Victorian Bedroom Ideas

Victorian bedroom ideas and inspo.

Are you designing a victorian bedroom and looking for inspiration? You’ve come to the right place. Spoak has all the interior design inspiration to get those creative juices flowing. Browse room designs, inspiration images and decor ideas or take our free room design tool for a spin below!

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Bedroom designed by Melanie Fenning
BedroomDesigned by Melanie Fenning
Gothic Vibes designed by Lauren Barnes
Gothic VibesDesigned by Lauren Barnes
Bedroom ReDesign View 2 designed by Melanie Fenning
Bedroom ReDesign View 2Designed by Melanie Fenning
Primary Bedroom designed by Jenna Haefelin
Primary BedroomDesigned by Jenna Haefelin
Primary Bedroom (Chest Wall) designed by Blaire Gremillion
Primary Bedroom (Chest Wall)Designed by Blaire Gremillion
Bedroom designed by Dogwood Home Design
BedroomDesigned by Dogwood Home Design
Primary Bedroom (copy 2) designed by Sanem D'Angelo
Primary Bedroom (copy 2)Designed by Sanem D'Angelo
Bedroom ReDesign designed by Melanie Fenning
Bedroom ReDesignDesigned by Melanie Fenning
Opulence designed by Victoria Brown
OpulenceDesigned by Victoria Brown
Aries designed by Amanda Oster
AriesDesigned by Amanda Oster
Untitled designed by Francesca Grace
UntitledDesigned by Francesca Grace
Guest Room designed by Sabiha Shah
Guest RoomDesigned by Sabiha Shah
Personal Vibe Board designed by AM Woods
Personal Vibe BoardDesigned by AM Woods
room #2 designed by Stephanie Russel
room #2Designed by Stephanie Russel
Rattan Pleats designed by Liz Scott
Rattan PleatsDesigned by Liz Scott
Primary Bedroom designed by Breanna Sherwood
Primary BedroomDesigned by Breanna Sherwood
Primary Bedroom designed by Delfina Flores
Primary BedroomDesigned by Delfina Flores
Primary Bedroom View 2 designed by Taylor Krug
Primary Bedroom View 2Designed by Taylor Krug
Bedroom designed by Kate Betts
BedroomDesigned by Kate Betts
Guest Bed (Basement, Opt 1) designed by Hilah Stahl
Guest Bed (Basement, Opt 1)Designed by Hilah Stahl
Untitled designed by Bridget Nelson
UntitledDesigned by Bridget Nelson
master bed designed by Cassandra Sherman
master bedDesigned by Cassandra Sherman
Untitled designed by Lohena Buckley
UntitledDesigned by Lohena Buckley
Untitled (copy) designed by Sara Hormi
Untitled (copy)Designed by Sara Hormi

Design tips for decorating a victorian style bedroom

Here’s how to achieve the victorian aesthetic room of your dreams.

What’s the best way to design and decorate a victorian bedroom?

Whether you are designing for yourself or someone else, bedrooms should be cozy and comfortable, providing a space to unwind, recharge, and escape the chaos of the world. Even if your typical design style is more maximalist, bedrooms usually lean more minimalist to offer a serene backdrop for a good night’s sleep. Bedroom layouts are also more simple. The square footage of your bedroom and size of your bed frame will typically dictate the best layout.

Whether you're in the process of a bedroom remodel or looking to makeover your existing one, these are the key elements to include in your design:|

  • Paint or Wallpaper: Bedroom walls set the mood for the space. Select a color or pattern that complements the victorian style you want to achieve. We are partial to covering walls, ceilings, and trim in a uniform paint color to create a cohesive look. Or consider an accent wall to serve as a focal point.
  • Bed: The bed is the centerpiece and typical focal point of any bedroom, providing a comfortable and restful place to sleep. It typically includes a mattress, bed frame, and headboard. Your victorian style can really shine by selecting bedding (sheets, duvet covers, and pillows) that match the aesthetic.
  • Nightstands: Nightstands (or bedside tables) are small tables or cabinets placed on either side of the bed. They provide a convenient surface for placing bedside lamps, alarm clocks, books, and other personal items. Pro tip: Bedside tables should be placed 2-4 inches from the bed frame and no more than 24 inches deep (any deeper and it can be pretty uncomfortable to get in and out of bed). If you choose to add a table lamp or a sconce, keep in mind the depth of the light to ensure you have enough space on the bedside table.
  • Area Rug: It’s common to include an area rug in a bedroom for extra warmth and coziness. There are three common layout options for rugs in the bedroom. Option 1, place the bed and nightstands entirely on the rug. Option 2, place ⅔ of the bed on the rug, with 24 inches extending beyond the sides of the bed. Option 3, place two runners along each side of the bed (the runners should be wider than the bedside tables, if possible).
  • Decorative Lighting: Combine task, ambient, and accent lighting for a layered lighting scheme. Typically in a bedroom, you’d want a flush surface mount or chandelier on the ceiling and wall-mounted sconces or table lamps on each side of the bed. Consider the placement of lighting fixtures to eliminate shadows and evenly light the space. Dimmer switches can adjust the mood.
  • Curtains or Blinds: In bedrooms, window treatments are not just design statements. They help promote a restful sleep environment, while also adding a layer of privacy and warmth. Opting for blackout or heavy, lined curtains can enhance these effects, making them perfect for ensuring comfort and tranquility. Don’t forget a curtain rod!
  • Victorian Bedroom Decor: From accent pillows and throw blankets to bedside table lamps and wall art, bedroom accessories should be both functional and decorative. Coordinate the color and pattern with the overall bedroom color scheme and victorian style to bring your design vision to life.

Get creative and have fun with your victorian bedroom! If you need an extra hand, check out our step-by-step guide on How To Design a Bedroom.

What materials and home decor should I use to achieve a victorian bedroom design?

The Victorian interior design style is a homage to the lavishness and intricate detailing characteristic of the Victorian era, renowned for its indulgence in opulence and decorative abundance. This style is marked by a philosophy of maximalism, where spaces are lavishly adorned with an array of antiques, eclectic knick-knacks, and an extensive collection of art, all contributing to an atmosphere of grandeur and excess.

To infuse your bedroom with the Victorian charm, it's essential to embrace boldness in every aspect. Opt for a palette of deep, rich jewel-toned hues to set a dramatic backdrop. Embellish the space with intricate trim, ornate mirrors, heavy drapery, and lavish light fixtures that echo the era's penchant for elaborate decor. Victorian furniture often features velvet or damask upholstery, floral patterns, gold leaf, or plush tassels. And if you really want to lean into the aesthetic, bring in a fainting sofa as the room’s focal point.

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