Tips to Create Victorian Style Kitchens
Victorian style kitchens are fit for people who give attention at detail decoration. This kitchen is known as its busy ( but pretty ) ornament. On this modern era, transform modern kitchen into Victorian style like create new oasis within home where this kitchen bring nostalgic moment to remind glory time from the past and reflect royal lifestyle. And if you would, you can combine Victorian kitchen with modern touch, for example creating open space Victorian kitchen. It’s not genuine Victorian style, but it’s up to you.
Knowing first what basic elements you should know before adopting and creating Victorian style kitchens.
Pay attention on wall, ceiling and floor
As above mentioned, Victorian style kitchens are full of decorative element and ornament. Do first to three large space at kitchen: wall, ceiling and floor. Fast way to decorate wall is applying floral theme wallpaper. And if you are lucky, you will find wallpaper with exact pattern from Victorian time. Some stores sell wallpaper with Victorian theme.
Ceiling usually is adorned with panel from plaster and chopper. Installing ceiling panel from chopper will make your kitchen looks vintage and stylish. These panels take mosaic pattern and rectangle shape. Ceiling panel arrangement like tiles on the floor.
Similar with wall and ceiling, Victorian kitchen floor is also decorated with decorative tile. If you see from far, maybe you will think that this floor is covered with rugs, because this floor tiles own pattern almost like a rugs.
If at common kitchen, we store items at kitchen cabinet, so at Victorian style kitchens, we put it on antique dresser. You can find this dresser at antique store. What make this furniture look unique, because they incorporate storage place function and place to display kitchen accessories. You can put plate, spoon, cookware and any items inside dresser drawers and at the same time put flower arrangement on vase above this dresser.
One of difficult part of Victorian kitchen decoration is how to camouflage modern appliances without destroy Victorian style you are creating. On real Victorian kitchen, they use iron stove and wood as fuel. Of course, you don’t want to do it. What you can do is selecting kitchen appliances that have decorative wood panel as its exterior. It’s the only one way to camouflage them. You can buy Victorian style stove from iron and then modify it to use gas as its fuel, not wood anymore.
Victorian table is made from sturdy wood, has rectangle shape and legs with decorative carving. This table is multifunction furniture: for preparing food and store any items using drawers under table tip surface. Usually this table is painted with white or brown. Some Victorian tables have large size, able to hold many people.
Decoration will not complete before installing decorative valances on window. This valance usually has floral pattern and people pictures from Victorian period. These valances are available in any colors, but not vibrant color to reflect atmosphere from the past.