By Zurie Monnier. Living Room. Monday, November 20th 2017, 11:01:21 AM.
No one could doubt the influence of Queen Victoria during her reign for it even changed the homes of the people in her era. People who belonged to the middle class decorated their homes with grandeur pride showing their status in the society. This brought people to redesign their homes with revisions of Gothic, rococo and Oriental styles. You can see eclectic mixture of style, heavily upholstered furniture, excessive ornamentation, realistic portrays of flowers, birds and animals, wooden carvings, with silver, brass and golden accents.
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.
Place your furniture according to your space requirement. Your living room might be rectangle, square, octagon or triangle. Whatever the shape is, just make sure you have good furniture placement so that the place will have good traffic. You can place your sofa in a diagonal position and you may even experiment the arrangement in different angles. Traffic is very important to make sure that homeowners can move around the place without stumbling into anything. Your furniture pieces should be arranged well to have good traffic. You can place your furniture in right angles for this will make it easier to converse with other people in the area.