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Decorating Your Bed & Breakfast

Jun 5, 2008
The Victorian Era never seems to go out of style, and so it can make a lovely way to decorate your bed & breakfast. There are plenty of ideas you can use to incorporate this type of theme without any problems at all. You can easily find decorative items to enhance the overall look. You also won't have to spend a fortune to complete this particular theme.

There are many types of older homes out there that work well with a Victorian style of decor. In fact, there is a good chance that is what they were long ago. You may find many features you can work with including dining room windows, a fire place, a long stairway, and more. Take a good look around at what you can do with the place and be creative in how you wish to accomplish it

There are many small details that really do count with this type of decorating so don't pass them by. You can easily change the handles on cabinets in your kitchen and even the doorknobs on the rooms in the location. This way everything down to the last detail really does fit well together. Go to your local home improvement store to see what they have for you in the way of fireplace mantel enhancements and molding for your walls.

A big part of this era was stained glass. If you are able to get some that fits into an ordinary window you have them that would be wonderful. Sometimes this process can be pricey though so think of some good alternatives. You can add stained glass sun catchers and such in the dining area at a much more affordable cost.

Should you choose to use wallpaper in your bed & breakfast, you will find many that represent the Victorian style. Find one that is colorful and cheerful so that it makes your place appear open and inviting. This can be a great way to offset the darkness from dark wood furniture and flooring which are also important parts of the Victoria era.

Decorative rugs and elegant curtains will work to finish off your effects. They come in many colors too so there is no reason why you can't make them to match the rest of what you are using. The curtains you choose to hang up will really set the mood for any given room too. Therefore you want to think about the image you wish to achieve before you select them.

Take your time to shop around for the best deals on Victoria style decorations and furniture. Some of it you can get used and then redo it for a very low price. Other items are going to be pricey and so you will have to either do without them or get very creative. Have fun with the concepts you implement but remember to pay attention to the details. This is what will complete your overall look.

Victorian style decor may be perfect for your bed & breakfast. If you are interested in it then see what is offered. Find out what it is going to cost you to get to that point where you can open your doors and show off what you have done. This can be a great way to end up with one of the best looking bed & breakfast locations around.
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Patti Rob writes about starting a bed and breakfast, and the pitfalls to avoid. Visit the website Start A Bed And Breakfast to read more, and take the quiz.
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