White painted woodwork: The Victorian holy grail

You probably think of dark painted doors and skirtings when you picture a Victorian interior. However, white painted woodwork became a style statement in the late 19th and early 20th century. Many Victorians painted their bedrooms' woodwork white to complement their lighter decor. White also didn't harbour dirt like darker colours, which was important in... Continue Reading →

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Linoleum – the Victorian wonder product!

Linoleum was the wonder invention of the Victorian period and led the way for the vinyl flooring we know today. Unlike vinyl flooring today, homeowners up until the 1960s didn't just use linoleum in kitchens and bathrooms. The middle and working classes also fitted the product in bedrooms as it had antibacterial qualities. This was... Continue Reading →

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