Saturday, September 29, 2018

Fascinating and Fundamental Part 11

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5 Ways to Add a Touch of Victorian Decor to Your Living Room

5 Ways to Add a Touch of Victorian Decor to Your Living Room

A little Victorian decor can give your home a dramatic and extravaggant look. Here's how to infuse your living room with Victorian style.

The Victorian period is remembered as one of the most opulent times in recent history.

Adding Victorian decor to a modern home is an excellent way to stand out from the crowd.
How though do you achieve that unique style using modern materials?
Here are five ways you can give a room or your entire home a Victorian makeover.

1. The Layered Look

Victorian style was all about excess. Heavy furniture dripping with gold, bold lamps, display cases, and all manner of oddments.
To achieve a modern Victorian design for your home, don't be afraid to layer. Combine dark wood furniture with opulent Persian rugs. Coffee and end tables should never be left open.
The Victorian home was proud to show off the wealth and grandeur it contained. Place clocks, elegant coasters, display pieces, and mementos liberally. This shouldn't interfere with the functionality of course, but other than that the sky's the limit.

2. Lighting

Light is one of the key elements of any home design. In a Victorian house interior, this is even more crucial.
Your light sources should be more than functional. Use tastefully decorated lamps placed in precise locations. Ceiling fixtures must act as a showcase of your personal style.
For the ultimate display of Victorian splendor, use an antique chandelier. Something positively dripping with elegant cut glass or crystal.
Natural lighting is just as important. Use a mix of well-placed windows for illumination with classic stained glass panels. There's nothing that reveals the old-world elegance and grandeur like the light of the sun playing through a multicolored stained glass panel.

3. Opulent Patterning

Victorian homes made heavy use of intricate patterns. Furniture, wallpaper, and carpeting were just a few of the most common examples of this.
In Victorian times the word on every lip was aspirational. The emerging middle class suddenly had the resources to decorate their homes in ways previously available only to the aristocracy.
Nowhere was this more apparent than in the detailed and highly sculpted patterns of their furnishings. Mix this into your home using a piece with an homage to the gothic revival, Tudor, or arts and crafts styles.

4. Wall Styling

Victorian style was all about the contrasting views. Use wallpaper or an interesting paint scheme to help your home stand out.
Victorian parlors were often covered with patterned wallpaper. Think of the repeating Fleur de Lis design on raised paper.
If you prefer paint, use bold color with white trim. An accent wall is another excellent way to add Victorian flair.

5. Integrate Modern and Victorian Decor

Sometimes it's the incongruity of styles that create the most striking visual tableau's. Combine modern amenities and features with Victorian style to put your own individual touch on a room.
A brand new computer sitting on a 19th century engraved desk. A flatscreen tv framed by victorian lamps on an elegant stand. All of these can give your home a touch of Victorian elegance without overpowering your personal style.

Don't Forget to Have Fun

Decorating your home should bring you joy! If you want to incorporate Victorian decor into it, make sure you enjoy the hunt for the perfect pieces.
To give your home an instant Victorian feel, check out some of these elegant stained glass panels.

That is all for now...may sunshine fill your day!

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