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


SheKnows Editorial

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.

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