by Giorgina Devereaux
The era of Medieval decor and furniture (from 476 AD to 1450 AD) was a time when it began to develop its modern features.
At the time, the central focus of Medieval decor was textiles that were light, portable, and served multiple purposes.
The textiles could be used as room dividers, wall hangings, and bed or floor coverings.
The use of colorful fabrics brightened dark rooms with glassless windows that were deemed a necessity because it protected the house against the unkind weather.
decor and furniture was mainly made of oak because
it was readily
available and durable.
With Medieval decor and furnishings becoming popular, you will find that Medieval furniture replicas are in style. Decorating in the Medieval style is fun because of the choices of accessories, bright fabrics, and interesting lighting effects available.
For furniture, you can add metal hardware to give
it a Medieval
feel. Studs, brackets hinges, and handles can be bought in a variety of
You can cover the walls using gorgeous tapestries
heraldic designs, mille fleurs (a background with a pattern of flowers
or plants), Medieval Brugges, Medieval tournaments, rabbits, crests,
crowns, unicorns, scenery of daily Medieval life, great dynasties,
mythical beasts, or hang a shield, armor, swords, or candle light
sconces made from black metal.
However, Medieval suits of armor make an even more
To give your walls that Medieval decor effect, you may paint them with bright designs or stencil gothic arches, quatrefoils, fleur de lis, and other shapes using a bronze, silver leaf, or gold leaf finish.
For window treatments, if you cannot afford
stained glass, you can
use a product called Gallery Glass to create a stained glass design.
To accessorize, you may include tall candle
holders made from
wrought iron that can be used to flank the fireplace.
Over the doorway, you may add full length drapes that are pulled back with
tassel tie backs for extra punch. A wonderful final accent to complete a room
with Medieval decor is to install crossed wood beams on the ceiling to give the
room a warm feel.
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