Dark fantasy

Artist Ruben Ireland makes gorgeous images of beautiful women that seem to have stepped out of a gloomy fairy tale. This wall features two of them, and they make for an interesting atmosphere.

An image of a skull always makes a big impact. Think it’s too punk? Think again, and have a look at this print of a diamond-encrusted one (yes, that’s the artwork by Damien Hirst). Pretty chic right? Especially when combined with touches of gold.


The ultimate dark fantasy on tv right now is, without a doubt, Game of Thrones. Fans and artists have made marvellous illustrations inspired by the series. Also a fan? Take a look and maybe you’ll get inspired, too.


On the internet you’ll find lots of interesting images that fit the dark fantasy theme. Like this image by Hamza Luca, who must have a great imagination to come up with a girl drinking tea with owls in an enchanted forest.

Another cool wall with fantastic prints by Ruben Ireland. They look great combined with the whimsical photographs and vintage city map. The thin black frames make sure the images get all the attention.


This is an amazing collection. All the (rather frightening) illustrations are done in the same style but displayed in very different frames, adding to the idea of gothic horror stories. Beautiful and scary at the same time.


And now for a great little corner, a display with lots of fantasy. The pineapples, bell jar and vintage frames go together wonderfully. The artworks are by talented illustrator Diana Volk Zacharias.


Another cool display, assembled with care. The trick is to not make it too minimalist. Have the bell jars, in memoriam card, illustrations and a little doily. The hand is a bit lugubrious, which makes this corner all the more interesting.

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