What is a gothic bedroom?
Is it hard to put one together?
What are the most defining features of a gothic style bedroom?
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.
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Gothic Bedroom Design Ideas #1: Dark Bedroom Ideas
This contemporary goth 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 goth bedroom style.
Gothic Bedroom Design Ideas #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 goth bedroom also utilizes black and white with some splashes of color in the small but noticeable flower arrangements on the end tables.
Gothic Bedroom Design Ideas #3: Cozy Dungeon
Although the bed and its dressings are very modern in this goth bedroom, everything else is gothic. The walls are made of castle rock and the goth bedroom décor is kept low, including a painting that is leaning against the wall in a very traditional medieval style. Detailed Gothic scrollwork on the frame brings it all home.
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Gothic Bedroom Design Ideas #4: Blood Red Sheets
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 goth bedroom setting. With elegant red fabric and black accents, this bed incorporates some of the lesser-used elements of Gothic decorating.
Gothic Bedroom Design Ideas #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 bedroom uses black and white contrasts and an old-fashioned wallpaper along with a scroll frame for the bed to pull the whole gothic look together.
Gothic Bedroom Design Ideas #6: Gothic Canopy
This extremely tall covered bed with drapes is incredibly gothic. If you don’t have the benefit of vaulted ceilings like the bedroom 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.
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Gothic Bedroom Design Ideas #7: Purple Accents
This goth 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 bedroom looks even bigger than it really is.
Gothic Bedroom Design Ideas #8: Black and Gold
Nothing says “opulent” like black and gold décor. This 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 bedroom at all.
Gothic Bedroom Design Ideas #9: Sofa Combo
This unique goth bedroom 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 bedroom.
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Gothic Bedroom Design Ideas #10: Mostly White
Decorating a 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 goth bedroom.
Gothic Bedroom Design Ideas #11: All Black
In contrast to the mostly white gothic room listed above, this bedroom 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 goth bedroom.
Gothic Bedroom Design Ideas #12: Stylish Silver
Take things to an extremely modern level with the bold silver accents that shimmer throughout this bedroom. The black and gray striped bedspread pulls together the black walls and silver furnishings in this goth bedroom. With a candelabra on one side table and luscious throw pillows, this is a truly elegant bedroom.
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Gothic Bedroom Design Ideas #13: Fit for Royalty
Red and gold are a very royal color combination, and this goth bedroom is no different. Tall red drapes on either side of the bed and golden accents throughout the bedroom work together to make a very traditional gothic room that doesn’t rely on black to accomplish its goals.
Gothic Bedroom Design Ideas #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 bedroom 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 goth bedroom. Although the bedroom 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.
Gothic Bedroom Design Ideas #15: Truly Opulent
This unique bed is one of the most incredible goth bedrooms 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 bedroom, it can still inspire you to come up with your own goth bedroom twist on the dramatic, impressive, and heavily detailed frame pictured here.
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