Create the new Victorian look
Add quirky accessories think silk purple lampshades, faux taxidermy such as a flock antelope head in purple, or glass done bell jars to cover ornaments.
Find the best place for dramatic furniture
Use new Victorian style to create a dramatic dining room, living room or bedroom, but be wary of applying a darker colour scheme to a small space – the result might look cramped and oppressive.This sturdy chest reminds us of an apothecary table and the six drawers on each side offer bags of storage.
Get to know key pieces
A chesterfield or velvet sofa, or vintage-style armchair are the foundations, but accessories pull this look together: look for decorative book ends and animal motifs.Handmade in the UK, this classic chesterfield in soft golden leather will last you a lifetime.
Choose the right shapes
From the swell of a balloon-back chair to scrolled sofa arms or the arc of a bell jar, sweeping curves are key.This petite yet striking sofa in deep claret red is just right for a snug corner.
Go for a jewel palette
Ruby, amethyst and punchy peridot epitomise the New Victorian look. Also look to high-saturation plum, purple and mauve, offset by burnished metallics.
This handsome antelope head has been covered in purple flock for a quirky modern twist on a traditional look.
This look is high on feel: velvet, flocked wallpaper and worn leather all come together, complemented by dark wood.
New Victorian reading nook
Mix revival pieces, unique vintage finds and your existing decor to capture the eclectic mood of this look.
Chair, £999, House of Fraser
Looking for more autumn/winter decorating trends 2011? Choose your favourite from our pick of the best emerging trends for the new season. Plus, take a look at our Home Fashion Week hub to see how these looks have been recreated in real-life homes – from a Mid Century house and a New Victorian bungalow, to a Chic and Sleek apartment.