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2020 has been the year of home renovations and DIY projects. After all, if you didn’t spend a week binge-watching HGTV, did you even go through quarantine? Unfortunately, mainstream favorites such as Property Brothers and Love It Or List It don’t exactly cater to those with darker goth tastes unless you count showing some once-gorgeous Victorian houses before they were gutted for modern aesthetics (R.I.P.).
If you’re one of the many who don’t adhere to more conventional tastes, take solace. We’ve outlined the most inspirational goth decor pages Instagram has to offer. From kitchenware to bedroom sets and everything in between, these accounts will provide you with all the creative ideas you need to stylize your sinister abode.
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The kitchen is the heart of the home, as the saying goes, so why not make it as black as the heart inside your chest? This account run by Instagram goth queen @mater.mortem features spooky kitchen decor and supplies, from skull-shaped jars to witchy cookie cutters, along with drool-worthy (and vegan) culinary creations. Though still in its fledgling stages, this feed is rapidly growing a fanbase. Follow now to stay ahead of the curve on haunting kitchen aesthetics.
If you’re a lover of all things Halloween and fall-themed, this page will surely be an easy subscribe. The personal account of Sara Pistone, @littlehauntedhome showcases her cute spin on spooky decor with collections of ghosts, pumpkins and The Nightmare Before Christmas memorabilia. Her unique style even transcends holiday boundaries, manifesting in thematic Christmas decorations, including a black tree adorned with ghost ornaments and a snow globe featuring the Headless Horseman.
We can just go ahead and label Christina Louise Dyer “The Queen of Fine Details” because there’s really no competition. Her account showcases all the wonderfully dark little elements that comprise her “tomb,” from skull-shaped salt grinders to a ghost-themed laundry bag. Curated in the simplistic but elegant style of a true Instagram influencer, this page is the perfect follow for anyone who likes to get inspiration in small doses.
Who would have thought that a page dedicated to lampshades would amass a following of 14,000? After scrolling through @deadlydarlingdesigns’ feed, it’s really not a surprise at all. These stunning, handcrafted fixtures are made by repurposing vintage lampshades and are available as ready-to-ship orders or by commission. Styles vary considerably depending on the fabrics and underlying frame, so you’ll be hard-pressed to find a creation that doesn’t wow you. The real challenge lies in refraining from ordering one for every lamp in your house.
Boys and girls of every age, wouldn’t you like to see something strange? All right, given the cult status of The Nightmare Before Christmas, it’s not exactly unusual to spot memorabilia in any millennial’s home. (This writer happens to be sipping out of a Jack Skellington mug at present). But for those of us who are particularly dedicated to turning our dwellings into a real-life Halloween Town, this feed offers all the inspiration we could ever dream of. From decorative prints to what seems to be every variation of Oogie Boogie plushes ever made, the @nightmarebeforedecor collective will have you constantly waiting for the next surprise.
Is there anything that screams goth louder than beautiful insects pinned into Victorian-style picture frames? The Instagram page of an Etsy shop specializing in entomology displays, @natureentombed connects home with nature through stunning mounts of butterflies, beetles, spiders and more. While the concept may seem questionable at first glance, the shop assures that all specimens are ethically sourced, with collection occurring after their natural deaths. Even if you aren’t in the market for decorative oddities, these jaw-dropping photos are a valuable addition to any feed.
While not specifically a home decor feed, this account dedicated to “macabre arts, decor, horror [and] witchy things” showcases a wide array of gothic content that will surely get you thinking creatively about your surroundings. One particularly inspiring component is the inclusion of house fronts—if you’ve never had an itch to paint your exterior walls black and outfit the yard with red lights, be prepared for the thought to keep you up at night.
Pumpkins and coffins and skulls, oh my! This feed curated by Dannie May makes goth homeware feel mainstream in the best way. Inclusive of everything from mug collections to T.J. Maxx hauls, her content inspires ideas that are practical, accessible and surprisingly minimalistic relative to other goth decor accounts. The best part? Her story highlights offer a view of her home transformation from move-in to finish—you won’t believe what some black accents can do.
Never thought about hanging your earrings from bat wings? Well, that’s about to change. The Instagram account of a five-star Etsy shop with the same name, @zombiekrafts offers a spooky twist to practicality. Featuring items such as spider-shaped makeup brush holders, witchy pentacle coasters and shelves accented by colorful spider webs, this account is a gold mine for anyone looking to increase the function of their living space while maintaining a unique aesthetic.
If you’re prone to shopping binges, you may want to put your credit card in a safe place before scrolling through this temptation of a page. A gallery based on reposts of Instagram’s darkest interior designs, the @gothic_home feed will give you inspiration for every corner of your house. From the smallest coffin-shaped succulent pots to extravagant bedroom setups, each post will challenge you to not spend a whole week shopping and redecorating. If that’s not enough to earn your follow, they also have a “Gothic Pets” story feed that’s worth a click-through—or a thousand.