By Zurie Monnier. Living Room. Thursday, November 16th 2017, 05:19:49 AM.
Your living room will be more dramatic if you place an accent wall. Modify the color to match the color of your living room. If you used cool tones, you may opt for bright teal or green for the wall accent. You may use yellow or orange if your living room has warm colors. You can use red, orange or calming dark gray for a contemporary look and burgundy, green tones and brown tones for a traditional look.
Most Victorian furniture has ornate wooden carved embellishments with rich fabrics. You can also use seating pieces that are upholstered in brocade, velvet and embroidered. Add some throw pillows with attractive covers. Choose furniture with exposed wood in some parts like on the arm rest, legs and along the upper back of the chair. Use a table that is carved, marble topped, spindled or faux bamboo. You can accent it with traditional-style lamps and porcelain jars with crocheted doilies under it. For a more classical look, place a bookcase that can fill from floor to ceiling.
Dark and bright shades with rich colors are used to get a Victorian look. Woodwork should be of dark tones also so that it can go along the other shades in the room. The use of red, burgundy, violet, yellow and blue is very common in a Victorian room. But white can still be used as long as you use Victorian furniture.