When you are a fan of the darker side of life, it can be a bit of a challenge to decorate your home in a classy way without it looking either scary or too dark to see.
Of course, the average gothic home will need its fair share of skulls, black, purple, and all things black and damask. However, what can you add to your gothic home that will give it an Addams Family vibe while also ticking all of the higher-class boxes that come with that kind of style?
Here are some ideas.
Firstly, a gothic home will usually have at least one fireplace, and it will typically be located in the main room. However, in general, for gothic home decor, the more fireplaces, the better.
You know the color scheme; black, greys, and marbles are always a plus for that vampirish theme. However, generally, Gothic homes also have a mixture of old-fashioned designs too, so try to avoid anything chrome and go for Victorian fireplaces or a design that comes from a similar period.
Grandfather or Grandmother Clock
Who doesn’t love a Grandfather clock? They ooze gothic culture and, much like the fireplace, will usually be found in the living area. However, you can place them in the hallway or passage or even on the upstairs landing. There is even a smaller version of a Grandfather clock, which is a Grandmother clock, which is slimmer and more affordable. You can opt for refurbished clocks, which can have a steam-pink theme, but this will be a bit trickier to pull off with a truly gothic design.
Remember, a fully wooden clock of this kind can cost thousands, but they are just amazing to have in your home. You can now get silent versions, so you won’t be woken by the infamous ‘bong-bong’ at midnight.
Candles and candelabras are a must for any gothic home, and, of course, the holders or candelabras are going to be black. Or, maybe silver. However, when paired with a fireplace, they look striking.
Gothic design often encompasses a church vibe, too, so many gothic homes will have candles that resemble the pillar candles that you find in church. If those candles are placed in a black candle holder that is shaped like a skull, it creates a striking contrast.
Dark Wooden Furniture
Now, onto the tables and other bits and pieces, and potentially the kitchen countertops.
For tables and other pieces of wooden furniture, aim for the darkest wood you can afford. Of course, staining exists, so you can buy a lighter wooden table and stain it to look like it is made of mahogany or even ebony wood. You can also stain it black, but many gothic individuals feel that having everything black is a bit of an overkill.
Having a four-poster bed is a great way to add a touch of the Victorian era to your home. With the frame and the curtains, everything about this sleeping place screams gothic design.
Paired with a dark, damask bedspread and curtains of a similar design (or with some skulls and bats), you’ve got yourself a great-looking place to sleep.