Decorating With Skulls
Should you decorate your home with skulls?
Frankly my decorating sense says that anything is ok in moderation, and why not skulls, if that's what you are into. Skulls and crossbones have been very trendy in fashion - clothing and accessories - and also in home décor for the past couple of years. The trend isn't quite as popular as it was a few years ago, but by all means skulls are still trendy in home accessories. While I might stay away from any products that premanently display skulls in my home, Halloween is a great time to get some skulltastic products in your home. If you have little boys, they will get a kick out of having a skull or two, and for more permanent skull decorating, I think a boy's room is maybe the only room in the house where it is appropriate to have a permanent skull theme, and it can be very cute, especially if combined with a pirate theme.
And speaking of pirates and skulls - don't go overboard when decorating with skulls. It's ok to have a few décor items, but having your home full of skulls may become fairly creepy quickly, even if it is only for one month a year for Halloween.
However, if the gothic skull look is for you, there are plenty of products that fit your fancy, like the skull and crossbones faucet by British Stephen Einhorn pictured above. But before you start redesigning your bathroom to fit these in, why not just try out some skull towels first? Shanalogic offers skull towels in a variety of colors and styles. They are great for kids too.
Paul Frank is so much more than monkey business. The skull Skurvy bedding is cute for your buccaneer, young or old. Bedding is a great way to get the seasonal look and it's something that you can also use year after year.
I think skulls are best as seasonal decorating items and party decorations. You know that the decorating theme is popular when it hits mass retailers like Target and Pottery Barn, which both have a great selection of home goods with skulls for your Halloween party. The tray above is from Pottery Barn and the cocktail glasses are from Z Gallerie. The Ed Hardy’s skull tattoo coasters are meant for real rock n' rollers. This mama wouldn’t use them at any other time of year than Halloween, but what an impact they would make at a Halloween party!