1837 - 1901

In the Victorian palette warm shades of terracotta dominated. For colored walls it was fashionable to use three colors by analogy to three levels of wooden furnish: the first - from a floor to a side of the conditional socle, the second - from this side to frieze edge, and the third - from edge of a frieze to a ceiling. However, it is frequent below a side a part of the wall simulating a socle, didn't paint, and pasted over with relief wall-paper.

Think properly before to start registration of your walls: in a traditional English interior to walls the major role is taken away. Heavy impressive wall-paper, a wooden covering, walls painting - all it creates certain mood.

Paints of courageous shades, heavy imprinted wall-paper and impressive facing - a tile and wooden panels, - a choice correct, however are constantly on the alert: walls should be in harmony, but not dominate over other interior. At the time of kings Georges of a wall finished with wooden panels from a floor to a ceiling with which painted in one color - any lists then in a fashion there was a stucco molding, for example, magnificent ceiling sockets. The Victorian walls are usually divided into three parts (by analogy to wooden furnish): the bottom part simulating a socle, to level of its conditional side is pasted over with wall-paper, then to a frieze - the matte paint, and frieze "territory" - is more light on tone. Constructions of times of Georges and Victoria are rather impressive: both it is more than room, and ceilings above, than in the modern house, therefore to achieve authenticity it is possible only in buildings of that time. And for "the average" house simply derive inspiration from a color palette and a theme and don't aspire to copy a historical interior. Here warm and "creamy" shades of such paints for walls which form a relief matte surface or, on the contrary, transparent and as though the fragile will be especially good.
From panels on walls blows as aroma of history. Especially panels of a dark tree create sensation of authenticity, however it visually "press", therefore suit only very spacious rooms which the luxury is permissible to seem less. However, there are no rules bar none: in absolutely small rooms which any decor you will not force to look more, dark panels can create special atmosphere - for example, in an office. Though for the usual house approach colored wooden panels more; they especially successfully look in a hall at socle level, or on all plane of the central wall of a bedroom or a dining room.

Smooth colored walls exclusively «racks in a sock», and bigger authenticity will create effect is better matte or transparent surfaces. The matte surface visually strengthens tone of color, and, in particular, is especially good for shades deep red, gold and green peas traditional for this style. And colored wooden surfaces always should possess transparent luster. Wall-paper - a remarkable thing: cozy, also all flaws on walls are hidden. Here expressive traditional coloring numerous cotton print with florets or with regularly repeating images of type of heraldic lilies, then brocade in two tones where drawing forms shine on a matte background, and, at last, classical - pre-classic strips two wide and thin with development. And this dense foliage is cast by William Marisa's originals.

The stucco molding, whether it is socle or frieze with upholstering, - a powerful element of traditional style, however demands the approach with care. Having built such piece in the modern house, it is easy to be mistaken and pretentiously to overload an interior if the sizes of a premise don't correspond to scope of former epoch. Choosing a stucco molding, don't forget about age of your house: freakish difficult figured abundance - for ancient, and the simple rounded off profiles - for modern houses.

Relief decor of walls - favorite design reception of the Victorian epoch; a stucco molding invariably decorated a frieze. Here the stucco molding role is executed by easy exaggerated vinyl imitation - for spirit of history in an office.


The floor is a fifth wall and if you always remember it never will be mistaken, choosing, than to cover a floor. Drawing and the invoice - from freakish flora vilton's carpets to geometrical patterns from a tile - here that the most important thing.

Thick sound thorough carpets approach this style more than, something though to hide a floor of odes a carpet from a wall to a wall - modern enough invention. During the Victorian epoch floors closed the big carpets, but on perimeter left narrow strips of a timber floor. In halls, bathrooms and kitchens it is practical used a ceramic tile. Intricate patterns from a tile of four - five different colors were considered as norm even in middle class houses, and the white and black tile which has been laid out in chessboard order, was rather popular from the beginning and up to the XX-th century middle.

Rich Persian carpets with shining pile are able to set to an interior character, bringing in quiet design spirit of traditional style. Choose a coloring which will unite all other elements of a room. The carpet with a dark border and more light ornament on the center is simply ideal - it won't dominate in your interior.

