Tips on Creating a Modern Gothic Interior Design
Usually, when talking about interior design styles, you’ll hear plenty of advice on how to create a light, subdued and neutral space. But the question is: What if you don’t want that? What if your personal style gears more towards the more unconventional designs and aesthetics? What if, for instance, you wish to live in a beautiful modern Gothic space, instead of a sterile, white interior?
Well, we’ve got you covered! The Gothic style has been around for centuries and it’s arguably one of the most beautiful styles in both the architecture and interior design. Now, while you certainly can’t do much about the architectural part, you can easily transform your interior to match this aesthetics. Here are just some of the ways you can create a stunning modern Gothic interior right in the comfort of your own home that will actually look like you’ve hired an interior designer.
In any interior design, the details play a huge role. And you might find it a bit weird that we’re starting with this aspect but it is the most important one. The details you choose to implement in your interior design will make all the difference if you’re going for the modern Goth vibe. First off, focus on adding geometrical shapes to boost the modern aspect of the design. Find some stunning geometrical picture frames and hang them on your walls. You can easily choose to leave them empty or fill them with some sort of an art piece. Moreover, you can check out some Skull Bliss tips and look for ways you can incorporate their beautiful carved animal skulls in your interior as well.
Focus on details
Pay attention to fabric and materials
The materials and fabric you choose to go with will also play a very important role. Luscious, thick and heavy fabrics, such as velvet and suede are quite popular choices in Gothic interiors. Additionally, heavy carved wooden furniture – painted in some dark color – is also a common staple. To add a touch of modern, go for different metals and glass surfaces to beautifully merge these two design styles together. Picture this: an oversized area rug with a stunning geometrical pattern; an oversized velvet sofa with faux fur throw blanket and amazing throw pillows on top of it, combined with a metal-frame coffee table with a stained-glass top surface in front of a beautifully carved wooden display cabinet. Top it all off with an amazing metallic chandelier with glass ornaments and you’ll have yourself a beautiful modern Gothic interior.
Nailing the colour palette just right is where it’s at when it comes to modern Gothic style. Contrary to popular belief, there are plenty of colours – aside from black – in a Goth colour palette. But the main focus of your palette should be on the deeper side for the colour wheel. Deep greens, maroons, dark teals, dark purples and all the hues in the gray section are also some of the favorite choices. Ideally, you should choose deep dark graphite shade for your floors and stay in the realm of lighter grays for your walls. This will create a beautiful neutral setting you can easily further enhance with furniture, carpets and other accessories. You can also choose an accent wall and paint it in some of the aforementioned shades to bring some pop of colour and additional interest to your interior.
Know your colour palette
Play around with your lighting
In the end, Gothic interiors are not quite famous for being bright and heavily-illuminated. But since it’s your home we’re talking about, you will need to install opulent lighting. However, that absolutely doesn’t mean that you can’t add light dimmers and to the equation and always be in full control of just how much light you want to have in your interior. On top of that, invest in some colorful mood lighting that will help you enhance the vibe and the atmosphere in your interior.
So, if you’re looking to add a touch of Goth into your living space, make sure to check out these tips. You can go as heavy or as light as you want. Just make sure you’re happy with your final product.