Yes, I know, it sounds weird and contradictory: living in a tiny home and adding Victorian style to its decor. Probably most of you spontaneously connect Victorian style with big houses, mansions or castles. I did so too. At first glance you‘d think of the Victorian interior style as the opposite of the contemporary Zen-like style that so many people living in tiny homes love.
There are though some fascinating aspects around the Victorian style that makes it interesting for implementing it into tiny homes such as small apartments, tiny houses, RVs and houseboats. Here are some thoughts for you.
As the name says the Victorian interior design started during the reign of Queen Victoria in the period between 1837 and 1901. Household items that were before that time just reserved for the aristocracy were made accessible to everyone. It was a time when homes were filled with accessories, furnishings and fabrics whose only legitimation was to showcase wealth and status.
You know me, I‘m a Zen person when it comes to create a clean and serene home. But what I still like to add to it are some special eye catchers expressing lushness and elegance without cluttering the whole home with a big number of decoration or furniture. I like to add touches of Victorian nostalgia to an otherwise Zen-like room. Fortunately this is not very difficult.
It seems like an opposite – living in a contemporary tiny home and displaying splashes of Victorian style in it. It‘s not, actually. Through the Victorian style you express that lushness, that opulence of that era in a way that totally works for todays tastes. There are great inventive ways how you can bring the nostalgic appeal of that Victorian time into your home, into any home.
Take for example a floor lamp. If you‘re looking anyway for getting a floor lamp for your tiny home you might take a look at one that comes in a Victorian style. It will certainly add that special touch to your home‘s decor and style that will attract the looks.
Also it can be something simple like a toggle switch cover-plate in Victorian style. Place it all over your tiny home and you create that beautiful Victorian feeling with the smallest possible thing you can change in your home. It certainly will have a great and stylish impact.
Or another great idea of adding an interesting Victorian touch is the bathroom. Yes, there are some great Victorian design shower curtains available that are such a great eye catcher!
It can be fun to mix and match Victorian style with modern interior design. Here are some ideas for you.
Chloe Lighting Victorian Pedestal Floor Lamp
- On-line foot-stepper switch
- Made of 358 glass pieces and 26 cabochons
- Size: 10.5“ W and 30“ H and 10“ diameter
- Uses one 100 watt A19 Med F incandescent light bulb
- Power supply required: 120 volts
- Rated for interior dry installation
- Safety certification: UL listed
This pedestal light is excellent, looks old school and nice quality. It comes packaged well and had no problems with putting the 3 simple pieces together. The 100w recommended main bulb gets pretty warm as you would expect and puts out a lot of light – I’d go with a 75W LED and the small candelabra bulb. Overall, very pleased with the light. Two thumbs up!!
I am very happy with this purchase. Nice play of color, with bright yellow and orange highlights. Gives off quite a bit of light and gives the room a nice glow – like a lingering sunset. The light is extremely unusual and a great find on Amazon. Well packed and prompt delivery. I could not be happier with this beautiful lamp.
LOVE this lamp. It is just as beautiful as I had hoped. It adds a beautiful glow to the room. Makes a glow like a sitting around a big campfire!
Victorian Decor Shower Curtain Set, Grey Rose
- Made of polyester, high quality fabric
- No liner needed
- Includes free hooks
- Size: 84“L x 69“W
- Machine washable
- Waterproof, mold-, mildew- and soap-resistant
- Bold graphics printed with state of the art digital printing technology
Nice and added a great touch to our very plain bathroom. All in all, very happy with the curtain.
Beautiful shower curtain. The picture is clear and the fabric high quality. It’s like bringing nature indoors. I know I will enjoy this in my bathroom.
Quick delivery , outstanding scene very vivid and real looking strongly recommend.
Provincial 1 Toggle Wallplate, Antique Brass
- Standard 1 toggle switch coverplate
- Size: 3“W x 5“H
- Made of cast metal
- Ornate, whimsical design with charm of the Victorian era
Simply Fabulous! This is first of all, metal. Metallic objects must last for a very long time. The design is of a very good quality, and it looks romantic. Color is yellow copper which makes it accented on my wooden walls especially. So in short, I love these… I bought several of them.
So beautiful. Well made. Just adds elegance to any room. I will definitely order more to complete my decorating.
This is great, planning in buying the entire set to class up the place.