“I want that Victorian look.” You say to your interior designer.
What Victorian look? Do you KNOW what the Victorian look is? Folks, before you up and get your interior designer to do up your place Victorian style you’d better get your facts straight. This is the Victorian style:
It’s a very heavy, almost fairytale-like look. If you want the Victorian look here are a few key decor points to remember:
- Warm, rich colours
- Heavy draperies
- Large, opulent furniture and furnishings
- Gold: Try and squeeze some gold in there
Truth be told, you’ll never get the exact Victorian style unless you have tons of cash to splurge on excessive amounts of ornamental furniture. Trust me, not worth it. And much too heavy for a small HDB flat in Singapore! But if you die-die want the look, You could make use of Victorian-inspired pieces and accents to dress up your home like these fellows:
Alright, let’s all admit that the Victorian look is
a little over the top gaudy. But if you still want the look, you can tone it down with softer versions of the look:
Painting your bedroom white and keeping the room simple except for a four poster bed and interesting cabinetry is a more rustic look, but it’s a good way to incorporate bits of the Victorian look without overwhelming your home.