Victorian Interior Design

Lots of people believe that Victorian interior design is very challenging and expensive. Nothing could be further from the truth. Creating a Victorian look is actually quite easy and can be done even on a tight budget. A Victorian interior design can be achieved using using lots of extravagant fabrics, wallpapers and tapestries. However this does not mean you will have to spend lots of money on these items. You can just use things you have lying around your house.

If you are not very familiar with the Victorian interior design style it may be a good idea to do some research before you get started. Just look at some pictures online or in interior design books and try to duplicate the look.

While it is always a good idea to let your own creativity dictate your design decisions there are some rules you should be aware of when trying to achieve a Victorian look.

o Darker shades were very popular during the Victorian period. Dark, yet rich colors were used and were never applied to all four walls.
o Fireplaces used during the Victorian era were plain and polished. Their brackets were often curved in some kind of shape. Victorian fireplaces often used white marble.
o Also typical of the Victorian style are stain glass windows. While these are very expensive to have custom made, you can have your windows stained with stain glass colors as an alternative.

While there are lots of other elements that make up the Victorian interior design style, with these basic ideas and some quick research you should be able to begin your design project.