In England carpets always associated with well-being, after all in days of old allow them to themselves the society top could only. A dense vegetative ornament and the first-rate quality aksminster's carpets - a choice ideal. Better creamy tone if certainly, you haven't conceived to create certain color effect.

The parquet is a timber floor from separate staves, laid so that as much as possible to use effect of drawing of wood fibers. The present parquet - expensive enough pleasure also demands a hand of the professional, but you can simulate it laminated a covering under a tree or firm vinyl the premium.

The black and white tile in chessboard order - actually a cliché of traditional English style - looks extremely elegantly and out of time, to that and it is no wonder that in kitchens, bathrooms and halls "checkers" haven't got out of fashion to this day. Choosing a tile, remember that from its size the end result depends. Diagonals from small tiles, as shown here, "will expand" a narrow vestibule, and the big squares love, accordingly, the big square premises.

Floors from a color terracotta or from a slate tile - "warm" alternative black-and-white chess - bring spirit of the Victorian epoch, reminding corridors of old private residences which conducted to a main entrance. For vestibules and kitchens in rustikalnom style such floors are especially good, but if it seems to you that they too rigid and "knock" underfoot, use soft and "silent" vinyl imitation.


Drawing - the most important element in business of creation of a traditional English interior. Select fabrics of different drawing and tone; we will tell, the partner damastu, poured by a vegetative pattern of two tones, there can be a fabric in a strip of other shade.

Traditional English style borrowed from design finds of the whole world much. During an epoch of kings of Georges all were loved by antique samples, from here and popularity of the image of sheet akanta on fabrics. Great experimenters Victorians scooped ideas on travel: whether it be an ornament of the Persian carpets, or magnificent luxury of the French rococo, or elegant severity of the Italian Renaissance. The starting position at a choice of textiles for an interior stylized under traditional English, is a two-colored fabric in a wide strip with a narrow strip between them, color in third of contrast shade to the core. Damast, having all that- one color, gives three-dimensional effect thanks to contrast of matte and brilliant sites on the same relief of a drapery; that it and it is good, when in an interior many fabrics are required. Large stuffing in style of Paisley ("cucumbers") - rich brick, golden, green and dark blue tone - will cast thoughts on travel over the East, and large colored the chintz will perfectly cope with more pale interior in tones of sheet of a sage, blue duck egg (is very pale-greenish-heavenly), gold and cream. From the point of view of the invoice, a velvet and sinel - the absolute for curtains.

Traditional English not so necessarily demands the sated dark scale. Blinking of elegant old gold and silvery greens of a sage against cream - absolutely remarkable variant if you have picked up accessories with traditional patterns - damast, striped or colored chintz, pillows.

Is a dark-beet and gold shade creating rich cosines of a drawing room? Divisibility of unlike small drawings of walls and furniture together with more courageous rose trees on portieres detain a sight at itself, and the interior not seems overloaded and oppressing.

Effective "cucumbers" Paisley on a wadded blanket give splendor and some colonial to this bedroom rich with color, the return party of an interior is entrusted a fabric in «a chicken pad». And the unification of pillows from a velvet and damasta brings such refined contrast in a picturesque interior.


It is one of "the richest" styles of kitchen design: here to you and heavy as in the last centuries furniture, with filenchat doors of a dark tree or with colored semi-antique - we will tell, the ivory which has darkened from time, - and the cast metal handles polished to shine.

Heavy "ancient" furniture, abundance boxes and lockers, in the center, as a rule, working island - a table - it is clear that all it feels in very wide kitchen is much better. The cooker, for example, ga- a choice optimum, and though you easily will manage the built in oven, all the same is better to take this checked up fat woman; its raised design will perfectly get on with your continuous table-top. But modern pieces of iron, type of a steel sink, are absolutely inappropriate; see to itself ceramic batlerovskuju a bowl or, for example, a sink from Coriana. Use the modern built in techniques - the dishwasher, the refrigerator, a freezer; they will be disguised by doors of kitchen furniture, and find fault - flew won't dare to break traditionally-English an interior.

