Victorian interior design is a great way to add a little bit of glamor to a mobile home. It may not be the first thing that comes to most people’s minds when they start decorating, especially in a mobile home. But what better way to add some grandeur to a dwelling? Apparently, some of the world’s top designers take this perspective because Victorian design is becoming more and more popular. Some like it minimal, some go all out on the signature Victorian maximalism.
Whichever way you lean, we hope today’s post will inspire you to think outside the box and realize that, with mobile homes, the possibilities are indeed endless.
The key element in Victorian design
Let’s talk about color. To have a basis for building your home’s design scheme, starting out with a color palette is always the best idea. The most popular colors in Victorian design are pink and green. Now, don’t worry, they don’t have to be pastel. And they don’t have to be placed in the same room together. In fact, much of the time, the greens in Victorian design are in dark emerald shades, which go with just about anything these days.
Pink and green have been popular colors in many design trends over the last few years. So you probably won’t have trouble finding inspiration. Note that the pink is often lightened to soft shades of peach or darkened to burgundy. Sometimes these two colors are dramatized by incorporating them via floral wallpaper (another Victorian classic) or by painting the walls and ceiling a moody green.
There are many possibilities for including these colors without risking your walls, however! Utilizing furniture to bring in those bright pops of color is a popular method right now. You could easily stick with white for your walls or incorporate another Victorian color such as dusky blue or mustard.
It’s very popular with eclectic designers today to stick a few pieces of Victorian furniture into a house when nothing else looks remotely Victorian. Victorian antiques such as tables and dressers are highly prized. Couches and chairs can also pull their weight in Victorian design, especially if they are elegantly shaped or include tufting or fringe – two Victorian essentials. Pleated furniture is popular too.
Back in the day, Victorian homes often sported floral furniture. But we would warn you to be careful of choosing floral furniture right off for your modern home. Florals lost their place in furniture design back in the early 2000s and are much more trendy on the walls, currently.
But your furniture doesn’t have to be delicate or elegant, or even pricey, for that matter. Victorian farmhouse design emphasizes comfortable and practical furniture that is a little more rustic. But while the pieces themselves may look rustic, they don’t necessarily look out of place in a grand Victorian atmosphere. Four-poster beds can also lend a dynamic look to a bedroom.
Victorian accents and decor
Victorian decor today has many eclectic vibes. It’s popular to display curated collections of period portraits, glassware, books, and odds and ends. Vintage floral prints, large, empty statement frames, and oversized mirrors are more practical ways of incorporating Vicotiran vibes into your mobile home, though.
Wardrobes and elegant kitchen cabinets with glass doors are two examples of how practical storage can be used to provide some elegance. Handmade quilts and linen can help tone down a room, especially if you’re going for more of a farmhouse look. The same can be said of baskets and vases filled with flowers. Don’t shy away from mixing a little bit of elegance and rusticity.
Many Victorian families had plenty of money yet chose to move to the county to farm. Even though they needed practical furniture, they allowed their wealth to show up in elements like architecture. Consider adding a bit of elegance to your mobile home by making some changes to the bones of your house. Cased or arched doorways, extravagant crown molding, and tall windows are a few options. Right now, empty fireplace mantels are trending.
Want just a touch of the Victorian Era?
Many people are finding ways to incorporate Victorian design without even pretending they live in a Victorian mansion. Taking a few of the elements we’ve discussed, all of which are very popular right now, you can add that extra bit of quirk your mobile home needs. It doesn’t have to be extravagant and you don’t need to go all-out. Even small changes may give you the style update you’re craving.
Back in time
A little Victorian can go a long way, and in modern Victorian design, it’s all about adding just enough to shake things up again. “Unexpected” and “eclectic” are good words to describe this sudden interest in Victorian style. Want more vintage design inspiration? Check out these Lovely Vintage Looks For Your Mobile Home.