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Victorian wallpaper

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Victorian Wallpaper What is Victorian Wallpaper? The simple answer is; Wallpaper that was used during the reign of  Queen Victoria. It is so named for the time period in which it became popular. It became popular during the reign of England’s Queen Victoria. People in Victorian homes or houses made walls of plaster. Home owners […]

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Victorian Wallpaper

Victorian wallpaper
Victorian wallpaper

What is Victorian Wallpaper? The simple answer is; Wallpaper that was used during the reign of  Queen Victoria. It is so named for the time period in which it became popular. It became popular during the reign of England’s Queen Victoria.

People in Victorian homes or houses made walls of plaster. Home owners typically covered the walls with wallpaper. Wallpaper of those days were designed featuring large patterns of flowers, birds or feathers.

Victoria was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death. On 1 May 1876, she adopted the additional title of Empress of India. Known as the Victorian era, she ruled for 63 years and seven months. She ruled longer than any of her predecessors.

Homeowners  often decorated houses on the outside with gingerbread scroll-work on their eaves. And the wood inside the house followed the same premise. Ornate decoration was in. Plain was out. The same with wallpaper, plain wallpaper was out.

Victorian wallpaper is  of the Victorian Era Decorative Arts period. It is often made it in elaborate floral patterns. Using primary colors (red, blue, and yellow) overprinted with colors of cream and tan.

William Morris and Victorian Wallpaper Designs

We regard William Morris as the father of modern interior design. He prolifically designed Victorian wallpaper and Victorian ceiling patterns. Visit Wallpaper Wallpaper Kenya for a good collection of these historic and classic designs.

During his career, William Morris produced over 50 wallpapers designs. These Victorian designs adopted a naturalistic pattern that was new and radical. His wallpaper designs relied on his well-practiced and close observation of nature. If you observe closely, you will find that his designs centered on plant-based forms. Either expressed in luxuriantly naturalistic style or one that is flatter and more formalized (e.g. ‘Sunflower‘ or ‘St James’s Ceiling‘). But Morris’s Victorian wallpaper designs were always subtle, stylized evocations of natural forms. As opposed to geometrical shapes.

 

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