Gothic Medieval Decoration
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The medieval houses were very big from two reasons: bigger houses and especially mansions mean that its owner is very rich and successful. But on the other hand because they were very big and could inhabit 30 people, it also been used for few poor families who gathered arround in the same house, with no privacy at all.
Medieval times arent known for their comfortable furnitures. Perhaps that is why mead flowed so freely in the great halls. But your comfortable sofa dont need to be replaced for a palette. Well chosen heavy fabric draped loosely and plentifully over a sofa can keep that gothic feeling alive in your house. Because multi purpose fabric is one of the most important house decor that associated with the medieval times. Fabrics are also used as floor or bed covers and also as a wall dividing few rooms. The colors of the fabrics were black, blue or dark red.
Use silver leafing, stencils, bronzing and other kind of finishing to add the medieval look with more gothic touch mixed with modern decoration. Keep modern items as electronics away from sight, and put them armoires, cabinets and medieval chests. You can even build heavy wooden chests for stereo speakers. The chest is also known as medieval accessory, It was made from heavy tree, the big wooded chest has lots of uses such as a safe were you put all the value properties and also as a chair, table and if you are very paranoid also as a bed to sleep on it!
Metal hardware on wood furniture can trasform boring items to medieval furnishings. Brackets hinges and handles can also be found in a variety of gothic styles. Add some gothic arches, quatrefoils and other figures to your wood furnitures.
You can decorate your house in the medieval style by yourself, its very easy. And it doesnt have to be so expensive, you can find some pieced at stores, old shops and even yard sales.