05 Apr Dark Academia | An Uprising Moody Trend
A Bit of History
A Touch of Dark
Make sure to fill your spaces with pieces that have a history. Antiques that have been aged through generations and books that have told the same stories for decades will add layers of depth to your room’s story.
Maximalism is also crucial for Dark Academia. A chandelier, globes, candlesticks, ornate frames and mirrors, Grecian busts, and books – lots and lots of books. Incorporate books onto mantles, coffee tables, consoles – wherever there is space. Heavy, room darkening curtains hung above the top of windows create visual interest and the illusion of higher ceilings for a feeling of elegance and grandeur.
“Dark academia is a style that is really hot right now. We are currently designing a restaurant + bar that we are pulling inspiration from this trend. This aesthetic is perfect for a restaurant! It creates such a sexy, intimate vibe. With dark colors + rich, luxurious textures, a worn antiquity is designed with a hint of luxury. A style that draws people in to relax with a cocktail in hand + gourmet dish. Dark academia is one of my favorite styles for creating a high-impact design.”
– Lauren Knapke, Environmental Designer – Revival Design Collective