Moody Gothic Interior Design

Moody Gothic

Elegant and full of drama, the moody gothic interior design style is one of the most underrated trends. When you hear gothic you think dark and gloomy but if done correctly this style can be very elegant. Here are 5 ways to achieve this style: intricate wallpaper, jewel tones, contrasting dark and lights elements, elaborate architecture, and chandeliers.

Intricate Wallpaper

As stated in previous blog posts, wallpaper has made a comeback in the recent years. Using intricate wallpaper as staple for this style is a quick and affordable option to create a moody gothic aesthetic. This ornate wallpaper from Perigold is a great choice for achieving a gothic feel while also maintaining a sophisticated overall effect.

This wallpaper from Perigold is both beautifully metallic and boasting a rich pattern, pulling together a sophisticated overall effect.

Jewel Tones

‘Indicated by Modsy, “Jewel-toned colors are deeply saturated hues that tend to be named after gemstones. Think: emerald green, sapphire blue, ruby red, amethyst purple, citrine yellow. Gold—as a color and a finish—can also fall into this color family and complements jewel tones beautifully.”’ Using jewel tones is an easy way to establish a moody aesthetic. Jewel tones are very popular right now and we are loving this trend.

Photo from Primark

Contrasting Dark and Light Elements

Contrasting dark and light elements within your décor is always a good idea when it comes to interior design. As stated before when you think gothic you think dark and gloomy but adding light elements will add depth and soften up the space to where its not overbearingly dark. In the below image the white fireplace provides a space for the eye to rest; It lightens the space along with the gold touches.

Photo from Home Designing

Elaborate Architecture

Tall Ceilings, large windows, & elaborate moulding & doors combined with jewel tones gives the aesthetic of the interior design style moody gothic. Gothic architecture is known for its ornate decoration elements. Elaborate architecture is a form of décor on its own. It adds a luxurious and sophisticated touch to the space.

Photo from the Covet House


Utilizing a Chandelier in your space is a way to add ornate decoration that the gothic style exudes. Chandeliers make a room more attractive and can change the entire look.

Photo from Burke Décor

Check out our Moody Gothic Pinterest board for more inspiration and tag us in your pictures on InstagramPinterest and Facebook!