“Behind every attractive room, there should be a very good reason.”—Sister Parish
Are you fond of Gothic style or have a deep love for the morbid aesthetics? Then what about giving a Gothic touch to your study room? It’s not a bad idea. Isn’t it? Your study place does not necessarily need to be a one look or one design space, adding a bit of spice is never wrong. If you’re looking to make a bold statement in your studious place or intend to make it Gothic-inspired, then Gothic accessories such as Gothic figurines, sculptures, pen holders, pens, bookmarks etc. are the best things to start with. Immensely captivating and quite inexpensive, they may also prove a perfect gift for Gothic lovers. Besides, these Gothic accessories may also prove a great conversation starter with colleagues or friends. Just put the spotlight on a few well-crafted Gothic accessories, and see how it works!
Gothic Style: Origin and History
The Gothic style dates back to the Middle Ages and became popular in Europe during the mid-12th century and the 16th century. It actually originated from Romanesque architecture, a medieval aesthetic characterized by semicircular arches, barrel vaults, massive piers and walls, etc. The Gothic style took these features and exaggerated them, creating high buildings with intricate aesthetics, expansive walls and cavernous spaces.
The most notable representations of Gothic architecture are churches, from smaller chapels to the largest Cathedrals, having pointed arches, intricate ribbed vaults, pointed arches, flying buttresses and an emphasis on verticality. Besides, there are many other notable buildings that exhibit the intricate Gothic style. Some of these Gothic buildings include Notre-Dame in Paris, Westminster Abbey, Milan Cathedral, and St. Stephen’s Cathedral.
After suffering decline towards the end of the 16th century, the majestic Gothic style again revived in England in the 1740s. Drawing inspiration from the medieval aesthetics, the wealthy aristocrats of that era began designing their homes in the neo-Gothic style. Besides art, the Gothic style also made its way in other fields such as music and literature. In fact, Gothic fiction with its creepy Gothic elements is among the most fascinating literary genres of the world.
The Gothic period, however, encompassed a long period of history and its baroque buildings are still fascinating today. Now-a-days, the representations of both the early Gothic style and the Gothic revival continue to inspire modern Gothic designers.
Gothic Accessories Fit For Your Study Room
I’ve collected five beautifully spooky Gothic accessories for your study room. These include Gothic dragon figurines, a Gothic goblin, Medieval Knight Templar vessel, and some creepy Gothic accessories. All these items display the most sought after mystical works of art. They’ll help to cater to your aesthetic needs as well as embellish your study place. Besides, these Gothic accessories can also stand in as thoughtful gifts for your friends or colleagues.
1. Dragon Blade Gothic Statue
This ‘Dragon Blade Gothic Statue’ is perfect for a proud display on your study table, somewhere beside a pen holder or near the table lamp. Beautifully realized with fine details and vivid colors, this is an intricate sculpture of a fierce dragon wrapped around both sword and stone. The metallic Dragon on the stone is actually trying to free the sword cemented into the stone, but cannot. It looks so realistic in its attempt.
Moreover , the ‘rock’ that it’s sitting on also looks almost life-like. The detailing on its jaws is especially amazing. If you run your hand over the jaw and teeth, you would actually feel having a genuine dragon jaw in your possession. Its scales are painted to give it a black metallic effect while its horns are quite sharp (and appear very delicate, so dust with care!).
Amazingly attractive and fairly detailed, this Gothic dragon blade statue is really fantastic and sturdy. Let me also be clear that this is not a child’s toy. I won’t recommend it for children under 10 years old. This dragon has sharp horns on its wings and head that might harm infants or kids. Overall, it’s a fantastic dragon blade gothic statue and will perfectly sit on your desk.
2. Desktop Gothic Goblin: Thaddeus the Troll
If you’re fond of Gothic fashion or have a thirst for macabre, then decorating your study place with Gothic goblins will definitely cater to your taste.
