10 Reasons Why We Love Modern Victorian Style

The modern Victorian trend is all about pairing traditional elements with modern spaces.

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Patterned Wallpaper

The Victorian era is known for its lavish maximalism. You can easily tap into it in your own home with a statement wallpaper. For the most impact, choose a wallpaper (or removable wallpaper!) with a bold or colorful pattern. Stick with classics such as paisley, stripes or florals to recreate the modern Victorian aesthetic.


SuzAnn Kletzein


In the Victorian era, velvet signified wealth and luxury. Bring some rich velvets into your own space to create this glam look. If you don’t have the budget for a velvet couch, add velvet pillows or a throw. This velvet ottoman is a great coffee table alternative and serves as extra seating when you have friends over


Catherine Truman

Unexpected Light Fixture

Contrasting a traditional or antique light fixture with a contemporary space is a great way to embrace modern Victorian. You can often find unique fixtures like this crystal chandelier at local vintage shops or consignment stores. Large fixtures in a dining room create a dramatic effect.



Painted Ceiling

Ornate ceilings were common practice in Victorian times. Paint, wallpaper and gold leaf adorned rooms from top to bottom. A bright pink ceiling draws the eyes up in this girl’s bedroom.



Ornate Mirrors

A simple way to inject modern Victorian style into any space is with a chunky ornate mirror. This sophisticated bedroom showcases a mirror above each nightstand.





Information Courtesy of Erica Reitman

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