Victorian homes often contain period features, such as ceiling roses and plaster mouldings, tiled floors, and antique fireplaces. A Victorian house has the potential to be a beautiful family home when restored to its former glory. However, if you are planning a restoration project, it is worth spending some time researching the Victorian era. That way you can source authentic design features rather than resorting to reproduction imitations.
The fireplace is an excellent place to start if you are renovating a Victorian period property. Fireplaces from the period were rather eclectic in design. They tended to incorporate both classical and naturalistic elements and unlike fireplaces from the regency era, Victorian fireplaces had generous mantels to accommodate the fashion of the time for displaying numerous ornaments.
If you would like to learn more about the history of fireplace design, check out the infographic below. It’s a great resource for anyone interested in renovating a period property.