3 Elements to Recreate Victorian Style
TRANSFORM THE LOOK OF YOUR HOUSE WITH THESE THREE STYLE ELEMENTS.
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.