Photo: Courtesy of HBO.
Be honest, don't you sometimes miss having a themed bedroom devoted to your favorite things, the way you might have had as a kid? (Mine was unicorns EVERYWHERE.) To our great joy, the folks at design site Modsy know this yearning deep within our fangirl and –boy hearts, and they have shown us the way to make a real, grown-up homage to Game of Thrones.
We're not talking character posters, printed sheets, and armchairs made to look like the Iron Throne here. Nor are these replicas of, say Cersei's decadent bedroom or the tent from Daenerys' days on the road with her Dothraki khalasar, though, sure, those would be fun to spend a few nights in — get on that, hoteliers of the world.
What we have here are grown-up rooms, inspired by four major houses of the Seven Kingdoms, plus a bonus White Walkers room, because those guys were rather specific with their aesthetic too. The spaces don't scream Game of Thrones, but if you're looking, they will remind you of that world. And that's something we might need once we're in GoT withdrawal after the finale.
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House StarkIt takes a lot of animal hides and fur to keep warm at Winterfell, but your Stark-inspired abode doesn't have to look like a hunting lodge.
"Considering the Starks descended from a great builder, Bran the Builder, we were inspired by the idea that the pieces used in this space exude an artisan, handmade look," says Alessandra Wood, PhD, Modsy’s director of style. "The lines and forms found in the space are reserved and straight forward but are also exquisite in their detail and material selection. Nothing is over the top or overdone."
The key here, Wood explains, is to start with a dark base color and then add layers of material, like wood, leather, and fur. Also, get yourself a dire wolf to sleep in that cosy faux fur bed. (To shop this look and any other in this feature, head to Modsy.)
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House TargaryenModsy decided to tell the story of Dany's whole journey (at least what we know of it) with this space.
"The eclectic and boho elements come from her Dothraki days and represent her becoming the Mother of Dragons," Wood tells us. "The mixed metals and armor-like decor are an ode to the Unsullied who were freed by Daenerys and fight for her."
Don't miss that egg-like ottoman, a nod to the queen's dragon children.
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House Lannister"The style of House Lannister is Mediterranean meets Colonial traditional," Wood says. "Elements of bone inlay, mixed woods, metals, and detailed carved woods combine to make the interior feel a touch rustic and industrial but also luxurious."
This room is meant for some Cersei-level entertaining, scheming, and wine drinking, for sure. But you don't necessarily have to be a murderous queen to get the look yourself. It's all about finding some antique-ish carved-wood pieces, and mixing and matching textile prints.
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House TyrellNever forget! Though they were ultimately no match for Cersei, the Tyrells' sense of design was unparalleled. The Modsy team took inspiration from Highgarden's botanical reputation from floor to ceiling here.
"Despite the fact that it is covered in florals, the space feels bold which reflects the cunning power of the Tyrells, and their memorable female leadership," Wood says.
To do this at home, she recommended mixing classic furniture and patterns with modern prints. "Storage pieces with detailed floral carving patterns will help to make this look feel a bit more collected as well," she adds. "Play up your lighting by mixing a larger chandelier with slightly more feminine sconces to create a bit of contrast."
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White WalkersWe love that they decided to throw this into the mix, especially since we have been wondering about the home life of the Night King. Plush carpets and a few blue and black accents make Modsy's version seem a bit more comfortable than he'd require, but Wood still calls the mostly white space "austere."
"Start with an all white base, and build out blue and black into the accent decor," she advises. "Stick to more rustic pieces, such as wood side tables and raw edge pieces."
Just as long as no one’s suggesting we make elaborate mosaics out of our enemies’ body parts, this is valid inspiration.