Over on Pinterest I’ve been curating some dark and gothic home decor. To me, this means mostly black, sometimes Victorian, and lots of skulls. My strategy for incorporating these elements in my own home is to limit it to accessories, linens, and art. This sets the tone without being overbearing or feeling too much like Halloween decorations. I found lots of great products for your kitchen, but many of these examples can be used in other rooms, too. If you want to brighten up your kitchen with some darkness, follow me…
Boston Warehouse has this awesome Bone Collector collection. Clockwise from top left: Footed Candy Dish (perfect for holding hand soap next to the sink); Skeleton Oven Mitt; Bottle Stoppers (for oils and vinegar); Scrubby Holder; Kitchen Brush, Purple (lots of other colours available).
Linens and Ceramics
Etsy is the source for some marvellous skull designs on linens and ceramics. Click through the photos to check out the product.
Art and Decor
Never forget to hang art in your kitchen. It’s an incredibly easy way to incorporate skulls with a very low level of commitment. Check out Society6 for hundreds (if not thousands) of skull designs.
Lots of decor in the kitchen can also be functional, like these magnets. Small details can turn even a bland beige rental kitchen into goth gorgeousness.
This skull box can house rubber bands, tea bags, bouillon cubes, candy, etc. Or take the lid off (no hinges!) and use it to store wooden spoons and whisks.
I left my favourite for last. Here’s my Crystal Head Vodka bottle on my bar. It looks damn cool, and when it’s empty I can refill it with other (cheaper!) vodka. Or I could use it to infuse oil, make vanilla sugar, or just display in my kitchen.
Got any links to macabre tools or decor for the kitchen? Share ’em!