Ros Byam Shaw shows that you don’t need to have Victorian architecture to incorporate your favorite 19th century stylings into your home. Likewise, even Victorian-built homes can feature treasures spanning the centuries for a more versatile appearance. These simple suggestions may put a new spin on your Victorian style.
Season a non-victorian home with Victorian elements Consider using a Victorian-inspired choice for your walls. Simple floral or nature-inspired wallpapers can add subtle Victorian flair to a room. Or paint the walls a rich, muted color, like apple green or mustard.
For furnishings, infuse antique Victorian pieces into your interior design. Whether you have chintz textiles from an estate sale or a 19th century dollhouse from an antiques shop, these simple additions will add Victorian charm and elegance to your décor.
Diversify your Victorian home To broaden your authentic Victorian home, keep an eye out for treasures from every century. That may mean going on a New England road trip in search of an 18th century end table, or even choosing to modernize with more present-day features. Alongside dozens of 19th century antiques, even midcentury kitchenware will look new. Just make sure you like the pieces you’re adding and they fit the aesthetic you’re hoping to achieve in your Victorian home.