One could never forget the ‘evil goblins’ in all our favorite movies and fantasy stories. A goblin is a magical creature from Germanic and British folklore that is frequently viewed as a wicked or simply mischievous antithesis of the faeries and spirits that are relatively lawful and good by nature.
These creatures were often busy foraging the woods, collecting odd and shiny trinkets like crystals, pebbles, mushrooms, and the remains of dead and decomposing animals.
Inspired by the goblins, Goblincore is an aesthetic that embraces the wilder side of nature and the woods’ boundless beauty, depth, and darkness. It celebrates the appealing parts of nature but doesn’t turn away from the moldy and slimy parts of the mystical forests.
It brings out the beauty in the not-so-pleasant elements of mother Earth.
The goblincore bedroom aesthetic helps create a magical and moody-toned space that can be customizable to your likes and dislikes.
So I hope you’re ready for the following goblincore room decor ideas and fall in love with these just as much as I have!
Goblincore room decor ideas
Try A Magic mushroom jewelry holder
Mushrooms are an integral part of the ecosystem of a forest and are equally essential to any goblincore room décor.
The beauty of these mushrooms enables you to explore multiple opportunities and use them in your interiors.
To start with, I came across this cute jewelry stand on Etsy, which would be the perfect addition to your dressing table. It works beautifully with the goblincore aesthetic and brings together the likeliness of a supernatural space.
- Buy this cute mushroom jewelry holder HERE.
Use Boxes for your trinkets
An intricately carved wooden box is a nifty yet crucial must-have for you to store all your precious finds from your daily walks through the woods. It’s perfect when you may come across tons of shiny rocks, well-preserved butterflies, and random old coins from eons ago tucked away into the dark corners, as all your unusual finds deserve a cozy storage space.
All you need is a simple box of any material (brownie points if it has compartments so you can arrange them) and your special packet of trinkets is all set. However, if you don’t have one, consider checking this out!
The next time you come across a shiny rock, don’t hesitate to bring it back home with you now that you have the ideal place for storing your unique finds!
- Buy this wooden box HERE.
Tree trunk décor Is Easy-Peasy!
Swap your boring old side table for a tree trunk to place your night lamps, candles, pots, and books on.
Tree trunk décor is one of the best ways to bring your goblin room ideas to life and is eco-friendly!
Keep an eye out for flat trunks, as they can be carried back home easily; remember to clean them before use (I’m all for loving nature but let’s leave the critters outside the bedroom).
Pro Tip: If you do not wish to get a REAL tree trunk inside your home, bring in an artificial table that looks just like one!
Moss on the floor
Floor mats are a convenient addition to the bedroom as it brings in a cushy essence. I wonder if you can relate, but the floor is my favorite place to relax, read a book, journal, and meditate alongside my crystals. Try and tell!
Instead of a regular floor mat, how about using a mossy one to bring you closer to nature and add an organic pop to your space?
These green mats come in various shades and patterns and would fit right into your goblincore bedroom so you can be comfortable and restful, like a frog living its best life on a lily pad in the woods.
Green walls=A Must!
Green walls are an ideal backdrop for your goblincore bedroom and make you feel in tune with your natural roots. The sage green shade sets an elegant theme on which you can stick your vintage posters and art pieces. It pairs well with neutral-toned bedcovers and wooden furniture.
Green backgrounds will help highlight all your plants and dried flowers as well, so it is an ideal choice for when you plan for a goblincore aesthetic.
In color theory, green symbolizes development, freshness, and harmony. It helps create a safe and secure ambiance for your bedrooms. No second thoughts.
Don’t Forget The Art on your walls
Vintage posters and artwork are an essential part of the goblincore aesthetic. You can take cut-outs from old nature books (thrift stores and old book marts have the best collections) and arrange them on your walls as you please.
Film cameras, polaroids, anatomy diagrams of insects, and so on (the list is endless) help you break into the vintage essence of your walls.
Pick a single surface for an accent wall feature or go all out with your room- the outcome should evoke a much-needed modern yet graceful vibration!
