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What is Dado and how to use it

What is Dado and how to use it

Discover and understand how to use dado correctly in your interior, be it a traditional wooden rail, wallpaper or Lincrusta panel, the Dado is key visual element to a space, modern or period.

What is Dado and how to use it

30 Sep 2020

Discover and understand how to use Dado correctly in your interior, be it a traditional wooden rail, wallpaper or Lincrusta panel, the Dado is key visual element to a space, modern or period.

How to create a Victorian bedroom

How to create a Victorian bedroom

​The first distinguishing feature that defines a Victorian bedroom is that it would have a fireplace, unlike this room in both the period before and the period after. In the preceeding periods, inhabitants would rely on thick blankets to keep warm and later in…

How to create a Victorian bedroom

17 Jul 2018

The first distinguishing feature that defines a Victorian bedroom is that it would have a fireplace, unlike this room in both the period before and the period after. In the preceeding periods, inhabitants would rely on thick blankets to keep warm and later in history, on cast iron radiators and electric heaters. The location of this fireplace may determine where the furniture will sit comfortably so that the fireplace can be viewed as an…

Source Period Features to Recreate a Victorian Interior

16 Mar 2017

​At The Victorian Emporium, we offer a service which helps you source period features and products needed in order to recreate a Victorian interior you may have seen and wished to reproduce in your own home or indeed on a film, TV or photographic set.

Top Tips for Choosing the Perfect Victorian Colour Scheme

Bedroom using a Victorian colour scheme

Choosing a Victorian colour scheme to decorate your home can be tricky, but with a bit of background information, you should be able to narrow down to what is right and wrong for your house. We provide you with ideas on how to pay homage to the historic…

Top Tips for Choosing the Perfect Victorian Colour Scheme

29 Jun 2016

Choosing a Victorian colour scheme to decorate your home can be tricky, but with a bit of background information, you should be able to narrow down what is right and wrong for your house. Here, we provide you with ideas on how to pay homage to the historic period.

Creating your Victorian style living room  to enjoy

Creating your Victorian style living room to enjoy

The very term living room itself would imply different usages for the room in different eras. In the Victorian period, a living room would have been a room dedicated to receiving guests and in smaller houses this would be known as the front room. In larger…

Creating your Victorian style living room to enjoy

16 Feb 2016

The very term living room itself would imply different usages for the room in different eras. In a Victorian house, the living room would have been a room dedicated to receiving guests and in smaller houses this would be known as the front room. In larger houses the living room might be an informal private area where the family relaxed. If we define the term living room as a general space where one can relax and socialise, it should…

Choosing Victorian paint colours for your refurbished period home

Choosing Victorian paint colours for your refurbished period

If you’ve purchased a Victorian property, chances are you love old buildings and their character.However, while many of us are keen to live in a period house and enjoy its original features, we don’t wish to be 100% faithful to the Victorians’ ideas about…

Choosing Victorian paint colours for your refurbished period home

11 Jan 2016

If you’ve purchased a Victorian property, chances are you love old buildings and their character.However, while many of us are keen to live in a period house and enjoy its original features, we don’t wish to be 100% faithful to the Victorians’ ideas about home décor and you’ll also wish to incorporate the comforts of modern living. Here’s what you need to know about how the Victorians used colour and their choice of Victorian paint…

Dining room mirror decorating ideas

Dining room mirrors

In most period houses there are fireplaces in every room. In the reception rooms, these tend to be a really lovely feature around which the room is arranged, with colourful decorative fireplace tiles both sides of the hearth and a nice mantelpiece above. There…

Dining room mirror decorating ideas

15 Dec 2015

In most period houses there are fireplaces in every room. In the reception rooms, these tend to be a really lovely feature around which the room is arranged, with colourful decorative fireplace tiles both sides of the hearth and a nice mantelpiece above. There is nothing more lovely than sitting down to a good meal on a cold day in a period dining room with the fire burning in the grate.

Victorian interior design ideas

Victorian interior design ideas

When you’re the proud owner of a Victorian property needing modernisation or renovation it can be overwhelming when you are faced with the vast array of interior design choices available.  You will need to make decisions on everything from wallpaper to flooring…

Victorian interior design ideas

13 Apr 2015

When you’re the proud owner of a Victorian property needing modernisation or renovation it can be overwhelming when you are faced with the vast array of interior design choices available.  You will need to make decisions on everything from wallpaper to flooring to paint colours to kitchen styles to furniture. 

How to create the perfect Victorian colour scheme to tie together decorative elements

Creating a perfect Victorian colour scheme

Complement patterns with something plain and of the right shade, be that the floor in terms of tiles, carpet or woodstain, or walls or curtains that tie those elements into a harmonious Victorian colour scheme.

How to create the perfect Victorian colour scheme to tie together decorative elements

14 Jan 2014

Many people have found themselves in the situation where they have seen a wallpaper or fabric that they have fallen in love with but having bought it, are unable to find the complementary paint colour that they have in their minds eye. If chosen well, you can use a number of different patterns and hues in your room, but you need to complement that with something plain and of the right shade, be that the floor in terms of tiles, carpet or…

How to create a gilded decorative curtain pelmet

How to create a gilded decorative curtain pelmet

Here is a short guide about how to create a gilded curtain pelmet. This can be done in shades of gold, bronze or silver according to other décor and tastes.

How to create a gilded decorative curtain pelmet

14 Jan 2014

A fabulous curtain pelmet will really enhance the luxurious feel of any period room. Although a grand curtain pelmet can be costly, it negates the need for a decorative curtain pole because curtains can be hung on an inexpensive plastic track which the pelmet will hide. The finished effect can be much more impressive than even a highly decorative curtain pole in the right kind of room.