Halloween is right around the corner, so let’s take a look at one of the biggest influences of Halloween décor – hauntingly beautiful Victorian Interior Design.
According to HubPages.com, “Victorian style is a broad term that generally is used to refer to characteristics of design (architectural, fashion, home décor, etc.) from the latter period of Queen Victoria’s reign, from 1837 until her death in 1901.”
High ceilings, intricate moldings, lavish furniture, rich colors, indulgent accessories, and careful attention to detail are just a few of the staples of Victorian Interior Design.
Reminiscent of “Beetlejuice”, this unique love-seat gives a contemporary twist to traditional Victorian furnishings.
When giving your home a Victorian makeover, it’s always good to incorporate dark tones like purples, plums, navy blues, and blacks. And if you can get your hands on one, a claw foot tub is a Victorian bathroom must-have. Perfect for the Halloween aficionado!
If you’re looking to stay hip to the trends this Halloween while still dabbling in a more Victorian vibe, try incorporating some Steampunk in your décor. The above image is a perfect example of the trendy new style. A merging of Victorian-esque styles and machinery, gears and steam-powered technology.
If you’re not a big fan of dark and spooky color palettes, go for a light, crisp and hauntingly pretty white.
Wallpaper is making a big comeback, so you can be both Victorian-esque and trendy. Choose something with intricate detailing. If you’re going for a Victorian look, stay away from anything too geometric.
Do you live in a San Francisco Victorian already? The great thing about classically Victorian architecture is that if you’re a minimalist at heart, you can let your house be the center of attention! Find ways to compliment what’s already there.
Long drapes add a touch elegance and drama to your Victorian space. Top it off with a large, awe-inspiring light fixture!
Victorian-era furniture is all about dark finishes, elaborate carving, and curved lines.
Choose a wall and add an eclectic mix of mirrors, paintings and photographs. Putting it in a modern room will give your space a gothic touch, without making it look like you’re running an antique shop.
Lastly, don’t be afraid of the dark!