You can practically feel the electricity in the air as fans prepare for Game of Thrones’ epic return on April 6. This heart pounding fantasy series has become a phenomenon in the U.S., channeling the sensations of medieval (borderline barbaric) times with fascinating precision. But it’s not only the storyline that’s catching on across the nation; the Game of Thrones’ costumes and sets are proving to be massively inspiring for design lovers with a penchant for dramatic décor. Fur, deep woods and rich fabrics are at the crux of the trend—making a statement that’s as fierce and beautiful as Daenerys herself. Take a look at six of our favorite ways to bring a little Game of Thrones style to your home décor.
1. Buy a Throne
The Absolom Roche Chair (seen above) from Fabulous and Baroque is the ultimate expression of dramatic seating. Choose a throne that makes a royal statement but is still rich in comfort. (In other words, we don’t suggest the sword-laden variety of Game of Thrones’ infamous “Iron Throne”!)
2. Add Drama to Your Coffee Talk
Serve up your coffee in style on a kitschy but fabulous Game of Thrones-esque coffee table. The Warwickshire Dragon Glass-Topped Coffee Table from Rakuten.com is the ultimate nod to medieval vogue. Or for a subtler take: ornately sculpted wood coffee tables are another royal way to go.
3. Black Out Your Curtains
This velvet Damask Curtain from Urban Outfitters is a beautiful addition to windows and adds just a touch of dark-age wickedness. By staying with a combination of fabrics (sheer mixed with velvet, like above) you can ensure that the end look won’t be overly heavy.
4. Get Luxe with Faux Fur
Fur has a massive presence throughout Game of Thrones—from vests to collars to everything in between. In today’s more humanely-sensitive world, we can happily set our sights on beautiful faux furs like these gorgeous faux-fur throws from Restoration Hardware. Toss one on the couch by your wood burning fireplace and come April 6, you’ll be set for a cozy premiere night.
5. Bed Down in Rustic Charm
Transform your bedroom into a rustic paradise with an embellished wood bed like this fabulous piece from San Diego Rustic. Choose bedding that’s fit for a king to complete the look like a gold damask comforter and plenty of gold and brown throw pillows.
6. Shimmer and Shine with Candle-Chandeliers
Lighting is an incredible way to channel the best of the Game of Thrones style and this medieval-designed Bar Chandelier from Lamps Plus does the job in spades. A great way to pull the look off safely is to invest in flameless candles rather than the real thing.
Are you ready to bring a little medieval drama into your home style? Let us know what you think about these bold new trends!