How to Create a Gothic Style Bedroom

Today’s Guest Post is something a little different, but I like to give inspiration to everyone who happens to visit Love Chic Living. Maybe these ideas are perfect for your rebellious teenage daughter!

How to create a gothic bedroom

Whilst many think that nothing would be more perfect than having a crisp and bright bedroom that looks like it was lifted straight off a home décor magazine, many others want something that is far more unique that has a splash of personality. Introducing elements of gothic inspired themes and features is a perfect way to bring life to an otherwise bland or characterless room; and in this guide we tell you just how you can achieve this within your bedroom.

Gothic style… choosing yours

Gothic style incorporates a wide range of varying furniture designs and is far more varied than many people believe; from dramatic, sweeping silver curtains coupled with furniture that has elegant lines, to rooms that feature a bold feature colours, black furniture and haunting pictures with Victorian styled frames. So before you start take your time to research what styles you like and what you think could be implemented well within your bedroom.

Get painting!

A gothic inspired room isn’t about painting your room totally black, it’s about using bold colours wisely; this is particularly important if your room is relatively small, as you’ll need to keep most of the walls light in order to keep the room looking spacious. Commonly used colours for gothic rooms include silver, deep purple, black, or possible royal red or blue.

Ornaments: Small but important details

Ornaments are both a cost-effective way of recreating a gothic feel as well as an authentic one; key pieces include large candles, dramatic candle holders, cushions in rich textures and plants. For the latter you shouldn’t be thinking green house plants, rather you should be looking at delicate flowers featured in metallic pots.

Add gothic inspired artwork

Large paintings with mysterious landscapes will work wonders for creating a gothic feel; it will also create interest and a focal point within your room. You may also wish to try ‘Phantom of the Opera’ based masked if you’re looking for a more minimal and less detailed feel.

Making up your bed gothic style

Given that your bed takes up the largest proportion of your room dressing it in bed sheets that create a mysterious and romantic feel is one of the best ways to achieve a gothic look. Try looking at dark sheets and covers with a silky finish and adorn your bed with contrasting textured cushions. Key colours to look at here are dark mauves, purples, reds and blues.

Buy a rug

Buying a rug can create maximum impact with minimal cost; you needn’t purchase brand new, just search your local rag market or check eBay for a uniquely patterned rug.

Key Boudoir based furniture

If you can only afford to decorate your bedroom one piece at a time then a key piece of Boudoir based furniture should be your first choice. For the most impact chose a large chair or chaise lounge featuring a deep, red texture fabric that is framed by black, detailed wood.

A gothic based bedroom can be something both stylish and also incredibly striking. So, take some guidance from the above tips and give it a try.


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Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

Jen is an award winning digital publisher and has been creating interiors and home decor content for over 10 years.
She has an insatiable love of home interiors, has worked with hundreds of brands, and currently supports many bloggers within the creative industries to share their expertise through writing.
She spends most of her time in her little garden office pod, has 2 daughters and 2 (fighting) cats.

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1 Comment

  1. mellissa williams
    March 4, 2014 / 5:51 pm

    I used to have a signature red wall in my bedroom and it had a gothic vibe. I love drama and the gothic style.

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