flower complete with plastic “dewdrops” and fabric leaves. $2.99 each at partycity.com or Party City stores.

Skull shot glasses

Serve your favorite Halloween-inspired adult beverages in these
Photo Credit: Kikkerland

Serve your favorite Halloween-inspired adult beverages in these heavyweight shot glasses. Each sculpted glass holds 1.5 ounces, and the set of four is dishwasher-safe. $10 for four at kikkerland.com

Sockerärt pitcher

Pour a perfect Bloody Mary -- or any
Photo Credit: Ikea

Pour a perfect Bloody Mary — or any creepy-sounding Halloween beverage — from this food-safe Sockerärt vase from Ikea. Also suitable as a vase, the epoxy powder-coated steel vessel is 8.75-inches high. $16.99 in Ikea stores only.

Halloween Spider Webs Throw Blanket

Cover a couch in creepy splendor with a
Photo Credit: Bed Bath & Beyond

Cover a couch in creepy splendor with a Halloween Spider Webs Throw Blanket. The 50-by-60-inch machine washable polyester blanket can be personalized with a name or initials, and it'’s made in the U.S. $69.99 online only exclusively at bedbathandbeyond.com

Skeleton Hand Tidy

Open a witch's brew (or any brew, frankly)
Photo Credit: Suck UK

This bony Skeleton Hand Tidy helps keep special jewelry or everyday baubles close at hand. The posable metal joints move individually, so you can style it any way you like, and the wooden base is perfect for catching any overflow. $45 at suck.uk.com

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