Guest Author - Maureen L Staccato
Renovate within The Fairy Gothic theme
If you are considering a home or room makeover with a The Fairy Gothic
Theme, hopefully these few ideas and suggestions will inspire and provide the encouragement to endeavor a Gothic makeover! Today’s youth and generation have really embraced the Gothic and you just might have a teen who wants to self express this Fairy Gothic look in their personal space or you just might prefer this look yourself. I am very partial to the Gothic and have been for many years. I have a great passion for Gothic, especially Medieval the period. Here are some suggestions and ideas to start your Fairy Gothic home makeover. Just remember, these are suggestions and a guide to open your mind to the world of Gothic. There really are no wrong choices and you are only limited by your individual imagination.
While everyone has their own thought of what "Gothic" is and looks like, the subculture does have a number of identifiable sub-types that are frequently found among Goths. Within the Goth Code are many descriptions of these common Gothic types, everything from Antiquity Goth you’re into embellishments, medieval corsetry to Cyber tech Goth wears wires, silicone chips and circuit-boards.
In a similar stratum, I've tried to demonstrate some of the interior design styles that might be considered typically "Gothic." This is meant merely as an illustration and perhaps even an encouragement. This is not an absolute directive in any way at all. These are only suggestions. Also, elements of various styles can be combined to greatly effect the Fairy Gothic imagery has long been a part of the Gothic style.
Have you ever dreamed of flying with Peter Pan?
The fairy Goth decor is reminiscent of childhood stories and folkloric legends. It's for dreamers and wishers upon stars. It's a complete and utter escape from the mundane Real World. Surround yourself with a cloud and dream of decadence.
Fantastical, dreamy, mystical, sleepy, floating.
White may seem antithetical to Goths, but sometimes contrast is everything. Varieties of white rest beautifully against the traditional black in this theme.
Anything soft, draped, floaty, and otherworldly. Gauze and lace, worn soft cotton, old vintage velvet. Whatever texture to create a tranquil feeling and soothing atmosphere.
Cocteau Twins, Black Tape for a Blue Girl, anything ambient.
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Light fabric draped from the ceiling, tiny white holiday style lights, Pre-Raphaelite prints, and lots of candles in silver and glass holders, lace dresser scarves and tablecloths, dried and silk flowers decorating the walls, gargoyle and cherub statuary.
This is a very popular look and theme among the young teen girls. If you or your child is interested in this themed looked, there are many inspiring books and pictures that reflect this Gothic theme. Whichever theme or look you decide on, I hope you enjoy the experience and your new look.