Medieval Home Decor Tips

Medieval Home Decor Tips

Who doesn't love castles? There’s something majestic about them that lures out both the suppressed romantic and the inner warrior. Given that most of us can’t afford a castle (that would be amazing!!!)... how can we capture even a hint of the alluring qualities of a castle?

Medieval, Gothic home decor items are trending and are a great way to add a touch of rustic elegance to your home.

This unique style is ultimately about making a rich statement. Whether bold, or subtle...

Gothic or Medieval interior decor is all about elegance and drama.

Choose Rich, Deep Colors
When you are choosing a palatial theme like Medieval, then you can pick rich colors like red, green, brown and gold in deeper tones. The most common are burgundy, dark green, and gold. Mix it up a bit too... try adding a burgundy accent wall with gold on the other walls. If you don’t want such bold colors on your walls, use them in your furniture, rugs, or accents instead. Add a softer, more neutral tone to your walls.

Switch to Fancy Flooring
Instead of keeping it simple and regular, look  for designer tiles or fancy stones.  And... keep them bare. When you picture a castle, you don’t see wall-to-wall carpeting. Castles had bare floors, usually made of stone. Also, hardwood is also an affordable option.

Design Options for Walls
Medieval theme has all the elements that can impress your guests the moment they enter your facility. Not only the flooring and ceilings, but the walls of your house should also be addressed while redecorating. Instead of keeping them plain and sober, you should choose interesting design options for walls. Some ideas to consider are dragons, gargoyles, and human skulls.
Dragon head

Fireplace as Focus Point
When it comes to medieval interior designing theme, a fireplace is always the best choice for focal point. Opting for a vintage style fireplace makes a great statement!

Invest in Wooden Furnishings
For affordable, yet stylish furnishing options, invest in wooden furniture in dark finishes. Instead of spending money in glass tables, you can buy a wooden table made of oak or lumber with a touch of medieval period.

Natural Lighting and Wall Sconces
Make sure that you let the natural light enter the house. In addition, you must have wall sconces. Wall sconces give you the mystery and charm of a true castle. As a more subtle approach,  you can use stylish lamps and small ceiling lights to create the drama of the medieval period in your house.

Check out this great Wrought Iron candle holder wall accent! It's perfect! The scroll pattern...the color... Everything about it screams medieval elegance!
Available on Wayfair


Choose Vintage Style Curtains & Accessories
In order to give a medieval look to your home, choose the right accessories... and long, flowing, drapey curtains. Properly castled window treatments coverings will puddle on the floor. 

An easy Castle themed element for the kitchen.... Copper pots!!  Nothing says "medieval castle" like copper pots hung in your kitchen! If you aren't into the full hanging pot look, just add a few copper touches in your kitchen.

Some great accent ideas!

 

Wall Charmers Skeleton KeySkeleton Keys add the perfect touch of Medieval drama to your home!

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Hand finished CAST IRON

Available in Rustic Bronze & Gold.

 

 

Human SkullHow about this Human Skull as a study buddy on your desk? or a great shelf accent?

Human Skulls make great accent pieces to give your home that medieval, gothic look.




I mentioned adding a Dragon Head as a decorative accent... Check this one out!
An ode to the Game of Thrones and Dungeons & Dragons, this Dragon Head symbolizes one of the most popular mythical creatures of our time!

And the detail in this piece is incredible!!!! Check out the piercing red eyes!!!!

Enjoy your "Castle"!

Happy Decorating!

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It's amost Springtime! Give your home a Fresh, Spring Makeover!!

It's amost Springtime! Give your home a Fresh, Spring Makeover!!

Spring is almost here! The time for chirping birds... beautiful flowers... warmer weather... and.. of course...

A New Spring Look!!

To celebrate the end of this cold winter.... we are welcoming Spring with some fresh decorating ideas to help brighten up your home! From pastel color palettes and floral accents to fresh patterns and a few new farmhouse decor accent pieces you can easily add that fresh Spring feel to your home!

You can go all out...or just change out a few decor items for a more subtle change.

Sometimes all you need is a touch of the outdoors and a Pop of color to make all the difference. The simplest farmhouse vase is an old mason jar! Paint it a pastel color like mint, pink, yellow or blue. or leave it... it's your choice! Then pick a bunch of your favorite flowers and viola!!

Fun Tip: Put a few drops of food coloring in the water, then cut the stems and insert some white carnations or any other white flowers of your choice. The flowers will absorb the colored water and will turn color! Super simple & easy!!!

Allergic to flowers? No worries.... in place of real flowers fill your mason jar with silk flowers, potpourri.... or even jellybeans!...yes.... jellybeans! Super colorful and Easter-ish. But definitely keep that jar up high, away from the little fingers of the kiddos. Nothing spells disaster like a kid on a sugar high!

Another Tip... Mason jars make excellent Candle holders!!

Silk orchids are always a nice touch to brighten up your mantle! And when paired with the perfect metal wall decor it, adds a delicate contrast.


Bring the Outdoors In.

Switching out your table centerpieces is an easy way to make a subtle change for the season. For Spring..try the Organic look. A wooden box is a great for planting some grasses or low growing flowers, or use it in your kitchen to keep your favorite herbs handy for cooking! A galvanized metal bucket for use as a vase or flowerpot adds a definite farmhouse feel!

Fun with Fabrics.

Give a neutral room a fresh update with a mix of floral patterned fabrics. Spring is the perfect time to replace those old curtains and drapes. Try a new pattern, or... if you aren't a fan of patterned fabrics, simply update to a more Spring-y color!

