Regency interiors - Inspiration for interior decor from the Bridgertons
As spring buds blossom and the weather warms up, we’re celebrating new beginnings. After the restrictions of lockdown and chilly days, it’s time to look at rejuvenating our surroundings. The second season of Netflix’s popular TV series Bridgerton couldn’t have arrived at a better time.
This absorbing period drama offers the perfect inspiration for us to recreate luxurious surroundings to fall in love with. It begs us to design Regency interiors. Granted, those interiors are decorated with pastel hues. Those colours reflect those glorious days in the early 1800s, when life was leisurely and luxurious.
Let’s take a look at English Regency interior désign and furniture as it’s portrayed in the new Bridgerton TV series. This was a romantic time. Indeed, in those days people went about leisurely pursuits. Balls, luncheons and garden parties reigned supreme and romance was almost tangible.
5 tips to get the English Regency home style
Bring a touch of indulgence into a room with these Bridgerton-inspired English Regency home décor ideas. It's easy – just add interior décor and Regency furniture. That will a room look a little like the interiors in those glorious Regency buildings.
Regency home decor - a window view to the interior
Naturally, you'll find the enigmatic Bridgerton characters extremely dynamic. They will take your breath away. Stop for a moment to absorb their surroundings. The stunning Regency architecture, Regency design house plans that are showpieces by masters like John Nash.
1. Stripes and their uses in the Regency interiors
Take special note of the Regency furniture in the décor – it’s a window into another era. A plush chaise longue, the gorgeous Wedgwood hues in the Bridgerton's Regency drawing room.
They used pastel colours throughout the room, including soft greens, pinks, yellows and peach plus delicate blue. These have all been specially created to reflect the personality of the inhabitants of each Regency house featured in the series.
As seen at the Bridgertons, upholstery is in the same shade of hues as the rest of the room. They used only two colours of similar shades to fit in with the rest of the colour scheme.
Elegant and classic, the use of stripes is the perfect addition in any room. Indeed, it is a classy Regency feel given to any furniture in the form of upholstery or alternatively used on wallpaper. This 19th century era was a mix of fun and playfulness, inspired by the exotic.
Add a touch of whimsy
In addition, when you design your home, make sure to be a little playful. Combine classic furniture with fun, colourful patterns or stick to the 1 or 2 hues that represent your personality and space.
Just like in one of the iconic novels by Jane Austen, you will notice lots of brass inlays, gilded mirrors, mahogany and ebony furniture with elaborate carvings. There will also be lots of sabre leg chairs and decorative picture frames.
These pieces are all symbolic of the designs of the period favoured by King George IV. He lived in the spectacular Royal Pavilion in Brighton which is featured in the latest Netflix series.
Now explore some beautiful stripe designs by independent designers, from classic single colour designs to colourful ones.
And for those who want to add more colour, use a stronger statement piece of furniture using bolder designs. Striped wallpapers come in many thicknesses and colours.
Another thing: interior design styles can be used in combination. You can have a Regency design house without the heavy feel of over ornamentation. You can use small highlights throughout the space and make it click. In fact, Regency design opens many doors and gives ideas of how fabrics and patterns are used. Remember to keep a bright white ceiling in every room to allow the space to feel lighter and brighter.
2. Elegant wall design in Regency style
Explore the enchanting wall design styles in the lavish settings featured on the screen as the series unfolds.
Wallpaper can do wonders, as shown in this iconic TV series. Take a stylish wall featured in Bridgerton and make it your own.
Perhaps make one wall into a feature using a gilded effect or gorgeous Regency-inspired pattern or print. Floral and nature designs were very popular and bring a sense of natural beauty within the space.
A Damask design is used within wallpaper panels in the Bridgerton estate. This was very popular within Regency design and is a returning trend. Take a look at the designs we've chosen below to give you an idea.
Add a touch of colour and romance to your Regency decor
Walls are an excellent example of how you can create this romantic trend of the 19th century. Choose vibrant colours. Or try using a simple Regency stripe style in a soft lilac or rosebud hue instead.
Choose a wallpaper to recreate a modern Regency house decor design, or arrange pictures in a certain way on the wall. You can also make a desk look more interesting by adding interesting accessories with a touch of Regency class.
3. Decadent tables
In Bridgerton’s sumptuous dining room table settings, remember: attention to detail is important. You'll notice this at tea time, for instance. They sometimes make this an elegant garden affair! Use subtle touches in tableware, table runners and beautiful tables to tell your style story.
You can recreate this look at summer lunches, picnics and dinners. Tabletops full of plates brimming with delicious food, placemats and napkins offset with old world crockery and cutlery. You’ll find a wealth of inspiration from gorgeous designs here.
4. Bedroom Regency interiors
Think about it: Understanding Regency style furniture and design can guide you to transform your bed into a comfortable, luxurious space filled with style. Recreate the sumptuousness of the Bridgerton Regency period bed rooms. Simply throw on lots of cushions in soft tones or pretty floral patterns.
Forget minimalism. Look at adding a new touch of luxury with throw cushions, upholstery and trims. You can enhanced this even further by using Velvet ( or Eco Velvet) fabric.
Attention to detail
An English Regency house (see design house image credit below) would pay attention to every detail. Linen should be lavish, in shades of soft gold, cream or white and quilts should be marshmallow-soft with damask coverings. The possibilities are as endless as the opportunities available.
The grand Empire-style spaces in all of these houses feature soothing, sumptuous colours that recreate the elegance and luxury of those bygone days.
4. A touch of luxury in the Regency style
A perfect match for vibrant colourful pattern dresses. Pick the fabrics that express your personality and look radiant in a spring or summer walk between the blossoms.
Use light fabrics like Eco Satin Flow, Massey Crepe, Summer Voile or Organic Satin to create flowing summer pieces or Duchess Satin, Velvet or Heavy Satin for more sumptuous ballgowns or dresses.
5. Regency interiors are all about the atmosphere
Regency interior decoration focuses on the atmosphere. This is what creates that dream-like quality. Convert your personal living spaces with lamps with soft lighting, lots of candles and diffusers. You’ll be surprised at how quickly you’re transformed to the fairytale Regency period.
The Regency period includes elegant furniture and accessories upholstered in stunning sumptuous fabrics, floral decorations and intricate wall mouldings.
The secret lies in the subtlety – classic pastel shades, soft patterns and embellishments that hint of luxury, grandness and affluence.
That’s the secret to Bridgerton décor and classical style. It’s not just about the look, it has become more about the ambience. This creates an atmosphere of leisurely, luxury living.
Add a modern touch
Yet you can keep those modern elements. It’s the way you incorporate luxury into your personal spaces that will offer that touch of modern Regency Bridgerton interior decor. Here we share some inspiration with you: Explore more designs.
Now you know the right way to recreate Regency interiors!
Image credits: Netflix.com & maake