Some of you may be wondering- What is Dark Academia? This is an aesthetic and a design trend that is spreading on TikTok and Instagram. It evokes those feelings you may have experienced watching movies like Harry Potter, Sherlock, or The Dead Poet’s Society. Some of those movies and books are so alluring, they make you want to sell everything and devote your life to studying literature at Oxford University. Some people out there have the goal of transforming their bedroom, dorm room, or entire apartment into a Dark Academia paradise just so they can feel encapsulated in that atmosphere. Here at Inspiring Home, we’ll go over some tips on how to do exactly that.
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10. Gather an Antique Book Collection
One of the most common things you see in the Dark Academia aesthetic is a library full of antique books. When you look online, book dealers usually want to charge a lot for individual volumes, especially if they are first edition. However, you can get amazingly beautiful antique books for very cheap. A couple years ago, I made money by reselling antique books on Etsy and eBay. It was always easy for me to find amazing books at my local stores, and I have a beautiful collection of my own. Check out your local antique mall or co-op. Also look at your local Goodwill, where hardcover books are just $1 each. For specific volumes, check out Amazon. A book that would look great in a Dark Academia section is The Occult Book, if you want to learn more about the history of magic and alchemy.