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How to Decorate With a Gothic Theme

The gothic culture has always been associated with dark spooky elements, using dark colors and doing things in a creative, elegant way. This style of building and art was common in Europe between the 12th and 15th centuries. The beauty of choosing this form of interior decoration is that it isn’t limited to any single style: you can choose you interior design as dark, romantic, elegant, cultural, artistic, spooky or you can blend various styles under one roof and still find it appealing.

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There are unlimited possibilities with the traditional gothic, gothic Victorian, gothic vampire, gothic romantic, or skulls and flames themes. And these are just a few, there’s a theme for every mood you could possibly think of when looking for gothic inspired home decor.

The traditional gothic style is known for its intricate architectural features like the pointed arches, ribbed vaults, etc. Primarily, from what the word means, the style should be “rude and barbaric”: that is, it should never fail to bring out that raw appeal in the design. A gothic style interior should include similar architectural details, moldings, arcs, and an atmosphere that resembles vintage architecture as in castles and cathedrals.

The walls should be faux painted stones. The look of aged stones originating in the medieval period can be mastered through faux painting. You can chose from a variety of shades for painting like gray, gray-blue, beige, tan with black shades to outline the edges of stone. If you like using wallpapers, thick brocade patterns and flocked velvet textures would be suitable. Hang long pieces of fabrics or light tapestries at the edge of the ceiling to give it a more dramatic look.

Antique furniture pieces, candle holders and other decorating necessities made of wrought iron, lanterns, Victorian candelabra lamps, gothic bathroom accessories featuring skulls, cushions, bedspreads, and pillow covers matching your gothic style, anything and everything can be used. Just mix, match and play! There’s a Goth for every item you need; just choose the correct items and you have a perfect, fashionable gothic inspired interior.

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  • EmKay73

    Where did you get that iron bed frame 4 pictures up from the bottom?

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