This is a little creepy creature with its mouth wide open and red blood tongue out! Although it claims to scare away evil computer viruses with its vicious teeth, it actually spends more time collecting loose change, paper clips, bulldog clips, thumb pins, and push-pins in its wide-open mouth. Moreover, it can also easily hold your small individually wrapped candies without gobbling them in. It’s a fun-filled Gothic figurine. You can either place it on your study table or on the bookshelf. This Gothic goblin may also prove an enjoyable gift for your friends who have a good sense of humor.
Gruesome and cute at the same time, this Gothic figurine is a good desk companion. Besides being so unusual and unique, it is well-made and carefully hand-painted. If you want an adorable addition to your desk, I think this Gothic figurine will definitely be perfect.
3. Castle Dragon Gothic Decorative Bookend
Do you want to protect your favorite books and novels just like a Gothic knight guarding his large castle? Don’t worry anymore! This Gothic bookend is there to help you!
The winged dragons on the Gothic bookend are ready even to climb heavy stones to protect your favorite collection of books, particularly fantasy and Gothic books. Light weighted and intricately designed, this Gothic bookend is sturdy to hold your books. Also, it has bottom lined with soft felt preventing them from scratching your shelves and making them easy to maneuver. The dragons are wonderfully sculpted and have great detail and color. Furthermore, they do not have a cheesy or cartoonish look. I also suggest you to avoid heavy books to sandwich in-between this bookend, since they are not as heavy as they appear and won’t hold overly heavy books. They are hefty enough to hold your books well, but not overly heavy ones.
Above all, this Gothic dragon bookend is great for the fans of gothic style who have a lot of gothic fiction books. With their beautiful and intricate design, they will look quite attractive on your bookshelf or desk.
4. Gothic Pen Holder: Helmet Pen Cup Desk Accessory
One of the most important things every reader, writer, or student must need is always having something to write with. You never know when inspiration will strike and if you want to capture the idea as quickly as possible, you usually don’t find any pen to write with. I know, most of us use mobile phones for this purpose, but what if it betrays you (when the charging is low or it’s dead) when you need it the most? It happens often and we find ourselves obsessively searching for some pen. If you never want to search for a pen when you need one, try this unique Gothic pen holder.
This medieval Templar helmet will securely keep all your pens, pencils, rulers, scissors or other such items close at hand. It’s also perfect to give a medieval Gothic touch to your desk. This pen holder is heavy, well-made, and highly detailed. To give this medieval helmet vessel a nice finishing touch, it has a felt bottom which prevents scratching your desk. It’s quite solid and the quality is also amazing. Decorative and functional, this Gothic helmet pen holder would be a worthy addition to your desktop.
5. Other Gothic Accessories for Your Desk : Pens and Bookmarks
This Gothic décor sculptural ball point pen set is ready to give your writing super flair. Grab them in your fingers and be ready to work on your poisonous proposal.
You can choose any one of them—Alaric, Blackburn, Chauncey, Dermott or Edric—for this purpose. These gothic pens are cast in high quality resin and finished with a weathered dark grey stone, adding subtle Gothic flair to them. The sculpt of each pen is extremely impressive.
Moreover, each pen contains a standard ballpoint refill. You can keep all five Gothic pens for yourself or give them as gifts as well. Though a little bit heavy, they write very well and they’re refillable too.
These Wizard of Oz glitter bookmarks have a wicked witch on them. It’s a pick which includes six bookmarks featuring the same images. Along with the fun sparkle of glitter, these bookmarks are of compact size (8-1/2-inch length by 2-1/2-inch width). They are visually appealing and eye-catching. Absolutely amazing for readers of any age, these bookmarks are also packaged in self hanging vinyl sleeves with a footprint for easy display.
All these Gothic accessories are immensely captivating, inexpensive, and highly detailed. Furthermore, they will prove quite helpful in expressing your Gothic tendencies and love for the morbid aesthetics of the distinctive Gothic style.
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