Lighting the Victorian Home
The lovely Victorian Homes magazine was kind enough to use us as an expert reference in a recent editorial. If you love Victorian decor, make sure to check out the Fall 2017 issue for helpful tips from us and other lighting experts.
Given that Victorian decor can be on the heavier, more ornate side, the right kind of lighting is important.
Here are some of our suggestions:
1. Layer your lighting. A multi-light center chandelier gives gorgeous ambient lighting and accentuates your period decor at the same time. Continue with as many floor and table lamps as your Victorian room can handle. Add a small accent lamps in the Tiffany style to bookshelves and desks to brighten corners. Use an electric candle stick or candelabra to add more lamp, yet look different than a lamp.
2. Look for white fabric on the interior of lamp shades. Because so many Victorian style lamp shades are made of heavy, layered, or printed fabrics, a light colored lining will help brighten the effect.
3. Add wall sconces. Not only are wall sconces an additional layer of light, but a gas reproduction adds authenticity to the Victorian decor.
For more Victorian decorating ideas, follow Victorian Homes.
- King's Chandelier Company