Odds are that if you’re on this site then you’re someone who likes Halloween a lot. It might be said that it’s less of a holiday and more of a lifestyle for you. It’s certainly true for me, and I have found that bringing that sense of aesthetic to my home life has made me feel infinitely more comfortable with where I’m living.
So if your taste runs more morbid than modern decor, I have a few suggestions. Check them out below and click those oh-so-easy shopping links to make your home into place in your neighborhood that children don’t venture into after dark.
Refurbished Hue Lighting
Lighting is often a central part of a home, and the Hue lights have become the number one brand for colored lighting. I have a set in my bedroom set to purple, green, and dark blue, and it gives the air a creepy ambiance while still allowing you to see around the space.
Killstar Pillow Cases
I have a set of these on my bed. They’re really comfortable and they give a great focus point to your bedding. Plus your dreams will be 110% more haunted!
Oversized red velvet throw blanket
Every good vampire needs something cozy for their coffin and I like having a bunch of throw blankets rather than an oversized comforter. I have both a dark red and a purple one, and they go very well with my lighting.
6 door black dresser
As much as I would love something ornate and gothic, a lot of the flashier pieces can be extremely expensive so I chose to go the modernist route. Most of my furnishings are black but the fabrics are darker colors so the room has some texture without any of those ugly cheerful colors.
Gothic style candelabras
Anyone worth their plasma will tell you that the preferred style of lighting is flickering candle light help up by candelabras that looked like they were swiped from a church. Well, these are an affordable take on that style. I have a bunch in my apartment and I haven’t burned it down yet.
A vampire’s greatest enemy is the sun. Aside from the cleansing fire burning their skin, a bright cheerful day plays havoc on a vampire’s in home aesthetic. So blackout curtains are essential. Keep that hateful sun away with with some nice thick fabric. Mine match my bedding and it looks really cool, plus I get to sleep in until 3PM
Sferra Bella Purple Towels
I tend not to goth out my bathrooms as I want any funkiness to be clearly seen. But a good towel can help accentuate the space and I have a bunch of these amazing towels. They look good, they feel great, and they help me after a long hot shower to scrub my victim’s blood off.
Ciroa Wicked Plates
I have owned many straight black plates and they just never quite feel right. So I compromised with these little beauties. An elegant Victorian motif and a lovely memento mori image makes for a great serving plates.
Framed Fine Art
This is one of my favorite paintings and I have one hanging over my bed. It’s Dante and Virgil In Hell by William-Adolphe Bouguereau and it’s a striking piece that draws the eye to the centerpiece of my room. There are many similar macabre pieces that would look good on your walls.
Feeding Hannibal: A Connoisseur’s Cookbook
Okay. So you have your lair done, you’ve invited your prey over, but it’s time to toy with them a little bit. Why not feed them the best of the best, while drawing from the aesthetic of the most gothic television show of the last ten years! This book is a must-have for any kitchen owned by a creep like me.
You know you’ve gone really deep into the dark side when you have a bunch of dead animals mounted on your wall. There are taxidermy collections for all different types of animals, but I’m particularly fond of butterflies. The notion of beautiful insects that should be free but are killed and pinned and kept under glass. It’s very serial killer. Go watch The Collector.
I could write about this stuff for hours, but it’s lunch time. In the mean time, you gotta share your own advice for how to spooky up your house.