Game of Thrones your Home
The new season of Game of Thrones has returned to our screens, and the excitement mounts for each eagerly awaited episode, with everyone second-guessing what will happen next.
If you are a big fan, you may be keen to go that step further and incorporate the themes of the series into your interior style. Whether you favour the rustic charms of the Starks in Winterfell, or the Lannister’s regal abode at Casterly Rock, we chosen some rugs that can help you achieve the look you’re after.
Getting royal with the Lannisters
House Lannister is well-known for its wealth and power. One of the Great Houses within the books and TV series, the Lannister family are also infamous for their cut-throat nature… literally. Living in a castle is no mean feat; the Lannisters have rich taste and a lavish lifestyle to uphold, which is reflected in their choice of decorative. Rich reds and twinkling golds adorn their family coat of arms – a colour scheme that can easily be introduced into your own home by adding red accessories, draped curtains or incorporating this striking gold rug to a dining room or bedroom for a softer element.
Rug up with the Night’s Watch
The men of the Night’s Watch guard the Wall on the Northern border of the Seven Kingdoms, and it can get pretty chilly at Castle Black. Layering is key for both outfits and interiors, and they don’t stray much from black, which represents their raven symbol. It’s minimalist in the dining hall of Castle Black, with solid wood tables and the glow of candle light. Why not recreate the look with stainless steel cups, a black sheepskin rug and wooden tea-light holders to really get the rustic feel of the North?
Winterfell interior wonders
Ok, so there may not be many Starks left to write about, but they were the original house of the North and so deserve a mention. Filmed in Ireland, the Stark lodgings certainly hold a medieval feel. Just like Castle Black, they need to keep heat in and the cold out, opting for fur throws and hearty log fires in each of the bedrooms. The colours are earthy, with touches of beige and grey on soft furnishings to complement the dark wood panels. To get the look in your own home, add thick woolly throws in browns, greys and blacks to your bed, or an animal inspired dark cow-hide rug to either the floor or the wall.
Palace peripheral with House Martell
As seen in season five, the Alcazar of Seville plays host to the House Martell as their summer residence. The palace has beautiful ceramic tiles in a multitude of colours and features gold ceilings; oozing opulence and prestige. To design your own decorative boudoir, invest in Moroccan inspired lamps and an afghan print rug in rich red.
Fire and blood are the main themes of the House Targaryen coat of arms, which also feature their beloved dragons. Although originally from the east, the Targaryens have moved around, with their seats previously at Dragonstone, King’s Landing and Summerhall. Now wherever they find themselves, they incorporate many looks in their décor: from desert-based tents to the cold interior of the Meereen Castle. If the thought of a Fabergé egg is a little too much to add to your home, why not include accessories like this a twisted frame mirror, or a dragon scale inspired cream wool rug to get the Targaryen influence into your interior?
Subtle accessories and easy-to-find statement pieces will give you the Game of Thrones home that will be the envy of any fan.