Personalizing Your Pad: Basement Voodoo Emporium


  • Weird voodoo/tribal masks hung up on the walls.
  • Sinister dark colour themed masquerade masks
  • Incense sticks & burners
  • Burgundy satin & crushed velvet
  • Purple and red candles in dishes
  • Tea lights hung up on the walls in black lanterns
  • Dusty old books on the occult & old fashioned bookshelves filled with all sorts of supernatural paraphernalia
  • Voodoo dolls, potion bottles filled with strange liquids, jars of powders, brick dust & spices, Tarot cards, ouija boards, really old fashioned books, fake shrunken heads, skulls, red fairy lights, unusual snowglobes, crystals, tea leaves & tea pots.
  • Dream catchers on the walls
  • Tarot cards strewn everywhere. 
  • Tom toms
  • Circular table with fabric draped over it. Maybe have a crystal ball on it, or a candelabra.
  • Fake toy snakes & tarantulas wrapped around things
  • Dark coloured wooden floor splashed with strange patterned carpets, maybe even spiritual symbols drawn on the floor (they don't have to mean anything - they could be your own design)
  • Mahogany stained things.
  • Old dusty piano
  • Moss covering the entrance
  • Tribal patterned wall hangings
  • Deep red drawn back curtains, like stage curtains
  • A giant wall mural of your friends on the other side
  • Dark coloured damask wallpaper
  • Brass wall sconces & antique brass stands
  • Creepy antique pictures in gilded frames (it could be of people you know dressed up in old fashioned 20's dress, black & white/sepia colour scheme & photoshopped) 
  • High backed wooden chairs
  • Beaded doorways
  • Carnival glass vases
  • This would make an awesome table
  • Wooden four poster beds with dark coloured fabrics & an eclectic collection of cushions in a variety of unusual fabrics.
  • Antique french rococo furniture in dark coloured wood (for example, rich mahogany. Ron Burgundy will tell you all about its importance in life).
  • This wardrobe/armoire would be fabulous in a dark colour.
  • Long antique mirrors with shadow silhouettes on them
  • Ambient music (examples - doo dee daa dee de dum) preferrably played on a gramophone (or in speakers with a fake gramophone facade)
  • Carved wooden boxes & dusty old trunks
  • Stained/bloodied Mardi Gras themed beads/masks
  • Spiderweb covered multicolour/red/black/purple chandelier.
  • If you can't for whatever reason have your room in the basement or below ground level (this is to block out light & create an eerie atmosphere), get some good dark curtains that block out light in purple or dark red/blue. 

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