The style of Victorian interior design dates between 1837-1901 during the Britain’s reign by Queen Victoria. A time of imitation and reproduction, reviving themes from years gone by from Gothic style to the more frivolous Rococo style, whilst indulging in an excess of ornamentation. Often more than one style influenced a single item.
Victorian colour palettes were limited so typical colours for interiors included rich, dark shades such as ruby red or forest green. Tiles were usually highly patterned and travel to Asia at the time meant an Oriental influence on design. Mouldings in the ceiling and cornices were splendid, woodwork stained dark, skirting boards deep and high and fireplaces were highly ornate and mostly made from cast iron.