Take a tour of this 19th Century Victorian villa

Have a look inside this homely victorian property where traditional features are enhanced with colour and style. To view more house tours head to Housetohome.co.uk.

Victorian villa in Surrey, built in the 1840s.

1/12 The Space


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Hall, sitting room, kitchen/diner, playroom, snug, utility room, office, 5 bedrooms (one of which is en-suite), bathroom.

2/12 Grand hallway

hallway with door and lamp

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Using the hallway for displaying artwork creates an inviting atmosphere for guests, and the glass-fronted door lets light flood into the bright and airy space.

To house all those keys, address books and letters, look to Multiyork for a console table like this one.

3/12 Living room seating

living room seating

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A colour scheme of neutral creams and bright reds create a great feeling of warmth in the living room. Having different shapes and styles of furniture helps to add a relaxed, laid-back feel.  Space is created with the addition of a decorative mirror letting light bounce around the room, as well as providing an over-fireplace feature.

For a similar mirror, head to Laura Ashley.

4/12 Living room sash window

living room with sofa

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Heavy floral curtains frame beautiful sash windows in the living room - it's a simple way of adding pattern and vibrancy to a room.

For similar curtain fabric try Voyage.

5/12 Fresh dining room

dining room with flower vase

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A humorous chicken print blind adds a sense of fun to the dining area, emulating the laid-back country style of the house.  The room is kept fresh with crisp floral tableware and simple table decorations.

This simple wooden table is from John Lewis, and the chicken print fabric is by Vanessa Arbuthnott.

6/12 Country kitchen

kitchen with sink and cabinets

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A two-tone colour scheme is created by choosing different shades for the wall and floor cabinets.  A simple tiled splashback keeps the style simple and classic, but small accents like this gold tap give the kitchen a contemporary twist.

To re-create this colour scheme head to Fired Earth.

7/12 Calm bedroom

bedroom with cushions

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A lime green feature wall adds colour and zing, elements of which are picked out in the simple floral wallpaper and matching curtains.

For a wide range of green paint shades, head to Farrow & Ball - team with a gorgeous wallpaper from Cole & Son.

8/12 Bedroom floral wall

bedroom floral wall

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This classic wallpaper is beautifully accented by a dark-wood chest of drawers, creating a standout feature of the bedroom, as well as a perfect place to display treasured possessions.

9/12 Girls floral bedroom

kids bedroom with floral wall

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An eclectic mix of patterns and colours creates a fun and friendly girl's bedroom.  Added details of bunting and trimmings give a more personal touch.

10/12 Girls bedroom seating area

kids bedroom with sofa and cushions

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An empty decorative frame adds a lovely touch to this pretty seating area, and really brings out the cute butterfly pattern wallpaper.

For a similar butterfly print, take a look at Sanderson's Tinta at John Lewis.

11/12 Patchwork bathroom

bathroom with windows and washbasin

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The blue from the original tiles was picked out to create a colour scheme for the bathroom, and was continued in the accessories and patchwork blind.

For a similar colour scheme, try Farrow & Ball for paints.

12/12 Blue guest bedroom

bedroom with lamp and windows

(Image credit: Future PLC/Robert Sanderson)

The swallow print blind in this guest bedroom adds a quirky, nature-inspired element to this cool and relaxing colour scheme.

This fabric is from the Sky collection by Vanessa Arbuthnott.

Looking for more decorating inspiration? Check out our House Tours section for everything from a glamorous converted church to an extended country farm lodge.

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.