In the words of the mighty AC/DC 'Well I'm back in black,' 5 words could not be more relevant than what they are to gothic door handles.
Gothic decor started showing up around the end of the roman empire and stayed in fashion until the renaissance period in the fifteenth century. It also enjoyed a brief revival when the Victorians stepped back from their classical styling to embrace the bare and rustic look that gothic door handles have to offer.
Many people shy away from gothic decor as they feel it would look too dark or don't necessarily know how to incorporate it into a modern aesthetic without feeling like Dracula is going to appear at any moment. But, you don't have to go to the extreme. Gothic decor doesn't mean painting your walls black, seeing only by candlelight, sleeping in a coffin...Gothic decor can be all about the subtle, yet impressive finishing touches such as gothic door handles.
I have decided to compile my favourite offerings from out gothic door handle range and tell you how you can incorporate them stylishly into your home design;
My first offering into the world of gothic door handles is for the bathroom. This Bordeaux black antique bathroom handle has a rough black texture and features the cures and the typical pointed ends, which are regularly fashioned on gothic hardware. The intricate curves allow this handle to stand out from the unimaginative polished chrome, rectangular bathroom door handles. Imagine the juxtaposition if this gothic door handle was placed on a dark wooden door?
The Gothic Cabinet Door Pulls for your Kitchen Doors
If you're not ready for antique black gothic door handles, then why not experiment with shapes and darker brass finishes. This Gothic Style pull handle has a bronzed and brushed brass finish, meaning it's dark but still has a bit of sheen to the design. The bronzing does give this handle an aged and worn down image, which is normally better suited to antique/vintage decor, but due to the irregular pattern design on this handle, it would easily adapt and still impress in a gothic decor. This pull handles would be a talking point and make an instant visual impact when fitted to the kitchen cabinets.
The Gothic Door Knob for your Bedroom Door
They may look dull and boring but I love these antique effect gothic decor knobs. They have this weathered and battered texture which just gives the impression that they have a backstory, a history. Could you imagine these antique effect knobs on an antique effect oak set of drawers? It's an interior design dream. Dark oak and gothic are meant to be together, they marry up and compliment each other so well.
Gothic Drawer Handles for your Living Room
Again the whole appeal about this gothic door handle is the texture. The dented texture creates a depth to the handle and also allows for an easier grip. It has a subtle and sophisticated appeal, which is definitely not boring. It's made from hammered antique pewter which is a low maintenance material and easy to clean. This is a Gothic bow handle design, so it is practical in the sense it has a long opening to feed your fingers through to open the door.
If you like to co-ordinate your decor, you could also fix these handles to your living room cabinets.
Gothic Door Knockers for your front door
There's no reason why you can't carry on the gothic décor influence through to the outside of your house; gothic door handles, gothic knockers, gothic bells...so much choice.
Lion Head Door Knockers are incredibly popular (there's even one on 10 Downing Street) and through the centuries, they have acted as a metaphor to the homes of the wealthy and strong - symbolising social status and wealth.
These lion heads are available in numerous finishes, but to get your goth on, the only finish has to be the antique black finish.
Gothic inspired door bells pushes are also hugely popular and often compliment gothic door handles. A lot of gothic hardware have these spade like shapes at the top and bottom of their design to complete the overall look.
Hopefully you have been inspired to dig into your inner Addams family and indulge your want for a bit of goth.