From true romance to shabby chic, find out how to put your own stamp on aw15's New Gothic trend
Brave, bold and unashamedly eccentric, autumn/winter2015’s New Gothic trend is unafraid to pack a punch. Drawing on the resurgence in Victoriana, the recent botanical trend and recurring animal motifs, it’s a striking blend of old and new that’s perfect for period properties. Alternatively, give it a glamorous feel by adding metallic touches, take it down a softer route with gentle florals, or give it a vintage vibe with distressed furniture.
Twist 1: True Romance
Add a romantic vibe with this elegant bedding – covered in painterly illustrations, it has a Pre-Raphaelite feel that’s enchanting rather than overbearing. Team it with soft linens and throws in pale colourways to complete the look.
Olivia bedding, from £49.50 for a single set, Marks & Spencer
Twist 2: Colour Confidence
This bright and bold palette puts a thoroughly modern spin on the new gothic trend, whilst Fornasetti plates and Matisse-inspired fabrics give the scheme plenty of old-school drama.
Isla armchair in Magenta brushed linen cotton, from £630, Sofa.com
Twist 3: French Glamour
Go for a historic gothic feel with an ornate armoire in classic black and red.
Elisa wire-fronted armoire, £1,425, Out There Interiors
Twist 4: Graphic Prints
Step away from traditional gothic design with this oversized graphic print. In a deep inky palette it still has plenty of impact, whilst a bold repeat pattern brings it up to date.
Photo floral duvet set, from £12 for a single, George
Twist 5: Feature Wall
Not sure if the trend’s for you? Go for the subtle approach by painting a feature wall in a moody hue, then adding a striking range of glassware and deep-hued blooms.
Leopard-print vases, £15 each, Sainsbury’s
Twist 6: Floral Fancy
These intricate floral illustrations have a softness to them, whilst warm pops of pink and orange put an uplifting spin on the gothic design.
Shadow floral rug, from £995, Ted Baker range, John Lewis
Twist 7: Tactile Finish
Think the gothic trend was all doom and gloom? Think again. Bright pops of turquoise, purple and mustard in velvet finishes add a modern, eccentric vibe to this classic armoire.
Twist 8: Shabby-Chic
Give the trend a lived-in feel with vintage-style fabrics and distressed accessories.
Chiltern compact sofa in Carmel Floral Ruby, £1,299, Marks & Spencer
Twist 9: Boutique Style
Having family to stay this Christmas? Put a boutique spin on the New Gothic trend and team graphic floral prints with dark furnishings to transform your guest bedroom, then enhance the look with fresh flowers and embellished tealight holders.
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