It’s a myth that everything a Goth owns is black and morbid. In reality, within this generally misunderstood subculture are several types and styles. In this article we’ll explore home decorating ideas for the Egyptian Goth.
Evoking a sense of an Egyptian tomb, with all the precious treasures contained therein. Opulent and regal items such as golden statues of ancient gods of Egypt would be excellent accent pieces. Papyrus scrolls, canopic jars, and ankhs are also good accessory choices.
Colors include gold, black, sand, ivory, blue, and red. Touches of silver could work as well. Fabric choices include linens, Egyptian cottons, and possibly velvet.
Furniture could be wicker or soft materials such as suede. The currently popular taupe/sand/beige microfiber sofas and loveseats would work well. Black leather furniture is also a possibility. Of course, whatever you currently own can always be slip covered.
Now that we have an idea of what we are trying to achieve, the next question is where to find what we need?
For the fabrics, it’s probable that your local fabric store has what you need. For special fabrics, here are a couple of online resources.
http://www.fabricparadise.com – This site offers a large collection of Egyptian style fabrics
http://www.jandofabrics.com – In addition to linen and velvet, this site also has a small selection of Egyptian prints
For accents and accessories, be sure to look at places like Cost Plus World Market or Pier 1 for Egyptian Goth style items. There are also several online sources.
http://www.egyptianmarketplace.com – This website offers a wide variety of items including furniture, curtains, mirrors, and statues. Prices range from reasonable to somewhat expensive.
http://www.zarifas.com – This site has canopic jars, Ankhs, statues, and more.
And for those Egyptian Goths who really want to give their living space extra special touches, here are some craft projects.
http://www.virtual-egypt.com/newhtml/glyph/glyph.html – You can use this link to determine what your name looks like in hieroglyphics, then copy the image and make it into a piece of wall art using blank papyrus.
Blank papyrus might be available in your local crafts store, but if not http://www.kingtutshop.com has sheets in various sizes.
Being a Goth doesn’t mean everything around you has to be dark and depressed! Let your personal interests show in your choice of home décor.