Minimalism Is Out & Modern Victorian Is In — Here's How to Get the Look

by Justina Huddleston
Sep 29, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. ET

Scandinavian minimalism has dominated the home decor scene for a while now, but there's a new trend creeping onto the scene, and it couldn't be more different.

This one's all about lush fabrics — like velvet and brocade — lots of prints, ornate wood and metalwork and embracing bright and dark colors. Any guesses?

It's modern Victorian! Modern Victorian style mixes the detailed, splashy and dare we say busy decor of the late 1800s with more modern pieces. Think velvet sofas with a more linear, clean-lined silhouette or an ornate brass keyhole doorknob on a reclaimed wood door. It's all about mixing and matching so your room doesn't become overwhelmed by the Victorian elements while also not feeling as austere and cold as the minimalist trend can sometimes feel.

If you're bored of your current decor, nothing livens it up faster than adding a Victorian detail or two. Whether you're adding a mirror, lamp or even some removable accent wallpaper, bringing some of this style into your home is easier than it might seem.

These pieces make it easy to incorporate some of this elegant, classic style into your modern life.

1 /13: Round capiz chandelier

1/13 :Round capiz chandelier

This modern update on the classic chandelier is elegant, not overwhelming. (West Elm, $349)

2 /13: Knotted window curtains

2/13 :Knotted window curtains

Modern knotted curtains add the same visual interest to a room as poofy valances. (Urban Outfitters, $59)

3 /13: LeAnn graceful-scroll canopy bed

3/13 :LeAnn graceful-scroll canopy bed

Drape some sheer fabric over this scrolled canopy bed for a luxurious nighttime haven. (Overstock, $315)

4 /13: Velvet Beatrix dining chair

4/13 :Velvet Beatrix dining chair

Add dark glamour to your dining room with this plush velvet chair. (Anthropologie, $288)

5 /13: Clara removable wallpaper

5/13 :Clara removable wallpaper

Bring drama to your walls with this removable floral wallpaper. (Walls Need Love, $48)

6 /13: Victorian privacy doorknob

6/13 :Victorian privacy doorknob

Add elegant detail to your doorway with this brass doorknob. (Wayfair, $132)

7 /13: Floral room divider

7/13 :Floral room divider

Revamp classic Victorian florals with this more modern printed-canvas room divider. (Target, $319)

8 /13: Victorian table lamp

8/13 :Victorian table lamp

Tiffany-style lamps like this were popular in the late Victorian period. (Wayfair, $167)

9 /13: Tufted rollback slipper chair

9/13 :Tufted rollback slipper chair

With its rich hue, tufts and ornate legs, this chair brings some Victorian style to any room. (Target, $299)

10 /13: Chamberlain velvet sofa

10/13 :Chamberlain velvet sofa

A modern silhouette and lush vintage velvet make this sofa a must-have. (Urban Outfitters, $898)

11 /13: Milo nail-button notched bed

11/13 :Milo nail-button notched bed

This bed is a perfect blend of classic Victorian (bold patterns and colors) and modern design. (Target, $719)

12 /13: Josephine mirror

12/13 :Josephine mirror

The ornate frame of this mirror dresses up the rest of the room. (Anthropologie, $348)

13 /13: Sweet crocheted bed skirt

13/13 :Sweet crocheted bed skirt

A touch of crocheted lace will add a bit of Victorian flair to your bedchamber... er, bedroom. (PBteen, $80)