What is a gothic bedroom?
Is it hard to put one together?
What are the five most defining features of a gothic style bedroom?
Of course, there may be many other features you want to consider when designing your room. However, these are some of the most common that are sure to come to mind when you think about your gothic bedroom and its overall style.
In this article, we’ll show you 15 examples of some great takes on gothic bedrooms. Some of these are more modern while others are more old-fashioned. Depending on whether you prefer contemporary or traditional interior design, you may want to stick to some of these over others.
Take your time and examine the following pictures carefully to help you gather some ideas for what to do with your gothic bedroom. In no time, you’re sure to have the perfect solution to your décor needs as well as plenty of inspiration to help you get started.
1. Awesome Gothic Bedroom Ideas
This contemporary bedroom features starkly contrasting black and white without a lot of over-the-top embellishments. It brings the gothic look home with the chandelier hanging over the bed, but keeps things subtle without relying on a lot of scrollwork or other minute details to imply the gothic style.
2. Modern Gothic Interior Design
While the bed itself isn’t very gothic and keeps things quite minimal, it’s offset by a massive scrollwork frame that is decidedly gothic in nature. This room also utilizes black and white with some splashes of color in the small but noticeable flower arrangements on the end tables.
3. Gothic Bedroom
Although the bed and its dressings are very modern in this room, everything else is gothic. The walls are made of castle rock and the décor is kept low, including a painting that is leaning against the wall in a very traditional medieval style. Detailed scrollwork on the frame brings it all home.
4. Stylish Gothic Bedroom
The backdrop in this picture may not be real, but the bed dressings can give you a good sense of how something like this would look in a more fantasy-style gothic setting. With elegant red fabric and black accents, this bed incorporates some of the lesser-used elements of gothic decorating.
5. Modern and Comfortable
Just because a room is gothic, that doesn’t mean it has to be uncomfortable, stuffy, or hard to enjoy. This modern gothic room uses black and white contrasts and an old-fashioned wallpaper along with a scroll frame for the bed to pull the whole look together.
6. Covered Bed
This extremely tall covered bed with drapes is incredibly gothic. If you don’t have the benefit of vaulted ceilings like the room in this photo, you can consider a more traditional canopy bed with gothic-style drapes around it to get the feeling of this style without the massive cover.
7. Purple Accents
This bedroom relies heavily on black and gold with lots of elaborate embellishments. It features a golden chandelier over the bed and purple accents that increase the luxurious appeal of this formal gothic style. With a large mirror on one wall, the room looks even bigger than it really is.
8. Black and Gold
Nothing says “opulent” like black and gold décor. This gothic bedroom features tall windows and floor-to-ceiling drapes that work with the large art piece and traditional fireplace to create a gothic flair. The modern style bed doesn’t negatively impact the overall gothic vibe of this space at all.
9. Sofa Combo
This unique gothic room is smaller than most and combines a twin sized bed with a sofa to create a gothic style. All of the furnishings are black with gray accents, and the skulls hanging on the wall add a bit of realistic fantasy to the general sense of the room.
10. Mostly White
Decorating a gothic bedroom can be tough when you want to keep things brighter rather than darker. With a mostly white room like this one, you can put black accents to work for you. The stylish frame on the bed’s headboard stands out boldly against the white walls in this bedroom.
11. All Black
In contrast to the mostly white gothic room listed above, this option is totally black. This room is incredibly stylish and sleek while still keeping many of the old-fashioned trends of medieval furnishings, particularly in the shape and details on the bed frame. A single gold accent piece draws attention to this stunning room.
12. Stylish Silver
Take things to an extremely modern level with the bold silver accents that shimmer throughout this room. The black and gray striped bedspread pulls together the black walls and silver furnishings in this gothic bedroom. With a candelabra on one side table and luscious throw pillows, this is a truly elegant room.
13. Fit for Royalty
Red and gold are a very royal color combination, and this room is no different. Tall red drapes on either side of the bed and golden accents throughout the space work together to make a very traditional gothic room that doesn’t rely on black to accomplish its goals.
14. Small and Cozy
Even if you don’t have much space to work with in your bedroom, you can still create a gothic look. This room focuses mainly on black furnishings with a few red pieces that stand out. It creates a splash of interest by adding soft floral lights on one end table to offset the large window on the other side of the room. Although room includes some modern conveniences, such as a desk with a computer near the window, it is still decidedly gothic and fits well into this type of style.
15. Truly Opulent
This unique bed is one of the most incredible pictured on our list. The carved wooden bed frame features many specific and intricate details that hearken back to the medieval era. It includes a wooden canopy with elaborate wooden posts, and the whole thing looks like it might have once been used by a king or some member of the nobility. Although you might not be able to find a bed just like this for your gothic bedroom, it can still inspire you to come up with your own twist on the dramatic, impressive, and heavily detailed frame pictured here.
Here are the features and elements you should keep in mind when putting together your new gothic bedroom:
What makes this type of bedroom really appealing? What kind of vibe can it bring to your home? Is it really right for you?
Gothic bedrooms have their own sense of charm that other styles don’t offer. These rooms are dark, but rather than feeling depressing or stifling, they tend to feel cozy because of this. They are also very easy to dress up or down depending on your preferences, and they can fit nicely into either a modern or a traditional sense of style.
Depending on the path you take with your gothic bedroom, it may add an upscale vibe to your home or could contribute a sense of fantasy and wonder instead. No matter what you’re looking for in your gothic bedroom, you’re sure to find it from the inspiring pictures on our list above!