18 Chic Skull-Themed Home Items for a Haunted Halloween

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Skulls may be a standard for Halloween decoration but this year they're officially trending. In a craze that has become increasingly mainstream, many of this season's skulls have taken their inspiration from Day of the Dead, a Mexican holiday dedicated to honoring those who have passed. In this three-day celebration, skulls are featured prominently; observers paint them onto faces and place small, brightly decorated skulls made out of sugar on the altars of loved ones. Even the upcoming animated film Book of Life, for which Zoe Saldana and Channing Tatum lend their voices, pays homage to the holiday throughout its world.

From the cute to the downright spooky, we've compiled some of our favorite skull-themed items to incorporate throughout the house this Halloween. Despite its macabre, skulls like Ankasa's lace pillow, D.L & Co.'s cheery stationery, or an autumnal tabletop interspersed with metallic skull candles add just the right bit of edge.

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Skull Sculptures

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Crystal, mercury, and brass skulls ($17 to $19; westelm.com) and Skull Vase, ($42; westelm.com).

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Stacked Skull Taper Candle Holder

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$35; potterybarn.com

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Magical Thinking Skull Bank

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$24; urbanoutfitters.com

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Bright Delft Skull Stationery

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$4 (for one); dlcompany.com

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Skull Candle

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$20; zarahome.com

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Big T Ranch Skull Soap

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$5 (for eight); etsy.com

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D.L. & Co. Black Delft Skull Tumbler

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$35; dlcompany.com

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Halloween Skull Coasters

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$15 (for four); william-sonoma.com

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Ankasa Corded Skull Pillow

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$375; ankasa.com

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Halloween Glitter Skull Towels

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$25 (for two); william-sonoma.com

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Novelty Ice Mold

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$15 (for two); william-sonoma.com

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D.L. & Co. Large Pink Skull Candle

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$75; dlcompany.com

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One Kings Lane Skull Figurines

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Polished Tiger's Eye, $39; Polished Crystal, $39; and Polished Black Obsidian, $39 from onekingslane.com

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Ankasa Small Lace Skull Pillow

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$225; ankasa.com

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Skull Flask

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$30; papersource.com

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Skull Shot Glasses

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$30 (for four); papersource.com

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Skull Head Candles

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$15 (set of six); zgallerie.com

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West Elm X-Ray Tray

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$16; westelm.com

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