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20 Edgy Decor Ideas for a No-Frills Kind of Mom

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There's a stereotypical idea of what being a mother looks like. Often, motherhood is associated with delicate florals, posy pinks, and a whole lot of ruffles. And for some mamas, that couldn't be more on the nose. But for others, those styles just have never spoken to us -- so it can be super frustrating when that is what's pushed on women the second we become moms. Some of us are more into modern clean lines, the blackest of blacks, and rich, velvety textures instead of frilly ruffles. This often leaves our husbands and kids scratching their heads on where to find things for us when it comes to gifts. 

Believe it or not, there are a ton of small accents that can really bring out that bold style. From quirky figurines to dark colored bedding, there's a way to really make sure that style shows. Of course, no two "alternative moms" are alike. Some may favor Gothic vibes, while others just like statement pieces that will make visitors do double takes throughout the house. To help alternative moms get what they'll really want from their loved ones, we pulled together a list of 20 of the quirkiest, cutest, most unusual home decor items we could find.

From creepy skull candles to dark and ornate statement chairs, we have a little something for every price point and mom's own style. And whether mom wants to send this list to her loved ones for some inspiration or just peruse for her own shopping wish list, we are sure these covetable items will inspire mama to make her house just as unique as she is. 

Psst: If purchasing an item on this list, CafeMom may receive a small cut. Each item and price is up to date at the time of publication; however, an item may be sold out or the price may be different at a later date.


1

Marking Her Territory

Who says colorful rugs are only for the nursery? If mom has a bold personality, this fun and funky area rug is perfect for accenting her most vibrant room. 

Devante Area Rug (Sale $48, Wayfair )

2

Skull Bowl 

Whether she wants to enjoy strawberries out of it or plant her favorite flower, this gift has a ton of useful potential. And what's cooler is it is available in black or white. 

Skull Supply Organizer (Sale $66, Wayfair) 

3

Bottoms Up 

If mama loves her wine and isn't afraid who knows it, this cheeky accent table will totally work for her. We love the little chalkboard details -- it could make for some fun while mama is adding to that cork collection. 

Barrel Cork Catcher End Table (Sale $123, Wayfair)


4

Natural Mama 

Help mom channel her quirky style and get in touch with her natural side thanks to this awesome betta fish planter. She can put a real, beautiful betta fish in there or simply use it as a neat planter. 

Chico 0.5 Gallon Aquaponic Betta Aquarium Bowl (Sale $26, Wayfair)

6

Batty Style 

Maybe mom wishes Halloween were year-round -- and if she does, this stylish throw pillow is just for her. 

Bat Crazy Throw Pillow ($31, Wayfair) 

7

Junk in the Trunk 

If mom has a penchant for loud colors and unconventional pieces, this coffee table trunk will totally do the trick. It's fun and functional!

Cesare Trunk (Sale $213, Wayfair) 

8

Sleeping in Style 

Mom's style is totally out there? This wild sleeper could speak to her. 

Huldah Sleeper ($279, Wayfair)

10

Cute & Cozy 

Who says being comfy means one has to sacrifice style? This faux fur throw is super cozy and will look great in mom's offbeat living room. 

Cow Double Sided Faux Fur Throw ($31, Wayfair) 

11

Keep the Peace 

This nifty hook marries style and function nearly effortlessly. We can imagine a fun wall full of these!

Peace Sign Wall Hook ($44, Wayfair) 

12

Zombie Fun 

If mom has a sense of humor, she'll love this goofy garden gnome. No animals will mess with her herbs if this is up. 

Zombie Gnombie Statue ($51, Wayfair) 

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