With black walls trending in home decor, the latest designs are giving off a dark and moody vibe. The look is being paired with vintage pieces that look like the’re straight out of a Victorian curiosities cabinet. These spooky spaces look like they’ve come to life from the pages of a Mary Shelley or Charlotte Bronte novel, and they’re perfect to set the mood as Halloween approaches.
Gothic Elegance – Get The Look
This dark, brooding look is easier to achieve than you might think. Here’s what you need:
Start With Black Walls. Against a dark background, wall art that would normally blend in becomes a focal point. Antiques and naturalistic accessories (like the fossilized rocks and botanical wall hanging here) look more modern against black paint and stop the “living in a museum” feel in its tracks.
Get the look: Ikea SIBBARED Wall Hanging
Exposed Brick + Black Lacquer. High gloss spray paint can add drama to garage sale finds in an instant. Fabrics like faux snakeskin with a little sheen take tufted furniture to another level. If your home doesn’t have existing brick, get the look with brick tiles from your home improvement store.
Get the look: Faux Brick Tiles
Luxury + Patina. Mix high end and aged perfection with velvet or brocade upholstery and a crumbling fresco. Don’t live in an Italian villa with hand painted treasures on the walls? Scour thrift stores and antique shops for vintage artwork. The more beat up the frames are, the better.
Get the look: Vintage Oil Painting
Dramatic Accents. This look doesn’t have to be completely void of color. Jewel tones like burgundy, deep teal and emerald hearken back to Victorian Era decorating.
Get the Look: Velvet Loveseat
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