This year, there’ll be no big Halloween parties going on at home, but that won’t stop us marking the occasion. For us, Halloween means the division between the last days of autumn and the first days of winter, so before we really get stuck into cosy throws, cushions and comfort food, let’s talk pumpkins for a cosy Halloween in.
1. Pumpkin door mat, Lime Lace
Who could possibly resist this cheeky doormat? At least it’ll make the postman smile! Suitable for both indoor and sheltered outdoor use, it’s made from 100% hard wearing natural coir with lettering printed in exterior quality paint. With a non-slip PVC backing, it’s hand finished in the UK and costs £24.99 from Lime Lace.
2. Gold mercury LED glass pumpkin, Lights4Fun
With a metallic mercury finish,this gold glass pumpkin is a showstopping centrepiece for your Halloween table. Made from extra fine glass and hand finished, each one is slightly different. The reflective surface makes it shimmer in daylight, and it lights up at night for a cosy glow. Any Cinderella would be proud! £29.99, available from Lights4Fun.
3. Pumpkin Latte reed diffuser, The Scented Home
Yum! Could anything be more autumn-y? This reed diffuser combines the scents of cinnamon, brown sugar and a splash of vanilla with smooth praline and milky notes for a wonderfully warming, toasty treat. Lasts for up to three months. £13, available from Ashleigh & Burwood.
4. Pumpkin print, Alice Potter
This cute pumpkin print by London-based children’s illustrator Alice Potter is printed on thick and durable matte paper, suitable for framing or hanging as it is. £20, available directly from Alice Potter.
5. Pumpkin Spice candle, Delilah Chloe
A firm favourite for when those dark nights close in, this candle has spicy autumnal blends of nutmeg and clove finished with a simmering base of caramel and vanilla. Each candle is hand poured in Lancashire using soy wax and essential oils, and costs £15 from Delilah Chloe.
6. Set of six mini glass pumpkins, Lights4Fun
Possibly the cutest Halloween decorations we’ve ever seen, these mini pumpkins are ideal for dressing the mantlepiece or windowsill. Each pumpkin is hand finished, making each one unique in its design and comes complete with a warm white LED for a cosy glow. £32.99 for the set, available from Lights4Fun.
7. Pink and white pumpkin print, Kayleigh Marie Designs
If you’re looking for something a little more understated, then this subtle pumpkin print is for you. Printed on a high shine glossy card it will add a little autumn elegance to your decor. Available in different sizes, prices start at £7.50 from Kayleigh Marie Designs.
8. Halloween wax melt box, Bliss Delights
This Halloween Special wax melt box includes 13 melts, including three pumpkin and toffee apple. Each melt has a burn time of six to nine hours and needs to be burnt in a wax melt dish over a tealight. Made from biodegradable soy wax produced sustainably from a renewable source, they’re eco-friendly, non-toxic, cruelty free and vegan. £7 for the box, available from Bliss Delights.
9. ‘Sarah’ rustic pumpkins, Benatti London
Made from seasonal autumnal twigs these pumpkins have a rustic look, ideal for making into a table display or decorating a mantlepiece. Available in three different sizes, prices start at £7.42 from Benatti London.
10. Halloween pumpkin garland, Wilko
This orange and black paper garland features a row of pumpkins with sinister smiling faces. At 2.6 metres long it’s perfect for hanging around a doorway or window (don’t get it too close to the fire, though!). £1, available in Wilko stores only. See the Wilko website to find your nearest stockist.