Decorate for the holidays with pieces that will go the distance, adding festivity to your home through the whole season.

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If you’re decorating for the holidays anyway, you might as well make your investment last by picking pieces that will go the distance this winter.

Add festive fun to your home from Halloween to New Year’s with these cozy layers, edgy accessories and delightful dining pieces.

Get cozy

Create a welcoming space by warming up your home with autumnal touches and creating cozy spots to relax and connect.

Add warm throws, such as Pendleton’s Eco-Wise Wool Blanket ($109 at in a copper hue perfect for fall. The Oregon company’s Eco-Wise Wool line adheres to strict standards of sustainability and responsible environmental stewardship.

A few pillows can help move you through the holidays without much effort. Start with the World Market Skull Halloween Throw Pillow ($20) for some Halloween-themed fun. Then swap it for West Elm’s Metallic Laurel Leaves Pillow Cover ($34) as Thanksgiving approaches. Finally, for Christmas and New Year’s, add sparkle with the Threshold Metallic Diamond Neutral Throw Pillow ($20 at Target).

Don’t neglect the sense of smell. Even when you’re not baking, you can infuse your home with warm pumpkin-spice scent with the clean-burning Illume Pumpkin Souffle Boulangerie Jar Candle ($18 at

Prepare to party

Winter holidays tend to center around food, so don’t forget to add some pieces to your table to continue the holiday theme.

Wow your guests with on-trend black dishes, like the stunning Kate Spade New York Castle Peak Slate Dinnerware Collection ($12–$70 at Macy’s). The beautiful faceted take on the brand’s signature bow motif will add pop to tables from Halloween to New Year’s.

Let a rustic wood table shine by using a runner rather than a tablecloth. The richly textured Chilewich Boucle Table Runner in Coffee ($53 at Design Within Reach) provides a deep background that will beautifully highlight white dishware or china.

Pick up a few holiday-specific items, such as the Crate & Barrel Turkey Trot Cloth Dinner Napkins ($6 each) to bring a smile to guests’ faces.

And around the room, set out the gorgeous Pier 1 Imports Rose Gold Foiled Coasters ($15 for four) to provide a pretty place to set drinks. Their festive fall theme has enough sparkle to last through New Year’s.

Add little touches

Just a few simple additions to a room can transform it for a season.

For Halloween, plant a little houseplant in the supercool Streamline NYC Black Skull Plant Pot ($17 at Annie’s Art & Frame, Ballard) and place a few gourds nearby to create a spooky-chic vignette.

The quirky cat faces on the Crate & Barrel Halloween Cat String Lights ($35) appeal to all ages, and add Halloween spirit to a mantle, door frame or draped around the snack table.

Pumpkins are always festive, and easily move from Halloween through Thanksgiving. Set out an array of locally made Big Dipper Wax Works Pumpkin Candles ($11–$19 at Whole Foods), available in three sizes and colors. Or add some black or white pillars to the understated Sur La Table Pumpkin Tealight Candle Holder ($10), which has rustic appeal.

A new doormat can set the tone as guests arrive — especially one that delivers a timely message, such as on the simple and elegant Midnight Confetti Thankful Door Mat ($36 at

And whether it’s Halloween or Thanksgiving that you’re decorating for, check out local designer Brooke Meyenberg’s Little Retreats Happy Fall Y’All Glitter Garland ($22 at — an instant addition of sparkle and joy.