3 El­e­ments to Recre­ate Vic­to­rian Style


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1. Vin­tage el­e­ments. Many home­own­ers use re­claimed fur­nish­ings to cre­ate Vic­to­rian style. “Both the door to the bed­room and to the bath­room are re­claimed, the bath­room given pri­vacy by means of an an­tique linen hand towel draped over the glass. The floor through­out the barn is re­claimed, hexag­o­nal tom­mettes,” Shaw writes. Us­ing found fur­nish­ings and ma­te­ri­als will cre­ate an aged feel to any home.

2. Op­u­lent pieces. Pick up any or­nate pieces you can find. Keep an eye out for chan­de­liers and lamps as well as pic­ture frames, vases, busts, chair and ta­ble legs, doors, tiles and even draw­ers. Flea mar­kets and an­tique shops are great places to find these pieces, and keep your eye on on­line re­sources such as ebay and 1stdibs.

3. Pat­terned tex­tiles. Take any linen you can get. Rugs and cur­tains are easy ways to change up the tone of a room. Sofa cov­er­ings sim­plify your fur­ni­ture and make a ro­man­tic piece. While pat­terns cre­ate op­u­lence, solid-col­ored linens can make a state­ment too. “Fur­nish­ings are a mix of an­tique pieces, such as the chan­de­liers, con­tem­po­rary pieces such as the floor lamp, and con­tem­po­rary pieces with a pe­riod feel, such as the sofa, up­hol­stered in nat­u­ral linen,” Shaw writes. Com­bi­na­tions make for beau­ti­ful rooms and some­thing as sim­ple as linens can make that hap­pen.

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