Gothic home décor has an air of mysterious, dark, romantic, and erotic sensuality. The Gothic era became quite popular during the 12th to 16th century in Europe and then made a comeback during the 1980’s in England. Currently, there is a strong subculture that has developed throughout the major cities of Europe and the United States.
Most of us who are not part of the Gothic subculture have a mental picture of Edward Scissorhands or True Blood’s Fangtasia. Although Edward’s fashion sense and personality can depict a strong Gothic style, we are limiting our vision of the variety of what being “goth” entails. After doing some research, it is quite interesting to learn Gothic home décor can be very flexible to personal interpretation.
Gothic home décor for me means:
- dim lighting
- dark shades of paint
- sexy candles with smells of vanilla and cinnamon
- burgundy and charcoal satin bed sheets
- four post bed frame that allows the use of bondage and other fetish toys
- low platform bed with just two pillows to maintain free of cluttered pillows
- minimal furniture in the bedroom – just a Gothic style chest box for storage and two night tables and one leather piece of furniture (like a corset chair or patent leather furniture)
- dark velvet curtains to keep natural light out and maintain privacy
- black chandelier with intricate details
- mirrors to accentuate the sensuality of the room
- classic pieces of furniture with an air of darkness
Now you can define what goth means to you and find pieces of décor that represent it. Here are some inspirational Gothic home décor photos if you are trying to incorporate this bold and sexy theme in your home:
Let’s not forget other house and home furniture that are Goth inspired:
Can you tell I’ve been in the mood for black and white bedroom interiors?
Happy decorating! And Happy New Year!!
PS: Time to bring in 2013 with a fresh set of inspirations to continue decorating your beautiful house!