Granny Flat Styles—Volume I: Victorian Style
7 Dec, 2017
Are you looking to buy a Granny Flat? There are a lot of eras you can choose from when designing your home, how about Victorian?
When it comes to building a Victorian style Granny Flat, there are many features you can incorporate to make it authentic and beautiful. These features include, but are not limited to:
- Picket fences
- Stained glass windows
- Wooden floors
- Distinct colour schemes
While you may associate picket fences with “the suburbs”, they were actually popular during the Victorian era. For an authentic look, it is best to go timber with shaped tops (e.g. pointed).
Stained glass windows:
Stained glass windows can be a highlight of any Granny Flat and home, even more so for a Victorian style Granny Flat, as they were a staple during this era. During the Victorian era, stained glass windows were intricate works of art with borders, geometric backgrounds, and a subject or key feature such as flowers or a picture.
Similarly to stained glass windows, wooden floors were popular and intricate works of art. Wooden floors during the Victorian era were designed similar to the floors found in churches. If you decide to go with wooden floors for your Victorian style Granny Flat, don’t forget to also buy rugs. During the Victorian era, rugs rose to prominence for both their practical and decorative qualities.
Distinct colour schemes:
Every era comes with signature colours or colour scheme. When painting or wallpapering your Victorian style Granny Flat, ideal colours include but are not limited to: cream, green, red, blues and yellows. The shades of these colours evolved and darkened as the Victorian era progressed.
So now that you have an idea of what features you can incorporate when building or redecorating your Victorian style Granny Flat, you can get started on your plans. However if you are still not sure if this is the right era for your flat, then stay tuned for the next blog post on Californian Bungalow style.