Composed kitchens
• Elegant filenchatye pediments of a dark tree or colored with effect of a patina
• Cast metal handles (color of tin is ideal)
• Tile from natural materials a natural tree or an ornament from a tile on a floor
• Ceramic sinks of type batlerovskih
• Aga or other thorough cooker
• Table-tops from a tree or from color slate
• In the center - a desktop - island

The hinged support for ware - a sign of traditional English style, it perfectly transmits its spirit to modern kitchen «from a wall to a wall». For more decorative design the support with gracefully bent lines, and for classical - "old", smooth will approach. You will meet such supports and on kitchens in style of the country, however, there they from a light pine and without any delicacy.

Apportion on filenchatyh boxes and doors, unprofitable a socle behind which furniture legs are hidden, dictate, frankly speaking, intricate shape of kitchen. The pale paint creates surprising sensation of light which amplifies thanks to glass doors of some lockers - to an element not quite approaching and pleasing an eye. Pay attention to interesting contrast combinations: handles - flat spheres and vertical "kejdzh"; the tree invoice - type-setting table-tops and wattle baskets. And rich dark blue of walls brings vigorous contrast, finishing design traditionally-English cuisine.


The fireplace sets to a drawing room interior classical character of traditionally-English of style. If the flue for whatever reasons can't be built to simulate effect of a flame to you the electro fireplace with the thought over design will help.

Traditionally-English a kind it is possible to give to a fireplace differently, nevertheless base variants only two: either a carved stone, or a dark tree for a decor with inserts from tiles. The forged elements give charm and, look, also rather characteristic stylish end to the carved support of facing located ledges. Your furniture should be refined stately and cozy simultaneously. Impressive sofas with independent armrests are good for houses in a big way, but will "not press" a standard room only the classic: upholstered colored tapestry "chesterfield" and sofas of the soft rounded off forms with "skirt". If you have a place for banquette with the bent legs, it will charm replace a coffee table, even it is possible to tell, English was more traditionally. Add a little table-console, a bookcase and lateral little tables to a sofa - all richly dark tree, lay more carpets and rugs, and the cozy muffled atmosphere will be created by desk lamps, floor lamps and the sconces similar to candlesticks.
The separate armchairs inappropriate to upholstery of your sofa, principal are important for style classics. The high Voltairian armchair «with ears - wings» or an armchair with the bent back, small armrests and on the wooden bent legs, is better with copper castors - ideal addition.

Such fireplace of ancestors decorated with tiles and impressive a mirror in the over gilded frame over it, - the general rule in traditional - the English house. Gold and yellow copper suit this style most than other metals. Fine addition - the complete set of sparkling chimney accessories, also don't forget about a poker!

Desk lamps are essentially important to fill with warm light corners of the traditional house. They the light textiles and walls are underlined typicalness not only the sated interiors of "historical" color, but also, where at you. The greatest authenticity will be given by lamp shades of creamy shades and the basis in the form of the over gilded candelabrum or crystal vases with gold.

Rich shades reddish - brown and gold fill this drawing room with rest and cosines, and the combination of fabrics and the muffled tones brings sensation of faded magnificence. Probably tree chosen here not so dark what could be for truly magnificent furniture, but shows it, how you can interpret style to create more refined and less dominating conditions. Replace a carpet Persian in dense tones or another; rich with paints, a carpet, and you receive almost ideal result.

Composed by a drawing room
• Burning fireplace or effect of a real flame
• "chesterfield" or a sofa with soft round armrests
• "Voltairian" armchair or on the bent legs of a dark tree
• Furniture of a dark tree - a bookcase or a dresser
• Desk lamp with the basis in the form of a candelabrum
• Rich carpets and soft rugs on a floor

Choose a bed, and it directly will help you to be defined with all the rest. Here variants: a bed with a freakish skeleton from shod iron, - as a matter of fact, Victorian with spheres on each angular rack, or a wooden bed - a castle with the bent backs.
Bed with bed curtains on four columns of a dark tree - a variant number three, but only if your room is spacious enough for so impressing representative of style. Furniture of a bed the multilayered: bed-clothes, the woolen blankets are white, however everyone's shaggy and fleecy are excluded - they are too modern. For things pick up solid dark clothes, for example, mahogany, the dressing table and under pair - a dresser is better without legs. Sense in picking up essentially important, but known degree "the simplified" subjects which will add presentableness to a bedroom and it is underlined pretentiousness of a bed. Very Long - curtains will create aura of a cosines and prosperity. And you will manage to give to a narrow window the big expressiveness if use long eaves and, accordingly, wide curtains. The desk lamp of a creamy shade and ancient engravings will finish this elegant interior.

