Make a big impact for your house with Victorian decor. There are so many choices of Victorian decor that you can choose. Victorian decor is all about lavishness and creating styles and patterns distinct to the designer. Consider purchasing Victorian decor that is both functional and elegant, such as ornately-carved wood dressing tables, credenzas and settees. Victorian furniture is ornate and often features period-specific details, such as claw feet on furniture legs and marble tops on dressers, wash stands and tables. When choosing Victorian furniture, select settees, chairs and fainting couches that are upholstered and diamond-tufted in rich velvets, French silk or exotic fabrics. Dark, intricately-carved wood furniture, such as mahogany, reflects the Victorian era. Select parlor tables, desks and piano stools with feet depicting carved or metal animal claws clutching clear glass balls.
Lighting can add to Victorian decor by serving as a room’s focal piece, such as a hanging, crystal-laden chandelier. Wall sconces can be used to add drama to a room, and lighting can be strategically placed to highlight period artwork, such as ornate sculptures and oil paintings. Consider displaying stained-glass style lamps with metal bases.