Being naturally drawn to all things gothic has probably always been a part of your character for as long as you can remember, and whether you have just bought your first home or else are looking to update your home décor for the new year, continue reading to learn how to personalize your home décor and furniture to better express your gothic side.
Dramatic, heavy, and deep-set luxurious fabrics are an absolute must when it comes to a home decor theme with gothic architecture in mind, and as such, your curtains, for example, should be down to the floor and made from a thick velvet or even velour material.
The advantage of choosing such a fabric amongst a host of others is that the drama created by the heavy curtains will serve to bring together the room and make it feel warm, cozy, and inviting yet still with dark and mysterious undertones.
Stained Glass Windows & Doors
Now, obviously, it would be the absolute dream to have gothic-style stained-glass windows with images of skulls and dark figures emblazoned on the front, but unless you are a secret (or, indeed, famous) millionaire, this simply is not feasible.
Instead, why not choose to have one panel from any glass doors in your home, especially if the door to your bedroom is glass, replaced with a truly authentic-looking gothic design?
Focusing on window trimmings for a more subtle yet equally inspired by the gothic movement impact, you could choose to have an arched frame installed around the top of the windows or have skull-inspired engravings on the windowsill itself.
Sofas & Cushions
Turning your attention to your living room, even though it is unlikely you will suddenly ‘go off’ black and darker colors and suddenly turn into a sunshine yellow-loving person, it is far better to start with a neutral color base in the living room and then add color (or a lack thereof).
Investing in a beautifully designed and high-end designer sofa from prestigious designers at ligne-roset-chelsea.co.uk will afford you the opportunity to enjoy a unique and incredibly comfortable piece of furniture and provide a blank canvas.
You can then go to town with skull prints, from throws, blankets, and cushions to a feature focal wall with a skull print, and if you are one for as much black as possible in every room, black shelving units will bring everything together perfectly.
Candles, Candles & More Candles
Finally, in terms of the general aesthetic throughout your home, one easy and incredibly affordable way to add a sense of gothic drama to the property is to invest in black and white pillar candles.
Arranging a selection of different heights and widths of pillar candles in key areas of your home, such as in the entrance hall and in the bathroom, will serve to convey an atmosphere of excitement and dark layers to the property.