Design your own Victorian mansion


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The Victorian era is one of my favorite historical periods. Set between the years 1837 and 1901, during the long reign of Queen Victoria, it marked a period of enormous transformation that shook the foundations of the world. The tumultuous political landscape has led not only to global change, but also to a genuine wealth of Literature which, even today, is considered one of the best in history. This led to a decorating style that continues to set trends today as well: ornate, luxurious, with a terminal case of horror vacui. Let’s put it this way: minimalist is not the name of the game when it comes to Victorian style.

A Victorian mansion To do subtle. Think elaborate wallpapers, rich colors, chintz upholstery, carved dark wood furniture, oil paintings in gilt frames. Few of us would like to decorate our homes completely in the Victorian style today: for one thing, the size and high ceilings of the mansions were the only thing that kept them from looking hopelessly cramped; on the other hand, keeping the quantity of Things in them, cleaning required full-time cleaning staff. However, what if you want to incorporate little touches of Victorian decor into your own home? Keep reading.

Let’s cover these walls

It’s not a Victorian mansion without patterned wallpaper. This beautiful removable wallpaper remains sober thanks to its beige color. $56+

living room with library wallpaper

Have you always dreamed of a library like those of The beauty and the Beast Where Downton Abbey? Maybe the real thing is out of your budget right now, but you can mimic the look with this library wallpaper. $56+

Tapestry is a must

Handmade chair cushions
Handmade chair cushions

The Victorian penchant for all chintzes all the time is too much for modern tastes, but good floral design is still beautiful and timeless. Those handmade chair cushions give just the right touch. $16+

Victorian blue canvas, rug

For Victorians, beauty must go down to the ground. This magnificent blue canvas rug will bring the same beauty to your own floors. $33.70

light the way

vintage style candle holder

No self-respecting Victorian mansion lacked chandeliers. This beautiful zinc option will make you feel like you are in a Brontë novel. Wife in the attic not included. $65+

Art, art and more art

printable gallery wall

Most of us don’t have the kind of money to invest in an art collection. But a Victorian mansion without art? Perish the thought. This printable vintage gallery wall will help you reach the first Victorian mansion. $12

vintage picture frames
vintage picture frames

You can’t have a Victorian gallery wall without vintage picture frames. $13+ each

mirror mirror on the wall

Two golden mirrors of different sizes
princess mirrors

Is it really a Victorian mansion without at least one ornate Wall mirror where you can see ghosts? Disclaimer: These mirrors are ghost free. It’s up to you to decide if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. $40+

time for tea

Chintz tea set

For the Victorians, tea time was an event in itself. This beautiful chintz tea service will make you feel like a guest of Queen Victoria. $100

The true art of letter writing

Vintage stationery set

If there is a group of people who wrote a parcel of letters, the Victorians were. There was something ceremonial about writing letters. I’m grateful to live in an age of emails and text messages, but I wish we had written more letters today. This stationery set provides the perfect vibe for you to get into this habit. $14


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