There’s no doubt about it; the bedroom is one of the most important place in a home. As the space where you sleep and escape the hustle and bustle of your daily life, it stands to reason that it should be a welcoming environment. While there are endless design styles that can be incorporated into a bedroom, if you want to create a space that exudes romance, Gothic bedroom furniture is a fantastic choice.
Classic Gothic interior design dates back to the Middle Ages. Commonly used in the cathedrals and castles of Europe, this design style has withstood the test of time and is still a beloved interior design today. Fireplaces, stained glass, hearty woods, pointed arches; the features of Gothic design evoke romance like no other design can. But incorporating gothic design in the bedroom can be a bit challenging, especially if you aren’t a trained interior designer. Not to worry! – With the following tips, you can turn your bedroom into a romantic gothic haven.
Don’t be Afraid of Color
Color plays a big part in Gothic design. Generally, dark hues are the go-to for this design; however, lighter shades can also be incorporated into this style. Choose your colors wisely, as you want to create a cohesive look.
As a general rule of thumb, dark colors make a room look smaller, so if you’re working with a small space, you may want to avoid too much dark paint. Instead, choose a dark hue – such as burgundy, dark blue, or gray – on a focal wall (behind your bed, for example), and paint the remaining walls a lighter shade that coordinates with the focal wall.
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Gothic Style Platform Bed
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- Outer Dimensions-89 L x 69 W x 48 H inches
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Gothic Tufted Bed
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- 81"W x 85.25"D x 50.75"H
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Gothic Captains Bed
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- Contains four built-in drawers
- Includes metal side rails, center metal rail and additional metal legs for maximum stability
- 86”L x 64.5”W x 38“H.
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Choose the Right Furniture
If you want to pull off this look, incorporating Gothic bedroom furniture is an absolute must. Gothic bedroom furniture uses dark woods – think ebony and mahogany – and features intricate carvings. An oversized four-poster bed made of rich Cherrywood or mahogany, complete with scroll work in the headboard, footboard, and posters, would be the perfect choice for a Gothic-themed bedroom. A chest of drawers with ornate hand-painted details, matching bedside tables, and a chaise lounge constructed of hearty dark-colored wood and upholstered with crushed velvet would instantly turn your bedroom into a romantic haven.
Opulent Linens are a Must
Keep the opulence going with the linens. Cover your bed with a crushed velvet duvet, a collection of plush pillows covered in satin and sateen, and plush throw blankets will make your bed a space where you will have no trouble curling up and enjoying a blissful sleep (or romantic time in-between the sheets).
Ornate Decorative Elements
To complete the Gothic look in your bedroom, bring in a collection of ornate, Gothic-inspired decorative elements. Candles make a huge impact and are such an integral feature in this type of interior design. Flank your bed with oversized candle holders , either positioned on your bedside tables or on the walls themselves. Once you light those candles they hold, your bedroom will instantly exude romance. Bring in plants – real or silk – such as orchids, lilies, and roses; opt for lighter colors for your plants to play off the dark hues that dominate the space. Lay plush area rugs on the floors; think Persian designs and faux fur. Make the walls come to life by hanging ornate tapestries with unique designs in bold colors in luxurious materials, such as silk, satin, or velvet. Hang lavish coverings from the windows, too.
To complete the look, hang Gothic-inspired artwork on the walls or positioned on tabletops and dressers. Macabre-themed artwork is ideal for a Gothic look; decorative masks are a wonderful feature, too. When selecting your artwork, make sure that you consider the colors you are featured in the rest of the space so that everything works together and creates a cohesive look.
Enjoy Gothic Romance in Your Bedroom
If you are a romantic, incorporating a Gothic-style interior design in your bedroom is a wonderful option to consider. Use the above-mentioned tips and the space will exude romance and relaxation, creating a room that you will love spending time in and where you are bound to enjoy endless sweet dreams.