Mindi Dejonge, March 27th , 2018.
To properly arrange an apartment in a Victorian style, its owner must have at least an idea of the elements of those interior styles that he would like to see in his apartment. Using elements of exotic styles, it is necessary not to make them prevail, otherwise it will be not Victorian style. he Victorian style is different from the rest of the interior styles in part of the decoration of the walls. It provides only fabrics or wallpaper for finishing of walls. At the same time, they must have a certain pattern: stripes, realistic images of flowers, birds, animals. Volumetric ornaments in the form of bas-relief are much less commonly used. Wood panels made of fine, decorated with all sorts of ornaments, are in use here. These panels should be no more than one third of the wall height. Such an element of the Gothic style as the multi-colored stained-glass windows in the form of arches are often guests of the interior. Stained-glass windows are the most striking and easily recognizable Gothic element in the Victorian style.
A Style All Its Own. The transitional decor is often confused with the eclectic style, but the styles are very different. Transitional will often use contemporary furnishings mixed with antiques, but even these old-world pieces will be sophisticated and have simple, classic lines. Eclectic styling is far less refined and consistent and often incorporates one type of item either as a stand alone or in a group. For instance, a living room eclectically styled would have two different end tables anchoring the sofa with two different lamps. A transitional decor room would probably have matching accessories. In a kitchen, the eclectic style would mean hand-painted cabinets and a retrofit island with different colored appliances; in a transitional style kitchen, it may include a reclaimed wood island with all matching stainless steel appliances. Window treatments would be simpler and more crisp in a transitionally styled room, while an eclectic room could have more ornate window coverings.
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