Breaking Down the Modern Gothic Trend

This fall’s modern gothic décor trend has been heavily influenced by TV series and movies. We saw it trickle in fall fashion with blanket coats and printed velvets, lace up boots and poor boy hats. In the UK this look is called The New Victorian and it features an eclectic mix of Moroccan, gothic architecture, and even some ethereal influences. Designer Andrea Ford shows us how to work the look into our own homes.

If you want to bring this look into your home, start by adding bold patterns and dark colours. Flocked tone on tone wallpaper or an updated damask motif in an elongated print gives this look a more modern feel. Dark shades of grey or rich jewel tones on top of moulding also add a luxe element.

Modern Gothic Trend

Animal imagery is another huge component of this look. Faux fur blankets add a raw but cozy touch, while antlers, animal bones or macabre objects in ceramic, cast iron or gilded versions dress up this trend.

Modern Gothic Trend

If you want to include gothic inspired furniture into your home, make sure you stick to items with unique shapes in a rich colour palette. You want to look for furniture in traditional shapes but made of modern materials like acrylic or painted all black to make them modern. Tufted or distressed details add dimension and make items feel sexy.

Modern Gothic Trend

Sources: wallpapers, Graham and Brown; wishbone, antlers, settee, wrought iron ottoman, cloches, Black Rooster; rugs, tables, ELTE; glass lamp, Avenue Road; smoke chairs, Klaus; Fornesetti plates, blue ottoman, tuffed chair, faux fur throw, silver skull bookends, hands, Urban Barn; butterfly print pillows, West Elm; black lamp, designer's own


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