This season, there are some amazing floral prints hitting he shelves that are a must have for the perfect Spring look! Go bold or simple...it's your choice! And don't be afraid to mix and match patterns... as long as use colors within the same palette you'll nail it!

Find this modern, floral pillow (right) at Wayfair.

To go along with your florals.... bring more of the outside in with leaf prints. Create an accent wall with a leaf print wallpaper if you are going all in on this makeover... or add a subtle leaf pattern to your gallery wall with a stencil. To complete the look, your accessories should either be among the same color palette... or find some awesome throw pillows with a leaf print fabric. Fern prints are always a hit!! But be careful not to overdo it... it's easy to go from chic to tacky... with just one printed fabric too many!

 


Time for a Color-lift?

Say goodbye to dark, deep tones... Let the Sunshine in with soft pastel shades.. or even neutral shades of white! Whether it's just one room or many, freshening up your walls is sure to bring some of Springtime indoors!

Mint green is a great choice... it's making a comeback and is a very calm, modern tone. It pairs beautifully with natural wood accents as well as metals!

And don’t overlook lavender. Lavender is a classy, neutral color that works beautifully with a wide array of other colors. Great for bedrooms! Pair it with other pastels or neutrals like gray, ivory, and white for a soft look.



A few GREAT wall accent ideas to go with your Fresh, Spring color palette...

Cast Iron Wall Decor! Helps to break up the "pretty" but adding an element of rustic. It compliments the pastel colors beautifully. Try some Cast Iron Arrows, Single or 3-Set Arrows... or maybe a Rustic Wall Anchor. A great way to fill in blank space on a gallery wall or just to give your wall a bit of dimension.


Another fun find....

Skeleton Keys are a big hit!

A great addition to any farmhouse decor but also lends a hint of old world with a subtle Gothic or Medieval vibe.

A  fun decorative accent for any bedroom or office!

Available in Rustic Bronze or Gold, these keys will add a nice touch to your makeover!


 Faux Taxidermy... adds an additional element of the outdoors to your home while  creating a fun, eye catching focus to your decor!

From the dignified gaze of the elegant white-tailed deer in our Virginia Deer Head Wall Mounts....

... to the rugged, Southwest vibe of our Longhorn Cow Skulls...

Our Faux taxidermy collection is A Fusion of Nature and Decor and hand finished in Sunny Arizona for a piece as unique as you are!

I love this Spring blue wall color paired with the fresh white wicker baskets! (right) The perfect farmhouse touch. And the Faux Taxidermy Virginia Deer Head wall decor adds an element of POP to this bathroom!

Rustic Wall Shelves are a great way to display a vase of beautiful flowers, memorable pieces, or even paintings and family portraits.  Find a great ledge shelf that works in your space and hang it on your gallery wall or anywhere you want to add some focus.

Add some Time!!  Why not add a new rustic farmhouse clock to the mix? With so many great new styles, you are sure to find the perfect fit for your space.



With all these great Spring Decor ideas...
"It's gonna be a Bright, Bright Sunshiny day!" in your home!


For more design inspiration, be sure to check out Farmhouse Decor Inspiration... Some of our Faves!

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Give your home a Medieval makeover!

Medieval, Gothic home decor items are trending and are a great way to add a touch of rustic elegance to your home.

You don't have to go full on Goth, unless of course you want to, but adding a small touch of medieval decor goes a long way.

Gothic or Medieval interior decor is all about elegance and drama. This unique style is ultimately about making a rich statement.

For lavish interiors, embrace high-end furniture and fabrics, and plenty of other decorative accents. While trying to create a modern Gothic living room, pay attention to the intrinsic taste and the fine styling options for flooring and ceiling that is reminiscent of that century. Add some cushy rugs in deep tones for a cozier feel.

Here are some Decorating Tips to create the drama of the Medieval period in your home!

Choose Rich, Deep Colors
When you are choosing a palatial theme like Medieval, then you can pick rich colors like red, green, brown and gold in deeper tones. You may not want to choose these tones for the smaller rooms of your house. In that case, you can consider lighter shades like dusky pink, deep cream, sea blue and rusts.

Switch to Fancy Flooring
Instead of keeping it simple and regular, look  for designer tiles or fancy stones. Also, hardwood is also an affordable option.

Pick Design Options for Walls
Medieval theme has all the elements that can impress your guests the moment they enter your facility. Not only the floorings and ceilings, but the walls of your house should also be addressed while redecorating. Instead of keeping them plain and sober, you should choose interesting design options for walls. Some ideas to consider are dragons, gargoyles, and human skulls.

Set Fireplace as Focus
When it comes to medieval interior designing theme, a fireplace is always the best choice for focal point. Opting for a vintage style fireplace makes a great statement!

Invest in Wooden Furnishings
For affordable, yet stylish furnishing options, invest in wooden furniture in dark finishes. Instead of spending money in glass tables, you can buy a wooden table made of oak or lumber with a touch of medieval period.

Keep the Lighting System As Natural As Possible
Make sure that you let the natural light enter the house. In addition, you can use stylish lamps and small ceiling lights to create the drama of the medieval period in your house.

Choose Vintage Style Curtains & Accessories
In order to give a medieval look to your house, choose curtains and decorative accessories in vintage style.

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For more information about adding gothic touches to your home, whether subtle or dramatic, check out this great article!

 

Wall Charmers Skeleton KeyOur NEW Skeleton Keys add the perfect touch of Medieval drama to your home!

Handmade with Incredible Detail

Hand painted CAST IRON

Available in Rustic Bronze, Fire bronze, Gold, and Silver