The hugely popular book and film series Twilight has become a cultural phenomenon. For those who’ve still not had the pleasure of reading or watching the saga, briefly it’s about mortal girl, Bella Swan, who falls in love with vampire Edward Cullen.
The popularity of the Twilight tales seems to have resulted in the unthinkable…it’s made gothic grudge glamorous. To mark Halloween, we thought we’d take a look at dark and mysterious, gothic inspired furniture and interiors.
Gothic glam isn’t difficult to pull-off. The main danger is in over-doing it and ending up with a lounge/diner that Dracula himself would be proud of. You can introduce this style as a contrast to chic, elegant interiors, with a few clever accents or a couple of chairs. If you want to opt for all out drama and opulence, choose a statement piece such as a bed, mirror or candelabra and keep accessories to a minimum.
Colours & fabrics
Black and white, with a hint of red will ensure your interiors look ultra-elegant, accessorise with delicate Victorian style lace. White with natural, rustic browns and beiges also works well; introduce a hint of gold for a luxury feel. Red and blue, gold are associated with the gothic movement and often seen in wallpapers. Look out for gothic revival patterns for soft furnishing.
- Red roses
- Large, ornate mirrors
- Wall sconces
- Stained glass
- Arched shapes
- Cusping (mounted projecting heads or animals)
Furniture & Accessories