We’ve seen our fair share of “out there” trends: Sci-fi lamps, bug-themed decorative accents, and amorphous pieces with a melt effect, to name a few. Suffice it to say, there’s very little that can surprise us these days—enter the latest mini movement to have hit the scene: serpentine-inspired decor.

From the literal to the abstract, and every colorful iteration of the concept you can imagine in between, snakes are the en vogue motif here to elevate our everyday essentials. Think candleholders, plates, and luxe catchalls. Read on to see the creative ways these trendy serpents are making a statement.

Scented candles

Herbosum Grotesque Garden Candle, Gucci ($630)

The only type of garden snake we’d allow into our homes. Fragrant hints of tomato leaf, basil, and lemongrass give this find an unexpected edge.

Chic catchalls

White Marble Snake Bowl, Jay Strongwater ($695)

Finally, a bedside storage vessel worthy of your finest jewels.

Wallpaper that wows

Giove, Schumacher, Price varies

Consider this a go-to for establishing a bold and dynamic focal point in an otherwise drab room.

Bar cart essentials

Snake Decanter, Artel ($815)

Revamp your spirit station with a serpentine decal that’s all drama.

Building blocks

Snake Block, Clara Von Zweigbergk ($25)

A puzzle or game that has the power to double as a decorative accent is always a win in our books.

Serving sets for sweets

Serpentine Cake Stand, Anthropologie ($34)

Slither into dessert hour with this modern, brass-etched stand.

Sculptural mirrors

Serpens Mirror, Ben & Aja Blanc ($3100)

An enigmatic take on a functional staple that’s all about making an artful statement.

Desktop ornaments

Snake Gold Magnifying Glass, L’Objet ($150)

We’d conjure up an excuse to use a magnifying glass just so that we could put this gold-plated piece on display.

Cozy throws

Jarmél By Jarmel Snake Woven Throw Blanket, Urban Outfitters ($99)

A vibrant wrap we’d happily coil ourselves in.

A looking glass

Mirror Gold Frame Snakes, Seletti ($748)

Part mirror, part wall art, pair this wildly graphic piece with a sleek console for the entry.

Bookshelf basics

Snake Bookend Set, L’Objet ($895)

Your color-coded titles will look a lot better sandwiched between these marble- and gold-plated bookends.

Opulent candleholders

Serpentis Candelabra, House of Hackney ($255)

Pair this ornate stand with a saturated taper candle to give your mantel an edgy vibe.

Decorative plates

Theme & Variations Plate No. 297, Fornasetti ($305)

Channel the micro trend with a cunning adornment made for the dining room credenza.  

Bed sheets

Twin Duvet Cover Inverse Snake, Lewis, $120

A saturated print for the brave little ones.

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