Victorian Decor can be most beautiful when paired with current home decor elements. While designing my office for our 1869 Victorian House, I find gorgeous inspiration in these timeless offices and workspaces. If you love Victorian Decor, I welcome you to enjoy this trip to the 1800s.
WHAT IS VICTORIAN DECOR?
Victorian Decor is known for its ornamental and elegant lavish style that gave luxurious character to the houses of the Victorian era. During 1830 and the early 1900s, houses became showcases of furniture and art pieces that earlier were only accessible to royalty and the most affluent upper class. The Industrial Revolution gave middle-class homeowners the opportunity to fill their homes with mass-produced ornate moldings, grand fireplaces, intricate wool furniture, and luxurious fabrics. Color also characterized the decor of the Victorian period. Rich jewel tones such as dark green, amber, maroons, blues, and gold made the Victorian Decor a style where more was more!
WHAT IS MODERN VICTORIAN DECOR?
The way we decorate now has changed much. Open spaces, neutral tones, and simple lines are becoming the most popular way to home design. Modern Victorian Decor combines the original ornate furniture, realistic art, and luxurious fabrics of the Victorian Period with the openness and fewer amounts of pieces more characteristic of modern decor.
WHERE TO BUY VICTORIAN DECOR?
Original Victorian Decor, furniture, and art can be found in flea markets, thrift and antique stores, estate sales, and online vintage shops. Make sure not to be afraid of fixing up old pieces but be mindful of keeping the integrity of the furniture; after all, you are bringing some of the Victorian years back. Here is some inspiration!
LIGHT AND AIRY
The tropical wallpaper in this office carries a playful element, while the french victorian style furniture brings an elegant feel. The wood pieces add warmth to the space and a welcome contrast against the neutral cream color walls. I love this office over at REMODELISTA.
TIMILESS AND CLASSY
This office combines perfectly Victorian Decor with mid-century modern furniture and lighting. The painted grayish-blue walls, stone and iron fireplace, and extravagant moldings take us back to Downton Abbey while wearing jeans and a t-shirt!
URBAN VICTORIAN OFFICE
This office shows how light walls, less furniture, and modern art can bring Victorian houses to the present without compromising beauty and personality.
THE MUSIC AND BOOK LOVER
The chandelier, rug, gold frames, marble fireplace, thick moldings, large windows, wood antique furniture, all of this Victorian Decor, returns to the present with white and cream walls!
When designing an interior for a client, I always advise them to be true to themselves. As an interior designer, I see more and more how we lose creativity and individuality when following social media trends. If you are thinking about remodeling your home, listen to your inner voice and imagine a perfect time and place in your head. If you love it while daydreaming, you will also love it in real life.
Last week Tom (my husband) and I were talking about his office. While contemplating different desks and lamps for his space, I reminded him that he should have 100% ownership of his workspace. No one else’s (including myself) opinions should matter when it comes down to designing the corner of your home where you work. You should love it. It would be best if you were inspired by your surroundings while working there, don’t you think?
I can’t wait to share my little Modern Victorian Office with you! I can’t wait to keep creating, writing, and designing in the heart of my home. Thank you so much for hanging out with me today. Make sure to follow our 1869 Yellow House renovation on INSTAGRAM!
Now, before you go, tell me which one is your favorite office or what is your favorite home decor style.
Leave me a comment below… I would love to hear!