Composed bedrooms
• Copper or shod iron, or a massive wooden bed - a castle
• Bed-clothes damasta
• Round bedside little table with a damask cloth
• Carpets on a floor
• Independent clothes and dressing table of a dark tree
• The fixtures similar to candelabrums

"Historical" the sanitary technician - a starting principle of creation it is true English- traditional "swimming bath". However, you at all shouldn't limit yourselves to any concrete period of history. The traditional bath with smoothly bent raised back and the over gilded lamps will ideally finish design of a bathroom.

Gold cranes and pipes on a deep red background of walls look simply kingly and here dark green or dark blue scale silvery chrome more approaches. Sometimes the external surface of baths on paws is prepared under painting so you can pick up for it a color which will either be combined, or to contrast with other palette. If at you not places for such miracle or you prefer more practical bath to transmit spirit of an epoch to you the amalgamator a receiver instead of an ordinary rack of a shower will help. A toilet bowl with a trailing tank and a bowl in the complete set, being proud of it, will finish an interior. At a choice of a decor don't forget about a tile on walls, at least, to socle level above which it is possible to paint. Tiles on a floor - also an original detail of style, especially black-and-white diagonals or "chess". We will quite admit a rug, if a cosines - your main care.

Composed by a bathroom
• Bath on paws with the rounded off back
• Toilet bowl with a trailing tank
• Rug or tile on a floor
• The amalgamator in style of an epoch
• Bowl with a wooden or marble board of a table-top or on a pedestal - "tulip"
• At windows of a curtain or thin transparent draperies
• Independent rack of a dark tree for towels

Shower cabins - the phenomenon, of course, modern, however you can achieve spirit traditionally-English, having established the engraved glass door and having lain out from within a rich tile. The motive of an engraving shown here in classical style - one of the most popular.

The Victorian style in an interior

The architecture and decorative art of the Victorian epoch (the end 1830 beginning of 20 centuries) were rather eclectic. During the different periods different directions became fashionable, many of which were, as a matter of fact, revival of earlier styles and adaptations to new times. For example, «the Gothic Renaissance», based on architecture and ornaments of medieval Europe (the Gothic style - it both color rhombus stained-glass windows and set of architectural details of an interior, peaked skates roofs, a combination mansard and erker windows etc.) The Renaissance, baroque and rococo, neoclassicism of the end XVIII of the beginning of XIX centuries, including an empire style, Adam's styles and the Regency also revived. Besides during the Victorian epoch people more often steels to go worldwide, commercial relations that have led to assimilation of the Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Persian and Arabian styles of decorative art have extended. In the West all this kaleidoscope was reduced to concept «east style». Eclecticism of that Victorian epoch was shown in an interior in such a manner that, each room was decorated after the own fashion. We will admit, the library was made out in style of the revived gothic style, a bedroom in the spirit of the revived rococo, and the neoclassical vestibule adjoined to the Persian smoking room.

In interiors of the Victorian epoch the gold geometrical or vegetative ornament put on a cliché on imprinted wall-paper, picture in gilded frames for which red color or claret was considered as ideal color reigns. Claret draperies from plush, portieres separate premises of dining rooms and libraries, gold repeats in eaves, pale yellow bed curtains with the red fringe, sewed of curtains, drape beds from mahogany. A coloring under firm breeds of a tree - (red, pink and an oak was especially fashionable.

Till 1850th years there were in a fashion light shades of neoclassicism, in particular light pink, almond, lilac, is light - lilac, cheerfully - white though for libraries and dining rooms - selected sometimes and tone is more dark, for example the crimson. Later stronger palette in which dominated - red and brown has entered into a fashion, and also aniline paints: green, dark blue, violet and yellow. Gilding was widely used. However softer, muffled color scale has come to last quarter of XIX century.