(And if you love the artsy vintage bedrooms with a lot of lights and artwork, then you’d love this post about the artsy aesthetic bedroom ideas.)
Floating mushrooms In The Air!
As you’re aware, mushrooms are integral to your list of goblin room ideas, and what better way than to place them on your walls and mimic their natural counterparts in the woods?
Floating mushroom shelves are perfect for placing small figurines and adding a perfect forest vibe to your bedrooms.
To make it convenient, I went ahead and found a place to buy these from, so check them out – I guarantee you’ll adore them!
- Buy these magical floating mushrooms HERE.
Vintage shelves Are The Go-To!
Thrift some old wooden shelves in various sizes and shapes so you can adorn your walls and put them to display all your journals and other knick-knacks.
Reclaimed wooden shelves in darker tones work best for a goblincore bedroom, so look out for these at your local antique stores, pawn shops, and garage sales.
Some Driftwood décor
If you ever come across an incredible or amazing branch or stick during your adventures, you should pick it up! Why, you may ask?
The branch, if cleaned up right, can be used as a clothes hanger. Simply secure it to your ceiling and place your coats and jackets on these hangers. Wrap some vines along these wooden pieces to bring in an added flair. Now, you’re all set!
Say hello to your new room! With you in the midst, it’s like a clearing in the woodlands amongst creatures aplenty, exactly like in movies.
(If you wish to create a forest bedroom, this post about forest bedroom ideas is for you!)
Don’t Forget The Seating spaces
Cozy reading and journaling corners are so damn important for bedrooms.
And as an enthusiast of the goblincore aesthetic, you maybe spend considerable time and effort exploring these activities.
Wicker chairs, bean bags, and crochet blankets placed in any corner of your room can create a perfect magical spot. Decorate using throw pillows with forest-themed patterns, and you’re snug as a bug in your nest.
Serial lights For Some Extra Magic!
Fairy lights are all the rage when it comes to bedroom interiors, but let’s switch it up from the boring, regular ones for something a little more….. goblin-y – all with the help of some Mushroom and Flower serial lights!
These make for an ideal addition to your goblincore room décor ideas, as I’m sure you’d want to grab these for yourselves ASAP.
Place them along the headboard of your bed, around your mirrors, or simply hang them from your ceilings. Brownie points if you use them alongside the vines and other plants within your bedroom (don’t panic when it’s organic)!
- Buy the fairy lights from the first image HERE.
- And if the one in the second image is your love, find it HERE.
Hammocks For Your Tiny Bedroom!
If you lack the space to place wicker chairs on your floor, hang a hammock above your bed!
The hammock can be opened when needed and folded away when it’s not in use.
Who knows, you could stop using your bed altogether and sleep in your warm cocoon-like hammock every night; the perfect goblincore room décor that any goblin enthusiast would appreciate!
DIY moss mirrors Are A moss-T!
It is hard to go wrong with a moss mirror in your goblincore bedroom as they are easy and inexpensive to make.
All you need is a mirror and some fake moss, flowers, and leaves from the craft shop. Arrange them to cover the mirror completely or even dangle a few vines along the edges, and you have the prettiest mirror decoration ready for your bedroom.
But God forbid, if you aren’t a DIY freak, I got you covered! Buy a moss mirror HERE.
Or Grow your own mushrooms
You don’t have to forage through the woods for wild mushrooms when you can grow your own in a kit! The directions are simple to follow, and you can use the same kit for 2-3 sets of fresh mushrooms.
The mushrooms work as an amazing addition to the décor in your bedrooms while they’re growing. When you’re ready to eat them, chop them up and go ahead!
Growing your own mushrooms and consuming them is bound to make you feel like a real goblin living its best life in the woods, causing mischief and thriving in chaos.
- The goblin in you can buy a mushroom kit HERE.
Add In Some framed specimens
Preserving your finds from the woods is a great way to remember your little adventures. Glass frames with pressed plants, flowers, and even butterflies look beautiful when hung up on the walls or placed on tables in your room.
They blend in well with the goblincore aesthetic of your bedroom. I highly recommend adding them to your list of ideas!
