Dark Decor: Luxe Accessories for Your Dark Side

decorating with skulls - dark decor

So you’re kind of into a dark side? Skulls, skeletons, taxidermy, creepy dark side creatures like snakes, spiders, and ravens? But you also like luxurious glamour and sophistication. And you prefer classy over tacky. Maybe it is more about the humor, or maybe it is more about the intrigue. Any which way, if dark decor is your thing you have come to the right place! Read on to explore some of Love Happens’ favorite sinister, wacky and dark decor ideas to add luxurious splashes of mystery, intrigue, afterlife, and perhaps a few heebie-jeebies into your home style.


ART & ACCESSORIES FOR DARK DECOR LOVERS


Skull Art

Black Limoges Porcelain Skull from 1stDibs
Black Limoges Porcelain Skull from 1stDibs
Hammer Shark skull on a brass base from Objet de Curiosite
Hammer Shark skull on a brass base from Objet de Curiosite
Handcrafted skull figurine plated in 14-karat gold with butterflies, hand enameling and Swarovski® crystal embellishments by Jay Strongwater


Handcrafted skull figurine plated in 14-karat gold with butterflies, hand enameling and Swarovski® crystal embellishments by Jay Strongwater
Polished brass skull box on a blackened brass base by Jonathan Adler
Polished brass skull box on a blackened brass base by Jonathan Adler
Diesel Aluminum Bison Skull by Seletti

Diesel Aluminum Bison Skull by Seletti
 The Hamlet Dilemma, Crystal, by Selab for Seletti
The Hamlet Dilemma, Crystal, by Selab for Seletti
Yo Ho Ho Tic Tac Toe
Skull and crossbones tic-tac-toe set from Neiman Marcus
Yo Ho Ho Tic Tac Toe
Skull and crossbones tic-tac-toe set from Neiman Marcus
Black Marble Skull Champagne Bucket, part of the "Remains" Collection by Thomas Fuchs Creative
Black Marble Skull Champagne Bucket, part of the “Remains” Collection by Thomas Fuchs Creative

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Avian

Mounted black Raven by DMW.NU Interior & Taxidermy - dark decor
Mounted Raven by DMW.NU Interior & Taxidermy
Trumpeter Hornbill by Darwin, Sinke & von Tongeren - taxidermy
Trumpeter Hornbill by Darwin, Sinke & von Tongeren
JAN WEENIX (Cygnus olor & Pavo cristatus) by Darwin, Sinke & von Tongeren avian taxidermy
JAN WEENIX (Cygnus olor & Pavo cristatus)
A beautiful still life of a Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) and a wild Peafowl (Pavo cristatus). This composition created by Darwin, Sinke & von Tongeren is inspired by the famous work of 17th-century Dutch painter Jan Weenix.

Black Cats!

Jobby the Cat Lamps by Seletti - dark decor
Jobby the Cat Lamps by Seletti

Reptiles & Insects

dark decor - Giant Burlesque Skull Black
A baroque black polyresin 5 arm candle holder designed by Selab for Seletti
Giant Burlesque Skull Black
A baroque black polyresin 5 arm candle holder designed by Selab for Seletti
Mounted Diamond Carpet Python by Christopher Marley - dark decor
Mounted Diamond Carpet Python by Christopher Marley
Diesel Snake in Aluminum by Seletti
Diesel Snake in Aluminum by Seletti
Rhinoceros Beetle Figurine by lladro

Rhinoceros Beetle Figurine
A porcelain and metal creation inspired by one of the fascinating creatures in nature. Part of the Awesome Insects Collection by Lladro.
New Cabinet of Curiosities Gilded Collection by ARTEL Glass
Herend Tarantula
Herend porcelain from Hungary, handmade and handpainted with 24K gold accents from Scully & Scully

Herend Tarantula
Herend porcelain from Hungary, handmade and handpainted with 24K gold accents from Scully & Scully
serpentine sconce by koket - dark decor ideas
Serpentine Sconce by KOKET
Handcarved wood finished in gold leaf
Roberto Cavalli Snake Rug
Roberto Cavalli Snake Rug
New Master by Darwin, Sinke & von Tongeren London exhibit at Jamb - dark decor
New Master by Darwin, Sinke & von Tongeren
London exhibit at Jamb
Medusa by Juliette Clovis, Limoges Porcelain, 2018 - dark decor
Medusa by Juliette Clovis, Limoges Porcelain, 2018

Bones & Body Parts

Wunderkammer mysterious metal accessories by Seletti - dark decor
Wunderkammer mysterious metal accessories by Diesel Living with Seletti
 Reality Hand Hook series by Harry Allen for Area Ware
Reality Hand Hook series by Harry Allen for Area Ware
Porcelain Heart Lamp by Marcantonio for Seletti
Porcelain Heart Lamp by Marcantonio for Seletti
silver metal Skeleton Hand by Diesel Living with Seletti - dark decor ideas
Skeleton Hand by Diesel Living with Seletti

Coffee Table Books for Dark Side Decor

Voodoo Salon taxidermy book by Errol Fuller
Voodoo Salon by Errol Fuller
“Taxidermy has served the cause of science, satisfied curiosity or ego, provided decoration, been produced to shock, educate, enthrall or entertain, suffered scorn and derision, been overlaid with artistic pretension and sometimes, even received acclaim! [This book] is a visual record of some of its most intriguing achievements.”
Available from DMW.NU
Haunted Air by Ossian Brown
A haunting book filled with anonymous Halloween photographs - dark decor
Haunted Air by Ossian Brown
A haunting book filled with anonymous Halloween photographs from c.1875–1955

FURNITURE & WALL ART FOR YOUR DARK (OR HUMOROUS!) SIDE


Serpentine II Mirror by KOKET - dark decor ideas
Serpentine II Mirror by KOKET
VonErickson's Original Coffin Couch, etsy - dark decor ideas
VonErickson’s Original Coffin Couch
Available on Etsy
Poison Sekelton Table by Paul Insect - playboy bunny skeleton dining table - dark decor
Poison Sekelton Table by Paul Insect
Shown here at Paul Insect’s ‘Poison’ show, Kings Cross, London, September 2008
The central room at the show featured this skeleton on all fours with stiletto heels and Playboy cufflinks supporting a glass top.   
Convex Metamorphosis Mirror by Boca Do Lobo - demorais international - dark decor ideas
Convex Metamorphosis Mirror by Boca Do Lobo
Scopholia by Fiona Roberts, dark decor, chair with eyeball fabric
Scopholia by Fiona Roberts
Part of the Emergence Collection, 2011, Photo by James Field, Courtesy ACSA

Words by Anna Beck Bimba

white marble table lamp with a gold hand grasping it - vengeance table lamp by koket

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