The Art of Darkness

Victorian Gothic Decorating Ideas

November 15th, 2008 by Cobwebs

MantelThe MyHomeIdeas site has a nice little feature on “Halloween” decorating ideas featuring a refined Victorian-ish theme. They provide information on retail sources for most of the items used in the decor, plus instructions for making some yourself.

I’m particularly taken with the dried-flower wreath hanging above the mantel. (Using apothecary jars to hold big hairy spiders and rubber snakes is an inspired touch, too.) Most of the display items aren’t perishable, so you could keep this look year-round.

Also check out their Thanksgiving section for a few suggestions on “harvest”-themed decorating. In my experience, pumpkins are a little less threatening than vultures if you’ve got relatives coming for the holidays.

(via The Steampunk Home)

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