How to Decorate Like a Witch

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I get a lot of questions about how to decorate your home in a magickal way. How to infuse the most mundane of spaces with a sense of spirit and energy. So I’m giving you guys a little tour around my living room, which I think is pretty magickal!

It goes without saying that decorating “like a witch” is different for every witch. Some witches prefer the herbs-hanging, Practical Magic-inspired vibe. Others are more of the gothic persuasion. Personally, I’m of the tchotchke-and-candles variety!

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My house is filled with a lot of nonsense, I’ll be honest. There are trinkets and figurines, tiny gold unicorns and cast iron toads. When things in gift shops, antique stores and flea markets speak to me, I’m generally powerless to resist…

But that doesn’t mean I purchase things arbitrarily either. The key to the layered, intentionally cluttered look is not clutter: it’s carefully chosen, meaningful items. In addition to purchased items, I keep a lot of family mementos and gifts out in the living areas where they can be enjoyed and appreciated. Isn’t that always the way with magick? Intention, meaning and truth.

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Of course, it doesn’t hurt to include a few specifically magickal items either! Next to my tv, I have a large palmistry poster and a bottle filled with dried carnations. On the other side, there’s a little framed fabric print of the High Priestess tarot card. The coffee table is filled with flowers, crystals, incense and candles because what witch’s house doesn’t need all of those things?

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See, the trick to making an average space feel magickal is all in the little things. I keep my living room crystals in a little gold and glass cloche along with some candles. I fill wine bottles with flowers and taper candles. Bottles are just more interesting than vases; anything under glass becomes instantly more mysterious.

No, a home is not made by the things inside it. It’s made by family and good food and living things. But, beautiful, meaningful items can certainly make a home more magickal. In a nutshell, here are my tips for taking your home from mundane to magickal:

  1. Make purchases carefully and only choose those things that truly speak to you.
  2. Combine purchased items with meaningful heirlooms and photographs.
  3. Choose spiritual items based on what you truly connect with. Tarot cards, crystals, pendulums, ouija boards and the like can all be very meaningful if you connect with them on a personal level.
  4. Add a few living things to your space: flowers and plants breathe life into your home.

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13 thoughts on “How to Decorate Like a Witch

  1. My fireplace is my most magically decorated space. Its full of candles of different shapes and sizes in mostly mecuried glass holders. There is also a crystal ball next to 2 spherical glass tealight holders (they also look like cystal balls) and some small harry potter apothecary bottles my husband made for me. I love lighting the candles on a night and enjoying the soft glow. I have a short bookcase in my living room which always has candles and seasonal items I’ll swap usually around sabbats so in spring I have a large jug of pussy willow which I’ll hang tiny decorated eggs off for Ostara. At lammas I’ll put a bunch of wheat on there, adding apples or pumpkins for the autumn equinox and samhain. Yule I will go for some red berry twigs or snowberries. I always have a photo frame on there in which are 4 cross stitch pictures I made representing each season which I change throughout the year. My home is not obviously witchy but if you look hard enough you can see plenty of pointers.

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  2. I too have many crystal so and stone in my home. A lot of family photos and vintage pieces. Insence. I hope beef up my plants with herbs soon. Wind chimes outside and of course bird feeders!

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  3. Great read…Great gift your sharing of your magical space…Thank you!
    We’ve lived here long enough that the whole house is basically ‘Magical’.
    We have a central ‘family’ Altar and each of us has a personal one as well.

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