As the gathering place and hub of many homes, dining rooms are the perfect space to incorporate Victorian design. The Victorian era was a time of wealth, power, and extravagance, and the way a Victorian dining room is styled should reflect that archetype.
In Victorian times, the best way to show off one’s influence was by filling the home with deep, bold colors, intricate patterns, and a variety of textures. Today, there’s no easier way to incorporate all of these design elements into your Victorian dining room than with a mosaic.
Doubles as Artwork
The Victorian era was a prosperous time and more people could afford to buy artwork to display in their homes. This ultimately lent itself to Victorian design, making art a key element of this style.
Adding a mosaic to your Victorian dining room is the perfect way to show your appreciation for the arts. Make a bold statement by displaying a recreation of a world-famous piece of art, such as Girl with a Pearl Earring, Mona Lisa, or The Starry Night.
Brings Texture to the Room
Textures from tapestries, curtains, and furniture were abundant during the Victorian era. It can be a tricky design element to add to a room, but a mosaic is the most visually appealing way to incorporate texture into your Victorian dining room.
Opt for something awe-inspiring that encourages visitors to use more senses than just sight to take it all in. This Butterfly Garden Scene or “Music by Candlelight” can help you achieve this desired effect.
Full of Bold Colors
Jewel tones and deep, beautiful colors are a trademark of Victorian design. While modern design tends to lean toward bright spaces full of natural light, the Victorian era favored darker, cozier spaces.
Mosaics with colors like Empress Green, Quartz Blue, Quartz Red Dark, and Rosa Alicante will fit right in adorning the walls of a Victorian dining room. These colors can be found together in a number of mosaics, including this reproduction of Flowers in an Urn and this Round and Vibrant Peacock Profile.
Displays Intricate Patterns
When it comes to Victorian design, you can never have too many patterns. At the time, patterned goods became much more available due to advances in the textile industry. As yet another way to display wealth and status, people did not hold back.
Mosaics can be beautifully crafted to create patterns that, upon closer inspection, have slight variances due to their organic nature. Pieces like this Seamless Pattern mosaic, this 12-Sided Floral Rug mosaic, and this Radial Renaissance Inspired Pattern mosaic would be a welcome addition to any Victorian dining room.
One Piece Can Do it All
Since contemporary design pieces are so unlike what you would find during the Victorian era, it can be challenging to find items today that fit into a Victorian dining room. Fortunately, incorporating one or more mosaics into your space can put an end to these frustrations.
Not only can mosaics serve as wall art, floor coverings, and embellishments for furniture, but they also have the design elements you need for your space to feel authentically Victorian. Whether you’re looking for inspiration as a jumping-off point or the final touch that’s evaded you, rest assured that a mosaic belongs in every Victorian space.