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Okay, lets get one thing clear. I love Halloween! I love the costumes, I love the color palette, I love the spookiness and I love the candy!

This year I wanted to give out some candy of my own in the form of design. So I asked myself, “How can I bring candy into the home as a design element?” Heck, it’s far healthier, won’t rot your teeth or prohibit you from wearing your new super-skinny jeans. So belly up to the candy buffet with me, grab your plastic pumpkin, and let’s fill it to the brim with ways to make the home a little more candy-coated.

Check out this sugary wallpaper design from Kate Usher Studio; it’s modern with a hand-drawn aesthetic but also vintage with its depictions of lollypops, licorice and glass jars of treats! It reminds me of the apothecary-like candy store in the film “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”

Candy buttons were my childhood penny candy treat. I loved eating these right off the paper! Kick off your child’s art collection in a big way with this print of Damien Hirst’s Ellipticine piece. This would look great over a crib, adding color and visual reference to our dear friend the candy button. Can you say decor deliciousness?

Gummy Bears are iconic, classic, delicious gummy and yummy! Personally, I love the clear ones. Light up your life with these magical Gummy Bear nightlights from FCTRY—available in all the juicy colors of your favorite bears. They glow in the night like a little candy friend thanks to a super-bright LED bulb. These guys are soft and squeezable—just squeeze the belly and the light inside turns on and off! Made from 100% non-toxic, food-grade plastic, these are completely safe for baby. So cute!

I love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. While I shouldn’t (but sometimes do) eat candy in bed, there’s nothing wrong with snuggling up with this Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Pillow, especially after a long night of trick or treating.

As a kid, I always wanted an old fashioned gumball machine in my house. One of my distant cousins had one of the coveted machines in their basement—I remember the machine, but I don’t remember which cousin! Bring the fun of a gumball machine into your home in a less literal but way more fabulous way with these super cute area rugs. They look like a gaggle of gumballs—all soft, plush and bubblicious! Incorporating pure joy, this felted nubby rug is soft and adds a wonderful “pop!” to your little sweetie’s space.

It just isn’t Halloween without candy corn! I have a dear friend who has a large candy corn tattoo on her upper arm—now that’s commitment to the corn! I’m a little less committed when it comes to my candy, so I recommend this rather chic candy corn throw pillow. I’d love to see this confection all year round. It’s graphic, modern and totally addictive just like the sugary inspiration.

Everyone loves a nice big kiss, especially when it’s the classic Hershey’s Kiss! That silver, foil-wrapped beauty is a favorite candy confection no matter the season. Take the concept of a gorgeous shiny silver object and bring the same glamour into your nursery with a shiny silver Moroccan pouf. Go ahead add an extra seat, and make it shimmer! Who doesn’t love a pouf?

Or try a couple of these metallic throw pillows as a more literal splash of soft silver kiss.

Here’s wishing you a safe and happy Halloween full of tricks and treats! Now let’s all do some cardio!

Raya L

Thursday 1st of November 2012

Awww...the Hershey's kisses pillow is so cute! Maybe they have Skittles too. They are my fave candies.

Jillian Scotts

Thursday 1st of November 2012

Those gummy bear nightlights are so yummy cute! But it wouldn't make sense to get just one, would it? I wanna get them in all colors.


Wednesday 31st of October 2012

Candy is so much fun! Thanks for these candy inspired decor ideas. Love the Damien Hirst print and the wallpaper.

Jacquiline Bertny

Wednesday 31st of October 2012

That silver Moroccan pouf looks really fab. It does remind me of Hershey's kisses.