How to give your kitchen some Victorian character

by Amy Biddle on Tuesday 20th October 2015

Amy Biddle

Give a subtle nod to your home’s heritage with these Victorian-inspired décor ideas. All images are from recent J M Interiors projects, shot in our client's homes.

Fit a false chimney - a clever trick for a bit of grandeur without the stately manor - create a faux chimney breast above a range cooker, tile into the recess and use the space above to hide an extractor fan.

Get in sink - for a classic country look that works just as well today as it did in a Victorian scullery, install a Belfast sink. Porcelain is a hard-working yet elegant material and the deep, wide shape makes this style of sink ideal for scrubbing baking trays and large pans.

Mix in an antique - bring a sense of history to a contemporary kitchen by incorporating antique furniture. Choose a piece that works with your existing set-up for added space and bags of character.

Converted Oast House bespoke shaker kitchen with statement butchers block and range cooker

Give your kitchen heart - nothing grounds a country kitchen like a robust Aga or Rayburn-style range cooker. Available in every colour imaginable, these aesthetically traditional cookers add character and heart to a home with their continual comforting warmth.

Work in some panelling - tongue and groove is one of those easy décor additions that works with any era of home – none more so than Victorian.

Showcase original features - those lucky enough to have original features in their kitchen should look to embrace them. This room is designed to work around the Victorian fireplace, the kitchen cabinets are contemporary in style bridging the gap to unite old and new.

Can we help any further? Give us a call on 01580 291221 or visit our Biddenden showroom where we’d love to discuss your kitchen project.

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