Gothic Themed Bedrooms
One popular bedroom theme is the gothic style. You don't need to be a pale-faced young goth to appreciate the dark sensuality or historical appeal of a gothic bedroom, be it traditional medieval or more of the fantastic style. Here are a couple of decor ideas:
When most people think about "gothic" one word usually comes to mind: black. Black can play a useful part in a bedroom, but it must be used with care. Black absorbs heat, so an all black room can become very uncomfortable on a warm summer night. Black, on the other hand, can be used very effectively as a splash or contrast detail.
Another very effective colour when used in moderation is red. A deep red can be exciting, playful and sensual. It can suggest the red lips of a kiss - perhaps those of a vampire?
Castle walls were made of stone, so a stone grey is appropriate. Wallpaper which resembles stonework can also be bought.
Medieval gothic decor tended towards simple materials (wood, iron) and ornate decoration. Intricate candle holders and four poster beds with richly coloured hangings (canopy beds) were an example.
A useful style of furniture for the gothic bedroom is the chest. Gothic style storage cabinets and armoires can add character to a room whilst also being practical. One possibility is to take an existing cabinet and apply gothic motifs where appropriate.
A medieval castle can be created and decorated in colours of: red, burgundy, purples, blue, green, tan, gold and black. It should be furnished with antique gold metal - silver - bronze - dark woods - wrought iron - stone.
Accessories can really bring a bedroom to life (if that's appropriate for a gothic fan...). They also have the big advantage of being relatively easy to change if and when the bedroom user's tastes change.
Possibilities to consider include wall-mounted gargoyles, heraldic emblems, candlesticks, artificial spider webs, side tables, etc.
Mirrors can be very effective. They are highly practical and if styled appropriately can give the impression of a castle window. They also make excellent places for mounting skulls, plastic spiders, etc!
The old standbys such as wall hangings, posters and artwork must not be forgotten. These are the easiest of all accessories to change and can help to keep the room design fresh.
However, it's easy to get overwhelmed by the huge variety of gothic additions at the store. If too much of it is crammed in then it can end up just becoming a mess. Furniture, accessories and designs should complement each other.
Her name was Angeles Rawson but her family and her friends used to call her Mumi. She was a typical middle-class teenage girl aged sixteen who lived in the nighbourhood of Palermo, in the city of Buenos Aires. Like many girls her age, she loved going to anime events, cosplay, hanging out with friends and studying. She was the best student in her school.
Angeles disappeared on 10 th June 2013 and her body was found 24 hours later in a rubbish disposal site. Her case was given extensive national media coverage and 24-hour news channels kept the audience constantly updated. Dramatic details about her death (such as the wound marks on her body) became known and the audience followed her story with breathless entusiasm. The Argentine tabloid "Muy" even overstepped the limits of good taste by publising shocking pictures of the girl's dead body wrapped in plastic trash bags.
The girl’s private life was scrutinised and, the worst of all, her sad story turned into a reality show in which Angeles played the main role whereas her friends, family and acquaintances became the supporting characters.The focus of attention became the girl's own mother with her puzzling remarks (stating she could forgive the one who has murdered her daughter) and her cold, uncaring attitude.
There was endless speculation about the identity of the killer and possible motives that could have led to her murder. A colouful parade of suspects was presented: a wicked stepfather who could have molested her sexually, a mentally-retarded homosexual stepbrother and an older biological brother having a criminal record of sexual abuse.
Like in the typical detective story, all evidence pointed to the last person anyone would ever suspect: not the "killer butler" this time but the caretaker of the building where Angeles lived.
The most surprsing peculiarity, however, about the story of Angeles Rawson is the fact that it seems she tragically foresaw her own impending death. Most of the questions she answered in ask.fm deal with the topic of death rasing doubts about her own life and wondering if she would ever justify a murder. Mumi's favourite bands were Evanescense and Linkin Park. The song she loved most was Roads Untraveled by Linkin Park contained in the album ironically called Living Things and which contains many songs whose names (In My Remains, I'll Be Gone, Victimized, Skin To Bone) curiously refer to death.
Is it possible then that a teenager only aged sixteen could have foreseen that was her own death was not so far in time? Plentiful evidence suggests she did consider this issue before dying. After all, her own name was prophetic in some way. As musician Jim Morrison, put it:
Death makes angels of us all
and gives us wings
where we had shoulders
smooth as raven's