Royal Victorian Kitchen Cabinets

Rutuja Jathar Dec 17, 2018
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Victorian kitchen cabinets assure you of a nostalgic and royal feel to your kitchen. Read on to know more about them.
A Victorian style kitchen is a dream for most homemakers. The Victorian era refers to the time of the Victorian reign. This style was an utter display of charm and sophistication, that reflected through their clothing, etiquette, and houses.
There is a reason why this style is still one of the most sought-after home decorating styles. However, those of you considering a kitchen remodel can go for cabinets of this style as a relic of that golden era. They provide you with a much desired feel of this beautiful décor.

Kitchen Decor

A Victorian kitchen decorating style is a pretty combination of gracefulness and sturdiness. For those who like wooden furniture and feel really out of place with contemporary furniture, this is the kind of kitchen decor that would cater to your whims and fancies.
This style is all about lark spits, spice tins, sugar nippers, marmalade cutters, brass pots, chinaware, steel kitchen cutlery, cast iron skillets, and wooden cabinets. If you are designing your house and are determined to have a this design, then let me tell you that such kitchens were usually set up in the basement or the outbuilding of the house.
The cabinets had movable sideboards and cupboards. Kitchen island and a rustic fireplace were the must haves as well. Cabinets were not inbuilt, and according to the thinking of those days, they should look like a handy furniture. So, make sure you keep these things in mind when you implement these decorating ideas in your home.


Cabinets should not look inbuilt, as the concept of inbuilt kitchen cupboards was introduced recently during the 20th century. If possible, get movable cupboards. If it's a base cabinet, then it should have turned legs.
The décor in question is an assortment of stained and painted finishes. As long as the colors are complementing each other, you can use a combination of even three to four colors. Along with colors, they must also bear different depths and heights. Some should be deep, while some should be shallow.
If you are aiming for wall shelves, then you can opt for the open style. Now, about the material to be used. Well, most of the rich, stained, and dark types of wood, like oak, birch, chestnut, cherry, elm, etc., are suitable materials for the typical urban cupboards. Light-stained materials would mess up the mood of your kitchen.


Now, concentrate on the decoration. The decoration and molding of these cabinets should make them look heavy. This is the first rule. To make them look massive, you need to put on heavy crown molding.
You also need to give special attention to the height. You can also have them reaching all the way to the height of your ceiling, while you get the walls behind the kitchen countertops with vertically-installed groove boards and simple tongues.
You also need to give special attention to the knobs, handles, hinges, pulls, latches, covers, locks, and keys. All these factors must reflect the heightened sophistication of urban lifestyle, and hence, make sure they are made using materials, like cast iron, brass, or porcelain.
Also, get bail pulls, ring pulls, or drop pulls; flush, butt, half mortise, barrel or offset hinges, etc., to get a kitchen design, which has a perfect Victorian feel.
You can also incorporate these cabinets with a rustic kitchen design, since it is also a vintage form of home decorating. Once you get your desired design, it is equally important to use them with complementing kitchen appliances and accessories. These were a few small things that you need to do to maintain the mood and charm of the Victorian style.