Be inspired by this Victorian terrace

Step inside this traditional family home in Kent.

Step inside this traditional family home in Kent. Original Victorian features sit alongside modern additions to create a timeless look that is easily achievable.

1/9 Exterior

sloping roof house with exposed brick walls and white windows

(Image credit: David Giles)

This three-bedroom Victorian terrace has a smart exterior with original sash windows and smart black trimming.

2/9 Hallway

hallway with wooden flooring and floral printed walls

(Image credit: David Giles)

Traditional wooden panelling gives the hallway a period look. A radiator has been disguised with a decorative cover and all the woodwork has been painted white to keep the hallway light and welcoming.

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3/9 Living room

living room with sofaset with cushions

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A leather Chesterfield sofa was the starting point of the living room scheme. The patterned rug and wallpaper coordinate with the rich red of the leather upholstery, creating a vintage look. The upholstered lampshade brings a touch of contemporary to the room.

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4/9 Kitchen-diner

dining room with wooden flooring and kitchen cabinets

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Bare floorboards give this kitchen-diner a pared-back country feel. A feature wall defines the dining area and vintage finds, such as a Lloyd Loom chair, add character.

Laura Ashley
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Vanessa Arbuthnott

5/9 Kitchen

kitchen room with wooden flooring and kitchen chimney

(Image credit: David Giles)

Aqua tiles bring a simple country kitchen scheme up to date by adding a splash of colour. Pastel accessories complement the look, and the scheme creates a feeling of calm and tranquillity.

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Topps Tiles

6/9 Bathroom

bathroom with white tiled walls and bathtub

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A dramatic feature wallpaper adds instant wow to a classic white bathroom. Make wallpaper steam-proof by painting a layer of clear varnish over the top.

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7/9 Bathroom basin

room with mirror on white wall and plant in white jug

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Bathroom storage doesn't have to be dull. A wire shelf unit is a great way to display pretty boxes and bottles.

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8/9 Bedroom

bedroom with white walls and bed with pillows

(Image credit: David Giles)

Soft pastel colours create a romantic country scheme in this bedroom. A patchwork quilt makes the bed the focal point of the room.

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Peacock Blue
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9/9 Boy’s room

bedroom with exposed brick walls and white windows

(Image credit: David Giles)

A colourful rug and bunting add a quirky touch to this classic boy's bedroom scheme.

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Which room in this house is your favourite? Let us know below!

Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and Editor-In-Chief since 2023. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.