How To Create A Victorian Doll House
The Victorian doll house is one of the most popular houses in miniature. The Victorian era was an absolutely wonderful period with fancy houses, furnishings and clothes. Creating a Victorian house is never boring, Victorian houses were packed full of knickknack's so you can fill your dolls house to the brim and it won't look out of place.
Let's get to know a little bit about the Victorian's and how your Victorian doll house should look:
Victorian style began in the 1830's when the Rococo style was used in furniture and porcelain design. The Rococo style of the 18th-century is characterised by lightness, delicacy, and elaborate ornamentation. In decoration the style is characterised by arabesques, shells, elaborate curves, and asymmetry. Many Victorian pieces are very decorative and you will also notice this decoration in architecture around windows and doorways.
Louis XIV style and Chinese-inspired decoration, along with Oriental-style bamboo and lacquer furniture were popular. There was also a craze for all things Japanese in the form of vases, fans, and screens.
The Victorian style was extremely eclectic and every room in a Victorian house can be decorated in a different style. This is great for dolls houses because many different colour's, furniture and decorative items can be put together in a house letting you run wild with your creativity. While the dining room may be Elizabethan, the halls may be gothic and the living room Queen Anne.
The Victorian Doll House
The Victorian Doll House is probably one of the easiest to create as the style was so eclectic. As long as you stick to pieces that would have been around in this period you can mix as many different styles as you like together and they will look great. Another great thing about choosing this period is that most dolls house furniture is actually based on Victorian times so it will be very easy for you to find pieces to fill your doll house
When creating the dolls house itself you have several choices, you can buy a fully built dolls house, purchase a kit, or build a house from scratch from a plan. The most important thing is to look out for a house with the characteristic's of this period: decorative windows and doors, elegant facades and large rooms.
Here are a few of the best Victorian doll house kits I have found:
Now you know a little about the Georgian, Tudor, and Modern doll house information or if you've decided a Victorian house is right for you take a look at our section on how to choose a Victorian doll house.
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