Whether or not you’re a Game of Thrones obsessive (though if you’re not, consider being one... there’s dragons!), you can still appreciate the visual landscape of the HBO show, a stunning aesthetic feast, replete with riotous colors, evocative symbols and sigils, ornate jewels, flashing gemstones, sumptuous furs, rustling silks, and gleaming armor and weaponry.
These vibrant visual cues can all originally be found in the vivid descriptions contained within George R.R. Martin’s series, A Song of Ice and Fire, upon which the show is based. Martin created a world in which little is subtle (other than Littlefinger’s political machinations), and identity is very much aligned with aesthetic choices; the Lannister colors of red and gold are as intrinsic to who they are as is their house motto: “A Lannister always pays his debts.” And the members of House Stark can always easily be spotted thanks to being cloaked in fur mantles and brooding about how winter is coming.
Fans of the series have their own strong identifications with individual houses; there’s a reason those quizzes asking whether you’re a Targaryen or a Greyjoy are so popular. So why not take your house loyalty to another level and decorate your own home like that of the Game of Thrones family with whom you most identify? After all, a person’s home is their castle, and who wouldn’t want to live in Winterfell?