If you want to get to know someone better, pay attention to his/her house, the style of which is chosen in compliance with his/her worldview. In contrast to any other design, gothic style differs by its uniqueness, originality and preference of the dark colors, among which black, dark-red and violate are dominating. Apple-green, pink and white are rarer but they are added not to delight the eye. Only those who really like the charming atmosphere of gothic culture will rearrange their house correspondingly. It is necessary to have something unique and somewhat gloomy in such interior, as, according to the Goths, even the death has some romance.
Gothic style may not be reproduced in the small apartment or small country house, as for such design the space of a large country house or upscale apartment is necessary.
Although this style presupposes large height of the premise, still its application is possible also with not very high ceilings.
Materials necessary to create the style
The notion “gothic style” is relatively new, although it started developing in XII century, therefore, for its creation, the materials will be necessary which were used by Goths in due time. This is wood and rough stone. Surely, hardly anyone will use the original materials. Because for this purpose you will have to build a medieval castle, which is affordable not for everyone, but the application of such materials for finishing the premises may achieve the desired result.
As the gothic style did not lose its applicability, the lamps in this style suit perfectly to create a medieval atmosphere. Due to a small demand, they are produced in small amounts, and frequently even singular counterparts, therefore it is possible to create an original interior underlining your individuality. However, even if the lamp is designed only for the gothic style, it does not mean that it will fit any design. An individual approach is needed in each separate case.
The attention is given not only to the lighting but also to the illumination and lighting effects, with the help of which a special mystique is created contained in gothic. Besides, the lamps in the gothic style facilitate the creation of original interiors full of harmony and comfort.
Windows and arches
The differential feature of gothic styles is the use of windows striving upwards and the similar arches. You may use the azure turrets and ornaments as a décor the application of which is very peculiar to the unique gothic style, therefore, it may not be confused with other styles. The atmosphere of the premise is full of greatness and luxury. The windows may be decorated with ornaments or stained-glass windows. Modern gothic style gravitates to the medieval castles, and as the windows and arches are most paid attention to, these elements play an important role in the style arrangement. The main thing to remember is that the task is not to rearrange the house into the medieval castle or temple, but to approach the medieval style as close as possible making an elegant combination of the modern materials.
The same important is paying attention to the furniture to achieve a harmonious atmosphere.
Gothic furniture includes the cupboards with the high legs, double wardrobes with six panels, beds and chairs with the high backs. The furniture made of the wood only is preferable and it should be decorated with carving. Besides, the massive furniture is chosen. Such interior is ponderous, with the big amount of sophisticated elements and is perceived somewhat roughish. If possible, not only windows but also the doors should be made gothic.
Ceiling in a Gothic style
The differential feature of gothic with regard to the ceiling is striving upwards. Surely, the best variant is when this is considered already in the building projection, but if the ceiling is not very high, you may use the plasterwork creating the dome effect and arrangement with the opened decorated roof timbers to make your interior look gothic.
As for accessories you may use the sculptures of different fable beings, lions, draperies, pictures or knight’s armor.
Although, gothic style is perceived by many as «retro», as it helps to get immersed into the antiquity, still this style is modern because monumental and luxurious gothic buildings are not constructed nowadays. It just helps to create the feeling of antiquity, and with the achievement of maximum effect, allows admiring the obtained result as if we were carried away into the ancient times. However, much as one would like to create a gothic interior, considering all the canons is practically impossible since gothic is a real style of castles, for which you need much space, which is lacking in most cases. Therefore, the admirers of gothic should use the style approaches to make your interior look gothic.