Victorian house decor is an extremely popular type of interior design, and it’s easy to pull off in just about any home. The things to remember are texture, detail, and color to make your Victorian decor successful.
Color is extremely important in Victorian decorating. Some of the most popular colors are in the red and purple family, from dark pinks to burgundies and reds. Deep green is also very popular, along with mauve and purple. The colors can be trimmed with white on the walls, and mixed and matched with each other throughout the room.
To Do List for Victorian House Decor
- Most Victorian homes had wallpaper in complex designs, so consider papering your walls and adding detail with the trims, or at least adding a wallpaper border to the top of your wall to recreate the Victorians’ love of wallpaper.
- Details are extremely important in your Victorian house decor as well. For example, crown molding, chair rails, and other trim details were very common in Victorian homes, so for the most authentic look, you’ll want to install them in your Victorian-themed rooms. They are usually painted in white or a lighter complementary color to show off the rich, deep colors of the walls.
- The furniture for your Victorian room is usually large and heavy, created out of walnut or other rich woods. The wooden parts of the furniture are heavily and ornately carved with rich details, and the fabrics are rich too, such as brocades, velvets, or heavily decorated upholstery fabrics, again in the Victorian colors of choice. Often, tables are topped with marble, and marble is used for other items in the room, such as fireplaces.
- Accessories are a major part of Victorian home decorating, and those accessories are often lacy, frilly, and covered with ribbons, bows, or beading. Some might call it fussy, but Victorian fans find it exceedingly romantic and decorative.
- Knickknacks about in Victorian rooms, they are often filled with lots of shelves to show off objects of all kinds, from photos to vases, porcelain figurines, glass dishes, and collections of all kind. When placing out larger items, like pitchers, bowls, and vases, use a handmade doily to help recreate the needlecrafts of the Victorian era.
- No Victorian home decorating project is complete without some kind of ornate clock. A mantel clock is a good choice for a room with a fireplace, and a grandfather clock is a good choice for a larger room.
- Rugs should be thick and comfy to make the room cozy and warm, and drapes should be heavy. They are often tied back with ornate ties during the day, and released to keep the room warmer in the evenings.
Victorian house decor brings back a romantic era of ornate furnishings with romantic touches, and it’s especially popular today, especially in bedrooms with a feminine touch.