Thursday, April 25, 2013
How To Decorate Your Bedroom in A Gothic Style
A Gothic bedroom celebrates the richness of Gothic styled architecture and medieval times. Luxurious fabrics, rich wall colors and tons of accessories, a Gothic bedroom can be a stimulating escape from the stark brightness of some modern style decor.
About the walls, To achieve the popular Gothic look paint the walls a deep rich color. Black is a predominant color in Gothic clothing, but doesn't need to be reflected on the walls. Instead paint three of the walls with a deep violet or midnight blue to bring more depth to the walls. Create an accent wall by painting the fourth wall, where the bed might go, an even darker shade of blue or black.
If you're up for a little creative painting try a sponge technique with gray paint on your black or darkest wall to make a medieval stone wall look. Simply paint the wall a black or dark gray and allow to dry. With a lighter shade of stone gray build a faux stone wall by dipping a large rectangular sponge into the paint and applying in a straight line along the wall. Build the "wall" up as if you were laying bricks to the ceiling. Once dry go back into the individual bricks with another lighter shade of gray to add more dimension to the wall.
About the bedding, A Gothic bedroom should be rich and luxurious and the bed is no place to skimp. Purchase bedding in deep rich colors such as a deep midnight blue or violet. Choose a faux velvet comforter in a deep red or blue with gold trim if possible. Then add pillows and lots of them. Pile the pillows up in matching shades of the same color and with luxurious trim in gold and tassels. Heavily embroidered throw pillows and shams are great in a Gothic bedroom.
About the accessories, Gothic design means layers of accessories including richly tasseled bedside lamps, heavily draped windows and ornate picture frames. Place a few taxidermy birds on high bookshelves or on a bureau for extra interest. Candles are also a must in your Gothic bedroom, so purchase some wrought iron candle holders and a candelabra to house your white or cream colored candles. Always burn candles with supervision and safety