Image: hotnickInspired by the decorative arches of Gothic churches, stunning headboards make the bed a real focal point in the room. When the focal point is this good you don't want to detract the eye by adding too many other soft furnishings and accessories. A black, cream and white is the ideal colour scheme. You can even use this fabulous interior design style in your bathroom, more especially if you have an old-styled free standing bath. Bathe in style by adding flamboyant lighting and accessories which would generally be considered too OTT. A monochromatic black and white colour pallet is perfect for Gothic living rooms. By using a disproportionate amounts of white over black the room won't look too dark and dingy. Add extravagant touches such as a large ornate mirror and full length curtains to give the illusion of more height and light to the room. A single ruby red rose makes a silent dramatic statement. Go dark and sensuous in the bedroom with a prominence of black. A high statement headboard in white sits beautifully against the black patterned wallpaper. Once again be extravagant with lighting using a black chandelier for central lighting and contrasting white bedside lamps.