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Victorian interiors. Home interiors were quite dark with busily patterned wallpaper. From a picture rail hung oil paintings, etchings, engravings, silhouettes, water colours, stitched needlework samplers and hand embroidered reproductions of famous paintings. Sunlight was kept out of the already dark room by layers of blinds, lace curtains, velvet drapes, and side curtains in dark colours.The brass ringed curtains hung on great poles, but often remained drawn on bright days.

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from Old-House Online

An Authentic Victorian Kitchen Design

Victorian - With all other rooms restored and decorated in the late-Victorian mode, it was important that the kitchen, an original space right off the dining room, be accurate for the period.

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