Pro tip: If you’re having a hard time figuring out how to make your forest finds last longer without decay, you can always buy them all ready for display from many online stores. They come in pretty wooden cases that would highlight your décor and look beautiful on display.
How about some skulls and bones?
I did mention the need to ’embrace the not-so-pretty parts of nature too,’ didn’t I?
The woods are bound to have broken or whole skeletons of small mammals and birds. The nature of goblins centers around hoarding anything that catches the eye. These make for really intriguing and fascinating room décor items that showcase the beauty of this grim fashion.
But don’t worry, you don’t have to hunt for real bones for your goblincore bedroom since I dug up the best stores to buy natural and 3D-printed skulls.
- Buy these skulls HERE.
And Then, A Wooden framed mirror
If the moss mirror seems to be a little too much, use a wooden framed mirror for a subtle yet minimalistic approach to goblincore decor.
Any plain mirror can be turned into a wooden framed beauty for you to use in your bedroom.
Reclaimed wood-framed mirrors are readily available, and you can adorn them with your serial lights and plants, and voila! Ready for their permanent home within your bedroom.
Salt lamps To Make It More Natural!
Himalayan salt lamps are amber-colored crystals hollowed out to fit a light bulb within. When switched on, it gives off a warm reddish-pink glow that is magical to look at.
These salt lamps make for a splendid addition to your bedside tables, so you can sleep in the glow and warmth.
There is a range of benefits that come with the use of salt lamps in your bedrooms.
- They cleanse the air within your bedrooms and remove odor.
- They provide you with an aura for relaxing sleep every night.
- Brings positive energy into your personal spaces, thus improving your mood.
- It is also said to help reduce the electromagnetic radiation from our electronic devices and decrease the static electricity in the air.
Overall, it is a light source considered environmentally friendly and goes well with your goblincore room decor ideas.
Pro tip: But do take care to ensure you’re buying a real chunk of crystal, not a phony one off the internet. There are plenty of fakes, so make sure your research is well done before purchasing these lamps.
And A Rustic headboard
Replace your typical headboards for the rustic touch of flat barks of wood. These can be found quickly and are great for adding an organic feel to your bedrooms.
You could choose from a range of defined rectangular pieces to irregular shapes to bring a different dimension to your bed.
As you add in more raw materials, the goblincore décor is highlighted better, thus embracing this aesthetic.
Add Some Vines Now
The most apparent décor element for this aesthetic would be the potted plants and hanging vines.
You could choose between real or fake vines based on how green your thumb is, but both are equally adept at bringing in the forest’s magic.
Arrange your vines carefully along specific parts of the bedroom, or spread them all over and let them drop down from the ceiling to form a canopy above your bed.
Let them grow wild and cover your space if you’re using natural plants. With each addition to the foliage, you’re one step closer to being one with the forest.
Entice your olfactory senses
The smell is a crucial sense to trigger, keeping in mind the earthiness of the style.
You could bring in fresh moss for the full effect, or you could invest in some candles and incense that have scents of earthy tones – musk, patchouli, and cinnamon, to name a few.
Candles in various shapes and colors are easy to find, or you could make your own in any form and scent you desire.
The warm glow of the candles creates an ambiance that will make you feel relaxed and energized daily. If you opt for incense dispensers, this shop on Etsy has the prettiest dispensers that will fit right into your goblincore room décor.
- Buy this waterfall incense holder HERE.
Some Last Thoughts
Goblin aesthetic, at its core, is about maximalism. It welcomes the hoarding tendencies and our human inability to toss away everything around us due to the smallest of sentiments we may have attached to it – even if that little object happens to be a bone from an unknown animal.
Goblincore drifts away from the softer and almost unrealistic perfection of cottagecore to give us a more raw and grim aesthetic that we often find ourselves wafting towards at the end of the year when the temperatures drop. Just in time for Halloween!
I hope this gives you a few ideas to create your own otherworldly haven of magical artifacts and help you embrace your aesthetic!
Let us know in the comments what you love about the goblincore aesthetic.
And until next time, happy decorating!