As fall approaches, we see lots of seasonal black cat merchandise, including Halloween decorations and costumes. While this is a great time to snap up some fun black cat items, the beloved house panther makes for an excellent decorative accent year-round.
Black cats are a popular subject matter for artists to paint, draw and photograph, often capturing their mysterious quality. The simple silhouette of a black cat makes for the perfect decorative touch without being overly kitschy.
Here are some examples of black cat-themed art and décor that are as elegant as the cats that inspired them.
Black cat throw pillows & wall clocks
A simple throw pillow for your sofa or a clock for your wall adds a touch of black cat flair. There are tons of designs to choose from ranging from abstract silhouettes to realistic portraits. Find the perfect style to suit your taste.
Black cat silhouettes create an intriguing pattern on this throw pillow from Loftipop. loftipop.etsy.com
This comfy pillow from Karri’s Pillows features a regal black kitty portrait. karrispillows.etsy.com
Keep time with this black cat wall clock from Birdsland. birdsland.etsy.com
Ceramics & statues
From coffee mugs to dishes, ceramics featuring black cat images or in the shape of black cats are both enjoyable and functional. These little touches along with purely ornamental black cat statues make you smile as you go about your daily routine.
Enjoy your morning coffee in this cute black cat mug from Embie Design. embiedesign.etsy.com
Here’s a simple black cat ceramic dish from Lauren Sumner Pottery that’s perfect for storing rings and other small jewelry. laurensumnerpottery.etsy.com
Black cat art prints
Art prints featuring black cats are easy to find in any style from traditional to modern and any media from watercolor to block printing. What could be more elegant subject matter than these fantastic felines?
For the mid-century modern enthusiasts, here’s a retro-style print featuring a cool black kitty from Dex Mex. dexmex.etsy.com
This three-piece print of an original black cat watercolor by Prestige Art Studio has a minimal style with lots of personality. prestigeartstudio.etsy.com.
Black cats are excellent subject matter for linocut prints, like this one from Little Ram Studio. littleramstudio.etsy.com
Other wall decorations
Spruce up any wall quickly and easily with black cat vinyl wall decals or paper garlands. These types of decorations are inexpensive, and they’re simple to change so you can always have fun new décor to enjoy.
There are tons of fun vinyl wall decals featuring black cats in a variety of poses like this one from Nutmeg Wall Stickers. nutmegwallstickers.etsy.com
Paper party garlands, like this one from XOT Barcelona featuring cute black kitty heads, are inexpensive and easy to hang for adding a splash of kitty décor. XOTBarcelona.etsy.com
Thumbnail: Photography Courtesy Karri’s Pillows
Kate Benjamin has been writing about feline design since 2007 and is co-author with Jackson Galaxy of two New York Times best-selling books, Catification and Catify to Satisfy. Get more of Kate’s feline design tips at hauspanther.com.
Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in Catster magazine. Have you seen the new Catster print magazine in stores? Or in the waiting area of your vet’s office? Click here to subscribe to Catster and get the bimonthly magazine delivered to your home.