Victorian homes can be narrowly defined as homes that built during Victorian era. This is the time when Queen Victoria ruled Britain (1837-1901). It’s have design similar with these homes. They have their unique characteristics. They are usually narrow and tall, have asymmetric design, large windows, patterned bricks, porches, terraces, etc.
Victorian homes is a classic design. This make the houses look old and dark. However, this design is a favorite design that many people still want to use until now. Some people try to modify the design to fit more into modern era. Below are bright modern interior design ideas for Victorian homes:
- Use modern lighting
Victorian house interiors usually tend to be dark. The lamps used are also usually dim. To overcome this, use some modern lamps for room lighting. Place the lamps also in a place that is still a bit dark such as in the corner of the room.
- Repaint the rooms with bright colors
You can still use old Victorian interior style and furniture. At one time, you can also make the room brighter by repaint the room. Choose bright colors such as white, yellow, or pastel colors. You can also paint the wooden floor, not only the walls.
- Mix the era
One key for modern Victorian interior design is by mixing the era. Use several furniture from Victorian style together with modern furniture. Use furniture with same or similar color to make the room look comfortable. For example, you can use an antique table together with modern chairs.
- Mix bold colors with white
If you think that white or bright colors are too plain, you can mix them with bold colors. You can paint the ceilings with navy blue. Or you can paint one side of the wall with bold colors and leaving the other sides with white.
- Do not afraid to extend you house
If you think your house is too small and you still have space, do not afraid to add an extra room. Make your extra room different with your house. You can make it totally modern and different. This way, you can have two different impression in one house.
- Exposed bricks
Exposed bricks is a brilliant idea to make your home look more modern. You don’t have to make all of the walls become exposed bricks. Just one small side is enough to give accent.
- Put fresh flowers on the table
Buy a transparent flower vase with a unique shape. Fill the vase with enough water. Then put several freshly picked flowers inside it. Change the flowers every day or as often as needed. The use of fresh flowers will add a fresh atmosphere in the room.
The use of classic wallpapers is very common in Victorian homes. If you still want to use wallpaper, change the old wallpaper. Use wallpaper with your favorite pattern and colors that goes along well with other feature in the room.