Gothic Bedroom Designs

Article by sarah james on December 1, 2012 under Bedroom category

Gothic bedroom designs very often resemble the set design on horror films. Dark colors set the tone, and the accessories accentuate the theme further. Toile-patterned upholstery and accessories and dim lighting complete this stage-like setting.

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Armani Gothic Bedroom Furnishing

Armani Gothic Bedroom Furnishing

Colors – The colors in Goth bedroom designs run on the dark side. Black is a staple color, and red is a prevalent accent. Silver stands as an important color, as well.

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.

Contemporary Gothic Bedroom Interior

Contemporary Gothic Bedroom Interior

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 drying. 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.

Gothic Bedroom Interior Design

Gothic Bedroom Interior Design

Architectural Elements – The typical Gothic theme incorporates a lot of design elements from the medieval period and that includes architectural details. To transform your bedroom into a Gothic, you should try to incorporate some arches, columns and of course, gargoyles. Adding arches to a room without an archway is very difficult unless you get the help of a carpenter, so bring it in by using Gothic archway photographs blown up into poster size. You can find beautiful Gothic archway photographs online or at art or photography galleries. Columns are easier to add to an existing room. Purchase preformed columns at your home remodeling store and treat with a faux stone paint job. Use the columns near the bedroom doorway or alongside windows. You can also place them next to the bed to create a more defined bed “chamber.”

Purple Gothic Bedroom

Purple Gothic Bedroom

Gargoyles are relatively easy to find online or at garden or home stores and can range from cute to classically frightening. Purchase a variety of sizes and place next to the doorway, on a bookcase or over a windowsill. You can also incorporate the gargoyle look by hanging posters or photographs of gargoyles around the room.

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.

Stylish Black Bedroom

Stylish Black Bedroom

Accessories – Gothic design means layers of accessories including richly tasseled bedside lamps, heavily draped windows and ornate picture frames. If you have any special Gothic interests express them with your accessories. For example, if you are into vampires, feel free to display some classic vampire novels in hardcover. Religious icons are also terrific accessories so bring in some wrought iron crosses in various styles. Although taxidermy birds are specific to one kind of Gothic design, using them in this dark medieval style of Gothic style is also acceptable. 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 candelabra to house your white or cream colored candles. Always burn candles with supervision and safety.

Stylish Dark Bedroom Furnishing

Stylish Dark Bedroom Furnishing

Gothic bedroom designs celebrate 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. It may take a while to put a Gothic bedroom together, but the time spent on creating and collecting items for your theme room will be well worth it when you enjoy the unique escape you have created.

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