Home Decorating Idea: Game of Thrones
There aren’t too many shows out there that can boast the same popularity as Game of Thrones. As a matter of fact, the show averaged a whopping 25.1 million viewers, according to a report by Vanity Fair earlier this year during its sixth season, beating juggernauts like The Big Bang Theory and The Walking Dead.
Since its television premiere back in April 2011, GoT has attracted record viewership for HBO and nabbed numerous Emmys and Golden Globes. The show’s international reach has allowed it to lend itself to other industries beyond film and television, becoming the inspiration behind Helmut Lang’s 2012 fall collection, as well as the theme for the GoT online slot game which was launched by popular entertainment hub Spin Genie. Evidently, the HBO original series has also influenced the world of interior design, with artisans crafting medieval themed household items and decorative pieces that would be a great addition to any living space.
We’re not talking about adding an iron throne in your living room, but more like smaller decorative pieces that are sophisticated and indicate you are a fan of the show. Buzzfeed previously shared a number of GoT-inspired home décor ideas that look more like novelty items, which may not blend as well with your existing furniture. Rather than purchasing wooden sigils and dragon bookends, consider channeling a certain house or city state when it comes to decorating.
It’s hard for some to keep up with all the houses, but each do offer beautiful design inspiration that suit varying tastes. For example, a House of Lannister theme would make use of golden goblets, chandeliers, sacred chests and lion door knockers. House of Stark, on the other hand, would have antique wooden wardrobes, fur pillows and probably a wolf figurine sitting on a side or coffee table.
Your other option would be to decorate according to your favorite city. Elle Decor has provided a number of city state-inspired ideas, where items for Braavos look like they’re from an ancient Roman bathhouse, while Winterfell items add warmth to every space. Surrounded by water, Meereen would need oceanic blue throw pillows and gorgeous clay pottery to portray both land and sea. For the Iron Islands, you’ll need a lot of driftwood, considering that’s their only resource on GoT.
How would you decorate your home using the show as inspiration? Which house or city-state would you model your living room after?