Victorian Home Decor On Budget
Ornate, rich, and expensive – these are adjectives which usually apply to Victorian home decor. While it can still be ornate and rich, it doesn’t have to be expensive. Using thrift stores, things that you already possess, and inexpensive touches, you can decorate a Victorian room for less and here we can show you how.
Victorian Home Decor Fantasy
On Budget Ideas of Victorian Home Decor
Linens. Among the most important ingredients in Victorian decor are linens. Use anything with lace, ribbon, embroidery, and ribbons in white or natural. Older or vintage linens can be picked up at thrift stores and yard sales. Discount stores are a good source of inexpensive machine embroidered items as well. Use on pillows, tablecloths, curtains, or upholstery for small occasional chairs.
Luxurious Victorian Decor Style
Jewel tones. Painting walls in deep, jewel tones like emerald green, ruby, or sapphire are important things to put in the decor. These tones add richness to your decor and serve as a vivid backdrop for the linens.
Modern Victorian Decorating
Wicker. Heavily-carved Victorian antiques can cost more than a budget can bear – unless you inherited Aunt Sadie’s parlor set. I suggest using wicker for Victorian designs which are much less expensive. Painted white, these pieces look elegant when accented with those lacy pillows you acquired.
Ornate frames. Thrift stores, yard sales and discount stores are a great source of ornate frames to be painted to display reproduction postcards and greeting cards in nostalgic designs. Pressed flowers can also be framed and displayed in groups on your walls or on table tops.
Romantic Victorian Style
Boxes. Small boxes or tins dressed up with fabric and old ribbon and lace remnants look wonderful displayed in your Victorian room. Beads and rhinestones from old broken jewelry are also a great way to add glamour to your room.
Rose china. Mismatched china or hand-painted plates from thrift stores grouped to create a wall display will add a romantic touch to your new Victorian decor. The floral themes bring a nostalgic look.
Victorian Home Decor for Dining Room
Tables. Small distressed tables, even if distressed and downright ugly, can be dressed up with white or floral sheets. Drape the sheets over the table and allow to pool on the floor. It adds a touch of romance and it’s cheap.
Victorian Home Style
So, as you can see, Victorian home decor doesn’t have to break your piggy bank. There are inexpensive ways to design the nostalgic look you want. Thinking creatively about furniture and accessories can bring your room to life with touches of the romance of another century.