Gothic architecture used to be the height of glory right before the renaissance era took over. Its dark, moody ambiance was glorified with rose windows, large pointed arches and flying buttresses in the past, but today, it is much more subtle in aesthetic. It’s because the contemporary era measures the amount of gothic in a space with respect to its dimensions, and the glory of authentic gothic era can look very off-putting in modern spaces. So for all those who’re vying for something different, edgy and unique, here are 5 ways you can emulate a punk gothic vibe in your home interior designs.
1. Mixing arabesques
The gothic style is extremely abstract and can be easily emulated in any sort of modern space if you know the basics. Most of the artwork in the gothic era was very abstract, and you can still capture that aesthetic by bringing out the same aesthetic with the help of modern art. The arabesque feature wall in this dining nook is a great example of how you can accomplish this.
2. Dark colors
The gothic style is particularly renowned for its dreary color palate. So most of the colors selected for your contemporary punk gothic interior design have to be on the dull side. You can use a variation of achromatic colors, and if you want to step into textures, then ash wood and black aluminum are great choices to start.
3. Moody lighting
You cannot capture the true essence of the gothic style in your modern interior designs if you cannot invest in the proper mood lighting. You can go for accent lighting that highlights some major parts of your gothic aesthetic. of course ambient light is necessary, but the full-scale of accent lighting helps emphasize the gothic aspects of the design even more.
4. Dark wooden surfaces
Dark wood paneling all over your interior design is a good way to emulate the gothic aesthetic in its abstract form. It also appeals to the contemporary sensibilities while making sure that nothing goes too overboard with the whole design.
5. Tiny touches
Since modern spaces differ in function as well as dimension, sometimes you can only bring in small aspects of this aesthetic in your designs. These can be tiny touches in the form of a black acrylic backsplash, a concrete textured floor or even a darkly textured accent wall.