I'm really sorry for brining up Halloween when you're probably sitting at your desk looking forward to your end-of-summer beach plans, but Target's new Halloween collection is so cute (and randomly chic?!) that you're going to start looking forward to fall long before the beach days end. I promise I'm not trying to kill your summer buzz, but honestly, it won't hurt to just take a quick peek at some adorable and spooky items from the collection, will it? A little pre-season browsing never hurt anyone.
When you hear "halloween decor," you probably think: cheap, disposable, and cheesy. Now, scratch that from your associations, because this Target collection is entirely cheese-free. It's like, Halloween for adults. Some of the items are so cute that you'll consider keeping them around long after Halloween: Like a day of the dead table runner — why not! A bat candelabra, sure! They're so cleverly crafted to look like regular decor that they don't scream seasonal. There's no sign of "Happy Halloween" on anything, which puts you in the clear if you do choose to keep the decor up past the holiday. You run zero risk of becoming that person who leaves the Christmas tree up well into the spring and makes all of their neighbors wonder if they're OK.
You'll just have to see it all to believe it. Here are some of my favorites from the most adult collections — there are still some classic family Halloween pieces that are very seasonal, if that's what you're into — because I'm all about the chic spooks:
Day Of The Dead Wreath
This colorful piece will look awesome on a door or used on a table as a setting decoration.
Eyeball Crystal Ball
It's kinda spooky, but it's also just cool looking. Personally, I'd keep this on my desk year-round.
I love this. It's not grim, it looks more like some character Tim Burton would have thought up for a movie.
I mean, I guess this LED skull projector is pretty Halloween-ish, but I'm sure someone out there would be cool with having this around year-round, too.
Beware Light Sign
Yup, I want this in my window all the days of the year.
Sure, it's dark, it's kinda spooky, but it's also kinda chic.
I don't know if this makes me weird, but this garland of fake bones is like the cutest thing I've ever seen on the internet. But also very serial killer-y and creepy, I guess.
Oh heck yes! A game and a serving tray in one? Yes please!!!
These spooky gothic plates are like grim-chic.
Skull Candle Holders
These colorful cute little skull candle holders are so festive and perfect for sprucing up any dinner table.
If you mix this with non-Halloween table decor, you can totally get away with using this year round.
Would this not make the best desk top accessory?!
I want to be the kind of badass woman who has a bat candelabra when I grow up.