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How to make a Victorian room

Named after Queen Victoria, the Victorian era spanning almost a century, from the 1830s to the twentieth century. Technically, the Victorian era is divided into three phases: early, middle and late. However, the late Victorian three phases incorporated in decor, so it is not correct to use the elements of each in yours. The Victorian style is based largely on the coverage of all the available spaces with accessories that reflect the cultures of the world, sentimentality, science and knowledge.

Victorian style


Paint the room in colors of the time. In Victorian times, the rich dark colors indicating the importance of a room. The common areas such as lounges and libraries were generally the most ornate, while the living spaces of families, such as the bedrooms were usually lighter and simpler. For Victorian sensibilities, the ceilings were lighter areas of a room.

Add borders or stencil paper. The ornate scrolls and elaborate floral motifs were used in public areas while simpler designs were used in bedrooms and other private rooms.

Cover the floor with a painted, tiled or an oriental rug. The floors adorned in detailed patterns were highly sought after in the Victorian era, but many families could not afford to have a custom floor. Instead, the floors of wood mats covered with fabric or painted.

Decorate the room with furniture wood ornate heavy. The Industrial Revolution created a middle class and common wealth was teaching. Choose wood dark and intricate designs. Homeowners were fond Victorian fill their rooms best with armchairs, sofas bulky and an eclectic variety of chairs.

Choose heavy curtains or Venetian window blinds. Wealthy families often prefer curtains but blinds were much more affordable. The borders and garlands were used to add luxury and wealth on the curtains and blinds.

Accessorize the room generously with trinkets and souvenirs. Balloons, hardcover books, photo albums, portraits and several vintage pieces of scientific equipment are appropriate. The handcrafted items such as lace, beadwork and embroidery offered much in the Victorian decor. Musical instruments and expressions of wealth, such as porcelain and glass, appeared on almost all the Victorian houses. Exotic plants are an excellent choice if you are good plants.