Whimsi-what? If you haven’t heard of whimsigothic, it’s a new home interiors trend that means you can channel your inner Buffy the Vampire Slayer. To find out more about the key elements of the trend, take a look at our whimsigothic home decor guide. We’ve tracked down 10 key accessories to help get you started.
1. Twilight blue and metallic gold sunrise poster, Kristian Gallagher
Celestial images are a key part of the whimsigothic trend, and this print of a sunrise with golden sun beams ticks all the right boxes. By artist Kristian Gallager, the poster has a white margin framing the image. Available in different sizes, prices start at £10.95 from Desenio.
2. Saturn and stars cushion, Jan Constantine
Made from luxurious cream velvet, this beautiful cushion is appliquéd and hand embroidered with the planet Saturn in all its splendour, a crescent moon and stars, all embellished with pearl and gold sequins, using fine blanket stitch and chain stitch detail in antique gold thread. £125, available from Jan Constantine.
3. Black wire and copper pre-lit star, Atkin and Thyme
These beautiful stars are really sold for Christmas, but we think they’re pretty enough to leave up all year round. Ideal for adding interest to mantlepieces, tables and sideboards, they fit right in to the whimsigothic aesthetic. Available in two different sizes, prices start at £45 from Atkin and Thyme.
4. Vintage gold wall mirror, Melody Maison
Made of wood, resin and glass this wall mirror has a rectangle shape with carved vintage inspired detailing at the top and a metallic gold finish. It can be wall hung via hooks on the back. Ideal for adding a splash of metallic chic to your decor, it costs £24.95 from Melody Maison.
5. Antique brass candle lantern, Paper High
Using only recycled glass and brass, these lanterns are entirely hand-crafted using traditional skills handed down from generation from generation. The handle can be used to lift the whole glass cube from the base, to allow easy and safe access to the candles. They are suitable for use with pillar candles, tea lights, or even LED candles. Available in two sizes, prices start at £19.95 from Paper High.
6. Large olive green glass candleholder, Truffle Tablescapes
These intricate glass candle holders in a muted olive green colour are perfect for adding atmosphere to your table or windowsill. Pair with bright coloured candles so that they’ll look as good in the daytime as at night. Available in two sizes, this large version measures 21.5cm high and costs £22 each from Truffle Tablescapes.
7. Pointe soleil mirror, Sweetpea & Willow
This cute little spiked mirror is only 15cm, so ideal for a cloakroom or over a piece of furniture. The unusual design and ombre effect colours on the spikes make this mirror a real eye catcher. £45, available from Sweetpea & Willow.
8. Hanging bell decorations, Heavenly Homes & Gardens
This beautiful pair of hanging bells in an antique gold finish will add a finishing note to picture frames or hallways – only hang them in a draught if you don’t mind the constant jangling, though!. They come with a rustic jute string and a decorative tassel and are made from recycled iron so may vary in shape and colour. £8.50 for the pair, available from Heavenly Homes & Gardens.
9. Smart moon lamp, Gingko Design
From poets to singers, the moon has been a source of fascination, mystique, and symbolism of romance for years. This amazing lamp (above and main image) features a lunar globe levitating over the base – a great focal point for any room. £145, available from Gingko Design.
10. Striped moonchild celestial poster, Grace Digital Art Co
This bold, vivid poster features a hand-drawn design of red and pink stripes and crescent moon, ideal for the whimsigothic vibe. Available in different sizes, prices start at £38 from Grace Digital Art Co.
Main image features the smart moon lamp by Gingko Design.