Embrace your dark side with the Gothic trend

Camaro Aged Metalstone with Natural Oak Marquetry Strips

Camaro Aged Metalstone with Natural Oak Marquetry Strips

Since its Halloween this week and we’re in the mood to be spooked, the Polyflor at Home team has been looking at how to create a gothic home interior that is stunningly dramatic rather than horrifying!

A bold and opulent patterned wallpaper in a rich hue is an ideal way to embrace the gothic trend. We like this grey and plum damask design from B&Q which is a steal at just £6 a roll.

Caption: Byron Damask Grey & Plum Wallpaper, B&Q, £6 a roll

Caption: Byron Damask Grey & Plum Wallpaper, B&Q, £6 a roll

If you are looking for a more luxurious option, this blood red wallpaper design from Scottish designers Timorous Beasties speaks for itself with a name like “Devil Damask Flock” and is not for the faint hearted!

Devil Damask Flock, Timorous Beasties, £228 per roll

Devil Damask Flock, Timorous Beasties, £228 per roll

Gothic design is influenced by medieval architecture, so this mirror in the style of a gothic arch window fits the trend perfectly. Large church style pillar candles are another cheap and simple way to add a gothic touch to any living space.

Wooden Gothic Arch Mirror, Not On The High Street, £50

Wooden Gothic Arch Mirror, Not On The High Street, £50

A room lit by candlelight will give your space a cosy look as the nights draw in.  Why not try an ornate candelabra, or if you’re feeling adventurous this wrought iron chandelier would look great hanging from the ceiling.

Maypole Bird Cage 8 Light Black Ironwork Chandelier, Universal Lighting Services Ltd, £165

Maypole Bird Cage 8 Light Black Ironwork Chandelier, Universal Lighting Services Ltd, £165

For creating a more dramatic home interior, there is a generous selection of black toned wood and stone effect designs in our Polyflor at Home collections…

  • Camaro Black Oilshale, Black Marble and Atlantic Slate
  • Camaro Loc Black Shadow Slate
  • Colonia Welsh Raven Slate and Imperial Black Marble
  • Secura Ebony and Black Slate
  • Designatex Noir Slate and Nero Oak
Colonia Imperial Black Marble

Colonia Imperial Black Marble

All our flooring designs feature different tones and textures for added interest, and designs such as Ebony, Nero Oak and Black Oilshale mean you can achieve a striking dark floor without feeling limited to just stone designs. Remember that you can use the “View by Shade” function on our new website to make finding the floor you want even easier, so to achieve that gothic look simply search for “Black”, “Dark Wood” or “Dark Stone” designs.

Dark floor designs

The haunted house effect may be great for the 31st October, but you might not want to embrace your dark side for the whole year! Luckily black floors don’t always mean gothic, they can be very modern and stylish, especially when used with a monochrome colour scheme as these looks from our Designatex brochure show. Remember that a dark floor paired with light walls will also make a room seem larger.

Designatex Noir Slate

Designatex Noir Slate

Designatex Nero Oak

Designatex Nero Oak

Don’t forget to take a look at our new website which features plenty more inspirational design ideas for your home interiors.

Happy Halloween!

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