Published by Naomie Whitely, Jan 17, 2017
Victorian Era in the Great Britain saw major changes in of industrial, cultural and political, scientific as well as and military within the country, and was marked by a great expansion of the British Empire. Queen Victoria had undoubtedly influenced all aspects of people who live during her reign, including in styles of homes and decorations.
People who belong to the middle class raced to decorate their homes in such grandeur to show their pride as well as status in society. They redesign the interior by combining and revising Gothic, Rococo and Oriental styles in the furnishing and accessories. That includes the usage of excessive ornaments, upholstered furniture and wood carvings with silver and golden accents, patterns of flower and birds, as well as curtains and drapery. This lovely, so-called Victorian style, mostly applied to the living room, has remained popular until now.
If you happen to be a fan of this Victorian style living room and want to turn your boring space into a beautiful and stylish Victorian themed living area, here are some easy tips on how you could do that.
1) Apply dark and pastel color with rich shades
You can do a Victorian living room remodel by adding dark and pastel shades in rich color to get the look. For a modern Victorian look, you can use wooden, ornamented furnitures painted in white, silver or gold. For more classic look, they should be in dark tones to go along with other shades in the room. The main Victorian style living room colors are red, dark blue, light blue, violet, burgundy, dusty pink and yellow. But as long as you stick with Victorian furniture, white can still be used.
2) Use Victorian furniture
Victorian furniture used to have wooden elements with ornaments as well as thick (sometimes textured) fabrics. To create a Victorian living room, try to use chairs or sofa that are upholstered in brocade and velvet, with or without embroidery. Add some throw pillows with lovely, bird or flower patterned covers. Use wood tables that are carved and ornamented, with the same color with the seating pieces. You can also add some Victorian interior accessories such as porcelain jars, classic table lamps, and a classic bookshelves filled with books.
3) Place some intricate window accessories
To make your Victorian themed living room even more stunning, you can add some elaborate window treatments, such as swags, valances and tiebacks. Consider to choose silk, brocade and damask for the fabrics. Trim your curtains with tassels, cords, and braids, and add some crystals if you like.
4) Hang a chandelier
What’s a Victorian living room without an intricate crystal chandelier? You can also choose a metal or iron one, but make sure the ornaments and shape match other Victorian accessories and designs.