Disney Princesses are all well and good, but the Disney villains have a fundamental appeal that all those royal do-gooders simply do not. As a result, I am much more inclined to fill my home with Disney villains housewares than I am with Disney Princess gear — and wouldn't you know it? Disney's online store, shopDisney, is more than happy to oblige. It is, as they say, good to be bad. (Within reason, of course.)
What is that fundamental appeal, exactly? I think it's multi-faceted. They each have essential qualities which, when harnessed correctly, can be the key to getting ahead in this frequently frustrating world of ours; they're flawed, offering an alternative to the perfect princess narrative that can seem impossible to reach for us mere mortals; and wow, do they have their own personal styles down or what? Of course, they are often straight-up evil, too — and even though evilness isn't, uh, really something to aspire to, when it comes to fictional characters, the evil ones are often the most fun.
So, although shopDisney also has plenty of princesswares to spruce up your home, when it comes to my own decorating scheme, I'll be heading straight towards the villains shop, thank you very much. Because, I mean, let's be honest: Who wouldn't want to wake up surrounded by this stuff every day?
1. Disney Villains Mug
2. Cruella Throw Pillow
3. Maleficent “Flames Of Maleficent” Giclée On Canvas
4. Snow White Poisoned Apple Tumbler With Straw
5. “Villain Cruella” Deluxe Print
6. Queen Of Hearts Throw Pillow
7. Mother Goethel Canvas Print
8. Ursula Emoji Mug
9. Gaston’s Tavern Sign
10. Disney Villains Journal
11. Queen Of Hearts Water Bottle
12. Mother Goethel Mug
13. Maleficent “Birthday Wishes” Giclée on Canvas