Gothic home décor and decorations, either you love it or you hate it. Dreaming of gravely pale dried red roses against a medieval throne chair is enough to make the most macabre damsel weak in the knees.
There are various different types of Gothic decorations, ranging from gravestone etched art to more restrained Gothic-Victorian themes. Whatever may be the case, if you are someone – who enjoys this kind of interior designing – then the following 10 gothic decorating ideas will be of much benefit to you and the undead who cohabitant therein.
Gothic living room: If you enjoy entertaining guests, then a Gothic living room, with oak and mahogany furniture, walls in earth tones, wooden flooring, long candle stands and large antique chairs will raise your repute, among your friends and relatives. You may also opt for doors and window panels, in a rusted, weather beaten look with stained glass film, to enhance the Gothic quotient of such a room.
Gothic bedrooms: The Gothic look can be also used to achieve a highly romantic setting for couples’ bedrooms. Herein, large canopied beds, in old-world models and rich and comfortable fabrics like satins, matted silks, frothy furs and velvets are an absolute must. The lighting should be also gentle, in order to create a gothic yet romantic mood. Hanging candle lanterns work especially well.
Gothic garden: The sky is the limit, when you wish to experiment with a Gothic garden, references to “Jasmine and Rose” aside…. Exotic, strange and visually shocking deadly nightshade flowers and orchids would fit in well. In terms of furnished accessories, you may try out weeping Gothic fountains, gargoyle statuettes or cast iron seating.
Gothic bathroom: Such bathrooms should, ideally, have large area dimensions, in order to play with darkness and light. In such a bathroom, porcelain items are much appreciated. A checkerboard black and white floor would be killer. Large mirrors with intricate medieval panels are also favored here. Even, your shower and basin accessories can have medieval signatures or shapes of magical creatures. The warm glow of numerous purple and red candles would shimmer off the water surfaces. Utilizing dark candles or even dragon incense holders work quite well.
Gothic kitchen: Such a kitchen should play with a variety of building materials that go well with the medieval theme. Most notably, woodwork is necessary to add a touch of rustic simplicity to your kitchen. In addition to these, the shelves and cabinets could make use of stones, stained glasses and wrought iron. Also, you could hang your pots and dishes from a low beam to add a touch of authenticity to the entire look for a Sweeney Todd feel. To take things a step further, try hanging a mace or battle axe on the wall. Even model your kitchen akin to the Vegan Black Metal Chef!
Gothic colors: Oh the horror, you mean there is a color other than black? All other varieties of dark, vibrant colors go well with a Gothic setting. Herein, you may choose to pint your home walls with different types of reds, purples and stone hues.
Gothic wallpapers: These are, now, abundantly available in the market, in a large number of interesting patterns and motifs. They are affordable to purchase and you can experiment with different types of these, every few months.
Gothic Lanterns: These can give a very magnificent look to your drawing room, bedrooms and even bathrooms. For maximum effect, go for candle chandeliers that add a royal feel to your abode.
Gothic Figurines: These are available in shapes of a large number of mystical creatures like dragons, gargoyles, skulls and more.
Fireplaces: A simple fireplace, in wooden arched shapes, is perfect for your Gothic home décor. If you want to go for the Vampire lord type of feel, shoot for a ridiculous lion head marble fireplace mantel.