During the Victorian Era throughout the reign of Queen Victoria I, there was mass production of houses and increasing wealth. With the drop of the window tax in 1851, new Victorian homes were built with larger bay windows to let all the natural light in and allow the homeowners to see what was happening outside their front door. Victorian homes are very unique and full of character with their high ceilings and tiled paths that often carried through to the main entrance hall, so it is important to celebrate their original features.
Homeowners of Victorian homes nowadays are renovating the interiors to bring them more into the modern design era. So, if you are one of the lucky owners of a beautiful Victorian home and are wanting to put your own personal touch into it, here are some tips to ensure you create a home that is fresh and new while still keeping to its beautiful history that tells a story.
Keep the space bright. Give the walls a fresh coat of white or neutral paint for a calming interior look. This gives the room a light airy feel and can be dressed up or down with accessories depending on the season and your personal style. If bright whites aren’t your thing, embrace your dark side. the great thing about Victorian homes is they can take on any colour you throw at them and will still look amazing. Traditional Victorian homes were usually dark and lavish, so embrace your homes original bones with rich shades such as navy, forest green and plum. These colours are perfect for all four walls, as a feature wall or as accent colours if you don’t want to go full dark.