I recently watched one of my favorite ’80s films Pretty in Pink, and I must say, Molly Ringwald’s Victorian, bohemian chic style is definitely on its way back. It’s amazing what one movie instilled on the fashion industry back in its day. The older I get, the more I realize that fashion does truly come back around. This season’s looks are floral and feminine; home decor is going that direction, as well. If you are looking to recreate a Victorian style in your home, turn on the TV and get inspired.
Pour on the flowers
A Victorian shabby chic room needs lots of floral fun. This particular room gives a great example of floral on floral with some restraint. What I like is how they chose the same color pink throughout the room. I think that’s why this mixture of large and small floral patterns works. Choosing similar shades keeps your room from looking cluttered.
Lace it up and add on
I really have a heart for lace. It’s completely feminine. This beautiful cabinet is layered like a cake with icing made of lace. It has such a charming and vintage feel with all the china, cherubs, pottery, and glass. Layering your items throughout the shelving creates a more authentic look since Victorian homes were covered with lots of nick knacks. It just adds to the homey feel.
In Molly’s room you can see the sweet, embroidered table cloth under the pink phone, as well as a pretty lace pillow to add to the decor.
Know what pieces you love and have to have
As you are scouting around for particular pieces, keep in mind what you really like. It’s true that you may stumble across a great and unexpected find, but you never want it to sidetrack you from the goal you have in mind for your space. If you are looking for a particular fabric or an object, stay focused and know what you need.
Let the details speak for themselves
A pretty kitchen in white needs a splash of color and floral cushions, pillows, and paintings will bring this room to definite Victorian styling. But more than the fabrics, each furniture piece, chandelier, and item on the table have beautiful textures to add ornate patterns, which reflect Victorian design.