Obligatory attribute of the interior is the fireplace. Its presence is mandatory in the living room. Rococo style elements fit excellently. They are presented in the form of furniture made of mahogany. The feet of furniture necessarily curved, the furniture itself has carved ornaments. Furniture is made of natural precious wood: walnut, mahogany, stained oak. Most furniture has carved ornaments, sometimes inlaid with precious stones and metals. Victorian style is unthinkable without the Library, and its contents should not leave any person who likes literature indifferent. Since the interior of a Victorian style incorporates elements of several styles, so here is a certain dependence of these styles on the purpose of the room. The elements of the Gothic style can be found in the figural stucco, huge windows, high ceilings. Mandatory attribute for the Gothic is the fireplace. The presence of the carpet with intricate patterns indicates the presence of Indian style.
Artistic ceramic tiles can be also a variant as a floor covering. However, recently it became popular to laminate the floor. Herewith, floor can be covered with inserts of another picture and color naturally blends with the surrounding background coloring. Great interest for fans of Victorian style is a carpeted floor. The red color of carpeting is well matched with the classic color of this style – light brown. Victorian style in the early stages of its development was in the form of quite bulky interior with a mass of bizarre patterns and ornaments. Furniture had a pretty massive look and lots of carved ornaments also. But over time, this style has become different with sense of proportion. Though the echoes of the old motifs can still be found.
Convey the feel of a French Polynesian bungalow with furniture made from teak, bamboo or banana leaf. Furniture made from rattan, wicker or water hyacinth also imparts a tropical feel. Include layers of organic texture with items made from woven seagrass such as area rugs, baskets, chairs and headboards. Provide an extra layer of privacy when needed with matchstick blinds on windows. Plantation-style shutters work well with wood paneling. Grasscloth wallpaper is another option for adding texture and color to walls. Bring in a touch of Tahitian culture with colorful, hand printed pareus. Pareus are brightly colored sheets of fabric that can be wrapped around one's body and worn as a simple dress or draped across a bed, the back of a sofa or the arm of a chair for a splash of color and pattern. Hang a collection of authentic wood Polynesian tiki masks or display carved tiki sculptures on a table or shelf. Hang a framed Polynesian tapa on the wall. Tapas are paintings on fabric, traditionally used as celebration dance dresses depicting tattooed heiva dancers, Marquesan women, aquatic animals and traditional Marquesan tattoo motifs. In lieu of traveling to French Polynesia to acquire these tribal treasures, look for them online.
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