How to Decorate a Fortune-Telling Room


Methods of telling the future are a part of every single culture and cultural history. According to the website "Parapsychology and Magic," forms of fortune-telling existed in "... ancient China, Egypt, Chaldea, and Babylonia as long ago as 4000 BC." If you have a fortune-telling room ready for business or just for fun and entertainment, decorating it in strategic colors and fabrics will help set the tone and create an appropriate environment for this extremely old tradition.

Things You'll Need

  • Damask wallpaper
  • Mahogany stain
  • Wall sconces
  • Round table
  • Red or purple velvet fabric
  • Wooden upholstered chairs
  • Candle in crystal or brass candlestick
  • Hang dark-colored damask wallpaper on the walls to give the room a rich, old-fashioned feel. Colors such as deep ruby, sapphire or emerald are appropriate.

  • Stain any wooden crown molding and trim along the room's walls a dark color so that it resembles mahogany or cherry.

  • Install brass and crystal wall sconces along the walls and set them on a dimmer so that you can create a soft, low light.

  • Frame vintage prints of fortune-tellers from the turn of the century or reproduced packs of antiquarian tarot cards in gilded frames and hang them around the room.

  • Set a round table in the middle of the room and cover it with a heavy red or purple velvet piece of fabric.

  • Arrange two wooden, high-backed chairs on either side of the table across from each other. The chairs should be comfortable, with upholstered seats in dark fabric, but not so comfortable that they would encourage someone to nod off in them.

  • Place a small candle in a crystal or brass candle holder in the center of the table.

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