99 Modern Living Room Decoration Ideas Using Ginger Jars

Modern Living Room Decoration Ideas Using Ginger Jars 97

Victorian architectural aspects and detailing such as cornicing, ceilings and coving arches, carvings, moldings and bas-reliefs, often portrayed scenes from nature, and were prevalent. You can easily incorporate any of these features into your design, which will instantly transform your room.

A hard wood flooring, medium or dark in colour, coupled with large Persian rugs are indicative of the Victorian era. If your budget does not allow for a hardwood floor, you could always lay a good quality laminate flooring and select a wide board in a dark stain.

Industrial pollution in the towns and cities led many homeowners to avoid light colours on the walls. Despite this, light coloured rooms were still prominent in the first half of the Victorian era but were rarely seen in dining rooms and libraries. At the time wall colours were determined by the availability of pigments, which was limited. The second half of the era saw the introduction of an expanding palette of vibrant rich deep colours such as red, gold, and dark green. These bold, intense colours served to state the importance of a room, and ultimately, the status of the homeowner. In order to replicate the style and décor of the time, create a contrast between bold, elaborate, formal reception rooms with halls and secondary rooms decorated in neutral shades.

Consider using large printed or patterned wallpapers depicting elements of nature or floral or scroll patterns. Red, green and blue were the main colours with tans and cream patterns superimposed on the wallpaper. Wallpaper designs in the late 1800s featured trellises with Gothic inspiration in earthy shades with leaf and floral work and were used in all rooms. William Morris was influenced by Gothic and Medieval tapestries and became the leading authority on wallpaper and fabric designs.

Chairs were often covered in fabric to match the wallpaper, and enhance the elaborate patterns on the wall. Windows were adorned with a double layer of fabrics. Couple sheer, net and voile materials with heavier fabrics such as damask, velvet and brocade. Light cottons, chintz and muslins were popular, used in conjunction with heavily embroidered fabric.

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