9 twists to put on the New Gothic trend

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  • 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.

    Beagle bust, £60; raven cushion, £40; both Abigail Ahern range, Debenhams

    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.

    Large-scale floral print duvet set, £18 for a king-size set; embroidered floral cushion, £12; all Tesco Direct

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